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Hey, Alexa – Can you Keep a Secret? Minimizing AI Cyber-Attacks

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We are seeing an explosion of technology as our devices become more powerful and less expensive. Companies are taking advantage of our voracious appetite for all things technology and creating a world that is connected device to device.

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Topics: Cyber

10 Safety Best Practices For The Construction Job Site

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Minimizing your construction job site's risk is the key to having a successful project. To achieve this, having a good Safety and Loss Control Program in place will help. Since each construction company has its own unique set of risks, figuring out where to begin when creating a Safety Program can be daunting. To help, here are 10 safety best practices we have found that work:

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Topics: Safety

3 Ways To Improve Your Construction Safety Program

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It’s simply not enough to assume your employees are working safely on a job site. Accidents will happen, but there are ways your company can help minimize the risk. Whether you have a current Safety Program in place and need to refresh it or want to implement a Safety Program altogether — here are 3 ways you can improve your job site safety:

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Topics: Safety

High-Speed Rail Funding Restored in California

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Based on the article Global Construction shared in early June, an agreement was signed ending the court case brought by both the State of California and the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA). This decision will provide $928,600,000 in U.S. Federal funding to California’s high-speed rail project.

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Topics: Construction Trends

What is a Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)?

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Almost 20% of all firms are owned by women according to the 2018 Census. That number has been increasing over the years, especially in construction.

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Topics: Diversity Outreach

Is My Construction Company a Qualified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)?

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Many construction projects have both State & Federal Diversity participation goals that Owners, General Contractors, and even Prime Contractors are trying to achieve. These goals often require that a certain percentage of the Project’s contract value is awarded to certified MBE firms.

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Topics: Diversity Outreach

The 5 Step Approach to Cyber Security

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As we move to a more digital world, cyber-attacks are becoming the norm. Luckily, there are a few different ways to safeguard your company’s systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. One of the most popular ways to protect your company is to integrate the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework. This approach highlights 5 core functions that can be implemented.

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Topics: Construction Commercial Insurance, Cyber

Mid-Year Financial Planning Check-In

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With the middle of the year and the end of the 2nd Quarter quickly approaching, as a construction firm Owner, make sure you are reviewing your financial statements. The best way for your construction company to grow is to have a clear picture of your finances.

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Topics: Surety Bonding, Construction Risk Management

3 Ways to Master Your Construction Company's Financial Health

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When it comes to growing your construction company, we often associate success with money. The more money we make, the more successful our company. One of the most important things you can do as a business owner is master your financial health. When you have a clear picture of your finances, you’re able to identify your company’s strengths or weaknesses.

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Topics: Surety Bonding, Construction Risk Management

Diminish Mental Health Stigma in the Construction Workplace

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Misunderstandings about mental health have led to a negative stigma about it. This stigma has prevented employees from obtaining the proper care they need. As an Employer, providing a good mental health benefits package to your employees is crucial. It demonstrates that your company encourages your employees to seek the treatment they need. In doing so, Employees who take care of their mental health are more likely to have increased levels of productivity. If Employees don’t prioritize their mental health in the workplace, it can lead to increased accidents, claims, disability, workplace violence, etc.

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Topics: Employee Benefits