Come January 1, 2015, construction contractors operating in California who hire temporary workers can be held liable if the labor contractor doesn’t supply workers compensation, or doesn’t pay wages owed to a temporary worker. It doesn’t matter if the contractor didn’t have knowledge of violations, or even if the contractor and labor supplier are joint employers.
New university research reveals many free mobile apps don’t always play nice when it comes to mobile application privacy. That spells difficulty for AEC businesses and is part of the reason only a small percentage of information technology decision makers say they are truly confident the security technologies they have in place will do the job.
The National Labor Review Board’s recent dismissal of an employee’s complaint shows the challenge in creating a social media policy that protects the company while also allowing employee expression. AEC companies must carefully construct and regularly review social media policy to stay in sync with the legal landscape.
By Cheryl Bikowski
A forklift used at one construction site might not be the best for another. Specific construction tasks vary, as do weight and size needs. Terrain and environmental factors can make a difference when it comes to the effectiveness of your forklift.
Here are five items to consider when selecting the best forklift for your specific construction site. Continue reading
The cloud’s attractiveness increases for construction firms with each round of cuts in cloud computing costs. That can entice businesses to expand cloud presence, or switch providers, sometimes at their own peril. Even those finding cloud computing costs low enough for a first move to the cloud, must not let the price carry more weight than it’s worth. Continue reading
With the continued and growing emphasis on sustainability in construction we could be on the verge of a radical shift in how we think about the current stock of buildings. The time may be coming when we stop planning for building replacement, and instead plan for building reuse. That in turn would significantly change the roles of designers and builders.
The architecture, engineering and construction sector continues a period of robust consolidation with firms trying to position themselves as jacks of all trades, in wider and wider geographies.
Even the building materials sector is busily merging and acquiring to deal with overcapacity and to improve their competitive positions, according to a new report out from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Deal volume in the third quarter was 54% greater than the same time last year. Continue reading
When Charles Clemons with Bath Fitter of Chattanooga went looking for a loan partner to qualify customers on the spot, he wanted a company that didn’t have a lot of hassles and one that would help him close business with three major categories of customers. Continue reading