Construction Technology: How to Leverage Technology for Time and Field Data Collection

Posted by Robert Armbrister, President/CEO of SPARK Business Works on Oct 6, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Most construction firms still struggle with tracking and using field data required to operate the business. You rely on paper forms and spreadsheets to track workers, jobs, and equipment. Other data comes in through word of mouth. You stick with these methods because they’re familiar..

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Topics: Construction Technology

Michigan Construction Employers - 3 Tips For Taking Your Communication to the Next Level

Posted by Holly Shaw on Aug 21, 2020 10:44:29 AM

In construction, communication pays. You need to communicate with new and potential clients to outline expectations and handle any problems, and you need good communication within your company to streamline projects and make sure everything is on track.

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Topics: Construction Communication

7 Michigan Construction Safety Tips

Posted by Holly Shaw on Jul 31, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Millions of people work in construction jobs all over the U.S. and abroad. The work that construction workers perform is essential to the growth of the economy and the building of complete infrastructure in many cities today. Though these jobs can be very rewarding for those of you who enjoy creating something out of nothing, these are also high risks jobs that can lead to injuries and fatalities. Therefore, before a construction employee walks on a construction site, it is important that they are trained in safety rules, guidelines and laws.

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Topics: Construction Industry, Construction Safety, Construction Safety Tips

A Guide to Construction Safety

Posted by D.E. Gemmill on Jul 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Construction work comes with dangers a desk-based job doesn't present. For those who own construction businesses, workers' well-being is at the front of their minds.

What are some of the safety precautions on a construction site? What are best practices for construction safety? Continue reading for "A Guide to Construction Safety."

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Topics: Construction Industry, Construction Safety

Michigan Construction Gives 1,500+ Construction-Related Books to Teachers Across Michigan

Posted by Heather Smith on Apr 3, 2020 12:47:16 PM

The Truckload of Books celebration to promote reading and showcase construction careers continues to grow with 1,500 applicants this year, making it the biggest year ever.

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Topics: truckload of books

Infrastructure industry hosts first ever career fair series for Michigan construction employers and workers

Posted by Heather Smith on Mar 9, 2020 2:15:41 PM

Ahead of Michigan’s construction season, a series of regional hiring events will be taking place across Michigan in March and early April for the first time.

Infrastructure and heavy highway construction employers from across the industry will be hiring employees for construction projects involving roads, bridges, underground, maintenance, engineering, inspection and testing, mining, traffic control, material supply, service providers, and more.

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Women in Construction: Melissa Kline feels empowered in her career

Posted by Michigan Construction on Mar 1, 2020 10:15:00 AM

Melissa Kline knows she stands out in a room of her colleagues, many of whom are men.

As a sales manager for Consumers Concrete, she believes women bring a new perspective to the construction industry, and they’re not afraid of making changes to move it forward.

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Topics: Women in Construction, Skilled Trades

Women in Construction: Kari Johnson uses tech skills to problem solve

Posted by Michigan Construction on Feb 28, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Working in the construction industry means Kari Johnson looks forward to getting up every day and coming to work, knowing that each one will be different and challenging.

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Topics: Construction workforce, Michigan Construction, Skilled Trades

The Evolution of Leadership and Leadership Branding

Posted by Michigan Construction on Feb 27, 2020 10:37:41 AM

Today's job seekers want development and training. That's the most desired benefit millennials say they want from their employers. It was just one of many insights shared by Buddy Hobart from Solutions 21 during his presentation The Evolution of Leadership and Leadership Branding at the Michigan Concrete Association's Annual Conference Feb 12-13, 2020.

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Topics: Construction workforce

Gaylord High School Offers Skilled Trades Class

Posted by Michigan Construction on Jan 28, 2020 10:30:57 AM

Juniors and seniors at Gaylord High School will get a jump on learning about operating and repairing heavy equipment thanks to a grant from the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association.

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Topics: Construction workforce, Michigan Construction, Skilled Trades

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