Human Resource Reminders

John Chaney

Now that it’s the end of May, commencement ceremonies have started across the country with speakers giving new graduates advice on how to survive “the real world.” Many of these graduates – whether they’re in high school or college – will enter the workforce and face new challenges and situations.

Countries Treat Water as a Limited Resource

ENR Construction

Weather extremes also driving work around the world

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House Passes New Water-Resources Measure

ENR Construction

Measure authorizes more than $10 billion for 30 Corps projects plus $175 million for deteriorated drinking-water systems

Construction Training: Ideas and Resources for Making it Happen

Construction Informer

Oxford Economics took a deep look at the human resources challenges in the near … Continue reading Construction Training: Ideas and Resources for Making it Happen → The post Construction Training: Ideas and Resources for Making it Happen appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Blog with Construction News and Commentary. Google+. There’s much more to construction training than learning the technical aspects of how to do a job.


How LaFleur Uses Bonusly to Turbocharge Praise

Chip LaFleur is notably fond of mentioning that “recognition isn’t a limited resource,” and the LaFleur team takes that sentiment to heart.

Oldcastle Building Solutions blog: A powerful and comprehensive resource

Construction Marketing Ideas

When I first viewed the Oldcastle Building Solutions blog, I thought: “This looks like one that would be published by a professional media company/publisher.” ” In fact, Oldcastle is a building materials supplier, with more than 2,000 locations in North America.

New Resource- 2013 Contractor’s Marketing Handbook

Construction Marketing Blog

Fortunately, a new resource is available to offer some insights and guidance on building a marketing strategy. Trends show that the building industry is taking steps to recover and will continue to improve throughout the rest of 2013.

Plastic piping industry gains new online resource

Constructor Magazine

This article from American Infrastructure discusses a new online resource from the Hydrostatic Stress Board. read more. Piping

House Passes $9B Water-Resources Measure

ENR Construction

House bill includes amendment providing $170 million to fix Flint, Mich., drinking water system

Contractors Need These Key Resources To Run Their Company Smoothly

Contractor Bookkeeping

Contractors Need Additional Resources To Smoothly Run Their Business. Running a Construction Business is part serious, part white knuckles, part smooth sailing with moments of fun. Because those moments of fun can be few and far between every Contractor needs to have a little humor. Try to see the glass is half full when it really feels like you are in “The Wizard of Oz, ” and instead of going to Kansas you went somewhere else less fun.

Ohio Lands Cliffs Natural Resources’ First Great Lakes HBI Plant

Business Facilities Blog

The mining and natural resources company will invest $700 million and create 130 permanent jobs in Northwest Ohio​. Read: Ohio Lands Cliffs Natural Resources’ First Great Lakes HBI Plant. Capital Investment Daily News Featured Manufacturing Ohio Taxes & Incentives Business Incentives Cliffs Natural Resources great lakes HBI JobsOhio mining natural resources Site Selection Toledo Toledo Ironville Terminal

Water Resources Bill Sails Through the Senate

ENR Construction

Attention shifts to the House, which could take up a bill next week that focuses just on Corps projects and policies

NextEra Energy Resources sustains fourth failure of season

ENR Construction

Bryan Garner, a spokesman for NextEra Energy Resources, which owns the 120-MW, 75-turbine Tuscola Bay Wind Energy Center, termed the break an isolated incident connected to equipment inside the turbine The 160-ft-high blade of a wind turbine broke off in Tuscola, Mich., in June.

Canada Eyes Billions in Northern Road-Rail Corridors To Gain Resource Access

ENR Construction

Parliament committee and engineers seek to boost program for new rights-of-way in far north

Siemens Marshals Resources Behind Wind Energy With Spanish Deal

ENR Construction

German engineering giant Siemens will be consolidating its position as a power player in the wind energy business

New resource lists green incentives by state


The USGBC's new Public Policy Library is a resource that allows users to look up green building policies by state or locality. The library provides green building-related and LEED-specific policies across the United States. It is an interactive platform with policy details at the federal, state, and local levels including those that incentivize, require, or otherwise promote green building measures.

New virtual 3D resource for building, electrical code training

Constructor Magazine

Users can virtually navigate a residential construction site, stopping at code inspection points during every phase of the construction process, to determine code compliance. Along the way, code violations are identified as they would appear on a jobsite. read more. Training Opportunities

The Growing Diversity of Electric Power Generation Resources Is Challenging Utilities to Adjust

ENR Construction

Contractors see opportunities for a smarter technology-driven infrastructure to integrate renewable resources and backup storage into a more efficient future system.

Hill Panels Gearing Up for 2018 Water-Resources Bill

ENR Construction

Five Corps project already are in the queue for authorizations, if new WRDA bill emerges

Which social media resources are best for your business?

