Construction, green building, green technology, and accounting freelance writer
As women we often feel as if asking for what we want, a.k.a. being assertive, is a bad thing. This may be partially caused by how we are raised. Our belief that we have to take care of everyone else before ourselves means that we aren’t focused on our own needs, and asking for something for ourselves feels selfish and uncaring. The truth is we have to take care of ourselves first, or we won’t have the energy or desire to take care of others.
There are lots of ways to bill for work on a construction project. You can bill at the end of the project, at the beginning, or as you go along. Progress payments are made while the project is ongoing, and they are made as a result of progress billing.
In June 2019, Canada finally joined nearly every other Western nation in embracing prompt payment for contractors on public projects. The federal law complements prompt payment laws already passed in a number of provinces.
General contractors (GCs) and subcontractors (subs) work together closely on projects. With money, reputation, and egos on the line, disagreements are bound to happen. Property owners, GCs, and subs all need each other in order to complete a project. It’s critical that everyone on the job understands how to prevent construction disputes, and resolve them when they arise.
When we think of safety concerns in the construction industry, we tend to think of things like fall protection, lockout/tagout, ladder use, etc. However, there are other hazards, more common in construction, that can affect workers’ health in the long run.
Microlearning is the training delivery method of the future, and long days in front of a PowerPoint presentation may soon be a thing of the past. As more millennials are joining the construction workforce, the demand for microlearning’s short lessons is likely to rise.
Review of top habits that make a good safety manager, including training and engaging employees, visiting the workplace on a regular basis, and advocating for the purchase of training and equipment for employees.
Article focuses on problem clauses in construction contracts for subcontractors and general contractors.
Update on a new rule passed by OSHA that affects construction workers. This rule means significant changes to the use of tools and the health care provided to workers exposed to airborne silica.
One of the main reasons developers don't pursue green building is because they believe it costs more. This article was written to refute that argument.
Interviewed the woman who started Be That One Guy movement in construction, which aims to reduce harassment in the workplace on construction sites and in offices.
Provided reviews of five lien filing services for the construction industry, including research on ratings and services provided.
Described the pros and cons of using cloud storage options for tracking preliminary lien notices on construction projects.
Explains what R-value is and how to improve it.
Describes the areas of a building that let heat or cooling escape and affect the insulation value.
The article looks at whether a safety committee is required by law and gives steps to start one.
This article was published on Procore's JobSite, but has been removed. Compared prefabricated and modular construction techniques and the pros and cons of each.
A beginner's guide to green building and construction. It provides a glossary of terms, and several strategies to make any construction or remodel project more sustainable.
A Presidential Order required certain departments of the US government to reassess where they were purchasing goods and services. This caused a lot of feedback from the construction industry, where the global nature of the marketplace threatens to strain relations with other countries.
Looking at the lessons learned through twenty-plus years of green building.