The Connection
November 9, 2021
Association News
Join Jason and Mary Sturgeon of Arcade Wayfinding for an ​engaging discussion on the art of translating career ​achievements into numbers. We’ll talk about how to translate ​value into math, decode which numbers are most relevant to ​your performance assessment or resume, and why ​defining the real value you bring to the table in the cold, hard, ​fact-based language of numbers can help defuse the effects of ​
unconscious bias in the workplace.​
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Veterans Day is observed on November 11th and originally was known as Armistice Day in honor of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 that marked the end of World War I. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day to commemorate veterans of all wars. The military men and women who serve and protect our country come from all walks of life; they are parents, children, grandparents, friends, neighbors and coworkers, and are an important part of our communities. Each year 200,000 service members return to civilian life with incredible skills and knowledge. Due to labor shortages, construction is a great industry for veterans to transition into.
NAWIC Benefits Spotlight
The debate comes up at this time of year, seemingly every year, about turning our clocks back and ending Daylight Savings Time. Well, except for those of you in Arizona and Hawaii. The formal implementation of Daylight Savings Time dates to 1966 and President Johnson under the premise that by shifting the hour of daylight from the morning to the evening it would save energy and encourage more late day activity. Are those still applicable and relevant goals? 
We implement changes or memorialize approaches with the best of intentions. Saving energy and promoting more activity are admirable. But what if, with the best of intentions, the benefits do not materialize. I am not arguing the realization of the expected benefits. I am suggesting that we can easily fall into the trap of letting situations continue without questioning the “hows” and whys.” It reminds me of the Talking Heads song lyric “And you may ask yourself, how did I get here?” that often remains unanswered. 
Your whole organization benefits from visibility into your workforce planning
A better understanding of your team’s capacity can certainly help inform project bidding and eliminate the idle time between projects, but it requires that everyone has the information they need to make the best decisions for your people. Find out what the biggest workforce visibility challenges are facing general contractors and why everyone benefits from increased visibility into the workforce planning.
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Industry Update
The legislation, long-awaited by many in construction, includes $110 billion for roads and bridges and $66 billion for passenger and freight rail.
The agency is soliciting comments on topics ranging from heat-stress thresholds to exposure monitoring.
Investment in nonresidential structures dropped during seven of the past eight quarters, but forecasts indicate a more positive future.
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