The Runjob Review highlights weekly news, topics, and trends in the construction industry.
- Week of January 9, 2017 -
Incentive Clauses: Do they Work?

Engineers have wondered if incentive clauses are a benefit to Owners in producing a timely, or accelerated, contract completion. My experience has been that it is of great benefit to the Owner because of the aggressive nature of project completion by the. .. Read More >
Grammar for Professionals... and the Rest of Us

I know that the majority of engineers and construction professionals cannot put together a paragraph void of grammar mistakes. It's excusable to communicate without finesse but untenable to do it sloppily.. .. Read More >
Reader Response
This Week's Question 
Are you incentivized by Incentive Clauses? 

A) Yes

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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 principle. One of my personal experiences was in a crane failure, and one of the world's most impactful events killed 114 people.. .. 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 your work. .. Read More >
Incentive Clauses: Do they Work?
Grammar for Professionals
The $5 Casio: Your Best Tool
Embezzlement: Password Protection
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