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It’s time for contractors to start financial planning for 2015. Here are 3 tips to get you started

It’s time for contractors to start financial...

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 29, 2014

Now that the construction busy season is winding down, it’s time to turn your attention to those housekeeping tasks you ...

PCA forecasts steady growth for cement consumption through 2016 as construction activity increases

PCA forecasts steady growth for cement consumption...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 25, 2014

According to the latest forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA), cement consumption in the U.S. will see steady gains ...

3 tips for boosting employee relations at your construction company

3 tips for boosting employee relations at your...

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 17, 2014

For construction company owners and supervisors, managing a team can be tricky. Often there’s a distinct separation between “in the ...

Don’t mistake our Contractor of the Year program as just another giveaway

Don’t mistake our Contractor of the Year program as...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Sep 08, 2014

Yes, our 12 finalists get a free weekend in Las Vegas. And it’s true they get VIP treatment from sponsor ...

Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

Nonresidential projects push construction spending to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 02, 2014

After seeing its first drop in one year during June, construction spending in the U.S. fully recovered and then some ...

Construction firms are turning down work due to the labor shortage, but most are willing to pay more to find workers

Construction firms are turning down work due to the...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 28, 2014

A majority of construction companies across the U.S. are facing a shortage in skilled labor and a large number of ...

What contractors can learn from the fast-food business

What contractors can learn from the fast-food business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 06, 2014

One of America's unique talents is a genius for logistics. We practically invented the concept and have put it to ...

4 tips for developing a health and wellness program at your construction firm (and why you should)

4 tips for developing a health and wellness program at...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 16, 2014

Construction company owners are in a unique position when it comes to assessing and helping their employees manage their health ...

Home starts fall 6.5% in May as apartment construction and permits slow

Home starts fall 6.5% in May as apartment construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 17, 2014

May represented a down month for residential construction in the U.S. as both home starts and permits decreased. U.S. home construction ...

5 steps to effective conflict resolution at your construction company

5 steps to effective conflict resolution at your...

Posted by Amy Materson on May 23, 2014

We all experience some conflict from time to time, whether it’s in our personal lives or on the jobsite. Minor ...

How to develop a custom safety program at your construction company

How to develop a custom safety program at your...

Posted by Amy Materson on May 05, 2014

There are many small contractors out there looking for safety training information on a daily basis, which leads one to ...

Mailbag: Readers add criticisms, more advice for contractors and newbies looking for success in the construction business

Mailbag: Readers add criticisms, more advice for...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 08, 2014

We received quite a response from a couple of recent editorials, "The newbie's guide to surviving your first week in ...

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