On a regular basis, we highlight content posted on other blogs that we feel would benefit our readers. This week's blog highlights include:
Getting To The Bottom of Construction Labor Woes
Duane Craig at the Construction Informer blog explores the reason for labor shortages in the construction industry, including mismatch of skills to available workers, and to labor hoarding. Craig's findings say these factors are only part of the problem, and recommends more emphasis on training over four-year degrees, new technologies and changes in immigration policies. Read the full post here.
16 Marketing Lessons Learned for Professional Services
Mark Buckshon reports on his trip to the annual Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Build Business conference. SMPS is well represented by the A/E industry. In his blog this week, Mark summarized 16 basic success principles that were presented by the keynote speaker Ben Casnocha. Each principal in the post links back to Casnocha's website with explanatory notes. This article is a good read for those on the business development side of the construction business. Click here for Mark's post.
Lien Rights and Waivers
At the Aronson Construction & Real Estate Report blog, Liang Wu discusses the subject of work eligibility for protection under mechanic's lien laws and introduces the topic of lien waivers. The post points out specific eligibility for Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia only. Lien rights cannot be waived in Maryland, for example. Contractors are advised to become familiar with lien requirements for their own particular jurisdiction. The Aronson post can be read here.