Addressing Vulnerabilities in Workplace Policies

With each new year comes an opportunity to update handbooks and recommit management to policy compliance with the latest sets of rules and interpretations. Recent legal decisions provide new guidance on confidentiality, investigation and social media policies.

Industrial Investment Begins to Surge

America is on the verge of a period of more profound investment in its factories and distribution centers. Bolstering the idea that the United States is returning to historically competitive rates of growth is the ongoing surge in energy production, largely due to shale-related technological advances.

High Stakes for State Leadership on the 2014 Ballot

While the 2014 congressional elections will attract the most attention from pundits and the national media, state-level elections are likely to have the greatest impact on the business community and average Americans.

High Standards

  Roofing contractors in Florida and Massachusetts emphasize safety, technology and sustainability; plus, award-winning problem-solving at a Dallas museum.

Great[er] Expectations

These days, rigorous safety protocols, fair pricing and tight scheduling aren’t the only hallmarks of the manufacturing construction segment. Technological capabilities and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) expertise are gaining importance with plant owners—giving a competitive edge to contractors with the right mix of skilled employees to execute these services.

Neural Leadership: Using the Brain to Build a Better Business

Five neural leadership practices can help construction business owners and managers work more effectively with their crews to solve problems and make more informed strategic decisions.

What Design Trends Are Emerging This Year and How Will They Impact the Way Projects Are Built?

Three architecture firms weigh in on design trends that will influence construction projects for public, nonprofit and health care clients this year.

Diversification Strategy Pays off for Painting Subcontractors

  As the economic crisis grabbed hold of the nonresidential construction industry, small subcontractors grappled with whether to shrink their operations in the hopes of surviving or expand their capabilities to gain access to more work. For Zebby Sulecki, Inc., Broomall, Pa., and R.J. Forbes, Attleboro, Mass., the opportunities associated with diversification were worth the risks.

Making a Major Impact With Minor Expansions

  For Oregon-based Market Contractors and Nevada-based Tradewinds Construction, unique growth opportunities accompany tenant improvement projects.

Executive Insights

  Construction industry stakeholders give insights on False Claims Act violations that are under heightened scrutiny by the government, what contractors should know about potential changes to the economic loss rule and how contractors can minimize the potential for contract disputes.


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