Employers should ensure hiring practices comply with the Immigration and Nationality Act. I-9 practices should be consistent and applicants should not be treated differently based on status or national origin.  READ MORE...
With cloud-based computing, contractors have access to the latest technology to stay ahead of the competition, grow revenues and keep customers coming back for more.  READ MORE...
The construction sector is stabilizing following a period of rapid growth. While fundamentals are healthy, experienced contractors understand that whether a long phase of stability or a downturn is on horizon, it’s important to adjust their fleet management and business operations strategies accordingly.  READ MORE...
Four Common Mistakes That Hurt a Construction Company's Cash Flow
Experienced construction business owners may think that only beginners suffer from cash flow woes, but this is far from the truth. Cash management in construction involves constant monitoring of each aspect of the business, from controlling expenses to collecting receivables. Any misstep in this process can and will have an impact on an organization.   Read More
Antifraud Checklist for Construction Companies
According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Report to the Nations: 2018 Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, organizations victimized by fraud lose a median $130,000. But construction companies, in particular, are even harder hit, with a median loss of $227,000. What can you do to protect your construction business? Adopt this checklist.   Read More
Revitalizing Downtowns Through Urban Mixed-use Developments
During its annual spring meeting in April, the Urban Land Institute scheduled tours through several of Nashville’s biggest and most exciting new developments. Read More
Safety and Risk
5 Common Precursors to a Safety Incident & How to Mitigate Them
Developing safer processes for the jobsite should something your team continues to focus on throughout the year. While your company likely already has safety rules and processes in place, there's always room for improvement. National general contractor Hoar Construction has identified five common precursors to a safety incident and developed a tool to reduce the frequency of an incident.   Read More
The Cost of a Drug-Free Workplace Program—and the Expensive Risk of Forgoing One
Each year, drug and alcohol abuse costs businesses in the United States an average of $276 billion. Since a large number of adults who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse are part of the workforce, their employers incur many of the costs related to lost productivity and additional health care needs.  Read More
General Contractors' Insurance Protections for a Subcontractor’s Defective Work
Most companies, including contractors, purchase insurance to protect themselves from losses due to potential risks. For contractors in particular, this can include damage to the project due to faulty workmanship, either their own or that of a subcontractor. Read More
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that revises 14 provisions in the recordkeeping, general industry, maritime, and construction standards that may be confusing, outdated, or unnecessary. Read More
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