Construction Safety by Design: Improving the Hierarchy of Controls

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Improvements to construction safety have been slow in coming.  Before the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act of 1916, employers had no financial incentive to protect their workforce. As a result, safety on the job site was primarily the worker’s responsibility.   It would take almost two decades for that attitude to change when Joseph Strauss, Chief Engineer…

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How to Optimize Your Construction Workflow to Avoid Schedule Delays

Learn how to optimize your construction workflow to prevent costly delays.  Construction projects are full of uncertainties. Shortages in the global supply chain and the lack of skilled labor only worsen the matter. The delays these issues cause can be costly, and their impact on the project schedule can ruin the owner-contractor relationship. But there…

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5 Strategies To Build A Delay-Proof Construction Schedule

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Is it possible to build a delay-proof construction schedule?  Probably not. Delays are inevitable in construction. There are forces beyond our control that derail even the most well-thought out plans.  Weather  Force Majeure events Labor shortages  Material delays But there are plenty of factors we can control.  The following strategies give us the power to…

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The POWERFUL Motivational Tool Hiding in your Construction Schedule

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You’re a professional motivator. ‘Motivational Leader’ may not be in your job description, but if you’re in the business of making things happen (and we know you are), then you’re a professional motivator. You motivate, lead and inspire your teams to do the hard work required to meet the milestones and many important deadlines in their construction…

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Beat Your Construction Schedule with these 4 Key Performance Indicators

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What gets measured gets managed. And right now, you’re being measured on how well your teams are managing their construction schedules. Most general contractors only rely on industry-standard key performance indicators to assess the health of their projects and keep their schedules on track. Financial: Gross & net profit margins Return on equity reports Revenue average…

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