Consider Collectively Bargained Workers' Compensation

Construction Business Owner

Collectively bargained workers' compensation gives building trade unions and union contractors the ability to create their own workers' comp system, tailored to their specific needs. You may have also heard of collectively bargained workers' compensation referred to as "carve outs" in the traditional workers' compensation system.

U.S. hourly compensation rates in construction trades

Constructor Magazine

by Alex Carrick. This article sets the scene for what is already a simmering topic and is sure to heat up further in the months ahead - mounting pressure on wage rates in construction. read more. Management Plumbing

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Shrinkage Compensating Concrete Construction for Slabs-on-Ground

The Constructor

Shrinkage compensating concrete is an expansive concrete that expands by an amount equal or greater than the volume change anticipated for drying. Concrete Technology Guide For CIvil Engineer Special Concrete in Construction Concrete Technology special concrete

Best Practices for Developing a Contractor’s Request for Compensation

Best Practices Construction Law

Recently, Cordell sent me a list of items that all contractors should review when developing a request for additional compensation. Identify any trends and determine whether there is a causal event for any loss of productivity that may be compensable.

Re-Thinking the Compensation Model in Construction

Collaborative Construction

Accordingly, at Collaborative Construction, we try to create new compensation models that incentivize the kind of behavior we want to see more of and deter the kind of behaviors we don''t want more of on the project. BIM implementation is hard. IPD is hard.

Top 10 Ways to Manage Workers' Compensation Exposure

Construction Business Owner

Workers’ compensation insurance pays for occupational injury and illness; that’s why you buy the insurance. Oftentimes, it is an employer’s single most expensive line of coverage. What many contractors fail to grasp, however, is that some significant indirect costs are not covered by insurance. In addition, if your company is large enough to have an experience modification, every claim will affect your mod factor and directly impact your costs

Louisiana Contractors – Workers Compensation Insurance

Construction Law Monitor

Back in 2009 this blog reported on the very topic of Workers Compensation insurance, stating that 1 and 5 businesses are breaking workers compensation laws. Workers Compensation is codified in Louisiana under Revised Statute 23:1021 et seq.

2017 edition of ASSE 1016/ASME A112.1016/CSA B125.16 now available

Constructor Magazine

Performance requirements for automatic compensating valves for individual showers and tub/shower combinations.

Filling the Deep Deficit in Construction Industry Research

ENR Construction

Failure to fund enough industry-wide research undermines the industry’s future, relevance and compensation, the authors write. Opinion

Florida Businesses Want Workers' Compensation Changes

ENR Construction

Rate stabilization' is goal as state lawmakers begin legislative session

Pricing and sales compensation: Making it work

Construction Marketing Ideas

Pricing and sales compensation are among the messiest aspects of business. We also modify the sales compensation for certain types of sales which add to long-term viability and sustainability, again as long as they are within the pricing grid.

Survey Reveals Top Barriers To Hiring Tech Talent

Business Facilities Blog

“Don’t let a long and complicated hiring process or lower-than-market compensation package leave an unfavorable impression with a job seeker. When your team decides to extend an offer, make sure the compensation is fair and competitive.

Protect Yourself from Workers' Compensation Fraud and Risks

Green Industry Professionals

Know your rights and when to take action in regards to workers'' compensation benefits

How to Mitigate the Abuse of Construction’s Drug of Choice

Construction Business Owner

The opioid abuse epidemic has taken a toll on many aspects of the United States economy, including construction businesses’ workers’ compensation losses Every day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose , according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Rulings to Send Florida Workers' Compensation Rates Up

ENR Construction

Florida employers are bracing for increases as high as 20% in their workers’ compensation premium rates as a result of two recent decisions handed down by the Florida Supreme Court

American Standard celebrates pumber know-how in contest seeking the Ultimate Plumbing Expert

Constructor Magazine

Winner will serve as spokesperson on videos, social media, and at special events; receives compensation and publicity to grow own business. Are you a plumbing expert who likes to share your know-how and help improve your customers’ lives?

Six Tips to Prevent Workers' Compensation Fraud

Green Industry Professionals

Six steps an employer can take to combat fraud from the very beginning

How to Lower Your Experience Modification Rate

Construction Business Owner

The first step in evaluating workers’ compensation costs begins with a clear understanding of the Experience Modification Factor (EMF) and its direct impact on premium. Equally critical is a complete understanding of an organization’s key loss drivers and the effect individual claims have on the experience modifier

Industry Executive Pay Drops 8% As Profits Decline, Says FMI

ENR Construction

New survey shows biggest long-term compensation drop for business-unit chiefs and financial top execs. Business Management

Manslaughter Charges for New York Contractor

Construction Equipment

and Metrotech Development Corporation in Bensonhurst, has been indicted for second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, second-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree charges related to falsifying documents, and violations of workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance laws.

