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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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Destination Denver

Next week, AGC of America kicks off its 100th Annual Convention at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

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Taking Control of the Future Brings Success

The construction industry is dynamic — ever changing and evolving through technology. The way contractors work today is clearly much different than 50 years ago — or 20 years — or even five years ago. The big difference is due to advances in technology in the machines and tools that enable greater productivity, reduce time and provide better results.

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Integrating Technology with Stakeholder Support

Historically, the construction industry has been labeled as resistant to change. Relative to other sectors, many have argued that the acceptance of technology and innovation into the construction workflow has been notably slower. But rarely is the rationale behind that concept explored.

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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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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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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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