While legal exposure to wage and hour actions is a part of doing business in every industry, it does not have to be more of an occupational hazard for construction industry employers than others. Continue »
Prevailing business wisdom holds that the way to reduce credit risk is to limit credit lines, be stingy in allowing credit and freeze orders on past due accounts. This line of thought posits that it is generally impossible to lower “bad debt” losses without adverse consequences to sales and business expansion. Read The Full Story »
If a contractor owns something of value and it is left unprotected for long enough, there is a high possibility someone else will target it. Whether a laborer on a construction site or owner of a high tech company, people are always looking to profit from a potential lack of security.
With uncertainty reigning in markets around the world and construction projects more complicated than ever before, construction disputes are a major distraction that tie up key personnel and cash flow. Continue »
The No. 1 priority for aerial equipment manufacturers is to provide safe, productive aerial work platforms for customers working on aerial worksites. Continue »
In today’s world, distracted and impaired drivers are something that everyone is exposed to on a daily basis, especially people working in the construction industry. Continue »
The Silver Spring Transit Center (SSTC) in Silver Spring, Md., is a local transportation facility, but became a nationally known project because of alleged defective design and construction.
Small to midsize construction companies face challenges that larger firms often do not encounter. For example, cash flow and staffing are two major challenges. Continue »
It’s no secret that construction projects are inherently risky. In fact, working in a hazardous environment practically comes with the job description. Therefore, mitigating or avoiding these potentially costly and time-consuming slip-ups is more important than ever. Continue »
In the middle of a hectic morning, a contractor learns there is a serious leak in a solar panel installation. There’s no way around it, and numerous rooms have to be gutted. Continue »
On Thursday, May 12, 2016, OSHA changed the way the workplace injury game is played. And there are many who believe the playing field was definitely tipped in OSHA’s direction. Continue »
In many organizations, a “world class safety culture” is a term that can be difficult to define. Numerous articles, studies and programs aim to outline what “world class” looks like and provide systematic approaches to achieving it. Continue »