The Runjob Review highlights weekly news, topics, and trends in the construction industry.
- Week of December 11, 2017 -
Giving Workers a Voice Makes
Job Sites Safer
As a project site safety manager, if all you had to do was "safety" all day, your job would be easy. But as a safety professional, much of your time is spent convincing project managers, superintendents and executive management of the value is spending money on safety to improve the bottom line. A highly effective means of improving the bottom line with minimal cost is the implementation of a site safety committee (SSC) on your projects...  Read More >  
Why is the Accounting Department Telling Me How to Estimate?
Estimators know the construction work while the accountants know the financials. These two parties must work in harmony to benefit the company and their own livelihoods. This article recognizes the needs of both parties...  Read More >  
Reader Response
This Week's Question
The major reasons for accidents on site are that the workers are short of:

A. Equipment
B. Training
C. Working Instruction
D. Motivation
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Anticipate Non-Obvious Movement to Prevent Serious Injury
T here exist thousands of hazards on a construction site. Some are obvious, some require more intimate knowledge of the industry and its equipment. Below are some of the non-obvious, learned hazards...  Read More >  
Top 5 Uh-Oh Signs of a Client
If you do not have a relationship with a client, or you are moving to a different management team within a familiar client, there can be some telltale warning signs. Listen to your client for some of the items listed below and beware.  Read More >  
Top 5 Countdown: 
Things to Look for in
Vendor Quotes
Each quote on bid day, whether from a subcontractor or a supplier, needs to be thoroughly reviewed before incorporating into the bid. Here's a Top 5 countdown!   Read More >  
Engineering Tip, Steel Erection:
If It's Taut, It's Carrying Load 
Yes, it's true that having the knowledge to work fancy mathematical equations is of value and necessity to ensure things stay standing and to protect human life. But, do not ever underestimate the power of common sense...  Read More >  
In Choosing a Software,
Best Advice is to Talk to a Friend 
There exists construction software to do nearly all functions in your construction company. Your best source of software advice:   Read More >  
Changes in the 2017 AIA A201/A101/A401 Docs 
Probably the most common construction contract documents in use in America are the AIA (American Institute of Architects) documents. The A101/A201 for Owner-General Contractor and the A401 for General Contractor-Subcontractor were both reissued in 2017. ..   Read More >  
The "All Zeroes One" Code Prevents Lost A/P Invoices 
A key component of job cost reporting is accurate posting of accounts payable (A/P). The time between receiving the invoice in the mail and posting it to your job cost reports can be fatal to a job, or a company. Use the "all zeroes one" code to capture this cost...  Read More >  
Giving Workers a Voice Makes Job Sites Safer
Why is the Accounting Department Telling Me How to Estimate?
Anticipate Non-Obvious Movement to Prevent Serious Injury 
Top 5 Uh-Oh Signs of a Client
Engineering Tip, Steel Erection: If It's Taut, It's Carrying Load
In Choosing a Software - Best Advice is to Talk to a Friend
Changes in the 2017 AIA A201/A101/A401 Documents 
The "All Zeroes One" Code Prevents Lost A/P Invoices
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