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5 Ways to Win the War for Talent

By Gregg Schoppman, Principal, FMI CorporationAfter surveying executives from some of the top construction firms, it is clear that the “talent quotient” is one of the most challenging variables in play right now. It also happens to be... Continue Reading

The Road from Parts Runner to President

Mike Ortiz got interested in construction equipment as a boy when his family was building a house in northeast Ohio. “My dad had a friend who was an owner/operator. He brought over a bulldozer to dig a backyard pond. I watched that... Continue Reading

Getting More from Your Telematics Data

Many contractors and fleet owners have traded gut instinct for data as they use telematic technology to track machine hours, location, idling and more. Telematics is used to collect, record, and transmit vehicle operational data on a web... Continue Reading

Why Good Employees Leave and What to Do About It

The impact felt when an employee leaves is exacerbated when labor markets are tight. Leaders at all levels in the organization need to be cognizant of the message their actions send to employees when someone leaves.“Leaders are always... Continue Reading

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Apps at the Jobsite

The use of apps at the construction jobsite is growing in popularity. Apps can help manage equipment, tools and even projects. Two examples come from Corecon Technologies Inc., a provider of cloud-based construction estimating, project... Continue Reading

Dozers Do More Than You Think

Connectivity is changing how equipment operates at the construction jobsite. Smart technologies now incorporated into new machines are helping contractors improve operations and cut costs.One example comes from John Deere, which is... Continue Reading

Apps: Next-Gen Tool for Construction

Apps are proliferating on the construction jobsite. From gathering machine inspection and safety data, to capturing and saving project photos, apps are in common use. But can apps also be used to make renting heavy equipment easier... Continue Reading

Data Collection Surges with GIS and GPS

New advanced GIS (geographic information system) and GPS (global positioning system) data collection solutions are now available for business processes on the jobsite.As one example, TerraGo has partnered with CompassTools, a provider of... Continue Reading

Drone Regulations: Everything You Need to Know

When working on a construction jobsite, contractors need to follow regulations and laws created to keep everyone safe.From adjusting weight limits on lifts to limiting emissions on equipment, regulations are focusing on the future. One... Continue Reading

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