From the monthly archives: March 2014

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Strategic Planning: A Valuable Business Development Tool in the Manufacturing Market

  As competition increases and belts tighten, many manufacturing companies are turning to their design-build firms for guidance throughout the strategic planning process. A strategic plan provides a roadmap for the company’s future growth by addressing operational, budgetary and visionary goals. 

Making Diversity a Priority

  There are ample reasons for members of the construction and surety industries to strive for increased diversity, but the most compelling reason is the power that derives from a group of diverse individuals with different backgrounds and points of view “thinking together.” Diversity drives innovation, and in a rapidly changing workplace, innovation drives success.

What Are Your Top Requirements for Selecting a Contractor?

Executives from Avalon Bay Communities, Hospital Corporation of America and DuPont Corporation explain what they look for when considering contractors for a construction project--from safety and financial performance to diverse talent and built-in value for the owner.

Energy-Efficient Institutional Construction With SIPs

In addition to sealing air in the building, structural insulated panels (SIPs) provide continuous insulation across the panels’ height, width and depth for exceptional thermal performance. Building professionals also rely on the panels for faster construction.

Social Media: Myth Vs. Reality

Hundreds of statistics and studies prove social media is here to stay and businesses that do it right have a competitive advantage. Yet, some businesses cling to myths about the usability and importance of getting on board.

Three Tenets of Consistently Safe Contractors

Successful safety managers adopt the mindset that there is always a better way to accomplish a given task, and employees may have some great ideas.

Controversial ‘Ambush’ Election Rule Reissued; ‘Persuader’ Rule Imminent

If finalized, the reissued ambush election proposal would work hand-in-glove with the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed persuader rule, which is expected to be released later this year.

Rallying the Troops

Since October 2013, Associated Builders and Contractors’ Utah Chapter has worked with the Wounded Warrior Project to reach the organization’s goal of providing aid to injured service members and their families and helping injured soldiers find the support they need—raising more than $16,000 for the cause in just a few short months.

The Impact of Contractual Agreements on Additional Insured Endorsements

Typically, blanket endorsements automatically name additional insureds “when required by contract.” In that regard, a majority of courts continue to interpret this requirement only when the policyholder directly contracts with the party seeking additional insured status.

Consider Labor and Risk Strategies Before Renewing Insurance

  Following the extreme contraction of the construction market, many workers left the industry permanently, resulting in a much smaller labor pool. Because companies are constantly growing and changing, they should reevaluate their insurance on a regular basis.
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