The typical construction site is an irresistible lure for thieves. Security is often minimal, valuable equipment and materials are left unattended for extended periods of time, and it can be difficult for would-be witnesses to differentiate acts of theft from the routine movement of equipment on and off site. Continue »
The Great Recession left many lasting effects on the construction industry, but few remain as apparent as the impact it has had on productivity. Facing the worst economic conditions in a generation, construction companies were forced to do the near impossible: sustain output with limited or shrinking resources.
Construction site disputes impose exorbitant costs on businesses—up to $11,000 per incident on average, according to a recent study by Michigan State University. Conflicts take a heavy physical and psychological toll on workers, consuming between 25% and 50% of their time on the job, driving high turnover rates and reducing productivity. Continue »