Apr 27, 2017
Business owners have a lot on their plates, so an audit by the federal government isn’t exactly a desirable prospect. To have inspectors come in and study your every move—including reviewing...
Jan 3, 2017
In September 2016, Fortune magazine quoted a National Association of Homebuilders estimate that there are 200,000 unfilled construction jobs in the United States. And in October 2016, the Association...
Dec 14, 2016
You’ve probably heard the term “sharing economy” in reference to companies such as Uber and Lyft, Airbnb, TaskRabbit and Elance. Resembling a freelance model for society, it’s a new economic...
Mar 7, 2016
When OSHA released the revised construction and crane standard (1926 Subpart CC), they required construction riggers and signal persons to be “qualified” by November 2010 and crane operators be “...
Feb 16, 2016
How qualified are your riggers for the work they are doing? Between 65 and 75 percent of all personnel on a construction site with a strap in their back pocket are helpers and not rigging decision...
Jan 20, 2016
There are those who say the sequel never holds up to the original. The good news is Part II of the Project Manager’s MBA webinar is an electrifying sequel, rivaling that of the Godfather 2 or Empire...
Jan 8, 2016
Another holiday season has come and gone, and still I am without my jetpack. Growing up, I remember thinking that I was living in exciting times because surely by the time the year 2000 rolled around...
Dec 29, 2015
I recently presented a webinar called, “The Project Manager’s MBA, Part I,” in which I discussed methods for implementing MBA concepts in a project setting. During the webinar, we explored a list of...
Dec 21, 2015
In Part I and Part II of this blog series, we covered how to introduce a new technology to your field-based workforce, how to roll out that new technology and how to train your team with as...
Nov 5, 2015
My father had a sign in his workshop that comes to mind frequently. It read: If you’re so smart, why ain’t you rich? I’ve omitted a word from this message. Dad’s workshop was definitely not a...
Oct 19, 2015
In our last blog, we focused on how to announce a new technology to your team without putting them on the defensive, ensuring the best attitude possible as you implement the new technology. Before...
Sep 3, 2015
One of the largest fundamental problems many construction companies face is capturing accurate equipment information. Data collection can be tedious, and details often slip through the cracks. How...
Aug 25, 2015
You’ve decided to introduce a new technology at your jobsites to help trim costs and save time—but where do you start? New technology can be a real time- and money-saving boon to your business. How...