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What’s trending now

December 3, 2019

The construction industry is experiencing an exciting time, filled with trends that are changing the future. Being prepared for what is happening now and what is coming next could make us all a bit more successful in 2020.

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We all celebrate the start of the year as a new thrill, filled with possibilities. But what about the end of the year? Before the holiday season is in full swing, now is a good time to check in with your company status, review your books and project lists, and prepare employee reviews. These steps can lead to a solid 2020.

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Everything needs a reboot from time to time to stay current and optimize functionality. This is quite evident in our technology-driven world that depends on the ability to find information fast. The Gypsum Association (GA) recently redesigned its website, gypsum.org, and we think you will like the added features and improved performance.

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A product refresher

September 3, 2019

Have you ever gone out to dinner with a group of people and talked about what you do for a living only to see an inquisitive look staring back at you? That recently happened when explaining the concept behind Flex-Ability Concepts. Steel framing is nothing new, but some people apparently might not fully understand the easier and faster way to create curves with metal framing. So here is a refresher about what we have and how to choose the right product for your next job.

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The strength of podcasts

August 6, 2019

The fastest way to build a relationship is to talk with someone. You can email, text and even write, but the personal aspects of communication are lacking in these forms. This is one of the many reasons why podcasts have become so popular.

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Since being founded in 2005, YouTube has changed the marketplace with 5 billion videos being watched daily. For a contractor, YouTube has two purposes—training and recruiting. We have found success in creating videos, and you might too.

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We talk to a lot of contractors on a regular basis, and we like to find out what challenges them. We are not trying to stir the pot and make them think of something annoying, but to see if we can help. Contractors repeatedly tell us scheduling is the most frustrating aspect of their job. This is what Jesse Aguirre, president of Millennium Interiors in Pottstown, Pa., told us: “As a subcontractor, there is a demand to be ready when the job is ready for us. This is such a big challenge. Because if a schedule is behind, we are the ones who have to play catch up. We have to rearrange other projects to fit something else in. It happens all the time.”

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 Busy and rushed sums up most of our lives, and as hard as we try, details sometimes can slip through the cracks that leave us vulnerable. The potential for litigation and lawsuits is one area in which one may be exposed in the rush. Adam C. Carter, a partner at Cray Huber Horstman Heil & VanAusdal LLC, sometimes is left…

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 Auto insurance rates have been wreaking havoc on some business budgets in certain areas of the country for years. 2019 is following that trend. “For the last year, the auto insurance market has been an area of concern for many insurers,” says Steve Davis, CPCU, ARM, senior vice president and director of Construction Risk Services,…

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“The ability to learn effectively might be the most important skill in life. It’s like the anti-Kryptonite. It gives you the almost magical power of being able to succeed in ​any field.” Ulrich Boser, the researcher behind this belief, is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and author of “Learn Better.” Boser’s book offers different theories about how people learn.

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