• Construction Managers – 26 Things to be Thankful for at Work

    A – Architects A picture is worth a thousand words. Imagine building anything of significance without plans and specifications. B – Baselines Imagine what a project is like without them.  Everyone would be on time, within scope and budget, for […]

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  • A Day at the Range

    On Saturday, I joined a group of friends at an advanced handgun safety class in “Gun World”.  I grew up around guns—mainly rifles for target practice—and although I was not a hunter, hunting season was a big deal in […]

    4 weeks ago, by
  • The Circle of Life

    Last week, my family and I attended the opening night of Lion King. It warmed our hearts to be reminded of the Lion King film, which was released as our children were growing up.  The famous “circle of life” […]

    5 months ago, by
  • Construction Safety Professionals – Those that “Rock “and those that “Rock the Boat”

    Recently we have seen an increase in requests from companies to fill Safety Director positions. This is good news, particularly considering the problem of workplace injuries and fatalities in this country.  OSHA reports an average of 14 workplace fatalities per […]

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  • Boots to Boardroom

    According to a recent article from the AGC, although unemployment continues to be very low, we should encourage students to consider the option of a trade career.  This is because trade careers provide income to students who work while […]

    5 months ago, by
  • Creating Independence

    As my husband John and I worked together to plan our annual 4th of July celebration (which is also his birthday), I was overcome with thoughts of thankfulness, both for living in the land of the free, and also […]

    5 months ago, by
  • The Authentic You is the One that Gets and Keeps the Job

    Warren Alter of Alter Surety Group has recently recommended reading a book called Presence by Amy Cuddy. The work instructs people to bring their “boldest” self to face their challenges. Of particular interest to us is one chapter on how to behave […]

    8 months ago, by
  • Maintaining Your WIP to Prevent Profit Fade

    Profit Fade "Profit Fade" occurs when jobs close with lower gross profits than was originally estimated. This often occurs when companies do not maintain Work in Progress Reports (W.I.P.s).  The W.I.P. is a tool that shows estimated gross profits [...]
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  • The Interview

    Joe’s communication style is to never say he knows something until he has all the detail and facts.  Sandra’s communication style is to say she knows how to do it when faced with a challenge.  She will figure it […]

    9 months ago, by
  • “All About the Base”

    We have a saying in Florida that “they pay in palm trees.” Not really, but it can seem that way for people wanting to relocate here from out of the area.  Often, we get people from New York, California […]

    9 months ago, by
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