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Happy Employee . . . Happy Business

Employee Appreciation Day, observed the first Friday in March, is an unofficial holiday that encourages employers to thank their employees for their hard work and effort throughout the year. While donuts are great, this day is about more than sweet treats. At the CURT...

The Business Case for Connecting on Social Media

Facebook boasts 2.5 BILLION monthly active users; and as of the fourth quarter of 2019, 248 million of them lived in the United States and Canada. LinkedIn’s numbers aren’t in the billions but they’re just as impressive. One hundred and fifty-four million American...

Deciphering the Blurred Line Between Brand Familiarity and Preference

By Patty Fleider and Maria Lester, Accountability Information Management, Inc. Whether your construction company is small or large, your brand is the culmination of your company’s image. Having an established brand helps people recognize and remember your company....

Major Arena Megaprojects on Their Way up in the United States

Super Bowl LIV, the 54th Super Bowl, is now in the books – did your favorite take home the Vince Lombardi Trophy or hang their heads in defeat? This year’s Super Bowl was played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida (home of the Dolphins). The facility opened in 1987...

Mapping Mega-Projects in the United States

Construction in the United States is big business. The industry employs over seven million workers and creates almost $1.3 trillion worth of structures every year. Construction truly is the engine that powers the U.S. economy. FMI and CURT are teaming up to research...

The Five Best Tech Opportunities for Construction Companies

By Jason Krankota, Nvoicepay Construction has been one of the slowest industries to adopt technology. I think this is partly cultural – folks in the industry like to solve problems with their own ingenuity. Many firms are still family-owned, and there’s still a lot of...

Top Construction Trends for 2020

Depending on what news sources you follow, you’re likely to have read several trend predictions for 2020. Here is a Top-10 style list, linked back to the original articles. One: Modularization The promise of faster on-site assembly and higher quality has boosted the...

New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

2020 has already arrived and across North America, people are vowing to eat healthier, exercise more, spend less on frivolous purchases, and more on meaningful interactions. This time of year encourages reflection and goal setting, and with that spirit in mind, here...