Posted on 9/27/2016 7:33 PM By Judah Lifschitz and Dan Kapner
Contractors must carefully read and study contracts before signing them. While this may seem obvious, it is surprising how often project participants sign agreements containing clauses that a party did not read, did not understand or did not take seriously.
Posted on 9/27/2016 12:12 PM By Joanna Masterson
The ABC-affiliated Greater Michigan Construction Academy has been able to expand its reach since being accredited as an institution of higher education by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training in April 2015. GMCA is the first vocational school in the country to achieve this designation.
Posted on 9/27/2016 9:42 AM By Joanna Masterson
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is working to address the industry’s worker shortage through more than 800 apprenticeship, craft training and safety training programs set up by its chapters around the country. Read on for examples of some recent initiatives supported by ABC chapters and member companies that are reaching out to students and adults from all walks of life.
Posted on 9/27/2016 7:43 AM By Jim Hardman
Construction leaders should evaluate the medical and non-medical benefits they offer and spend some quality time with their workforce to get clarity on desired benefits choices. Enrollment season is not far away, making it a great time to reassess the company’s benefits package, fill any benefits gaps, and educate the workforce to ultimately increase loyalty and commitment and create happy and productive employees.
Posted on 9/27/2016 5:54 AM By Kelly Tyroler
Getting involved in the political process is essential for ABC members and their employees. The stakes are high this November, and teamwork will be necessary to ensure candidates who support free enterprise and open competition are sent to Washington, D.C., next year.
Posted on 9/27/2016 5:48 AM By Joanna Masterson
D.R.B. joined Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in 1992 and hires the majority of employees through ABC’s electrical apprenticeship program. We feel the combination of education and on-the-job training is an excellent resource for the next generation of skilled craft workers.
Posted on 9/26/2016 7:50 PM By Rachel Gilbert
Today, there are more than 1,755 LEED-certified industrial facilities worldwide, comprising more than 496 million total square feet, according to the LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities report. And that number is expected to increase significantly: There are currently more than 2,710 registered industrial facilities totaling nearly 737 million square feet.
Posted on 9/26/2016 7:22 PM By Joanna Masterson
This summer, Ruppert Landscape infused the energizing, positive impact of plants and flowers into The Children’s Homein Catonsville, Md., in partnership with the ABC2 News-WMAR Baltimore “Built Upon a Dream” community service project.
Posted on 9/26/2016 6:03 PM By John B. Jackson
Leasing versus buying is a choice that can significantly change a firm’s future cash flow, tax strategy and net equity on the balance sheet. Both approaches have pros and cons, and it is important to understand the potential impacts of each option before making a decision.
Posted on 9/26/2016 5:43 AM By Luke Hansen
As construction companies look to adopt new technology, they ought to keep the human factor in mind. Involving the team, setting and enforcing expectations, and doing so swiftly and fully are what will allow a company to succeed.
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