Posts From the monthly archives: "June 2014"

If you need just one more dose of new industry apps, it’s your lucky day., a software tech company, has compiled a list of apps for construction and design pros. For instance, PlanGrid allows architects and contractors to share specs, project plans, and pictures.…(Read More)

Real estate developers wanting to keep up with the next big trend must focus on ‘walkable urban places,’ or “WalkUPS.” That’s according to a new report from LOTUS, a coalition of real estate investors within the nonprofit, Smart Growth America. The report, Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros, compared…(Read More)

“The sourcing strategy for a blended workforce will need to be agile, not just in terms of reacting quickly but also building strategic partnerships with a variety of solution providers to achieve the company’s staffing goals,” explains HR blogger Sharlyn Lauby. Are construction companies keeping up with the new definition of a blended workforce…(Read More)

Women need to toot their own hors for better roles on jobsites and in boardrooms. That’s the takeaway from seasoned women executives in construction. The execs encouraged some 300 younger women in the field to advocate for themselves and their careers. It was part of ENR’s Groundbreaking Women in Construction Conference that was…(Read More)

In my work with small and mid-sized companies, I see three common mistakes related to terminating poor performers. The first, and most common, is waiting too long. Most small business owners and managers are basically nice people. They sometimes tolerate poor performance much longer than they should, hoping the employee will turn things around…(Read More)

Lengthy legal wranglings when things go wrong on jobsites can be draining, especially when insurance companies sit on the sidelines. “Unfortunately, insurance carriers often choose to wait while parties take their disputes through lengthy, expensive litigation, often adding yet more delays to the project,” writes construction attorneys and mediators Kenneth Gibbs and Barbara Reeves Neal…(Read More)