This week's blog highlights from across the industry look at:
How Can Construction Companies Stay on Schedule?
In a recent ConstructionDIVE post, Kim Slowey provided advice on how to juggle limited resources across multiple projects to meet the schedule agreed upon in the contract. A lot of the problems arise from subcontractors and this article provides advice for working with subcontractors including: Get a detailed schedule weeks ahead of time, use medium to large contractors, go back to the same subcontractors that you have a relationship with, look for subcontractors with separate teams assigned to different departments like estimating and field operations and ensure they are willing to work overtime if needed to catch up. To read this article, click here. Read the full in-depth “Dotted Line” series on “Construction Contracts: Everything You Need to Know,” by clicking here.
7 Construction/Engineering Companies Ranked on Fortune 500 List
Another ConstructionDIVE post reported that seven construction or engineering companies hit the Fortune 500 list including:
- Fluor (No. 149)
- AECOM (No. 161)
- Jacobs Engineering Group (No. 259)
- Peter Kiewit Sons (No. 324)
- Quanta Services (No. 355)
- EMCOR Group (No. 360)
- CH2M Hill (No. 494)
To read more about these seven companies, as well as to learn about others that slipped from their 2016 rankings, click here
U.K. Construction Firm Bans Workers from Having BeardsThe Guardian
reported that the U.K. construction company Mears has banned its workers from having beards in order to effectively wear dust masks when working in dusty environments. Click here
to learn what Unite, Britain’s biggest union, has to say about this new corporate policy and Mears’ response.