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How to de-clutter your construction office into a (nearly) paperless, more efficient work space

How to de-clutter your construction office into a...

Posted by Amy Materson on Mar 23, 2015

Spring is the time of year when everything is new and fresh, so now that the season has officially arrived, ...

Succession planning: How one future contractor takes preparation to assume the family business seriously

Succession planning: How one future contractor takes...

Posted by Amy Materson on Mar 05, 2015

In the past, second- and third-generation contractors often assumed the helm of the company because it was all they’d known, ...

Construction company expands into the crime scene/meth lab cleanup business

Construction company expands into the crime scene/meth...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 25, 2015

In construction, it's always good for business owners to explore diversification, to look into new ways their outfit is equipped ...

Precision Pipeline worked around the recession and desert turtles to become one of Utah’s top contractors

Precision Pipeline worked around the recession and...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 10, 2015

Landon Floyd grew up in construction. His father ran a small excavation and pipeline company in Southern California but moved ...

Construction adds 39,000 jobs in January

Construction adds 39,000 jobs in January

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 09, 2015

U.S. construction firms added 39,000 workers during January though the industry's unemployment rate rose for a third consecutive month. The industry now ...

California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant construction equipment as a competitive advantage

California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 26, 2015

Andrew Allen, president of R. J. Allen Inc, has a different perspective on California Air Resources Board regulations, which require ...

Four red flags you’re ruining your construction crew’s productivity

Four red flags you’re ruining your construction...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 23, 2015

  "The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, ...

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80% planning to make new hires, buy new equipment

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80%...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 22, 2015

After finishing 2014 with employment at nearly a six-year high, hiring within the construction industry is expected to expand at ...

Obama urges Congress to focus on improving infrastructure rather than Keystone XL in State of the Union

Obama urges Congress to focus on improving...

Posted by James Jaillet on Jan 21, 2015

President Barack Obama in his sixth State of the Union address made little mention of issues related directly to construction and transportation, ...

Iowa contractor takes aim at employee retention and safety with hefty monthly bonus checks

Iowa contractor takes aim at employee retention and...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 12, 2015

Although still in its early days, a program implemented by J. Pettiecord, Des Moines, Iowa, in September is already having ...

Lifelong love of construction gives third-generation contractor Brad Phillips a distinct advantage

Lifelong love of construction gives third-generation...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 07, 2015

When you ask Brad Phillips when he first became interested in construction, his answer is straightforward: “I can’t remember when ...

AGC economist forecasts strong construction growth thanks to ‘shale gale’, Panama Canal expansion

AGC economist forecasts strong construction growth...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 07, 2014

The morning after Republicans won back the U.S. Senate, Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, ...

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