New Trends for Smart Homes & Buildings

Recent innovations and use of data has done a lot to make construction more efficient. New technologies like modular building, augmented reality, robots, drones, and artificial intelligence have helped to inspire new construction methods, many of which have resulted in energy savings as well! Here are some of the newest smart home solutions trending, that … Continue reading "New Trends for Smart Homes &

Are Job Sites Getting Safer?

According to recent reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there’s been a decline in the amount of employer-reported workplace injuries and illnesses in 2017, and fatal injuries have also declined almost a whole percentage point from the year prior. So the question is, are work sites really getting safer, and why? Here’s some things … Continue reading "Are Job Sites Getting

How to Create Better Employee Training

Good employee training is becoming more and more crucial at a time when the labor market is tightening, and many skills taught might not even be applicable or needed in the near future. The skills gap is quickly changing due to the rise of digital automation and

Why Modularization and Prefabrication Is On The Rise

Construction using prefabrication and modularization means that some or most of the construction is done in a factory or warehouse away from the construction site, where several parts are manufactured or built simultaneously. With modularization, the building parts are largely assembled off-site, whereas with prefabrication the creation of prefabricated panels in a factory or warehouse … Continue reading "Why Modularization and Prefabrication Is On The

Why Home-builders Are Embracing Off-Site Construction

Big building companies see off-site construction as an important trend, shown by recent investments in US factory-built homes by some pretty big names in the industry, such as Louisiana-Pacific, Lennar, and Certainteed. Here are some of the big reasons why builders are beginning to utilize off-site construction in one form or

Tips for Leading a Better Meeting

Meetings get a bad rep, but they can be very advantageous to your organization. When your meetings are swift and expedient, it’ll trickle down to better results outside the meeting; increasing productivity, encouraging autonomy, and increasing accountability. Remember, your team’s time is worth money for your organization, and you want to use it as efficiently … Continue reading "Tips for Leading a Better

How to Attract Younger Craftsmen

Younger generations are generally being swayed away from the trades, and encouraged to go to college instead. However, the good news for us is that the current Millennial candidates aren’t as motivated by stability or money, as in generations past, because they’re more interested in a job that fits their desired lifestyle. A 2016 study … Continue reading "How to Attract Younger