NextGen is a group of dedicated individuals and professionals from ConstructConnect that are committed to inspiring the next generation of youth to consider and join the construction workforce. With a nationwide labor shortage and a frightening gap between the demand for workers and the number of qualified people searching for construction jobs, action must be taken to encourage students to enter this lucrative and diverse workforce.
In the world of commercial construction and especially working as a general contractor, networking and building relationships are vital and necessary skills that spur leads and drive revenue. Whether in person at a trade show, online on a project database, or on the jobsite, maintaining positive relationships remains at the heart of running a successful general contracting business.
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When it comes to generating leads and finding more projects in the commercial construction industry, particularly in the preconstruction phase, there are many different routes one can choose to navigate. From a strategic standpoint, the plan you create and decide to implement entirely depends on your business goals and priorities. It is safe to assume that most priorities lie in the “increase market share, profit, and overall success” category.
Arguably one of the most essential documents to ensure a construction project’s success, a material takeoff (MTO) is a comprehensive list of all materials and their quantities required to complete a project derived from the construction drawings and plans. Also referred to as a construction takeoff, quantity takeoff, or simply a takeoff, is a crucial element in accurately estimating and bidding on a construction job.
From March 14 - 18, thousands of eager construction industry members, leaders, and innovators will flock to Las Vegas for the highly anticipated CONEXPO 2023. To say we look forward to exhibiting again at the largest construction show in North America would be an understatement.
In a day and age when digital security is more important than ever, it is imperative that companies and employees do everything they can to prevent cyberattacks and data breaches on company and personal data. Specifically, in an industry as large and lucrative as construction, key players must be extremely diligent when it comes to stopping construction industry data breaches.
ConstructConnect is honored to announce they have been recognized in the top 40 on Comparably’s Best Companies for Women in 2022. This award is the result of a dedicated effort across the organization to create an inclusive and equitable culture with women at the forefront.
What is a Construction Contract While talking about construction contracts and their importance may seem like a repetitive topic, it is one of the most important aspects when considering the construction industry and the success of key players. A construction contract is the method by which terms, conditions, and the fine print of a project and agreement are legally bound together. The contract is a solidified deal made between the parties (usually two—the owner and the contractor) involved in the specified project.
In 2020, the CDC found that the construction industry has the second-highest suicide rate in the country, and construction workers are 3.5 more likely to die by suicide. With the suicide rate in construction ranked as one of the highest by occupation, industry leaders and members must take the necessary steps to educate and support those at risk. In addition to spreading awareness and education around the topic, something more sustainable and lasting must be done to help prevent and reduce suicides in construction.
There are approximately 133 deaths by suicide per day in the United States. This equates to someone taking their own life every 11 minutes. To better understand the causes and how to combat this issue, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a survey to discover which industries and occupations were at the most risk for suicides.