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Contract Surety 01.12.2024

Continuous Improvement: Insights From Pros

  Continuous improvement sounds leisurely, but requires hard work. So much so, that large construction companies often invest in dedicated continuous improvement specialists. Here are some of the responsibilities typically involved in the role. Are…
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Continuous Improvement: Insights From Pros
Contract Surety 01.05.2024

Local Builds Funded By RAISE?

  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has initiated the process for awarding a new round of transportation grants, totalling $1.5 billion, under the RAISE program, which stands for Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and…
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Local Builds Funded By RAISE?
Contract Surety 01.05.2024

Onshoring Boom: Lucrative Opportunities 

  The drive to bring manufacturing back to the United States has pumped piles of money,  public and private, into construction, and absent derailment due to labor challenges, the momentum is expected to continue, creating…
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Onshoring Boom: Lucrative Opportunities 
Contract Surety 12.29.2023

IIJA?: How’s It Going?

  It’s been two years since the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provided a five year allocation, totalling $1.2 trillion federal dollars, for long neglected projects. What’s been accomplished with the IIJA dollars so…
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IIJA?: How’s It Going?
Contract Surety 12.29.2023

Before The Shovel Hits The Dirt…

  With disputes–and the cost of resolving them–rising, construction pros urge making an agreement about how to handle the project changes that will inevitably crop up before any work begins. Be careful though: contract lingo…
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Before The Shovel Hits The Dirt…
Contract Surety 12.22.2023

12 Strategies for Growth

When you own and run a construction business, riding the ups and downs comes with the territory, but of course more highs than lows are best. Here are 12 pragmatic strategies that successful entrepreneurs rely…
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12 Strategies for Growth
Contract Surety 12.22.2023

Billions Awarded for Building Railways

Tens of thousands of new jobs are anticipated as railways across the country get big builds underway in the year ahead, thanks to new awards of over $8 billion from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs…
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Billions Awarded for Building Railways
Contract Surety 12.13.2023

Reaching New Heights: Fall Prevention

Following findings that deathly falls during the construction work day had reached new heights in 2021, everyone in the industry has had a renewed focus on prevention. With the short, dark and often slippery days…
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Reaching New Heights: Fall Prevention
Contract Surety 12.13.2023

Worker Scarcity: A Persistent Trend

According to labor statistics from the end of October, hiring remains challenging in construction–and is expected to stay that way: About 5% of construction jobs went unfilled on the last day of October….Despite the slight…
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Worker Scarcity: A Persistent Trend