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5 Summer Health Tips for Skilled Tradespeople

5 Summer Health Tips for Skilled Tradespeople

By: RK With warmer weather comes specific health challenges for skilled trades professionals. Often, workers are so focused on deadlines and completing work correctly, that they forget to take proper health precautions. Simple changes in your day-to-day routines can significantly better your health and also make you more effective on the jobsite. Pack Protein Working […]

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Top Three Benefits of Incorporating Technology in Construction

Top Three Benefits of Incorporating Technology in Construction

By: RK Skilled trades professionals often have to provide quick solutions to unexpected problems, and industry leaders now understand that the utilization of new technology can increase efficiency. The days of lugging around heavy laptops to check the latest plans and printing, revising and distributing paper-based documentation are long gone. The aversion for new technologies […]

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5 Safety Tips for Working at Heights

5 Safety Tips for Working at Heights

By: RK  Safety Week is a perfect opportunity to remind skilled tradespeople how important it is to be cautious when working at heights, one misstep can quickly turn into a deadly mistake. Construction workers face many hour-to-hour physical challenges on jobsites, and these tips can help to get you home to your families safe and […]

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Is Your Business Prepared For Construction Challenges?

Is Your Business Prepared For Construction Challenges?

By: RK  Optimism is high for the construction industry in 2018, but as with any business, the reality of the challenges facing our field is a possibility and you need to stay prepared to weather the storm. Here are a few tips to help your company remain competitive. Issue: Skilled Trades Shortage 2017 saw a […]

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Construction Trends to Watch in 2018

BY: RK  2018 promises exciting changes in the construction industry; from emerging augmented and virtual reality technology to an increase in offsite construction demand, our industry is anticipating a record-breaking year. Increased Eco-Friendly/Sustainable Standards The construction industry is experiencing drastic increases in environmentally-friendly and sustainable construction. The changes come after 2017 saw record devastation due […]

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3 Reasons Causing the Skilled Trades Labor Shortage

3 Reasons Causing the Skilled Trades Labor Shortage

By: Jon L. Kinning, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President  The national unemployment rate is at a shocking low of 4.4{daeb8d662f58e4975bc93960761d671bdf0aa2ad049ea8a375d2717d280ef80b} due to growth in the manufacturing, construction, professional and technical services, health care and mining industries in 2017. This statistic indicates that the country’s economy is healthy with increased production, more jobs, steady consumer spending and […]

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