Posted on 3/31/2017 6:44 AM By Joanna Masterson
Nobody wants a jobsite incident to occur, but how a contractor responds to a worst case scenario is part of what separates it on the safety spectrum.
Fisher Contracting Company, Midland, Mich., which performs civil infrastructure projects across Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee, can attest. On a job last year, a scaffold wall bracket failed, causing an employee to fall to a lower level and suffer rib injuries. Upon review, Fisher Contracting determined the relatively new employee didn’t feel comfortable mentioning he was unsatisfied with the condition of the rented scaffold equipment.
Posted on 3/30/2017 10:54 AM By Joanna Masterson
When Mike Ryan, president of LandTek Group, Amityville, N.Y., hired Marty Lyons as his director of sales and marketing in 2000, he got more than a former All-American defensive football player for the University of Alabama and No. 1 draft choice for the New York Jets. He got an award-winning philanthropist who has been channeling his desire to help terminally ill children since 1982 by granting wishes through the Marty Lyons Foundation.
Posted on 3/6/2017 5:19 PM By Joanna Masterson
When Michelle Jones, an instrumentation engineer with Hargrove Engineers + Constructors, Mobile, Ala., heard about an 11 year-old girl named Emma Pablo with limited mobility due to cerebral palsy, she was inspired to help—and that inspiration quickly spread throughout the company.
With President and CEO Ralph Hargrove’s blessing, Jones reached out to fellow engineers and designers who would share her vision for building something that would enrich Emma’s life and give her access to the tools she needed to learn to move around in space and control her environment.
Posted on 3/1/2017 12:22 PM By Joanna Masterson
When Brooke Wenger started at Triad Engineering, Inc., Hagerstown, Md., as a marketing coordinator nearly a decade ago, she was terrified of going to networking events. She let nerves and the fear of not knowing anyone get to her, not to mention the idea of having to talk in front of a crowd.
Today, as Triad Engineering’s more seasoned director of business development, Wenger spends the vast majority of her time out of the office attending meetings and events, serving on committees, following up on project leads and building relationships with potential business partners.
Posted on 2/1/2017 6:12 AM By Joanna Masterson
Construction Executive is introducing a free mobile app for Apple, Android and Kindle devices. Read current and past issues of the magazine in a high-quality digital format. Simply search for "Construction Executive Mag" in your app store.
Posted on 1/24/2017 8:17 PM By Joanna Masterson
In 2017, we will focus on the development and strategic execution of these new efforts, as well as targeted and strategic marketing efforts based on our vertical markets and areas of expertise.
Posted on 1/24/2017 6:35 PM By Joanna Masterson
Contractors that keep pace with changing technology will be better positioned to analyze and improve job performance, speed up routine processes on the jobsite, attract and retain the next generation of talent, enhance owner and client relationships, and better manage the inevitable changes that occur throughout the life cycle of a job. While there are many benefits, the construction industry in particular needs to be mindful that changing ingrained processes also will require investment, time and momentum to implement.
Posted on 1/24/2017 6:00 PM By Joanna Masterson
As a member of the Jacksonville Beach, Fla., community for the past 11 years, FaverGray does more than build award-winning student housing, apartment, senior living and hospitality projects. It gives back to local nonprofits in a heartfelt way—one of the reasons the company has earned Associated Builders and Contractors’ Accredited Quality Contractor designation.
Posted on 1/24/2017 1:48 PM By Joanna Masterson
Today, Goodrich occupies the office of the president at Gaylor Electric, a position he has held since 2014. The office itself tells quite a story: It is covered floor to ceiling in pictures, plaques and memorabilia highlighting everything from Indiana sports teams to company and family achievements, past Republican presidents and a love for ABC. This year, his passion for merit shop construction is widening in scope as ABC’s national chairman.
Posted on 12/12/2016 6:36 PM By Joanna Masterson
The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have released a revised I-9 Form that employers must use beginning Jan. 22, 2017, to verify all new hires' employment eligibility, including U.S. citizens and non-citizens. Employers who fail to use the new form on or after Jan. 22 may be subject to penalties.