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Controlling Construction Costs: Improving Inventory Management

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Managing inventory is one of the biggest challenges in growing a construction business. Your need for material supplies grows along with your company. This is why managing supply levels and the availability of equipment is important. You need to ensure each project is delivered on time and within budget. Part of the process involves knowing… Read More »

Plumber Safety Tips

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Because your role as a plumber often involves working in unsafe circumstances, you have to take measures to protect yourself. Working in confined spaces near electricity and water, as well as being exposed to dangerous substances, is common on job sites. This is why you must keep yourself safe while resolving plumbing issues.    … Read More »

5 Tips for an Effective Performance Appraisal

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A performance appraisal is one way to provide feedback on an employee’s contributions and results. This lets you set goals and clarify how success will be measured. It also lets you praise the employee for their positive results and suggest steps for improvement in other areas. Planning the discussion in advance ensures you cover the… Read More »

In-Demand Skilled Trades: HVAC

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If you are looking to start or switch your career, have you considered becoming a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technician? Because of the skilled labor shortage, more women and men are needed to work in this field. With all of the opportunities available, you can build a steady, stable career. Learn what a… Read More »

Fall Clearance: How to Correctly Calculate

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If you or your construction team work at heights, you must understand how to effectively calculate fall clearance. This is the distance needed to prevent a worker from hitting the ground or lower level in case of a fall.  Because even a small miscalculation can result in serious injury or death, accuracy is essential. Follow… Read More »

Answering the Interview Question “Tell Me About a Time You Had to Sacrifice Quality to Finish a Job”

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When asked about finishing your construction work on time, you need to show that quality always comes first. Because you understand that your work needs to be done right, you must show this when you answer interview questions. It is important that you not sacrifice quality just to get the job done faster.   Follow… Read More »

The Impact of the Skills Gap During a Labor Shortage

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There are two main reasons for the shortage in construction labor. One is that experienced workers have been retiring or looking for work in other fields since the Great Recession. The other is that the number of workers attracted to the construction industry continues to decline. As a result, it continues to be increasingly hard… Read More »

Dressing the Part for Your Construction Interview

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When interviewing for a construction job, the way you dress impacts the interviewer’s first impression of you. This is why you need the proper attire to show you are a good fit for the role. You should feel more confident, which can help you build rapport and provide strong answers during the discussion.    … Read More »

Make Your Plumbers More Efficient with These Time Management Hacks

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Plumbers typically are task-focused. They know how long it should take to complete a project and work to complete it on time. This allows plumbers to move to other jobs throughout the day. Because your company earns more revenue as the number of completed jobs increases, it is in your best interest to increase your… Read More »

How to Get into a Skilled Trade

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The demand for carpenters, plumbers, electricians and other construction-related roles is high. However, there are not enough qualified workers to fill these roles. This is one reason you should consider training to work in a skilled trade. You likely will have multiple jobs to choose from that fit your interests and qualifications. The increasing challenges… Read More »