From the monthly archives: May 2015

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Passion & Pride

ABC's National Craft Championships was first held in 1987 as a way to celebrate craft training—and considering the standing ovations from the crowd of attendees and the enthusiasm displayed by the competitors, it’s clear the event is still doing its part to demonstrate the pride of the merit shop and the passion generated by a career in construction. 

Employer Liability for Cell Phone Use

Cell phone usage is a distraction while driving, but so are a lot of other things. So why are employers worried? In the past few years, cell phone usage has been an issue in several lawsuits, and employers are being held responsible if a worker causes an accident while talking on the phone. 

Spray Polyurethane Foam: The Swiss Army Knife of Building Code Compliance

With its ability to increase energy efficiency, meet or beat sustainability goals, and form a highly effective heat, air, and moisture control layer, SPF is a proven asset to any contractor’s code compliance efforts. By matching the needs of the structure with the performance of SPF, almost any new or existing commercial building can benefit from SPF.

Six Payment Challenges Up and Down the Contracting Chain

Careful negotiation of construction contracts will reveal payment challenges facing each party in the construction chain. 

How to Conduct a Successful ‘Safety Week’

May 3-9 marked the second annual U.S. Safety Week, an event spearheaded by more than 40 U.S. and global construction firms comprising the Construction Industry Safety Initiative and the Incident and Injury-Free Forum to inspire everyone to be safety leaders. Their mission is to increase awareness of the importance of being committed to safety every day, inspire industry members to share best practices, conduct onsite safety awareness activities and recognize workers’ efforts to be injury-free.

An Owner’s Breakdown of a Safety Stand-Down

One of Air Products’ corporate KPIs involves doing a quarterly safety stand-down. The idea is to bring members of the ownership team—people involved in procurement, manpower planning, etc.—together with the contractor’s senior leadership, superintendents, project managers and safety officers to forestall incidents that tend to occur on construction projects. 
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Industry Changes Push AEC Firms Toward Proactive Recruitment
When it comes to recruitment, the AEC industry is grappling with an already...

Gauging the Swing of the Republican Pendulum
As suddenly as the window of opportunity blew open for Republicans by the winds...

Q: What does it mean for your company to be employee-owned?
Employee ownership allows Choate to share long-term success with our employees...

Service Above Self
Two years ago, Gary Neal—an engineer and project manager with MEC Contractors...

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