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Building for the New, “Lean and Green” Healthcare Industry

November 29, 2012
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Category  /  Healthcare

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The healthcare industry is advancing at an ever increasing rate toward new approaches, methods and technologies of care.  And while providers advance at diagnosis, treatment and integration of ways to care for patients, they are facing ever increasing demands to do more with less and become…

Building for the New, “Lean and Green” Healthcare Industry

Laid-Off Field Workers Need Time to Transition

September 28, 2012
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Category  /  Safety

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As the economy improves, and workers who have been laid off for extended periods of time return to the workforce, safety departments are being…
Laid-Off Field Workers Need Time to Transition

Setting the Tone for a Successful Project

July 27, 2012
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Category  /  Preconstruction

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The way you start a project sets the pace for the rest of the job, making it one of the most important phases of the construction process.  Just like in our personal lives, a first impression is a lasting impression.  This is true with not only the Owners, Architect, and Engineers, but…
Setting the Tone for a Successful Project

Leading with Cautious Optimism

May 25, 2012
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Category  /  Leadership

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Without a doubt, these past few years have been some of the most challenging times we have experienced in our lifetime.  The construction industry has been hit particularly hard with significant reductions in revenues across the board.  Like all companies facing this challenge, our…

Battling Wisconsin Winters at Jones’ Island

March 30, 2012
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Category  /  Project Management

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I don’t think it’s a mystery to anyone that Wisconsin winters can be a real challenge. This is especially the case in the construction industry, as we are working outdoors a good share of the time. To our pleasant surprise, this has not (yet) been the case for 2011.
Battling Wisconsin Winters at Jones’ Island

2012 Construction Industry Forecast

January 27, 2012
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Category  /  Industry Trends

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Over the years, I have become Findorff’s construction economics expert (or geek depending on your perspective).  As such, I’m often asked, “What do the next six months to a year look like?”  As with the economy as a whole, in construction, we use past…
2012 Construction Industry Forecast