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Should You Incentivize Vaccination for Hesitant Employees?

Many in construction leadership roles now wonder whether they should incentivize vaccination for their employees who are hesitant to receive the vaccine. This is particularly important given recent research indicating that those in construction careers are less likely to get the vaccine voluntarily. Many Construction Workers Are Hesitant About Vaccination One of [...]

By |2021-04-09T11:15:05-04:00April 8th, 2021|Construction Blog|

How PPP Loans and Taxes Can Affect Your Construction Business

Running a construction business can be a challenge, especially given the unique conditions of the past year. PPP loans and tax breaks offer some alternatives to good construction leadership, making it easier to maintain employees during this labor crisis. Recent changes to the PPP loans mean that you need to stay up-to-date [...]

By |2021-04-06T12:10:32-04:00April 6th, 2021|Construction Blog|

Make Inclusion a Priority in the Virtual Environment

In fostering a healthy virtual culture, it is important to emphasize diversity and inclusion. Studies have shown that construction companies that have inclusive work cultures experience many benefits, including higher employee engagement, higher retention rates, and improved efficiency. These tips will help you make inclusion a priority in the virtual environment. Build [...]

By |2021-04-01T10:35:32-04:00April 1st, 2021|Construction Blog|

How Building Information Modeling (BIM) Is Changing Construction

Those working in construction planning and design are increasingly using building information modeling (BIM) together with CAD (computer-aided design). This technology offers a more efficient alternative to the traditional methods of doing work by hand. Instead of going back to the planning room, everything is in the BIM program, with the information [...]

By |2021-03-30T10:59:48-04:00March 30th, 2021|Construction Blog|

Develop the Talent You Already Have

The key to success in any industry is developing the talent that you already have. Developing your employees in house is also one of the most effective ways to overcome the skilled labor shortage and fill your job openings with experienced people. First, let’s review some of the benefits associated with strong [...]

By |2021-03-25T09:36:48-04:00March 25th, 2021|Construction Blog|

Principles for Changing Careers During Covid

Economic uncertainty remains as Covid continues to impact the construction industry. The pandemic resulted in historically high unemployment around the country leaving many people to consider major career changes. Career reinvention is trending now, too. If you are considering a career change, then you can rebrand yourself and do something new with [...]

By |2021-03-23T13:13:14-04:00March 23rd, 2021|Construction Blog|

Build These Communication Skills to Succeed

To build good construction leadership skills, you want to hone your communication skills. While all communication skills are useful, some are more important than others. Focus on the following skills, and you will be on your path to a great construction career. Expressing Yourself Start by making sure that you can express [...]

By |2021-03-16T14:39:04-04:00March 18th, 2021|Construction Blog|

Steel, Lumber Costs Impact Commercial Construction in Detroit

The latest problem facing commercial construction in Detroit is skyrocketing material prices. With an increase in steel and lumber costs, jobs become more expensive to complete. Or companies have to cut costs somewhere else, such as in construction salaries. Here are some trends that are impacting commercial construction in Detroit. The Recent [...]

By |2021-03-16T14:31:43-04:00March 16th, 2021|Construction Blog|

How Building Information Modeling (BIM) Could Help Your Construction Firm

This February, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) held a roundtable session to discuss how to develop a more formal and comprehensive Building Information Modeling (BIM) standard in the United States. Such discussions suggest that BIM will become of greater importance in the construction industry over time. Here are some ways [...]

By |2021-03-11T08:49:48-05:00March 11th, 2021|Construction Blog|

How to do Performance Reviews Remotely

Performance reviews have often been a source of stress for both employers and employees. Yet, in construction, performance reviews are necessary to ensure employees improve over time and maintain high standards for safety and project execution. Social distancing has made the process an even greater challenge. Here are some tips on how [...]

By |2021-03-09T10:19:26-05:00March 9th, 2021|Construction Blog|
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