The Runjob Review highlights weekly news, topics, and trends in the construction industry.
- Week of January 23, 2017 -
Notice -  When in doubt, write it out!
Looking at a recent case in the state of Washington, a contractor attempted to be compensated for additional cost resulting from the project engineer's direction to perform work different from the contractor's desired sequence... Read More >
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Have you ever been in a dispute with a client (either as the Contractor or Owner) when a significant contributing factor of the dispute was due to unsatisfactory notification?

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Owner Paralysis - i.e. Vapor Lock
When a tragic event happens, even the most rough and tumble executives can suffer from decisional paralysis. I don't mean physical paralysis in your body, I mean the inability to make a decision... Read More >
Do Something Awkward Every Day
As a manager, it may be often that you run in to a situation in which you must do something outside of your comfort zone. Mitigate stress and make this exercise easier for you by practicing uncomfortable and awkward situations every day... Read More >
Safety: Communication, Communication, Communication

To be successful in heavy/civil construction, it is imperative to have a rudimentary understanding of engineering concepts. However, more often than not the primary reason for a project failure is the human factor versus gross misunderstanding or misapplication of an engineering. .. Read More >
The $5 Casio: Your Best Tool

With all of today's fancy and complex tools available in the marketplace, nothing is more important than simple calculations (and common sense). Rely on simplicity and basic math to check. .. Read More >
Owner Paralysis - i.e. Vapor Lock
Do Something Awkward Every Day
Incentive Clauses: Do they Work?
Grammar for Professionals
The $5 Casio: Your Best Tool
Embezzlement: Password Protection
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Hawaii News
Gov. Ige addresses affordable housing in speech, claims rental units most needed
Planned Waikiki condo-hotel tower on hold due to high construction costs
The Latest: Hawaii House Speaker mulls road tolls, rail tax
Billionaire Larry Ellison plans big changes for his Four Seasons Lanai hotel
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg's Kauai land was entitled for dozens of homes 
What the Trump administration could mean for Hawaii business
Caddell Construction Awarded Construction of Clinic in Hawaii
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Hawaii Road Work Alerts
Top Industry Stories
Why 2017 will be the year of office construction
10 US cities undergoing major population shifts 
How a letter to Trump reignited construction's contentious PLA debate
Tesla building world's largest rooftop solar farm on $5B NV gigafactory
OSHA finalizes beryllium exposure rule
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Grammar for Pros... and the Rest of Us

I know that the majority of engineers and construction professionals cannot put together a paragraph void of grammar mistakes. .. Read More >