People & Skills

Dedicated to construction industry people, workforce management and talent development.

  • Jobsite Access Control: How to Know Who's Really Onsite

    Jobsite Access Control: How to Know Who's Really Onsite

    Safety managers, project managers, engineers, and superintendents know that access control comes down to three seemingly simple factors —  the Three W's of Labor Tracking.

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  • 5 Things to Remember When Writing a Competitive Bid

    5 Things to Remember When Writing a Competitive Bid

    Most companies only close on 10 - 20 percent of bids. Learn what estimators can do to help close deals, and the role technology plays in improving the quality of project bids.

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  • What is OSHA 10?

    What is OSHA 10?

    For anyone who has ever worked around large machinery, familiarity with OSHA standards isn’t just commonplace— it’s a requirement. So how do you prove your compliant? That’s where OSHA 10 comes in.

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  • You Should Be Training Your Estimators - Here's Why

    You Should Be Training Your Estimators - Here's Why

    In the construction industry, it’s important to provide training and professional development opportunities for your estimators. Here’s why.

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  • OSHA Standards 101: How to Maintain Safety Compliance

    OSHA Standards 101: How to Maintain Safety Compliance

    Learn the ins-and-outs of OSHA standards how to improve job site safety, and why you need technology to make your construction project safer.

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  • Can Staircase Design Shape Your Feelings?

    Can Staircase Design Shape Your Feelings?

    Stairs aren’t just a way to get from A to B. In essence, they remain a practical way to move from one elevation to another, but staircase design can also offer far more in terms of psychology.

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  • Construction Workers Respond to the Women's #MeToo Movement [VIDEO]

    Construction Workers Respond to the Women's #MeToo Movement [VIDEO]

    Females are still a minority in the workforce and, rightly or wrongly, construction has a reputation for being biased. Vice interviewed construction workers to learn about bias our industry.

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  • The CAD Revolution In Construction

    The CAD Revolution In Construction

    From pencil to paper and 3D, 4D, or even 5D BIM— there’s no doubt things are rapidly changing in the construction industry. CAD is transforming the way we work - and will continue in the future.

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  • 5 Ways to Find BIM and CAD Training

    5 Ways to Find BIM and CAD Training

    The construction industry has seen a significant shift in tech over the last ten years. BIM and CAD (Computer-Aided Design) technology is now used every day. So how do you find BIM and CAD training?

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  • Ancient Architecture and the Human Need to Construct

    Ancient Architecture and the Human Need to Construct

    Humans have been building homes and structures for centuries. Ancient buildings give us hints into cultural and religious motives of those who built before us. So, is it in our nature to construct?

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  • Can the CAD Pro Play the Hero?

    Can the CAD Pro Play the Hero?

    If you've ever wondered how to take your CAD skills to the next level, this guide is for you. Access your free guide, "Can the CAD Pro Play the Hero?" today.

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  • How to Ask Your BIM Manager for a Raise and Actually Get It

    How to Ask Your BIM Manager for a Raise and Actually Get It

    Are you an in-house BIM or CAD detailer? If you’re interested in earning more money or moving your career forward, look no further. Here is how you can ask your BIM Manager for a raise—and get it.

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  • Simple Ways to Manage Your Tool Crib Inventory

    Simple Ways to Manage Your Tool Crib Inventory

    Good tool crib managers know what they have, where it is, where it’s going, and where it’s been. This isn’t an easy task, but there are things you can do today to get your tool crib in order.

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  • Mental Health In Construction [STATS]

    Mental Health In Construction [STATS]

    When you think about jobsite hazards, physical risks probably top the list. But what about the dangers you can’t see? Mental health in construction is one of these dangers.

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  • Ways to Understand Labor Costs In Your Estimates

    Ways to Understand Labor Costs In Your Estimates

    Accurate estimating is a must in the construction industry. You need a good way to estimate the costs involved in any project in order put in a realistic bid. But labor costs can make your estimates..

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  • 3D Laser Scanning Can Preserve Your Old Building

    3D Laser Scanning Can Preserve Your Old Building

    Understanding building science is important when working with an old building envelope. While opinions differ about the best way to renovate, one undeniable tool is 3D laser scanning.

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  • What’s a BIM Execution Plan and Why Should MEP Firms Have One?

    What’s a BIM Execution Plan and Why Should MEP Firms Have One?

    As the construction industry learns more about BIM, a BIM execution plan will become necessary. This 3D model-based process has changed the way AECO professionals plan, design, build, and operate.

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  • Are Copper Prices Putting Pressure on Estimators?

    Are Copper Prices Putting Pressure on Estimators?

    The full impact of fluctuating copper prices isn’t simple, and many estimators fail to take crucial variables into consideration. The result is more money lost from an already thin profit margin.

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  • How to Find Talented Estimators During the Labor Shortage

    How to Find Talented Estimators During the Labor Shortage

    Many essential roles in construction don’t physically involve getting your hands dirty. In addition to skilled labor, estimators are becoming harder to find during the labor shortage.

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  • How to Use Your BIM Model In All Project Stages

    How to Use Your BIM Model In All Project Stages

    A BIM model enriched with specific data provides great value throughout the entire building lifecycle. This can result in a great amount of usable information. But how do you manage all of it?

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