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Weekly Poll (16)

The Iron Workers union recently announced the introduction of a paid maternity-leave benefit for its members. Should more employers in the American construction and infrastructure industries follow suit?

Several lawmakers have introduced legislation to limit or repeal the Davis-Bacon Act, which ties wages on construction projects to a “prevailing wage” for the type of work being done and the area it’s being done in. Is this a good or bad idea?

In a recent study, 91 percent of building owners and contractors agreed that collaboration reduces risk in construction, with the most effective strategies involving formal brainstorming and regular meetings with the full project team. How often do you meet with your team?

A survey recently published by the American Institute of Architects indicates that the architecture industry has almost fully recovered from the recession and is seeing healthy profits. Do you feel that trend reflected in your business?

A recent survey found that less than 10 percent of Millennials are interested in working in construction, retail or manufacturing careers. What would help the construction industry attract these workers?

How often do your clients request green products or green processes?

How has the downturn in oil and gas production affected your business?

How much weight do you give to market-research studies?

Does your company offer bonuses during the holiday season?

Looking ahead to the coming year, how do you feel about your position or company?

To what extent are you using social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) to advance your business?

Now that personal marijuana use is increasingly legal, what is your policy on its use in the workplace?

How has your staffing been in 2012?

What can be done to attract more young people to the coatings industry?

Work-site webcams are becoming more popular, to give taxpayers, supervisors and clients a front seat at the action. Would you allow this technology on one of your projects?

In what coating business sector do you see the most potential for growth in the next 24 months?


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