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Author Archives: Jeanie Clapp

Reaching Tomorrow’s Workforce

BY DAVID DISNEY In a business climate where construction labor is not only in short supply, but it is also at a premium, companies must employ original solutions to get ahead of the issue. The industry is facing a shortage in workforce like no other. Generations before us grew up outside, building treehouses doing manual labor, whereas today’s kids tend ...

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How to Create an OSHA-Compliant Safety Program

BY PAUL BROWN BAUTEX SYSTEMS Regardless of the type of construction you perform, OSHA essentially requires that a safety program be developed and taught to any employee or crew member. Having a safety program written for and taught to employees should be standard practice for commercial contractors. Unfortunately, not having a safety program that is compliant with OSHA standards in ...

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Lessons for Small General Contractors

Upstart general contractors who want to grow their business probably know that it will require some talent, lots of hard work and even a little luck. But take it from The Korte Company, a Nevada Contractors Association and AGC of Missouri member: If you want to make it big, you need more than that. Three key players from the firm explain what it takes.

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Three Tips to Land Big Tech Construction Contracts

The tech boom has influenced more than cell phones and ride sharing. Big tech brands are bringing out the best in construction companies with their desire for bigger, cooler and technologically advanced buildings. As innovative structures push the construction industry forward, contractors show how creative they can be.

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Focused on the Future

Poised to begin his presidency in the year of AGC's centennial, Eddie Stewart is proud of everything the association has accomplished and ready to celebrate, but his eyes are unmoving – resting steady on the road ahead.

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De-Constructing Delays and Disruptions

TASK FORCE TACKLES AN EVER-INCREASING PROBLEM BY KATIE KUEHNER-HEBERT As the costs to resolve delays and disruptions on construction projects reach new heights, contractors can seek guidance from a white paper recently published by the AGC Delay and Disruption Task Force, a group comprised of 11 members appointed in 2016 by then-AGC President Mark Knight. The paper details the nature of the problem of delays and disruptions and practical ...

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A Diamond in the Rough: Catwalk Trail Reconstruction

In a remote area of the Gila National Forest near Glenwood, New Mexico, about 250 miles southwest of Albuquerque, you will find a diamond in the rough – a gem hidden among the canyons and mesas: the historic — and newly restored — Catwalk Trail.

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Versatility: The Name of the Concrete Game

The versatility of materials is just one example of the many changes taking place in specialty trades like concrete and asphalt. Versatility appears to be an ongoing theme for concrete and asphalt contractors — not just in terms of materials, but also when it comes to contractors’ services, abilities, delivery methods and available technologies.

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