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2023 Insights: Creating Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

The United States is facing shortages from all sides. The American people need building materials, laborers, and housing to rebound from this economic crisis and get back on their feet. What can be done at the local and federal levels to create a sustainable and resilient infrastructure in 2023?

Publish date: 01/23/2023

 
The Pathway From Classroom to Construction

Winter break has arrived for most schools across the country, giving students a chance to enjoy a few days of relaxation and reflection before heading back in the new year. And for many, a new semester will provide a fresh opportunity for them to try something new – like residential construction.

Publish date: 01/05/2023

 
How to Streamline Productivity Despite Supply Chain and Labor Shortages

Material shortages and a lack of skilled laborers have brought the construction industry to a screeching halt. Projects are taking longer to complete, and the global housing shortage continues to worsen as a result. How can builders streamline their workforce’s productivity despite these unprecedented obstacles?

Publish date: 01/04/2023

 
How To Prevent Burnout When You Work in Construction

The construction industry isn’t exactly known for being relaxing. You have to deal with project deadlines, undergo long and laborious shifts that take a toll on your body, and you might even have to work in harsh or dangerous conditions.

Publish date: 12/08/2022

 
7 Ways Project Managers Can Make Construction Site Safety a Priority

Construction is an excellent field to enter because the demand is high and there are growth opportunities across the industry. However, working at a construction site can have its dangers. Regulations help protect everybody participating in the projects, but there are extra steps you can take. These seven strategies will show you how to prioritize safety at construction sites.

Publish date: 11/10/2022

 
Institute Aims to Close Skilled Labor Gap in Virginia

Aspiring skilled trades professionals got an inside look at the industry's career opportunities during the 2022 Virginia Builder's Summit and Expo. The Build Smart Institute (BSI), located in Roanoke, Va., invited its students to attend the conference to explore all facets of the industry.

Publish date: 11/04/2022

 
8 Construction Hazards That Cause the Most Injury

Construction is a hazardous industry. Worksites are full of heavy machinery, power tools, flying debris, and other hazards that can cause damage if you’re not careful. If you want to stay safe, you should know what to look out for. Roughly 20% of all worker fatalities happen in the construction sector, but it doesn’t have to be that way. When you know what risks you face, you can take the appropriate steps to stay safe. With that in mind, here are eight hazards that cause the most injuries in construction.

Publish date: 10/26/2022

 
The Importance of Proper Construction Equipment Management

Most construction work can’t be completed without functioning machinery. Broken down or missing equipment can set projects days, weeks, or even months behind schedule. In this fast-paced, results-driven world, businesses can’t afford costly delays. The best tool in your arsenal is an equipment manager. They work hard behind the scenes to assess the machinery at your disposal to save you time and money. The importance of proper construction equipment management can’t be overstated.

Publish date: 09/20/2022

 
Cybersecurity Considerations for Construction Managers

Cybercrime is one of the key threats to the contemporary business landscape. With more operations becoming digitally reliant, the issue is only going to become more prevalent. Not only does the greater uptake of connected tools make more companies targets for criminals, but hackers are also becoming bolder and more creative to better take advantage of the situation. The outcome for companies with vulnerabilities in their systems can be devastating.

Publish date: 08/03/2022

 
8 Common Construction Site Hazards That Are Preventable

Construction work entails a strong possibility of injury. An average of 15 workers die every day, often from preventable accidents. Others suffer permanent, disabling injuries. What should site supervisors and crew members know to protect their safety? Fortunately, OSHA keeps records of the most frequently occurring injuries to provide data on how to safeguard workers against future harm. Here are eight common construction site hazards that are preventable.

Publish date: 07/13/2022

 
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