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Driver Shortages

A challenge that all ready mix producers are facing is a shortage of qualified truck drivers, causing them to turn down business. This trend is forecasted to continue for another decade. So, what can ready mix producers do to mitigate the impact on their operations?

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The Minds of Millennials

Anyone who is familiar with the world of construction knows about the limited supply of construction talent that industry leaders are grappling to manage.

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Prefabrication in Practice

After years of promise, prefabrication and modular construction are finally being used to tackle large construction projects at scale.

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Deep Foundation Design Challenges

With space at a premium in many urban areas, developers are digging deeper foundations to increase the square footage of residential, commercial and mixed-use building projects.

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Responding to a Crisis: How Human Resources Can Make Things Better, Not Worse

Just as unforeseen site conditions can test a contractor's problem-solving skills, unexpected events can test a construction employer's crisis-management readiness. Crises can hit at any time, and individuals involved in human resources are usually — and rightly — on the front lines of working with a company's management team to address the challenges that any present.

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Prioritizing Worker Wellness: Combining Education and Technology for Injury Prevention

Construction is risky business. According to OSHA, one in every five private sector worker deaths in 2017 (the latest year recorded) was in construction. That’s 971 fatalities. A dedicated wellness program, with an emphasis on physiologically informed safety knowledge, is a smart effort for any construction organization. It helps with injury prevention and differentiating that company as an attractive employer.

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Tracking Jobsite Workers with Wearables Boosts Safety and Productivity

Photo credit: United Rentals If a worker fell on the jobsite, how fast would the operations and safety managers learn about the incident and be able to locate the worker to render assistance? BY HELGE JACOBSEN, VICE PRESIDENT AND GM – ADVANCED SOLUTIONSUNITED RENTALS® A MEMBER OF MULTIPLE AGC CHAPTERS When a construction company hires a subcontractor for a big ...

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The Importance of AEDs on Construction Sites

BY LINDSAY ATHERTON VICE PRESIDENT OF NORTH AMERICAN AED SALES THE DEFIBSHOP Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in America. Despite this fact, there is still a serious lack of awareness which makes it an even bigger problem. Currently more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States each year, of which more than 90 percent are fatal. This means that there are ...

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Supercharge Your Industry Peer Group to Drive Innovation

Industry peer groups are a great way for companies to break out of their bubble and share valuable insights with one another. Often though, CEOs and CFOs aren’t getting the most out of them.

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