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Common Commercial HVAC Headaches

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Commercial HVAC systems are essential to keeping our hospitals, schools, offices, and entertainment facilities up and running. For a facility manager, the air conditioning or heat failing is a major headache. Fortunately, many of the most common HVAC system issues can be prevented with ongoing service and maintenance. Here’s a look at some of the […]

Supporting Employee Health in the Construction Industry

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Employee health and safety is a top priority for construction contractors. Construction work presents more risks and hazards than the average job. Not only that, but construction work also exposes workers to extreme weather elements; heat, humidity, and sub-zero temperatures. As a contractor, you have a responsibility to implement and promote safety and health, on and […]

TIPS FOR TRANSITIONING TO AN OPEN-OFFICE DESIGN

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Thinking of moving your office to an open layout? So are a lot of other businesses. The open-office concept has become the norm across many organizations. It is especially common among companies trying to attract younger talent and encourage a family-style culture. Benefits of the open-office concept Space Savings. As you grow and hire, you […]

What to look for when choosing a commercial contractor

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The contractors you choose to design and build your commercial building project can have a huge impact on the finished facility. Not all builders are created equal. It’s important to do some research before making your decision. There are some factors to look for that can help you recognize a good commercial construction contractor. Experience […]

Recruiting and Retaining Talent During the Labor Shortage

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The Fails Management Institute (FMI) recently released its 2017 survey titled “Talent Development in the Construction Industry.” The report states that 89% of A/E/C firms are facing a labor shortage. The results in the report indicate that companies that are successful in retaining their employees, place an emphasis on the below three talent practices: FREQUENT INFORMAL FEEDBACK. […]

MANAGING MILLENNIAL TALENT

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Millennials are a prominent presence in today’s workforce. They have different preferences, working styles, and ideas than their Gen X or baby boomer counterparts. In general, millennials value efficiency, strong communication, and flexible work environments. With that in mind, here are five tips for managing and motivating your millennial talent. Flexibility Millennials appreciate a flexible […]

What is an Apprenticeship?

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It’s no secret that the construction industry is facing a shortage of skilled and talented labor. More and more construction projects are popping up every day but the number of laborers able to complete the work is going down. Many tradespeople are reaching retirement age and there aren’t enough young adults choosing a career in […]

Contractors can have open houses too

Open-houses aren’t just for realtors and home-buyers. Companies can also benefit from hosting open houses where they invite their customers, vendors and employees to their office for an event. Build relationships. Customer and partner events allow employees to have face-to-face interactions with the customers and vendors they email and call on an often weekly basis. […]

Four Signs of a Successful Foreman

For construction contractors, successful projects mean future repeat business and a strong reputation in the industry. In many cases, the success of a project comes down to the foreman running the job. Foremen are tasked with completing high quality work safely, on strict budgets and with tight deadlines pushing the project’s pace. A good foreman […]