Team Rubicon is masterly at clearing and rebuilding areas hit by natural disaster. David Venables, deputy director of rebuild operations, reveals some of their construction efficiency secrets.
Author: FUEL Editorial Team
Construction risks get a lot of attention, yet many owners and contractors hope for the best instead of planning for the worst. But if you can imagine it, it can happen.
Home building cost shoots skyward, Gift ideas for construction workers, Tesla starts building gigafactory in China, Wisconsin brings a more colorful field of workers into the construction fray.
According to the World Green Building Trends 2018 report released in November, half of construction professionals surveyed anticipate that more than 60 percent of their projects will be green by 2021.
Having a family member working for your company may seem like an ideal situation. But before you have your relative fill out a W-2, you should consider the decision carefully.
The long, dark winter months offer an ideal time for planning ahead on your marketing strategy, based on what did and didn’t work before.
The next generation—Generation Z—might be a perfect match for construction. But experts say recruiting Generation Z will mean getting their attention as soon as possible.
That dream project you’ve been looking for just showed up. You can’t wait to start. Here are some signs that it actually could be a project from hell.
As cyberattacks continue to be an ongoing, serious threat, it’s more important than ever that you and your employees carefully guard your passwords.
It’s not a glamorous job, and it may even give you the sweats when you consider the expense—but reviewing your business insurance is a necessity.
Fewer than one in five construction workers gets a flu shot, the lowest rate of vaccinations across all industries. But the flu is highly contagious—and the shot won’t give you the virus.
From across the construction supplier spectrum, here is a sampling of new items that will help to increase sales and help you work quicker and more accurately.
Laurie Moore was the only woman on the board of the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association when she was tapped to head up a group for women in roofing. She hasn’t looked back.
The effects of construction late payments across the industry are seen in the $40 billion financing expense. Here’s how to mitigate your late-payment problem.
“Hard Hatted Woman”, a documentary about the experience of women working in the trades today, will be released in 2020. Here is FUEL’s conversation with the creator.
Setting trusses is one of the most tedious, dangerous parts of the building process. Steve Ventling knew there had to be a better way—so he made one.
Construction project management certifications can improve your chances with employers and increase your pay. On the other hand, certifications cost money, both for prep classes and testing.
The American Society of Safety Professionals recently launched a Fall Protection Experience that provides skills training on fall risks in virtual environments.
We’ve picked a winner for our Carhartt jacket giveaway! See why he (and five runners-up) said they are proud to work in construction.
The competition for talented accountants is stiff. Accountants who’ve recently retired from large firms can be an excellent resource for a small business.
The Texas labor shortage is stunting post-Harvey builds, Manhattan’s The Spiral was the biggest construction start of July, and Hilton us building SF’s first modular hotel.
Bricklaying robots might be just what the tight labor market ordered. However, the use of robots isn’t meant to replace human masons.
Preconstruction meetings mitigate costly errors and overruns. Even small to mid-size companies should consider holding them.
If there’s only one number a construction business owner should analyze on a regular basis, it’s operating cash flow.
About one in five U.S. workers have experienced bullying in the workplace. The construction industry has a high incidence of bullying. FUEL asked people in the industry to share their experiences.
FUEL is a fan of any company that goes above and beyond the call of duty to support construction and skilled trades. Outdoor and construction clothing brand Carhartt is a shining example of this.
It’s every subcontractor’s worst nightmare: The general contractor who hired you does not or will not pay you. So what can you do?
Security breaches like theft and vandalism cost the construction industry millions of dollars each year. We have some tips on securing your job site.
There have always been a lot of “things” on job sites, but today, many of those things are “smart”. Here’s how smart sensors and MESH networks are revolutionizing the construction site.
Construct KC is a Kansas City-area program that trains inmates for construction industry jobs. Construction work has been shown to reduce recidivism among those recently released from jail.