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The Real Reason Construction Companies Fail

By Larry Kokklenberg, PhDThe Small Business Administration (SBA) identifies a huge failure rate among start-up companies:Roughly 20 percent fail in the first yearRoughly 50 percent fail within five yearsRoughly 66 percent fail within 10... Continue Reading

Tips for Overcoming the Hostile Recruiting Market

By Jerry Adams, Adams PartnersWhile I was considering topics for my 25th anniversary series of articles, it became pretty apparent that nothing matters if we can’t get candidates across the finish line and on board. The idea to write... Continue Reading

7 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Contractors

With the rise of technology in an increasingly paperless world, all types of people and professionals are trying to smoothly transition into the digital era. The construction world is no different. Industry professionals are always on... Continue Reading

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Equipment Operator Best Practices

Attend the education session "Equipment Operator Best Practices" on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. REGISTER NOWHelping operators be more efficient and productive is a continuum. It can be as... Continue Reading

The Future of Asset Management is Powered by Data

Attend the education session "The Future of Asset Management & Liquidation: New Strategies for Maximizing Returns" on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. REGISTER NOWWhat’s our fleet worth? What’s... Continue Reading

4 Traits of Successful Construction Project Managers

“I love construction. It’s not weird to me that I’m here.” That’s how Kate Rieling, project manager with Vertical Earth in Cumming, Georgia, explains her comfort in her job. She says there aren’t a lot of women in her field of civil site... Continue Reading

9 Questions to Ask Before Buying GPS

Attend the education session "GPS on the Jobsite: What You Need To Know" on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. REGISTER NOWGPS technology is becoming more important on job sites. It gives you fast and... Continue Reading

Best Hydration Drinks for Construction Workers

In physically demanding jobs like construction, hydration is essential to not only worker productivity, but also safety. This is especially the case when the heat index climbs above the 103°F mark.OSHA Guidelines to Stay Safe in Extreme... Continue Reading