The latest construction news from around the globe…
Here’s what’s been going on in construction this past year. From all of the strategies construction firms have used to weather the COVID-19 storm to a couple of positive highlights of 2020, we’ve got you covered on all the top industry news from around the world.
We’re in this Together: Construction Leaders Discuss COVID-19 Impacts and What May Lie Ahead
Before we even knew the true impact of COVID-19, four construction industry leaders participated in the first of a series of webinars entitled: “Procore Customer Roundtable: We’re in This Together.” The presenters weighed in on COVID-19, how they’re dealing with its impact, and the opportunities and challenges the future might bring.
How One Calgary-Based Contractor is Responding to COVID-19
This is the story of one Calgary-based construction firm that took steps to protect its on-site workers and doubled down on doing tasks remotely by employing construction management software wherever possible.
A Look At Upcoming Australian Construction Projects
Due to a range of measures including direct funding injections and fast-tracked approval processes, Australia saw a large number of projects nearing shovel-ready state despite the pandemic—here are some of the projects we told you to keep on your radar.
Skanska USA’s Sarah Epifano on Redefining Obstacles and Advancing Women in Construction
As far back as she can remember, Sarah Epifano says she never felt being a female was a disadvantage, a perspective her father, a civil engineer, helped solidify early in her life. Here’s how Epifano, now Skanka’s Senior Director of Business Development, was able to use her visibility as a woman in the construction industry to her benefit.
How Technology is Helping a Construction Company Weather the Pandemic
Harper General Contractors is a 70-year-old company that began in a small hardware store in Williamston, South Carolina. However, today Harper is ranked as one of the nation’s top 400 general contractors. Like so many other businesses though, when the pandemic hit Harper had to find new ways of doing business while facing today’s challenges.
NRP Group Is On A Mission
Affordable housing gives transformative power to individuals. That was the motivating principle behind Cleveland, Ohio’s NRP Group when David Heller and his co-founders founded the company in 1994. The NRP Group has long been a beloved and respected entity in its home of Ohio; not to mention a number of other states in the US. Then came COVID. Here’s how the builder improvised and mobilized—fast.
Getting the Most out of Virtual Groundbreak 2020
This year, with most public events going virtual, including Procore’s Groundbreak, it was important to know how to navigate online versions of your favorite conferences. While there’s nothing quite like an in-person event, virtual events offer certain benefits, and can even present more networking and learning opportunities.
A Trailblazer Discusses Qualities Needed for Getting Through Uncertain Times
Lt. Gen. West is a trailblazer by any definition. She was the first black woman three-star General in U.S. Army history and is currently the highest-ranking woman to ever graduate from the prestigious West Point. In her keynote at Groundbreak 2020, West spoke with Procore’s Chief Culture Officer Steve Zahm on the timely topic of how inclusive companies win, covering the importance of leading with character in these dire times.
How Procore’s Culture Academy Is Helping Companies Create a Sustainable Competitive Advantage
In November, Procore hosted its 5th Culture Academy, a two and a half-day immersive culture and leadership experience that unites like-minded construction executives committed to cultivating a healthy workplace culture. Although Culture Academy went virtual this year due to COVID-19, Jobsite got the chance to talk to four alumni to learn more about their experiences participating in the program.
Leading Inclusively: 10 Things You Can Do to Promote Inclusion & Diversity
Valerie Jackson, who previously led Global Inclusion and Diversity at Procore, led a Groundbreak 2020 breakout discussion about being an inclusive leader. Panelists Michele Murphy, Director of the Chicago office for Shawmut Design, and Doctor Giovanna Brasfield, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion of Flatiron Construction, sat down with Jackson to discuss some strategies that business owners can implement to improve diversity and inclusion within their operations.
Thank You for Readership
It’s been quite the year, and the industry has certainly gone through its fair share of ups and downs, and yet, the construction sector has persevered.