Posts From the monthly archives: "February 2015"

Taking responsibility and defining the finish line are two things project managers should do as construction work is slated to get underway.  This post, written by David Whitemyer, also suggests that team leaders not only introduce their members, but really tout their talents. Whitemyer is a PM at Brent Johnson Design in Boston. He contends…(Read More)

The demand for project management skills in construction and infrastructure in Qatar have hit crisis numbers.  The shortage is so severe that some say it could impact preparations for the FIFA 2020 World Cup. Leaders in the region have created educational programs with core PM competencies for working in construction jobs. reports the…(Read More)

Ice, snow and frigid temperatures around the U.S. remind us to keep close tabs on the conditions affecting those who have jobs in construction. Dressing in layers, staying dry and being hydrated are often mentioned during winter months. This checklist of questions from Hanover Insurance offers different insights on how the elements affect the…(Read More)

There are strict requirements from OSHA about who can lead your safety training programs, and for good reason. As construction jobs continue to grow with the uptick in the economy, you’ll need qualified trainers to work with your teams. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration mandates specific credentials for trainers. For example…(Read More)

A famous executive reportedly used to take prospective new hires out to lunch. If the candidate salted his food before tasting it, the exective wouldn’t hire him. This story has been attributed to Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Howard Hughes and J.C. Penny among others. It’s really an urban legend, but there’s…(Read More)

Young construction workers get hurt at a disproportionately high rate, and employers must address this problem. The injuries may be related to inexperience, immaturity or simply being accident-prone, but Andrew Deen writes that ample training has to be provided to young workers on construction jobs. “Around half of all young workers work without nearby…(Read More)

Measuring vibration levels in factories, construction vehicles, building and machines is an important step in preventing injuries. Engineers, machine designers and technicians who specialize in this area can typically assess how repeated exposure to high level vibrations can potentially injure—or kill—someone. Hand-held tools such as grinders and sanders can compromise physical dexterity…(Read More)