Blogs (27)


Project Compaction: Not Just for Soil

by Letsfixconstruction.com

I sat through a pre-construction meeting via conference call today to go over the ins...


Is All of Construction on a Fast Track?

by Letsfixconstruction.com

While hosting a Let’s Fix Construction workshop at the 2018 AIA Conference in New Yor...


In Favor of Mass Timber Construction Systems

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’re probably aware of the growing i...


Looking East to Make America Great

by Robert Ikenberry

As anyone who works in construction knows, projects are built on cooperation, even th...


Correlation and Intent in Contract Documents

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Although it didn't seem like it at the time, one of the best parts of my CSI chapter'...


Construction Costs Unknown

by Letsfixconstruction.com

When architects begin with the design concept as the primary driver, or if they have ...


Delegated Design: Where Does the Buck Stop?

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

With the increased use of delegated design in construction projects, questions have a...


Team Spec: Communication is Key

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Are you communicating with your specifier during construction administration? Are you...


The World’s Largest Movable Structure You’ve Probably Never Heard About

by Warren Brand

It’s called The New Safe Confinement (NSC). Picture a massive, movable hangar-like do...


Construction Needs a Fix

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Our biggest challenge comes from working in a bubble. It comes from only seeing thing...


Steps to Assessing Concrete Structures

by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

An assessment of a concrete structure to evaluate existing conditions and determine c...


5 Winter Challenges Buildings Face

by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

This first blog written by Logan Cook of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. includ...


Millennials: A Good Bet for Construction

by FMI

Now is the time to start incorporating a millennial-focused recruitment strategy for ...


Beyond Compliance: Inspired by Confined Space Rules

by Robert Ikenberry

In the works since 1980, federal OSHA recently published new construction-specific co...


Why Your Bridge Needs a Good Bake Sale

by Robert Ikenberry

Americans are great innovators. We develop the coolest technological toys. From perso...


Sales is Not a Dirty Word

by FMI

No one wants to be called a salesperson—regardless of their position in the company. ...


Beyond Cost: Pricing for Value

by FMI

In today’s market, many contractors assume that there are no longer opportunities to ...


From Loyal Employees, Loyal Clients

by FMI

Today’s business environment is very different from six years ago, when the pace of e...


Get Them While They’re Young

by FMI

As the construction industry rebounds with the growing economy, the search for talent...


Getting Paid—On Time, Without Drama

by FMI

Any principal of a construction firm will tell you that cash is king. There is little...


A Glass Ship for Vikings Unveiled

by Jill M. Speegle

It’s airy, yet enclosed. Love it or hate it, the recently unveiled, HKS-designed Minn...


Dangers of the Daily Juggling Act

by Karen Kapsanis

I have been trying to write this little essay for weeks, but I keep getting interrupt...


Construction Still Low on High Tech

by Robert Ikenberry

Construction is one of the last industries to embrace technology—or so it seems. If s...


‘Competent Persons’ vs. Competence

by Simon Hope

One of the eternal problems that our industry grapples with is defining the differenc...


Infrastructure Needs a Good PR Firm

by Robert Ikenberry

Which would you notice first? Money missing from your Social Security check, or a pat...


‘Wait, Wait Don’t Implode,’ Judge Says

by Jill M. Speegle

Hold the explosives! A Nevada state judge has put the kibosh on plans to implode a st...


Not Strangers to Danger

by Karen Kapsanis

Maybe you’ve had this experience, too: I have a hard time forgetting accidents that h...


 
 
   

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