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Sometimes I’ll get a call from a client because they’re ready to fire Bob. I’ll ask a few follow-up questions and discover that there is no major policy violation, they’re really just irritated with him for an accumulation of stuff that seems important today but is somewhat minor in the…(Read More)

Rhode Island is the backdrop of the nation’s first wind farm. The project—developed by Deepwater Wind—will consist of a five-turbine, 30-megawatt wind farm that will produce enough energy to power all homes and businesses on Block Island. Previously, Block Island has relied on diesel generators, according to the Sierra Club…(Read More)

It’s a sophisticated toy. That’s how one project manager describes the ease of use associated with drones his company has been using on construction projects in Seattle and several other areas.  “We’re saving the owner money because we’re not spending money each month to have a plane fly over, plus we…(Read More)

Some 3 million workers are expected to participate in the second annual “Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction” initiative. The outreach campaign organized by OSHA is set for May 4-15. Fatalities caused by falls are the leading cause of death of construction workers, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  The…(Read More)

The multifamily housing market is poised for strong growth this year, and modular construction has an important role in the boom. Tom Hardiman, executive director of the Modular Building Institute (MBI) says the approach is ideal because it shortens the overall construction schedule allowing for earlier occupancy and quicker return on investment. Modular construction can…(Read More)

In Aurora, Colorado, construction professionals joined news reporters for an inside peek at a Veteran’s Administration hospital that’s being built. The $1.73 billion project is mired in controversy. It’s well over budget and delayed, as contractors point fingers at VA officials, and vice versa.  To try and sort out the mess…(Read More)

The graphics and images may be one dimensional, but the data can be a deal breaker. Construction companies are using data visualization tools to improve business processes, writes Paul Tibbert on ConstructionGlobal.com. “These tools help inject enhanced quality, accuracy, accountability, efficiency, efficacy, predictability, profitability, cost and safety into the business,” says Tibbert. His post…(Read More)

Some employers don’t want to risk bringing on a person who’s likely going to leave them in a year or two, writes Nicole Fallon on BusinessNewsDaily.com. “But other employers have found that, with the right management techniques, even someone with a propensity toward shorter tenures can make a strong, lasting impact on…(Read More)