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Returning from COVID-19: How Your Firm Can Succeed

The coronavirus has turned the construction industry and the global economy as a whole on its head. Returning from COVID-19 will be a challenge, however, with strong construction leadership, firms will be able to bounce back from the pandemic stronger than ever. Here are some tips to help your construction firm succeed [...]

By | 2020-05-18T21:49:11-04:00 May 21st, 2020|Construction Blog|

Now May Be an Ideal Time to Hire

While COVID-19 has certainly had a critical impact on the construction industry, this might actually be the ideal time to hire new employees. After the threat from the coronavirus dwindles down, the talent shortage in the industry will remain. Taking a proactive approach to hiring now can put you at an advantage. [...]

By | 2020-05-18T21:35:46-04:00 May 19th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Innovative Tools Used in Construction to Stay Productive

COVID-19 has affected everything from project priorities to schedules to collaboration, but construction firms aren’t letting the virus stop them from doing necessary work. Across the country, construction firms are using innovative tools and measures to stay productive during the quarantine. Virtual Public Meetings One tool that is helping construction firms remain [...]

By | 2020-05-12T10:25:44-04:00 May 14th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Create Healthy Boundaries to Prevent Burnout

Thousands of professionals experience burnout from their job each year. In the construction industry, the risk of burnout has been increased because of social distancing measures enacted to combat COVID-19, as well as from economic uncertainty, and from juggling work and other responsibilities during a time of great stress. Learn to create [...]

By | 2020-05-12T10:17:34-04:00 May 12th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Changes to Construction Safety: Protocols for Your Team

Ongoing safety training will be the key to keeping teams and communities safe after returning to work after the pandemic. Good construction leadership will focus on improving employee well-being programs and internal communication policies. Here are some tips to develop effective safety protocols for your team. Ongoing Training Return to work training [...]

By | 2020-05-05T11:12:30-04:00 May 7th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Changes to Construction Safety: Protocols for Your Firm

One important area that has been greatly impacted by COVID-19 is construction safety. The pandemic has shown us that the construction industry needs even higher standards for safety and health. Our most asked question has been “What are GC’s doing to keep their people safe from COVID-19?" We have spoken to many [...]

By | 2020-05-05T11:06:01-04:00 May 5th, 2020|Construction Blog|

How COVID-19 Is Forcing Construction Firms to Be More Agile

COVID-19 is forcing many firms in the construction industry to become more agile. An agile mindset emphasizes flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability. This mindset has helped construction firms to address the challenges of working remotely and enact the strategies they need to succeed during the ongoing pandemic. Here is how COVID-19 is helping [...]

By | 2020-04-28T17:04:00-04:00 April 30th, 2020|Construction Blog|

4 Ways to Stay Grounded and Healthy Under Stressful Conditions

Construction professionals are taking extra measures right now to stay physically healthy by practicing social distancing, but during these stressful times we have to take additional steps to stay grounded and safeguard our mental well-being. Here are four ways to stay grounded and healthy under stressful conditions. 1. Focus on Gratitude One [...]

By | 2020-04-28T16:55:51-04:00 April 28th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Strategies to Prepare for Life After COVID-19 in Commercial Construction

What will construction look like after the coronavirus pandemic has passed? It’s a question everyone in the industry is thinking about right now. Firms need to start planning for the aftermath now so when the pandemic comes to end, they can make the transition back into normalcy easily. Here are some strategies [...]

By | 2020-04-28T17:04:32-04:00 April 23rd, 2020|Construction Blog|

Communities Helping Each Other During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Through social media, grass-roots groups are coming together in communities across the country to aid in the pandemic response by supporting both frontline responders and struggling businesses. Here are some of the ways communities are helping each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontline Appreciation Group Regional Facebook groups are popping up across [...]

By | 2020-04-21T12:54:54-04:00 April 21st, 2020|Construction Blog|
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