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Leadership’s Role in Creating a Best-in-Class Construction Safety Program

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A successful construction safety program begins at the top. Leadership influences the behavior that occurs at lower levels. Leadership’s support in prioritizing and leading the company’s construction safety program is important. The workforce’s safety must be at least as important as the quality, productivity, and profitability of construction projects. Leadership must remain visibly involved in… Read More »

How to Manage Construction Workers Effectively

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Construction workers play an important role in executing a project. Successfully managing these workers helps them feel valued and respected. This increases worker motivation, engagement, and productivity. Effectively managing construction workers helps complete projects on time and within budget. This makes the workforce the company’s most valuable asset. As a result, construction workers must be… Read More »

Can the “Construction Skills Gap” Be Closed by Current Construction Managers?

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The construction management skills gap continues to exist throughout the United States. There are not enough project managers to complete the tasks required to finish projects. The lack of construction managers leads to internal conflict, poor execution, missed deadlines, decreased productivity, and lost business. These issues impact a company’s bottom line. Understanding why the construction… Read More »

How to Deal with Layoffs as a Construction Manager

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  As a construction manager, one of the most challenging parts of your job involves laying off your employees. This can create uncertainty and fear among your workforce. As a result, you must conduct layoffs with professionalism, empathy, and compassion. This helps your remaining employees feel encouraged by your caring methods for handling the bad… Read More »

Should You Reconsider Your Pre-Employment Screening?

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With the Great Resignation happening, you may be looking for ways to speed up your hiring process. This lets you bring aboard qualified applicants while they’re still looking for positions. One method you may be considering is the elimination of your pre-employment screening process. Eliminating this step would free up time to extend more job… Read More »

Most Common Electrical OSHA Violations

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Electrical violations are among the Occupational Safety and Health’s (OSHA) top 10 most frequently cited violations each year. These violations occur when employees don’t follow the guidelines and standards designed to protect against shocks, fires, and explosions. Understanding what the most common electrical violations are helps guide onboarding and training for your construction workers. This… Read More »

How Data Will Impact the Future of Construction

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Real-time visibility and access to data and insights are required to make fast decisions in the construction industry. According to the Autodesk and FMI study Harnessing the Data Advantage in Construction, the volume of available project data has doubled in the past 3 years. However, one-third of bad decisions were made because of bad data.… Read More »

6 Ways to Have an Effective Performance Appraisal

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A performance appraisal lets an employee and their manager discuss the employee’s performance, goals, and future development opportunities. This typically includes reviewing previously set objectives, setting new objectives for the next review period, and taking notes on the discussion. A performance appraisal often is used along with other performance assessment tools. Examples include the following:… Read More »

Improve Employee Development and Training

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Providing employee development and training opportunities for your construction team is important. Increasing your team members’ knowledge and skills helps them contribute more to your organization. This is especially important as the industry continues to struggle to find qualified candidates to fill open roles. Discover some benefits of providing employee development and training opportunities and… Read More »

Improve Profitability by Gaining Repeat Construction Customers

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Gaining repeat construction customers is easier and less costly than earning new customers. This is why your company needs to go out of its way to provide quality work. This includes finishing projects on time and within budget. Your customers will remember how they felt while working with you. This is why you need to… Read More »