Category: Best Practices

Preparing for disaster: why looking at occupational safety isn’t enough.

Construction safety is a major concern and priority for any contractor. No one wants a job site accident both for the well-being of their employees as well as the liability. Contractors are wise to celebrate and reward their teams for...

/ March 14, 2011

Survey says! Staying Ahead of Automated Surveying and Other Technology

I had the good fortune of reading Houston Neal’s recent blog post, “Automation of Surveying Creates Disruption and Opportunities” on the informative Software Advice blog. Packed with detailed information about how the GPS Machine Control System works (and how it eliminates...

/ March 11, 2011

The Road to Nowhere? Not so.

There is no question that major road and highway projects have slowed down in the U.S. Certainly the unpredictable economy is contributing to the slowdown but perhaps a bigger effect has been the end of federally funded projects under the...

/ February 23, 2011

Facebook in Construction?

You all know how this all started – Harvard college student Mark Zuckerberg (note: named Time magazine’s Person of the Year 2010!) built an online version of a photo address book where students were able to enter information about themselves...

/ February 17, 2011

Construction Key Performance Indicators – Good for your health and that of your company.

Your customer left an angry voicemail late yesterday upset that their project is behind schedule and over budget. It’s now 3:00 AM and you wake up in a cold sweat, wondering what went wrong, trying to understand how Phil could...

/ December 10, 2010

The mostly ups and fewer downs of buying used construction equipment

There’s no way around it. Construction equipment is an expensive but necessary expense for any contractor. Like any other essential tool, the only way a project will succeed is with the right equipment on the job site – but how...

/ October 12, 2010