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Kendall Jones

Kendall Jones is the Editor in Chief at ConstructConnect. He has been writing about the construction industry for years, covering a wide range of topics from safety and technology to industry news and operating insights.

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Construction Technology

By: Kendall Jones
June 13th, 2022

Imagine walking onto a construction site in the near future to find a team of robots doing site grading and layout, laying a brick wall, or even assembling scaffolding trusses. This may seem far-fetched, something you'd expect in a sci-fi flick or a story by Isaac Asimov or Ray Bradbury, but advances in construction robotic technology are quickly making it a reality. 

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Construction Safety

By: Kendall Jones
June 3rd, 2022

Warmer weather means that roadwork season is in full effect which means more and more work zones are popping up on our interstates, highways, and streets. It’s also the time of year when more people are on the road traveling greater distances to the beach, mountains, and other vacation spots.

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Construction Safety

By: Kendall Jones
June 3rd, 2022

The dog days of summer will soon be upon us and the higher temperatures bring with it the danger of suffering heat-related illnesses at the construction site. Construction workers are at high risk for heat-related illnesses due to the strenuous nature of their jobs and prolonged exposure to the heat and humidity brought on during the summer months.

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Operating Insights

By: Kendall Jones
May 13th, 2022

Labor shortages are one of the major issues the construction industry is struggling to overcome. For many construction firms, keeping their workforce fully staffed is their biggest challenge. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in March 2022, there were 396,000 job openings in the construction industry, up from 383,000 in January and February.

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Construction Safety

By: Kendall Jones
April 29th, 2022

Originally published on June 8, 2016. Last updated on April 29, 2022. Let ConstructConnect provide you with a few construction site safety tips for workers and employers.

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Operating Insights

By: Kendall Jones
April 29th, 2022

Is your construction firm planning to increase headcount in 2022? That could prove to be a difficult task. According to a recent survey by the Associated General Contractors of America, 88% of construction firms indicated they are experiencing project delays and worker shortages are the second leading cause (61%) cited behind longer lead times or shortages of materials (75%).

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Operating Insights

By: Kendall Jones
April 13th, 2022

All construction projects carry some level of risk. Being able to identify and manage risks requires skill, careful planning, and being able to make good decisions quickly. When risks become reality, they can be detrimental to the successful completion of your project. Properly managed risks can lead to higher profits, stronger relationships with clients, and the ability to grow and expand your business.

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Operating Insights

By: Kendall Jones
April 4th, 2022

Construction companies are in business to do two things: build things and make a profit. So why do so many excel at the first thing but struggle to be profitable?

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Operating Insights

By: Kendall Jones
March 25th, 2022

Networking is all about making new connections and building longstanding relationships. In the commercial construction industry being able to effectively network is a vital skill that as an individual could land you your next job or put your company on the path to your next big project.

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Operating Insights

By: Kendall Jones
March 11th, 2022

“Change is inevitable,” as the old saying goes. On construction projects, a more appropriate statement might be that “change orders are inevitable.” If the mere thought of a change order makes you cringe, it may be time to take a look at tweaking your change order process.