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Summer Construction Safety Tips for Working in The Heat
For those in the construction industry, working in the heat of summer is arguably the most physically and mentally taxing part of the job. Stay safe working outside in the heat with these five key tips.
How to Get Bid Bonds
Working in your own contractor business or as an employee in a construction company means continually building a reputation for excellence. Not everyone manages to do so. Because of this reason, project owners who are searching for construction companies require you to provide a bid bond if you want to be able to compete for getting the project. In this article, we’re talking more about what bid bonds are and your company can get one.
Making It Through Your First Year in the Construction Business
If you are looking to get into the construction business, now is an excellent time. In this competitive industry, you’ll find yourself connecting with clients and other companies like never before. Whether you’re starting this path with a new business or as an independent contractor, there are tips and tricks you should know to help you get started. Here are 10 things to keep in mind as you work through your first year in the construction business.
Leveraging Cloud Technology for Daily Tasks
Organizations of all sizes, from startups to international companies, use cloud technology to automate processes, store data, and complete daily tasks. In this article we’ll review a few of the benefits of cloud technology for the construction industry.
Contractor Hidden Health Concerns You Can Tackle
The construction industry comes with its fair share of hidden health concerns and safety risks, but most people are aware of these. Incidents like falls, machinery-related accidents and exposure to dangerous chemicals are common enough that every construction company in the world has rules and policies in place to prevent them.
Incentives That Actually Motivate a Construction Workforce
The trades are a competitive industry, and it’s challenging for business owners to recruit and retain skilled professionals in today’s market. Therefore, it’s more crucial than ever to invest in your workers. After all, they’re the driving force behind your success and, without them, who knows where your business might be.
How to Measure the Success of a Construction Project
Whether you are a skilled foreman or just starting out in the construction industry, completing a project successfully is absolutely crucial. Knowing how to determine if your construction project has been successful will help you plan the project and ensure a better chance of success.
Struggling to Get and Keep Quality Employees?
The US labor force has been steadily declining for more than ten years now. Economists say that these negative trends won’t improve anytime soon, so you must take matters into your own hands if you want to find and retain quality workers.
Deck Builder Apprenticeship Program Takes Aim at Trade Skills Gap
The skilled labor shortage is a big problem across the residential construction industry. Every year, fewer and fewer young people consider careers in the building trades. Deckorators® is working to create apprenticeship jobs to help narrow the trade skills gap.
Instagram For Contractors: Leveraging Social Media to Build Your Construction Business
Are you looking to build your construction business? A major hurdle for business owners is building a backlog of projects. Learning how to use Instagram to create leads and opportunities is an important step to building a successful construction business. Consumers are more likely to contract the services of a company they have researched on social media.