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Construction - 2014 OSHA Violations

Construction - 2014 OSHA Violations

The Priciest OSHA Violations in 2015

2015 was another year of strict, OSHA oversight. Which violations were most enforced and resulted in a penalty? Click the buttons below to learn more.

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3D printing: A bridge to the future

3D printing: A bridge to the future

3D printing technologies are being adapted for use by the construction industry to create buildings and other structures.

Until recently, one of the limiting factors for 3D printing was that objects needed to fit inside the machine and be built up layer-by-layer. Now some 3D printing systems are moving, so to speak, out of the box. That way they can be scaled up and used by the construction industry to print buildings and other structures.

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A bridge to the future

How Contractors Succeed and Which Trends are Emerging for the Future

How Contractors Succeed and Which Trends are Emerging for the Future

June 2016 - How Contractors Succeed and Which Trends are Emerging for the Future

Numerous contractors, from small to large, struggle to keep existing clients and maintain a foothold. However, others gain traction, build backlogs, run profitably and penetrate new areas of specialization.

So what is their secret? Why do some companies do well while others just barely survive?

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Six Misguided Construction Industry Beliefs

Six Misguided Construction Industry Beliefs

Six Misguided Construction Industry Beliefs

The construction industry is the second most risky business venture. It falls just behind restaurants. A study released by market researcher Statistic Brain reveals that less than half of all construction companies are still operating after four years in business. That’s not surprising when you consider that many contractors operate on outdated beliefs.

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Issues to Watch

Issues to Watch

What lies ahead? What issues should you be prepared for?

2015 Construction Industry Watch List

2015 Construction Industry Watch List

2015 Construction Industry Watch List

What are the key issues we're watching for 2015 & Beyond?

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The Size of Job & the Measure of Risk We Take

The Size of Job & the Measure of Risk We Take (from Horton Future Forum)

Dr. Thomas Schliefer, construction turn-around expert and professor at Arizona State University, presented to a large group at a Horton Future Forum event specifically for the construction industry. His presentation “The Contractor of the Future” centered around the idea that now is the time to rebuild construction businesses to be in a position to turn overhead on and off to quickly adapt to market cycles so that contractors can remain profitable at any volume.

Watch Dr. Schliefer explain how the quest for volume leads contractors to take risks that they typically would not take if they stay committed to the work that has proven profitable time and time again.

Article: ACA and the Impact on Construction Employees

Article:  ACA and the Impact on Construction Employees

The Subject All Contractors Want to Avoid

The typical response when speaking to a contractor on the subject of health insurance goes something like "...we don't have to worry about that too much.  We have a small plan - most of our employees are covered by the union."

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act - life may have gotten more complicated on both fronts.  The first, many small group plans are under major pressure due to community rating.  Second, even though field employees are covered by the union health insurance plans, the recordkeeping and reporting requirements employers must undertake are the same as if they were your own employee.

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OSHA Crackdown Temporary Workers

OSHA Crackdown Temporary Workers

OSHA Crackdown Temporary Workers

Businesses Beware: OSHA has begun cracking down on the growing utilization of temporary staffing firms to fulfill short term labor needs or to provide a temp to hire employees

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