New Safety Measures Reduce New York City Jobsite Injuries by 20%

In 2017, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) implemented legislation in Local Law 196 designed to improve safety in the construction industry. In order to educate workers on safety policies, over 100,000 training pamphlets on Site Safety have been distributed. The DOB has also launched its Construction Site Safety Reimbursement Program to offset …

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How to Keep Skilled Jobsite Workers

Labor shortage woes are real, and most construction managers are scrambling to find and keep workers. A recent study from the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) showed that a third of construction firms are looking for recruits and experiencing delays due to labor shortages. Here’s how to source great talent and build your team. Get …

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Tips for Making Gluing Easier and Cleaner

Gluing items is often a dirty job, but someone has to do it. If that someone is you, there are some easy tips and tricks that can help you to reduce the mess and create a higher quality product. From keeping your workbench glue-free to producing better quality projects, these tips will help you work smarter, not harder.

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Construction Marketing Tips that Work

Owning a small to medium construction company means wearing a number of hats. Not only are you managing a crew and a business, you also have to market your company to keep business coming in. Here are some tips on how to make marketing work for you. Neighborhood Marketing Before you start a new build, …

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Tips for Dealing with Difficult Customers

Every contractor has had a bad experience with a difficult customer. Knowing how to deal calmly and effectively with complaints and questions will help reduce conflict, ease communication and reduce the amount of time you spend on admin so you can get back on the jobsite. Communicate in Person While COVID-19 places limitations on personal …

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Should you Charge for Estimates?

Charging for estimates is somewhat of a controversial subject. Many contractors don’t charge for these as they don’t want to put potential clients off. However, quotes and proposals that take up your time should be valued and charging clients will root out any potential clients who aren’t serious. Here are some tips to making sure …

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Skilled Trades Careers On the Rise

The construction labor shortage has been a thorn in the side of site managers for years now. But a new study shows that interest in the trades is starting to increase among high school students. According to a study by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), interest in a career in the trades was …

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