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    How to love the deal you cut

    Sour feelings around the bidding process can carry into a project, causing conflict and reputation damage, writes construction consultant Chad Prinkey.

    Chad Prinkey • June 11, 2024
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    How construction escrow helps keep payments safe from cybercrime

    These types of accounts help contractors, lenders and suppliers protect funds from online fraud while keeping a project on schedule, writes title expert Michael Stump.

    Michael Stump • June 10, 2024
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    Safety pro gets personal about construction’s mental health challenges

    While the industry’s suicide and substance abuse rates are some of the highest, the issue doesn’t get enough attention, an XL Construction exec writes.

    Mike Popp • June 6, 2024
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    Successful contractors don’t fight change. They embrace it.

    Know when it’s time to look beyond a “that’s how things have always been done” mentality, writes consultant Matt Verderamo.

    Matt Verderamo • May 9, 2024
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    12 types of technology that can make jobsites safer

    Innovations such as wearables, drones and predictive analytics help improve hazard detection and incident prevention. 

    Lena Kenny • May 8, 2024
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    Slow down underground to avoid accidents

    Speed is no substitute for safety in transit projects, writes construction executive RaShawn L. Austin.

    RaShawn L. Austin • May 7, 2024
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    How tech can level construction’s playing field

    Tools like artificial intelligence and blockchain can help fill labor gaps while building a more diverse and innovative workforce, writes a contech executive.

    Alok Chanani • May 1, 2024
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    Greenwashing lawsuits could be headed for construction

    Here’s how contractors can protect themselves from being accused of making erroneous environmental claims.

    Garrett Gibson • April 22, 2024
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    How to win without being the low bidder

    It is possible for contractors to secure projects based on value over price, writes consultant Chad Prinkey.

    Chad Prinkey • April 11, 2024
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    How reverse mentoring benefits contractors in the age of AI

    A two-way knowledge flow can help older workers leverage artificial intelligence while building team trust among generations, writes a construction expert.

    Rahul Shah • March 13, 2024
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    2 steps to boost your win rate

    Build credibility and relationships with potential clients to negotiate more deals, writes a construction consultant.

    Matt Verderamo • March 11, 2024
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    Construction fire safety at ‘major crossroads,’ industry expert says

    New collaborative and digital-led solutions are needed to meet contractors’ fire prevention needs, according to a fire investigator.

    John Heinen • Feb. 22, 2024
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    Drones know the dirt: How UAVs can measure jobsite materials

    A reality capture manager at Columbia breaks down the basics, from software and training to regulations like the upcoming Remote ID Rule.

    Erik Gronneberg • Feb. 14, 2024
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    3 reasons why new tradespeople don’t stick around

    Poor training, bad bosses and other frustrations can drive away new recruits to the construction industry, writes a Texas quality control manager.

    Fulton Cure • Feb. 6, 2024
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    4 ways to level construction’s playing field

    Barriers that impede minority-owned businesses reflect a broader systemic issue, says an industry executive.

    Andre Sappington • Feb. 5, 2024
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    7 ways that Davis-Bacon changes could cost contractors

    Updates to prevailing wage laws will impact builders looking to win in the booming federal infrastructure market.

    Ashley Eley Cannady • Feb. 1, 2024
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    5 benefits of arbitration for construction disputes

    Avoiding court can save time and money while leading to better project outcomes, says attorney Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt.

    Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt • Jan. 26, 2024
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    Why — and how — to ignore nasty emails

    Don’t fall for these common mistakes when a rude message hits your inbox, writes consultant Matt Verderamo.

    Matt Verderamo • Jan. 24, 2024
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    How to gain respect from experienced co-workers

    Young construction leaders must learn how to navigate relationships with the seasoned pros on their team, according to an industry consultant.

    Matt Verderamo • Dec. 18, 2023
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    5 tactics to tell — and sell — your firm’s story

    Once you know what you want to say to potential clients, decide how best to present it.

    Chemene Phillips • Dec. 14, 2023
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    3 steps to a profitable exit strategy

    To make the most money when it’s time to sell, owners need to focus on building value in their firms, writes construction consultant Matt Verderamo.

    Matt Verderamo • Nov. 21, 2023
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    8 ways to build your brand

    Contractors often downplay marketing efforts and instead rely on word-of-mouth connections, but a few simple steps can help find new clients, says a construction branding expert.

    Chemene Phillips • Nov. 7, 2023
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    Billions in deferred maintenance projects coming to US facilities

    A nationwide push to address delayed upkeep on public buildings and infrastructure will create myriad opportunities for contractors, according to a consultant.

    Mary Scott Nabers • Oct. 25, 2023
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    5 ways to improve construction DEI

    One CEO says some companies may overlook the importance of diversity, but the business case for it is compelling.

    Jim Fowler • Oct. 20, 2023
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    Diversity, not racism, must be construction’s default

    In an industry known for overcoming challenges, progress on inclusion doesn’t measure up, according to one construction CEO and author.

    Melvin Gravely • Oct. 17, 2023