The importance of workers donning personnel protective equipment takes on an added dimension with the threat from combustible dust fires and explosions in the workplace.
Our biggest challenge has been gaining new employees’ buy-in to our safety culture. We are proud of having a more stringent safety culture than some of our competitors, but it creates a steep learning curve for some new hires.
Apprentices from Associated Builders and Contractors' Hawaii Chapter get to put their skills to work outside the classroom, but it’s not on an average jobsite. Through a partnership with Honolulu Habitat for Humanity, craft trainees get real-life experience, and local families in need get new homes.
When marketing a construction company, don’t strive to be equal to everyone else. Strive to stand out.
Municipal solar power development is heating up as more customers demand clean energy and the public seeks to minimize energy costs. One of the ways the construction market is responding to this demand is by offering project delivery through public-private partnerships.
Matthew Romanoff talks about taking risks, building his own open shop business and attracting young people to the construction industry.
In many cases, the payment of a company’s own bills must be put on hold until it receives payment from the parties above
it in the contracting chain. The further down the chain a project participant is, the more opportunities there are for hiccups or abuses in the payment process.
It is estimated that one out of every five newly hired employees will quit within their first year. Up to 20 percent of those who resign will leave during their first 45 days. The solution to reducing a company’s turnover rate can begin with a conversation.
While no one wants to be left behind in accessing data that software can bring forward, construction business leaders shouldn’t pursue a flurry of data simply for data’s sake.
A report by the World Green Building Council synthesizes hundreds of academic and industry studies covering a range of office design factors, including lighting, thermal comfort and acoustics, interior layout to establish a quantifiable monetary link between sustainable office buildings and occupant wellness and productivity.