Posts Tagged: hiring in construction

5 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Your Foreman

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Building a relationship with your foreman supports your physical and mental health. This type of relationship promotes mutual trust and respect. It also increases your motivation to work and decreases your stress level. You may benefit from mentoring and career advancement opportunities as well.     Implement these methods to develop a positive relationship with… Read More »

A Confined Space Rescue Plan Can Help You Avoid Jobsite Injuries

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Working in a confined space can be dangerous. A confined space typically has a limited number of entryways and exits. This makes it difficult to evacuate in an emergency. As a result, you need a comprehensive confined space rescue plan to ensure your workers can get out if their safety is at risk. The following… Read More »

Recently Graduated High School? How to Enter the Construction Field

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As a recent high school graduate, what are your career plans? Although you may plan to go to college, you might want to begin earning an income first. Or, you could continue your education while you work in the construction industry. The low barrier to entry and lower cost of education make a career in… Read More »

4 Construction Degrees

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If you want a career in the construction industry, you may decide to pursue a degree in the field that interests you. Most degree programs teach cost estimating, building materials, and blueprint reading. You might learn accounting, quality control, and communications as well. If your program involves field experience, you would get a head start… Read More »

Negotiating Rates as a Construction Job Seeker

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Successful negotiation of the pay rate you want for your construction job is important. You must be able to support the lifestyle you desire and be able to retire on schedule. Even if you do not like to negotiate, it is an important skill that impacts your income. This is why practicing your negotiation skills… Read More »

How to Upskill Project Managers

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The United States is entering a time of unprecedented investment in infrastructure. This is good news for the construction industry. However, it raises concerns about whether the industry is investing enough in its workers to meet the growing demand. The construction industry remains one of the least digitized industries in the world. As a result,… Read More »

Get Your Construction Projects Back on Track

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Getting a construction project back to its baseline schedule is not easy. This is especially true for large-scale, complex projects with timelines covering years between launch and completion. Adverse weather conditions, material defects, equipment malfunction, supply chain issues, and labor shortages commonly impact on-time delivery. Overcoming these delays can involve having general contractors use the… Read More »

How to Be Successful in Your New HVAC Job

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Beginning your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) career can be stressful. Although you learned a lot in your classes, putting your knowledge and skills into practice is not always easy. You face a variety of challenges that are unique to your field. This is especially true when it comes to diagnosing a problem. Fortunately,… Read More »

6 Ways to Develop and Support Leadership

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    Developing leadership skills in your team members is important for company growth. The more opportunities you provide your team members to take leadership roles, the more comfortable they will be. This creates a foundation to take on more challenging positions as your organization grows.   Follow these guidelines to develop and support leadership… Read More »

6 Safety Tips for Sheet Metal Workers

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Your work with sheet metal involves making, installing, and maintaining heating, ventilation, and air duct (HVAC) systems. It includes cutting raw materials to form and fasten them to create metal building equipment, signs, or vehicles for construction sites. As a result, working with sheet metal requires specialized training on hazards, equipment, and best work practices… Read More »