Critical highway repairs completed two years ahead of schedule. A power plant project that’s also a park. A veterans’ hospital built to function even when flooded. Those are a few examples of the above-and-beyond design and construction efforts honored by ENR’s annual Best of the Best Projects awards.
Tracy Young had enough project smarts and technology vision to create PlanGrid, a now widely used cloud-based platform that has transformed field-document handling and brought an eye-popping buyout price from software giant Autodesk.
After fire destroyed AvalonBay’s four-story, 235-unit apartment project in Maplewood, N.J., in 2017, Michael Feigin decided that conventional industry standards and approaches designed to minimize the risks of these relatively rare, yet costly construction-phase fires were not enough.
Leo Sveikauskas, research economist in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Division of Productivity Research and Program Development, had been thinking about issues in measuring construction productivity after a discussion with peers in that unit of BLS, part of the U.S. Labor Dept.
Astute leaders. Risk takers. Clever problem solvers. Passionate community servants. The 2018 class of ENR Newsmakers embodies qualities that enable members to improve the construction industry and benefit the public.
When working on big projects, it can be hard to stay on top of which workers are qualified to do what. Luckily, there are now ways to bring training certification data into smarter workforce management tools. During this webinar, ENR will talk with the experts about their experiences tracking training certifications more intelligently.
Re-Broadcasting On Demand from GWIC 2018 | Retired aviation industry leader and veteran in both the private and public sectors, Ginger Evans, has worked globally and managed one of the world’s busiest airport systems. During this webinar, she will inspire emerging professionals in overcoming challenges in leadership and career-building.
Re-Broadcasting On Demand from GWIC 2018 | 32-year union ironworker and trades national building diversity activist, Vicky O'Leary, will share strategies for attracting and keeping more women on the job site including the union’s trendsetting paid maternity leave policy. During this webinar, learn how the benefit is working for workers—and their employers!
For over 30 years, the Top 600 Specialty Contractors list has showcased the largest specialty contractors in the U.S., but it also measures the markets for specialty trade and subcontracting and identifies the issues and trends that will affect the markets and how subcontractors do business. A panel of executives from the largest specialty contracting firms will discuss the results of the 2018 Top 600 survey and opportunities for future business.
During this webinar, industry experts will explore how project owners and their building teams are developing project leaders for the next generation, reflecting needed business and technical management, diversity, and political acumen and employing the latest technology to push training and connection.
If you are going to win at the game of contracting, you have to know the score... and the score is determined by more than whether you made or lost money at the end of the job. During this webinar, attendees will learn how to identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) so that contractors can develop the components of a solid game plan for peak performance throughout the life of the project, and more.
There's been intense debate over disturbing trends that highly-qualified women professionals are leaving the construction sector or dropping out of their technical and management-track careers. During this webinar, we'll discuss why industry women head for the career “off-ramp”, and offer insights on how good employers are removing obstacles and boosting workplace cultures to keep women on the road to success.
This popular annual webinar takes place just as the new Top 500 Design Firms ranking is unveiled. It invites leaders from top-ranked firms to talk about their takeaways from the year past and their strategy for the year ahead. ENR will moderate a panel of executives from the largest design firms as they discuss the results of the 2019 Top 500 survey and where they see opportunities for future business.
This popular annual webinar takes place just as the new 2019 Top 400 Contractors ranking is unveiled. It invites leaders from top-ranked firms to talk about their takeaways from the year past and their strategy for the year ahead. A panel of executives from the largest contracting firms as they discuss the results of the 2019 Top 400 survey and where they see opportunities for future business.
With the construction industry shifting to an ever younger workforce, what are companies doing to develop new talent and fill out their succession plans? Taking the experience of ENR's Top 20 Under 40 winners as inspiration, this webinar will delve into how to attract younger staff and retain them, optimize mentorship programs and identify strategies to smoothly transition company leadership.