Dodge, Procore report: Concrete contractors lag trades in profitability

Sources: Procore Technologies, Inc., Carpinteria, Calif.; Dodge Construction Network, Hamilton, N.J.; CP staff 2022 Top Business Issues for Specialty Contractors finds concrete contractors trail their steel, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing counterparts in financial performance. Published by Dodge Construction Network and construction management software developer Procore Technologies, the report highlights key issues impacting leading trades: profitability, workforce management and technology adoption. …

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Workforce center prepares for Careers in Construction Month

Sources: National Center Construction Education and Research, Alachua, Fla. The National Center Construction Education and Research and its Build Your Future initiative will mark the 10th annual Careers in Construction Month (CCIM). The October campaign aims to increase public awareness of employment opportunities in the trades; inspire the next generation of craft professionals; and, advance positive perceptions of the industry. …

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Concrete Contractors embrace 15-point safety roadmap

Sources: American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis; CP staff The American Society of Concrete Contractors Safety & Risk Management Council’s new Safety Training Assessment & Recognition (S.T.A.R.) Program provides 15 key performance indicators (KPI) to assess the effectiveness of accident prevention and worker protection strategies. 

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ORGANIZATIONS July 2014

Scott Stevens

The National Precast Concrete Association noted the early-June passing of founding member Douglas Hoskin, a professional engineer and former president of Ontario-based Unit Step Woodstock. He joined a group of producers and suppliers to form NPCA in 1965, serving in variety of capacities with the association, including chairman (1973).

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