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Construction Schedule Delays - The Leading Cause of Disputes

Construction Dive

While the root cause of delays may vary, disputes invariably arise as to the excusability, compensability and duration of the resulting time impact. Traditionally, concurrent delays by the owner and contractor result in non-compensable time extensions. If a delay is due to contractor-caused problems, it may result in costly liquidated damages. If the owner is responsible, the contractor may be entitled to a mix of direct, overhead and impact costs.

Tax Reform Impact on Employers and Employees

Revit OpEd

Modification of limitation on excessive employee remuneration: Under current law, an employer generally may deduct reasonable compensation for personal services as an ordinary and necessary business expense.

25 HR Compliance Terms to Know for 2018

Green Building Law Update

Indirect Compensation: Compensation that is not paid directly to an employee and is calculated in addition to base salary and incentive pay (i.e.

Salary Still King, But Quality Of Life Matters Too

Business Facilities Blog

The company’s recruiters from across the country also weighed in on the following key drivers prompting professionals to search for — and accept — a new role: compensation, corporate culture, career path, cost of living, commute.

Liability Arises for California Contractors Hiring Temporary Help

Construction Informer

Come January 1, 2015, construction contractors operating in California who hire temporary workers can be held liable if the labor contractor doesn’t supply workers compensation, or doesn’t pay wages owed to a temporary worker. It doesn’t matter if the contractor didn’t have knowledge of violations, or even if the contractor and labor supplier are joint […]. Managing People

Incentive-Based Safety Programs

Construction Business Owner

For years, safety and risk managers have been searching for a magic elixir in their quest to answer the construction industry’s age-old riddle: What can we do to keep our workers’ compensation costs down while still keeping safety awareness high and workers engaged

Prepare for Management Compensation and Bonus Reviews

PSMJ Resources

If you serve government clients, you should be prepared to support your management compensation and bonuses as the year end approaches. There is increased concern among various segments of our public sector clients over compensation and bonuses in A/E firms. You should expect that many of your government clients will devote more attention to management compensation and bonuses, starting with your 2010 records.


A Third of Caterpillar Shareholders Rebuff Executive Pay Plan

Construction Equipment

shareholders at its annual meeting opposed the company's executive-compensation policies, reports the Wall Street Journal. A spokeswoman for Caterpillar said results showed 66 percent of the shares voted supported the compensation plan

$1 Billion a Week Spent on Serious but Nonfatal Injuries in U.S. Workplaces

Construction Equipment

Each year, the Research Institute produces the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index , which ranks the leading causes of serious, nonfatal work-related injuries in terms of direct workers compensation costs. The Index is based on information from Liberty Mutual Insurance, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the National Academy of Social Insurance

Commercial Construction Trends: The Highs and Lows of 2016

Commercial Construction

But now, not only has the overall talent pool diminished, but there is also less movement of employees between firms as general contractors are once again able to offer competitive construction compensation packages and robust incentives to retain their best employees.

The compensation survey: How much are you worth (how much should you be paid)

Construction Marketing Ideas

The SMPS compensation survey. Compensation surveys are intriguing resources. If you are a Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) member, you can access the compensation survey data by completing your own survey.

The Looming Talent Crisis: Research Shows Companies Unprepared for Future of Work

Business Facilities Blog

Compensation Matters Most. According to Workforce 2020 , competitive compensation is the most important attribute of a job to two-thirds of respondents—20 percent higher than the next highest benefit. Compensation Models, Development and Technology Must Change.

4 ways to prepare for a negotiation


One of my negotiation training clients asked me for help in getting ready for a job interview and how to position herself to negotiate the best compensation offer.

American Standard celebrates plumber know-how in contest seeking the Ultimate Plumbing Expert

Constructor Magazine

Winner will serve as spokesperson on videos, social media, and at special events; receives compensation and publicity to grow own business. Are you a plumbing expert who likes to share your know-how and help improve your customers’ lives?

FMI Releases a Study on the Effectiveness of Incentive Compensation

Construction Business Owner

June 13, 2013) – FMI, a leading provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, announces the release of its 2013 study on the effectiveness of incentive compensation in the U.S. RALEIGH, N.C. construction industry. The report is based on the survey results from 224 top executives

Top 6 Reasons to Become a Certified Construction Marketing Professional (CCMP)

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association does not claim to offer tax advice or promise any form of compensation for fees associated with the CCMP.

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AIA: Architectural salaries exceed gains in the broader economy


economy continues to strengthen, compensation across all architectural staff positions averaged $84,000, up about 2.8% per year from early 2015 levels, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2017 Compensation Report. As the U.S.