Articles from the Construction Industry

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what is site work

What is Site Work Construction?

If you’re new to the industry, the following will answer the question of ‘what is site work’ in construction. In construction, site work includes the scope of work related to the exterior of a project. Surveying, clearing, excavation, grading, site utilities, paving, concrete work, and landscaping all fall into the site work realm. In short,…

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safety meetings

Safety Meetings

Safety meetings are an important part of our culture. Safety in construction is not a one-and-done arrangement. To ensure that a site or project is as safe as possible, a strong safety culture must be established. This includes ongoing education, reminders, and discussions around all aspects of safe work. Safety meetings, sometimes referred to as “toolbox talks,” are…

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employee productivity

Employee Productivity in Construction

The construction industry is extremely competitive and has many inherent risks. These will impact the overall profitability of a project, and thus, a company. One of the greatest factors to impact the bottom line, the one that an owner or project manager has the most direct control over, is employee productivity.  Clearly, some of the…

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labor in the construction industry

Labor in the Construction Industry

Labor shortages in the construction industry and an aging workforce, on top of project delays due to an increasing time lag in the supply chain, will continue to affect construction projects, making for extended challenges for the remainder of 2022.  The Statistics of Age According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average age of a construction…

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