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Tips for Building Camaraderie in the Construction Industry

Synergy is important to the success of any organization, but this cooperation and connectivity are uniquely critical in the construction industry. The heightened sensitivity of the work, the heavy-duty equipment used, and the potential safety risks, all demand a well-organized and well-connected team. Here, we’ll take a look at some actionable tips for building camaraderie … Continue reading "Tips for Building Camaraderie in the Construction

How the Federal Infrastructure Plan Could Impact the Construction Industry

There’s been a lot of talk surrounding President Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan. Proponents claim it’s a job-boosting program addressing the country’s major infrastructure problem. Opponents say the plan overspends on too many unrelated sectors. As a leader in the construction industry, you have the potential of being uniquely impacted by this plan due to its … Continue reading "How the Federal Infrastructure Plan Could Impact the Construction

How to Kick Those Coffee Jitters

There’s nothing quite like a warm cup of joe to kick start the day. With it, you feel alert, more energetic, and ready to kick butt at work. Without it, you’re slow, groggy, and lethargic. But for all of the advantages that coffee brings, there’s one seemingly inevitable downside: the jitters. Every once in a … Continue reading "How to Kick Those Coffee

Productivity, Safety, & Quality: How to Balance All Three on the Jobsite

The construction industry is faced with pressures and obstacles that other sectors don’t have to worry about. From strict federal and state regulations to an alarming labor shortage, leaders in the field have a lot on their plates. When managing a construction project, you’re constantly trying to juggle different responsibilities that sometimes seem at odds … Continue reading "Productivity, Safety, & Quality: How to Balance All Three on the

Why Spokane is the Perfect Place to Enter into the Construction Industry

Looking for construction opportunities in the northwest but aren’t sure where to look? Spokane and some of its nearby regions are a great place to start. This city has had a booming construction sector for years and that trend is continuing to grow. With well-established employers, open positions, and a host of construction projects lined … Continue reading "Why Spokane is the Perfect Place to Enter into the Construction

Tips for Keeping Required Safety Training Fun, Loose, and Informative

Safety training. It’s a dreaded requirement for both employers and workers, but it’s essential for maintaining a safe work environment. Not to mention for meeting federal and state requirements as well. If your goal is to kill your team with boredom, go ahead with the standard “presentation” that involves encyclopedic-reading in a lecture-style setting. However, … Continue reading "Tips for Keeping Required Safety Training Fun, Loose, and

Top 4 Seattle Fishing Holes

There’s nothing quite like getting lost in the great outdoors to recharge the batteries after a long stint on the job. With all of the natural beauty surrounding Seattle, there’s no shortage of great fishing spots. There’s something relaxing about being outside, listening to the sounds of nature, breathing in the fresh air, and taking … Continue reading "Top 4 Seattle Fishing

Can’t Find Talent in the Construction Industry? Here Are 3 Reasons Why.

One of the toughest challenges facing construction employers is finding the right talent. There’s nothing more frustrating than having lucrative projects lined up and struggling to recruit the team needed to deliver on the job. If this sounds like something you’ve experienced before, you’re not alone. It’s a common struggle for employers in the construction … Continue reading "Can’t Find Talent in the Construction Industry? Here Are 3 Reasons

The Skills Craftsmen Bring to the Job

Craftsmen aren’t made…they’re born that way. It’s something innate. While skills can be refined and developed, there’s something to be said about what a craftsman can instinctively bring to the job. It’s these characteristics and tendencies that make certain people perfectly suited for this line of work. Sure, specialized capabilities can be learned, but the … Continue reading "The Skills Craftsmen Bring to the

Mental Health: How to Broach this Serious Topic with Employees

It’s tough to find an area – either personally or socially – that hasn’t been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But while tumbling industries, crashing markets, and falling unemployment numbers are highly visible, there are other ramifications that are going on behind-the-scenes. Mental health has just recently come into the spotlight as people come … Continue reading "Mental Health: How to Broach this Serious Topic with