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Author Archives: Jeanie Clapp

Could Training Be the Answer to Retention Challenges?

BY CHRIS LENNON, VP OF PRODUCT, BIRDDOGHR TRAIN TO RETAIN There’s no denying a shortage of skilled workers for the construction industry. As baby boomers retire, mid- to upper-level positions are opening, but contractors are having trouble finding people to replace those openings in addition to entry-level positions. The current unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in 18 years, ...

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Western Specialty Contractors Uses Leading-Edge Concrete Repair Technology to Protect Workers on Parking Garage Restoration

Manual concrete chipping can be a dusty, noisy endeavor that subjects workers to risks of injury and illness. When extensive overhead hammering is required on a job, such was the case when Western Specialty Contractors – Springfield, Illinois branch restored the City of Springfield’s Municipal parking garage recently, the strain on the body can be even greater. Western, an AGC ...

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Turner Construction Company to Begin Expansion, Renovation of University of Memphis Athletic Facility

$10.6M PROJECT WILL EXPAND BILLY J. MURPHY ATHLETIC COMPLEX BY 25,000 SQUARE FEET Turner Construction Company’s Memphis office announced in July that it is beginning the first phase of a $10.6 million expansion and renovation of the University of Memphis’ athletic training facility on its Park Avenue campus. The project is the first phase of the Indoor Football Practice Facility, ...

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Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal Holds Annual Charity Golf Events

West Virginia-based Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal (KRSM), a member of multiple AGC chapters, held its annual charity golf events benefiting the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center in Wheeling, West Virginia on July 12-15. On Thursday, July 12, a vendor sponsor dinner and check presentation were held at the Glessner Auditorium located at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia. Easter Seals ...

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Nonconsensus

The latest revision of AIA's construction contracts is not very contractor-friendly. But there is an alternative.

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Wonder Women

A conversation with three construction professionals on their experiences in an effort to attract other women to the industry

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The Digital Workforce Is Here, Ready or Not

Willingness to embrace mobile technology is a measure of successful performance for today's construction companies — and the professionals who work for them

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The Infrastructure Plan and Construction

Roads, bridges, airports and other infrastructure need more funding. The White House proposed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package, but members of Congress have their sights focused on the midterm elections.

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Contractors Roll Up their Sleeves on Workforce Development

In an effort to combat a shortage of skilled workers — in combination with a "college-for-all" mentality that is prevalent in many U.S. high schools — workforce development opportunities are on the rise.

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Six Essential Factors to Consider Before Buying Construction Equipment

BY KEVIN HILL QUALITY SCALES UNLIMITED There is an increase in infrastructure projects, which is a good reason for construction businesses to have equipment that will help them finish the projects on time, without compromising the integrity of the built structure. If the equipment is no longer helping you achieve that goal, it is time to replace it. However, this ...

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