Posts Tagged 'August 2014'

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Don’t Get Shortchanged on Change Orders

The key to success in proving and recovering on change orders is having the necessary policies and procedures in place prior to experiencing the changed condition (and in reality, prior to starting the project). 

Survey Reveals Signs of Economic Optimism

Construction executives are confident in the U.S. economy, but remain concerned about their ability to grow revenues, address the labor shortage and manage the costs of doing business (particularly providing health care to employees)

Minnesota Law Establishes New ‘Responsible Bidder’ Criteria

Gov. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.) signed a bill establishing “responsible  bidder” criteria that contractors must meet when they submit bids to state or local governments for taxpayer-funded projects. The bipartisan effort passed the Minnesota House 84-38 and the Senate 59-0.

NIOSH Releases Ladder Safety App

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s ladder safety smartphone app places interactive tools, checklists and  guides into the hands of ladder users to help them prevent ladder falls, injuries and deaths on the jobsite.

President Signs Off on Workforce Training Reforms

A six-year law authorizes $9.5 billion to modernize the nation’s  current workforce training system and promote programs that help American workers acquire the skills they need to compete for in-demand jobs.

Executive Insights: Accounting

Accounting, finance and technology experts discuss industrial development bonds, mobile reporting, ESI mandates, the new revenue recognition standard and more.

Why Is Grassroots Involvement Important to You and How Does it Benefit Your Company?

Grassroots political activity does not require the outlay of substantial amounts of money, is readily doable by most of us, and affords us a menu approach to participation: hosting meetings at your home or office, obtaining signatures on petitions, writing letters or emails to editors and legislators, putting up posters, and discussing pending legislation and candidates at informational meetings. 

Formaldehyde Emissions: Separating Fact From Fiction

Formaldehyde-emitting construction materials must become part of the sustainable construction conversation. Understanding the range of adhesives currently used to make engineered wood construction materials is critical to construction firm owners and their management teams given the high probability these materials are used in their projects.

Seven Steps to Speaking ‘Safety’ Spanish

Managers often see the value in speaking Spanish, but few commit the time necessary to learn. Often, the typical classroom Spanish lesson is irrelevant, boring and long—a poor combination for learning anything. However, with the right approach, Spanish can be learned relatively quickly.

Champion Educator Is Always There for His Students

It’s not possible to tout the talent of craft professionals without acknowledging the support of dedicated instructors who can channel a positive attitude and transfer knowledge to young apprentices. In May, ABC honored Lloyd T. Evans, hiring and training administrator with Watson Electrical Construction Co. LLC, Wilson, N.C., as its Craft Instructor of the Year.

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