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ConstructionPro Week, Volume: 5 - Issue: 39 - 10/07/2016

Construction Blog Highlights

On a regular basis, we highlight content posted on other blogs that we feel would benefit our readers.  This week's blog highlights include:

 

4 Ways to Reduce Waste at Your Construction Project

Wallace Dostal provides four practical, no-cost methods to reduce waste and save money with some straightforward pre-planning tips. This makes sense and should be a standard practice, since 75% of construction waste is made from clean, reusable materials.  Check out Wallace's post at the Demetree Real Estate blog here.

 

Concrete Moisture - An Emerging Problem?
Those who have experienced buckling floor coverings or other issues atop concrete slabs may be interested to know that the source may be moisture in the concrete.  At the Let's Fix Construction blog, a  new website we recently found, contributor Eric D. Lussier examines the problem and solutions -- a good read if you're involved with concrete slabs or flooring.  Be sure to read the comment thread for input from readers. Click here to read the full blog post.  

 

Just-In-Time Training - Lean Concepts for On-The-Job Learning

Sasha Reed of Bluebeam makes a good point in her recent blog at the Building Design & Construction blog site.  How may times have you attended a multi-day workshop to learn a new skill or how to use a new software system, only to forget most of the stuff in a few months?  Sometimes we need training to learn basic operation of new tools, but when it comes to implementation, we need to learn and understand more specific steps and the nuances that accompany the use of the tools.  This is where we need more specific training or on-the-job support from subject matter experts. Sasha makes the point that training should work on the lean construction model - just-in-time.  We agree.  Check out the blog site here and let us know what you think.

 

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