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Career in Construction

While most economists would hesitate to use the word “boom” when talking about the state of the construction industry, forecasters are optimistic for continued economic growth throughout the rest of 2016 and into 2017. As the industry continues its slow climb away from the great recession, the need for skilled labor continues to be a hot topic on industry news sites. This is great news for anyone looking for a new career and there couldn’t be a better time for construction laborers.

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PM Software Cutting Edge

This is the first in a five-part series on how innovative technologies and software are helping project managers streamline processes to build faster, smarter projects

The lifeblood of any construction company is the construction project itself. How those projects are managed can make or break the company.

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Construction Industry's Talent Shortfall

Published July 2016 - Construction Business Owner

Fewer workers are returning to the industry, and training new generations of laborers could become a daunting challenge. It has become one of key issues for the industry to address for the present-day and long-term health of companies. How are companies turning to millennials & technology to bridge the skilled labor gap?

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Under The Hood - Software Engine

Published July 2016 - CFMA Building Profits

This article, by Dexter + Chaney's John Chaney, will take you on a tour of today’s software engines to help you become familiar with how cloud-enabled and mobile friendly products work and what questions to ask as a confident and informed consumer.

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Messy desk with paperwork

Let me take you back to a time when double entry in a software system was the norm. This may be stirring up old nightmares for some of you, while others may be thinking, “take me back? This is how we’re doing it now!” If you're in the latter group, don't worry, below I will be explaining ways to eliminate the double entry headache.

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Employee Engagement

Building employee engagement with effective people management

Guest blog by Claire Kirk, BirdDogHR

Construction companies cannot thrive without productive employees, making them the organization’s main asset. An engaged employee not only produces quality work that benefits the company as a whole, but they motivate and assist others around them. Unfortunately engaged employees are hard to come by, and many engagement strategies are unsuccessful.

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Recycling Truck on Job Site

With a growing population and an aging infrastructure, construction and demolition sites are among the largest producers of trash. According to the Construction Materials Recycling Association (www.cdrecycling.org), the construction industry generates 325 million tons of waste in the United States each year that could have been recycled.

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