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By David Bronovicki

From high school kids switching classes to employees wheeling medical equipment, it’s a fact that the interiors of some buildings will take more of a beating than others. When you’re planning high-traffic construction projects for hospitals, outpatient centers, transportation hubs and schools, you understand resilience is often on the want list, while value is always on the need list.

Here are some ways you can upsell interior wall protection that offers clients resilience and value:

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By Jeffrey Gayer
 
According to a report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the construction and manufacturing industries are the sources of the most job related eye injuries in the U.S.  These workplace eye injuries range from simple eye strain to severe trauma, which can cause permanent damage or blindness, requiring emergency attention.  However, “90 percent of all workplace eye injuries are preventable with the appropriate eye protection,” the AAO says.
 
So if 90 percent of eye injuries are preventable, why do workers not wear protective eye gear?

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In the construction industry, upstream parties, such as project owners and general contractors, typically seek to secure insurance risk transfer protection from accidents that occur on the job. An indemnification clause in a contract with a subcontractor is one way to achieve that goal. Another way is to require the subcontractor to include an additional insured endorsement in their general liability coverage to extend coverage to an upstream party as an additional insured (AI).

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By Jemima Meyers

Equipment is expensive, and you definitely want a decent and high ROI on the capital that you have invested.  Heavy industrial equipment –especially farming, industrial or mining equipment – demands proper maintenance to ensure it functions smoothly.

Tips for Keeping Track of Your Construction CostsBy Robert J. Hall

The construction business is full of variables: Recent statistics put private sector construction spending, after a variable decade, once again almost at the level it had reached in 2004. Unfortunately, there is still room for growth before it reaches the highs of 2006 to 2007. Public sector spending has held relatively stable over the past eight years, with a slight dip recorded in 2013.

Interview blog

By Bess Cadwell and Jacque Linaman

The construction industry has changed a lot since 2008, as have the job shortages and talent abundance that gave companies the upper-hand during the downturn.

Experienced professionals are in high demand, but finding those employees is not the only challenge. The interview process is a bigger opportunity and risk than most people realize. The candidate across the table from you could be your future director of preconstruction, or your future vendor, partner, or business referral.

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