bid process

Navigating the Competitive Bid Process for Public Contracts

The bid process for a public construction project can be daunting for even the most sophisticated and savvy owners. Failing to adhere to state...
employee retention

Don’t Let ‘Em Go: Part 2 of 2

In part one of this article, the cost of a departing employee, the cost of turnover, and what can be done to improve retention...
low-level lifts

The Magic Number

There’s nothing magical about the number 19, yet there’s a misconception that general contracting projects like framing, painting, and installing HVAC, electrical systems, or...
Telescopic Handler

Tight Deadline, Tight Space

Henry J. Knott Masonry, Inc., a third-generation masonry contractor, has been in business since 1936. Started by Henry Knott III’s grandfather, HJ Knott Masonry...

WOC 2017 Product Showcase

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Towering Over the Manhattan Bridge on the Lower East Side

The Lower East Side has traditionally been an enormous low-rise residential area along the East River. That was until Extell Development decided to erect...

High Demand Applications Demand High Performance Insulation

Certain building projects and conditions require higher insulation performance and long-term resilience. The unique closed-cell composition of extruded polystyrene foam insulation (XPS) provides greater...

Project Management Software: Part 2 of 2

Today’s contractor is faced with an interesting dilemma with more choices in Project Management solutions than before, but also more complexity in choosing the...

Changing the Process of Communicating Change Part 1 of 2

Change is defined as a shift from one way of doing things to a different way of doing things. It can be incremental or...

The Diesel Engine Oil of the Future: PC-11

The American Petroleum Institute (API), working with engine manufacturers and oil makers, is completely redesigning heavy-duty engine oil specifications. Nearly a decade has passed...