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Why Building Trust Improves Your Bottom Line

Trust should always be a core company value within a construction firm and across project teams. A recent study indicated that very high trust firms report better financial performance than those with lower trust levels. Here are some more reasons why building trust improves your bottom line. More Repeat Business Mistrust costs [...]

By | 2020-03-30T20:16:53-04:00 March 31st, 2020|Construction Blog|

How Modular and Prefabrication is Transforming Construction

Labor shortages and lack of adequate housing are just two of the persistent issues that construction leaders from around the country are hoping to solve by using more modular and prefabricated processes. From using them on healthcare facilities and hotels to multifamily and dormitory projects, these methods are only expected to become [...]

By | 2020-03-23T13:04:39-04:00 March 26th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Hiring and Leadership Wisdom from Jack Welch

If you’re wondering what it takes to transform a small construction company into a multinational corporation there’s no better story than that of Jack Welch. Commonly referred to as the greatest leader of his era, Welch was an influential executive and CEO of General Electric for 20 years starting in 1981. Here [...]

By | 2020-03-23T12:54:31-04:00 March 24th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Maintaining Mission and Values Should Be a Top Priority

The mission and values of your construction company should be more than just lip service. You have to back what you say with action or you essentially have an organization with no cohesion. For your construction firm to lead in the industry and be a company that candidates flock to, your words [...]

By | 2020-03-09T21:39:06-04:00 March 19th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Be a Better Construction Leader with These Productivity Strategies

Most construction managers have so much on their plate they find it hard to maximize their time, especially since many construction firms are understaffed right now. These five strategies will help you become more productive, and, in the process, a better construction leader. Establish a Routine Productivity increases when you stick to [...]

By | 2020-03-09T21:39:40-04:00 March 17th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Interview Tips to Make a Great Impression

If you want to land a job in construction, you need to make a great first impression when you go in for an interview. The key is to be authentic, maintain your composure, and communicate why you’re a great fit for the role based on your past successes. Here are some interview [...]

By | 2020-03-11T11:38:06-04:00 March 12th, 2020|Construction Blog|

The Importance of Self-Care for Construction Professionals

The mental health of workers has become a major issue in construction in recent years. Employees’ mental and physical health are often overlooked for a variety of reasons and more firms are recognizing the need for wellness programs. Many construction professional suffer from anxiety and depression, as well as migraines and other [...]

By | 2020-03-09T21:48:54-04:00 March 10th, 2020|Construction Blog|

How to Interview So the Candidate Will Want to Accept Your Offer

With the construction industry still in a labor crisis, commercial construction hiring managers need to make a good impression on candidates during the interview phase. It’s important to interview in a way that maximizes your odds so the candidate will want to accept your offer. Here are some interview tips to show [...]

By | 2020-03-05T08:33:15-05:00 March 5th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Is Your Construction Firm Looking to Develop a New Niche?

Many construction companies seek to expand their firm into a particular niche now or in the future. Whether you want to diversify your operations, increase your client pool, or you’re just looking to diversify, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here is what you should know to develop a [...]

By | 2020-02-27T13:07:33-05:00 February 27th, 2020|Construction Blog|

The Top Safety Hazard in Commercial Construction

Jobsite safety continues to improve thanks to a variety of outreach efforts and special initiatives. But construction is still considered a high hazard industry, and workers can be exposed to a variety of risks that range from working at heights and around moving equipment to electricity and other potentially harmful materials. In [...]

By | 2020-02-24T21:12:39-05:00 February 25th, 2020|Construction Blog|
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