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Attracting and Growing Talent: What Contractors Need to Know

BY STACEY HOLSINGER AND MARK DRURY SHAPIRO AND DUNCAN, AN AGC OF METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON DC MEMBER Across many industries in the U.S., there is a decline in educated, skilled and experienced personnel as the largest generation in history moves out of the workforce and into retirement. As a result, it’s become a war for talent, and construction companies are on ...

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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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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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Bats in Bridges

There is a critical need to repair and replace structurally deficient bridges throughout the U.S. in order to protect public safety and maintain the nation’s transportation network; however, the work can bring a host of challenges in any location. Multiple factors must be considered, from seismic and corrosion concerns to impacts on the environment and the public. But what happens when bats inhabit the bridge as well?

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Tips for Working Successfully with SWPPP Inspectors

In order for a Construction General Permit compliance program to be effective, there must be frequent and efficient communication. Here are some tips to ensure smooth project progress while maintaining compliance with the CGP.

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Overcoming Permit Delays

Given federal budget realities, it is increasingly clear that private sector funding, and especially new partnerships, will be crucial to the success of this key part of the Trump campaign platform. It also apparent that capable contractors will have major opportunities in new infrastructure partnerships.

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