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Sustainable Value

Premier contractors operate on principles that produce sustainable value, consistent quality and high return on investment.  Many lesser-quality contractors skirt the law, limit compensation and eliminate benefits, safety and training programs in order to hit the low cost bid.  How do construction leaders communicate their superior value so owners and developers can avoid the risks and hidden costs associated with second-rate contractors?

Often low price wins the job, but does it deliver best value and return on investment?

I recently wrote about a Workforce Development Graduation honoring 21 Helpers, 19 Mechanics, and 9 Foremen who had recently completed those in-house training programs at Marek....
August 18, 2016
Houston's Construction Career Collaborative (C3), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization focused on the commercial construction industry in the Houston region, has made...
August 11, 2016
A few weeks ago Marek held their 2015-2016 Workforce Development Graduation to recognize the accomplishments of those who had recently completed their in-house Helper, Mechanic,...
August 05, 2016
In the construction industry, productivity and profit are always doing a dance. They are always partners no matter whether your firm is a global giant or a local sub. Whether...
July 28, 2016
Hi there. The Chamberlin Man here.A project doesn’t have to be large in scale to present challenges that require attention to detail, expertise and teamwork.  In fact, May’s...
July 19, 2016
The climate and construction codes are changing in a drastic way. We are beginning to hear about building codes around the world that demand that all buildings built by a certain...
June 24, 2016
The following article originally appeared in the June newsletter to clients of Kiley Advisors, LLC.  Reprinted with permission.We continue discussing the importance of...
June 17, 2016
Craft labor shortages are a serious issue with an enormous impact on project productivity.  To gain a better understanding of productivity from their perspective, the...
May 24, 2016
The following article was written by Don Cerlanek, General Manager of MEMCO (Marek Employment Management Company) Atlanta:Representatives of the City of Atlanta Workforce...
May 19, 2016