Construction Marketing Ideas

In a recent posting, John Sonnhalter in Tradesman Insights suggests that blogging, LinkedIn and Facebook all have value for business-to-business marketing.

What Your Construction Firm Needs in an Employee Portal

Carol Hagen

This is especially helpful around tax time and frees up many requests to your Human Resources Department. Construction Industry - Software payroll construction accounting software Employee Portal Employee Portals human resources Human Resources Department Payroll Paystubs

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ICC, ASHRAE publish new code resource for water efficiency

Constructor Magazine

Water-related code and standard requirements will assist communities to conserve water. The International Code Council (ICC) and ASHRAE have partnered to publish 2015 WEP: Water Efficiency Provisions of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). read more. Codes Green

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John Deere Landscapes Acquires Green Resource

Green Industry Professionals

John Deere Landscapes, LLC announced today the acquisition of Green Resource

The Blogging Painters: Powerful resources for painting (and other) contractors

Construction Marketing Ideas

The Blogging Painters has become one of the most powerful resources for painting contractors, and has relevance to anyone in the AEC community with its content marketing advice.

Top 10 Internet Marketing Resources For Landscape Professionals

Green Industry Professionals

Tools to help you better market, manage and grow your landscape or lawn care business

Water Resources Bill Heads for House-Senate Conference

ENR Construction

Each bill has funding for Flint, Mich., for drinking-water system upgrades

Higher Education/Research Award of Merit - University of Arizona Environment and Natural Resources Phase II

ENR Construction

The five-story University of Arizona Environment and Natural Resources Phase II, in Tucson, houses five different departments and a classroom

New Resource Announced For Cities Seeking Innovation And Economic Revitalization

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and White House Intergovernmental Affairs Director David Agnew will announce the launch of the National Resource Network (NRN), a pilot program designed to serve as a “311 for Cities.” Posted by Heidi Schwartz.

Different Types of Buttress Dams -Their Functions and Applications

The Constructor

Dams Water Resources DamA buttress dam is a modification of gravity dam by constructing solid walls parallel to the water flow. Types, functions and applications of buttress.

Construction Budgeting Resource for Arizona

Carol Hagen

You can get this resource for free just by participating. Please share this with others in the industry as the more contractors who participate, the more valuable this construction resource will be. Construction company budgets are heavily weighted to the salary and compensation plans of their employees.

Resources To Help Contractors Get More Value Of Time

Contractor Bookkeeping

It''s About Your Company. Do You Own Your Construction Business Or Does It Own You? Contractors Daily Workload - Too Many Hats And Not Enough Time. Managing Toothpaste Caps Before They Grow Into Pet Peeves. General Contractor Business Cycle - And So It Begins! The Four Types Of Contractors.

Types of Arch Dam Construction

The Constructor

Dams Water Resources DamThere are four types of arch dam construction i.e. constant radius arch dam, variable radius arch dam, constant angle arch dam, double curvature arch.

What is Revit and BIM Resource

Revit OpEd

Alex Gore and his firm F9 Productions have created, as part of their company website, a resource for people that are just getting started with Revit and BIM or those who are still trying to decide what to do. Recommendations Guides Plugs Marketing BIM Getting Started Revit Resources Help

OSHA Recognizes Hurricane Effort, Offers Resources for Tree Care Relief Workers

Green Industry Professionals

As tree care employees work to remove trees and debris in the recovery effort, they should be aware of hidden dangers

PSMJ Resources Inc. Survey Finds that Overall Economy Continues to

PSMJ Resources

PSMJ Resources Inc. According to the latest Quarterly Market Trends (QMT) report from PSMJ Resources, Inc., PSMJ Resources, Inc. Subscribe To PSMJ Resources, Inc. Importance of Human Resources. PSMJ Resources Inc. PSMJ Resources, Inc. About PSMJ Resources. PSMJ Resources, Inc. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, July 27, 2011.

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Is California Going to Ban Cows in the Name of Climate Change?

Green Building Law Update

The root of this Proposal was an October 16, 2014 rulemaking petition filed with the Air Resources Board by the nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund seeking to have the State regulate greenhouse gas emissions from animal agriculture.

Natural Resources Defense Council Lawsuit against EPA Challenges Pesticide Registrations

Green Industry Professionals

The organization is asking a federal court to vacate the registrations of nearly 100 products containing neonics

Construction Marketing Outlook 2013 – Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

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How to Use Safety Signs So That They’re Effective

Construction Marketing Blog

Resource Uncategorized SafetyIf you own or run a business and it carries any kind of hazard or risk to employees, visitors or passing members of the public then you need to use safety signs to let people know about the potential dangers.