The Runjob Review highlights weekly news, topics, and trends in the construction industry.
- Week of December 26, 2017 -
Top 3 Reasons to Leave Spreadsheets
The electronic spreadsheet is arguably the most common tool used in the industry for everything from construction documentation to estimating to human resources.  Here are the top three reasons not to use them in some instances...  Read More >  
Dead is the Handshake
The "Steel Team" composed of fabricator and erector joined together to sue the owner and general contractor for failure to pay on changes. The "right" parties appeared to win, but they paid dearly...  Read More >  
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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 >  
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 >  
Top 3 Reasons to Leave Spreadsheets
Dead is the Handshake
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
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Warehouse construction boom to continue next year
Report: Construction worker fatalities up 6%
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