• Create A Culture of CARE with the help of AGC

    Associated General Contractors of America has launched a website called The Culture of CARE—buildculture.org. The Culture of CARE is challenging leaders to take a bold and visible step toward ensuring their workplaces are welcoming, safe, and inclusive for an […]

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  • Memorial Day – Not just a day off from work 

    Growing up in the northeast, Memorial Day weekend represented for me a day of accompanying my parents and grandmothers to the cemeteries to remember and plant flowers around the headstones of loved ones.  Weather prevailing, we would usher in […]

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  • Returning to the Workplace after the Pandemic Restrictions

    The origin of the quote, “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses” is unknown, but it was used by the author of the 1853 book “Lettres Écrites De Mon Jardin”, and […]

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  • Lost in Translation – How You Can Ease the Transition into a Civilian Career

    Within the fabric of the military structure, the Civil Engineering career field is the military’s equivalent to the construction industry. Civil engineering in our armed forces includes numerous sub-industries such as: electrical work, construction of roads and bridges, construction for […]

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  • Operational Leaders: Do You Understand Your Wiring vs the Wiring of an Estimator?

    Back in 2014, I wrote an article for ASPE National’s newsletter titled: Estimators, You’re on the Top Occupations List! The prediction by the US Department of Labor is that 40,000 new estimating jobs would be created in the construction industry [...]
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  • The Estimating and/or Preconstruction Management Career Path – What is a day in the life?

    Estimating and preconstruction titles. They are used in crossover often, yet someone can work in preconstruction and not ever have prepared a detailed estimate before. Where did the crossover come in? The crossover came in when the majority of [...]
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  • Estimators: You’re on the Top Occupations List!

    This article was published by Estimating Today on February 2014 Edition. To see full magazine, click here. In 2010, at the height of the recession, I was asked to do a presentation for ASPE (American Society of Professional Estimators) […]

    3 years ago, by
  • Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

    The President of the Company greets you at the door for your interview. You see their project signs everywhere. You can’t believe he is personally taking time to interview you and you have an opportunity to work for this [...]
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  • Resigning the Right Way

    January: the month of review and the most common month to analyze our lives over the past year and add the totals of gains and losses. When it comes to employment, often we discover that another year flew by, […]

    3 years ago, by
  • When an Employee Needs You to Listen or They May Resign

    Just when you think the team is all moving in the right direction an unexpected resignation comes your way. Your first reaction is to try to get them to stay anyway possible. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Either […]

    3 years ago, by
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