Project Delivery Approach

Recently a potential client asked me to provide a quote for a gym he wanted to build.  He had hired an architect to provide a schematic drawing and code analysis and he had several conceptual drawings from the franchise he was considering buying into.  Additionally, I reviewed the site and identified some issues that I […]

Solving Puzzles is a Team Effort

I pursued a degree in Construction Management because I liked to solve problems and viewed building construction as a puzzle on a grand scale. I was fascinated with the process of hundreds of people working as a team, fitting together hundreds of thousands of pieces of a wide array of materials to form a unique […]

15 Tips For New Managers

A construction manager is a much more diverse position than your everyday corporate office manager. Yes, a bachelor’s degree is typically required for both, and that education helps prepare you for your new role. However even with that preparation, your first time as a construction manager can feel both exciting and terrifying at the same […]

The Language of Construction Management

Alright, alright, I know what you’re thinking. No, this is not going to be a post about the cliche, catcalling construction worker with a NSFW vocabulary. Instead, consider this an introduction to the subtle and varied language of construction management. As a manager, you’ll need to know all of these codes and keywords. Construction projects […]

10 Hot Careers in Construction

If you enjoy working in fast-paced, team-oriented environment, construction management may be a field worth considering. Construction management is a field with a variety of job opportunities and experiences. From laborer jobs to management and supervisory roles, this industry needs qualified professionals to assist with the design, development, and management of construction processes.

Top 30 Job Sites for Commercial Construction

Whether you are a construction student or someone who has worked in the industry for years, finding a job can sometimes be one of the most challenging aspects of the commercial construction field. Only a few years ago, candidates were forced to send out paper resumes and keep their fingers crossed for an answer. Now […]

19 Construction Management Job Websites

The economy has caused the construction industry to come to a dramatic halt. Building isn’t what it used to be, but slowly businesses are putting up new properties across the country. These construction management sites will help contractors and those in upper level construction positions take on new jobs in their area. Remember not all […]

Top 50 Green Construction Blogs

For years now, all things green have been in the spotlight in regards to everything from politics to food. The construction industry is no exception with new homes, buildings, skyscrapers, and even renovations all being done with the most sustainable designs and lowest impact in mind. In the same spirit of innovation, there are loads […]