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6 Rules for Morning Check-ins that Work

6 Rules for Morning Check-ins that Work

Brief Quick staff meetings at the beginning of each workday can create focus, purpose and an understanding of everyone's challenges and successes, writes Naphtali Hoff. He offers six rules for leaders to create stand-ups that are productive, consistent and help...

Concrete Beam Design: How Concrete Beams React to Being Bent

Concrete Beam Design: How Concrete Beams React to Being Bent

Brief An engineer must take into account when choosing between balanced concrete, under-reinforced concrete or over-reinforced concrete for a beam to support a building. "In most circumstances, under-reinforced section concrete beams are generally preferred to either...

3 Construction Trends to Watch for in 2021

3 Construction Trends to Watch for in 2021

Brief Construction firms will focus on standardizing prefabrication materials and processes as builds become more complex in 2021, Kenny Ingram writes. Other trends to watch include a growing emphasis on total asset lifecycle responsibility and the use of enterprise...

If You Want to Be A Better Leader, You Must Do This

If You Want to Be A Better Leader, You Must Do This

Brief  Self-reflection and regaining your sense of purpose and belonging are what changed the Grinch who stole Christmas -- a lesson leaders could stand to learn, writes Dan Rockwell. "The Grinch hated the Whos because his heart was 2 sizes too small, not because the...

5 ways to Show Respect and Trust for Employees

5 ways to Show Respect and Trust for Employees

Brief  The pandemic has left employees demanding more respect for their work and their personal lives, writes S. Chris Edmonds, who offers five ways leaders can align business goals with employee expectations, including creating a culture of trust and focusing on...

Modular Architecture:. How Modular Construction is Evolving

Modular Architecture:. How Modular Construction is Evolving

Brief Modular construction has been around for decades but continues to evolve, with the latest forms falling into three categories: full stack, off the shelf and options from design-development firms. Hassell senior researcher Daniel Davis explores this world of...

Nondestructive Tests:  DThe benefits of maturity testing for Concrete

Nondestructive Tests: DThe benefits of maturity testing for Concrete

Brief Nondestructive maturity testing can help yield important information about concrete strength in critical places while accounting for variances in field conditions, writes Scott Grumski, vice president of platform development at Forney. While it cannot replace...

5 Strategies to Set Your Team Up for Success

5 Strategies to Set Your Team Up for Success

Brief Leaders can entrust their teams with responsibilities when they communicate goals, are decisive, build two-way relationships and reward success, writes professor and consultant Jonathan Dapra. "How can you expect your associates to bring their A-game to work...