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An Optimistic Outlook for 2020 in the Commercial Construction Industry

Although earlier in 2019 many economists expected the global economy to slow down in 2020, many contractors believe the demand for non-residential construction projects will continue to increase. The Association General Contractors of America surveyed over 1,000 contractors back in November of 2019 and learned that contractors across the country expect markets [...]

By | 2020-01-23T08:46:07-05:00 January 23rd, 2020|Construction Blog|

3 Signs You Need Help with Your Hiring Process

In the construction industry, having an effective hiring strategy is essential. The average hiring process takes over a month and can incur exorbitant costs. The cost of hiring a new employee goes up if you have an ineffective hiring process, especially if the new hire doesn’t stick around. Here are three signs [...]

By | 2020-01-16T08:58:31-05:00 January 21st, 2020|Construction Blog|

Leveraging Technology to Succeed in Commercial Construction

From augmented and virtual reality to robotics and 3D printing, long-term success in the commercial construction industry is dependent upon leveraging the newest digital tools and mobile tech. But a growing number of construction firms continue to struggle with all of this rapid tech development because they don’t know what tools to [...]

By | 2020-01-16T08:51:07-05:00 January 16th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Creative Solutions to the Labor Shortage

In the new year, the commercial construction industry will continue to struggle with an ongoing labor shortage. As more and more baby boomers retire, fewer young professionals are entering the field. The industry has many perks for ambitious professionals, but most students and young professionals are unaware of the benefits. It’s time [...]

By | 2020-01-08T10:19:02-05:00 January 16th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Make Commercial Construction Safety a Priority in 2020

As a brand-new decade begins, it’s a good time to make safety a top priority within your construction firm. The talent shortage continues to be a major issue in the field, and this shortage has affected workplace safety. January is the perfect time to take stock of the safety protocols you have [...]

By | 2020-01-08T10:08:06-05:00 January 9th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Keep Your Team Engaged and Retained for the Firm’s Success

For your construction firm to thrive, you need to find and keep great talent. The last thing you want is for your best employees to leave for another firm. Retaining great employees requires a strategic plan. Here are some measures you can take to gain the trust and loyalty of your top [...]

By | 2019-12-31T08:55:31-05:00 January 7th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Highlight Your Firm’s Culture in the Interview Process

Every encounter with your construction firm’s culture influences the candidate’s perception of your organization. If you want to make a positive impact on a candidate, highlight your company’s culture during the interview process. To make your firm’s story compelling, you’ll need a clear strategy and make a concerted effort to get your [...]

By | 2019-12-31T08:44:14-05:00 January 2nd, 2020|Construction Blog|

Commercial Construction Trends: From Bird Safe Windows to Apple’s Newest Campus

Commercial construction is an exciting field with new innovations and projects being developed constantly. Sometimes it can be hard to keep up! Yet, staying up to date with the latest trends can help keep you in the loop of commercial construction market changes and geographic shifts. There are some exciting construction projects [...]

By | 2019-12-31T08:30:52-05:00 December 31st, 2019|Construction Blog|

Top Commercial Construction Conventions and Trade Shows in 2020

From enjoying jobsite tours to hands-on demonstrations, there are many advantages to attending construction trade shows and conferences. Here is your guide to some of the top commercial construction convention and trade shows in 2020. World of Concrete World of Concrete (WOC) is commonly referred to as the most important annual international [...]

By | 2019-12-25T11:32:37-05:00 December 26th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Appreciate Your Team During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time for generosity and showing your appreciation for those you care about. Your hard-working team is no exception. They are there day in and day out, helping the firm achieve its goals. It is important to promote a festive work environment during the holidays and take the [...]

By | 2019-12-23T16:26:45-05:00 December 24th, 2019|Construction Blog|
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