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What the defeat of Al Qaeda in Iraq, big data, telematics and reverse mentoring can teach you about running a construction company

What the defeat of Al Qaeda in Iraq, big data,...

Equipment

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 06, 2014

About a third of the way through retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal's new biography My Share of the Task  it becomes apparent ...

42,000 construction jobs lost for a lie: Billionaire green activist flashes cash, democrats put off Keystone decision until 2016

42,000 construction jobs lost for a lie: Billionaire...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 23, 2014

Funny how good people with good intentions wind up doing bad things when they enlist politicians to their cause. In February, ...

Global warming: There is no solution…as long as we look to Washington to provide it

Global warming: There is no solution…as long as...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 16, 2014

There was panic all around this week with reports of ice sheets breaking up in Antarctica and usually dependable journalists ...

Burning buildings, collapsing freeways: Is our lousy education system to blame for the recent uptick in construction accidents?

Burning buildings, collapsing freeways: Is our lousy...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 09, 2014

Lately there's been a rash of fires, collapses and accidents at projects "under construction," all over the country. Here are ...

Despite being among the only jobs that can’t be outsourced, U.S. is largely blind to construction industry’s worth

Despite being among the only jobs that can’t be...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 01, 2014

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article about the need for more apprenticeships. Sure enough, it contained a misconception ...

Earth Day is dead: the EPA’s fall from a scientific organization to a manipulable political tool

Earth Day is dead: the EPA’s fall from a...

Emissions

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 23, 2014

I don't see why people feel compelled to celebrate Earth Day—which was yesterday if you were fortunate enough to avoid ...

Can Texas make high-speed rail work? California can’t

Can Texas make high-speed rail work? California can’t

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 01, 2014

For the last few years, I’ve been critical of California’s attempts to link Los Angeles to San Francisco with a ...

10 ConExpos and counting: How construction’s big show has evolved

10 ConExpos and counting: How construction’s big...

Equipment

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Mar 25, 2014

This was my 10th ConExpo. Since the show used to be every six years, and now is every three years, that ...

OEMs used ConExpo to preview what will be the most revolutionary decade in the history of heavy equipment and truck technology

OEMs used ConExpo to preview what will be the most...

Equipment

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 24, 2014

As ConExpos go, the 2014 show was a welcome shot of enthusiasm for the construction industry. But it was a ...

Want to boost your construction business? Put a woman in charge

Want to boost your construction business? Put a woman...

Business

Posted by Amy Materson on Mar 21, 2014

I saw something this week that caught my eye: A Tweet linking to a Harvard Business Review post said a ...

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