Unrealistic Expectations or Poor Project Management? 

Construction sites are collaborative by nature, and each party has their own agenda. The customer wants something; management outlines policies and procedures; subcontractors predominantly work independently. And the construction team needs to be encouraged and motivated to perform their work effectively.  The responsibility of making all parties happy falls on the shoulders of the project…

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The Construction Productivity Dilemma: Why Aren’t We Improving?

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Part II of our series on construction productivity explores the many elements that make the construction industry unique, challenging, and primed for disruption.  Basic building processes haven’t changed in decades, yet construction productivity lags behind every other industry in the global economy. So, what about the construction industry prevents contractors and their work crews from…

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Construction Productivity: Major Improvements with only Minor Changes

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Construction productivity figures have been stagnant for years.  But what if you could significantly improve your team’s productivity with just a few minor changes? And what if you can do it with the tools and resources already at your fingertips? Leveraging technology to improve construction productivity  Technology has been creeping into the construction industry for…

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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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Protect Your People: The Proactive Approach to Construction Safety

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Historically, construction safety measures have been reactive. Whenever injuries or fatalities occur, we’ve called these events accidents or tragedies.  And if enough accidents and tragedies kill or injure construction workers, the industry responds with personal protective equipment, fall protection systems, or other occupational safety measures. This backward, reactive thinking isn’t working. Barriers to proactive construction…

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Construction Safety: Common Myths, Dangers, and Misconceptions

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This article is the first in a series of articles addressing the importance of construction safety, mental health awareness, and physical well-being for you, your stakeholders, and your construction teams.  The Linarc team is committed to providing you with the data, tools, resources, and best practices to help you prioritize your organization’s construction safety efforts. …

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