The Connection
December 30, 2021
Association News
As 2021 comes to a close, NAWIC would like to take this opportunity to wish our members and partners a safe and happy holiday season. We hope you enjoy this special "year in review" issue of The Connection, with a look at the most-clicked content from 2021. Our regular publication will resume Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
I got a call from a former coaching client who I have not spoken to in nearly three years. Her email made me smile about the work we did together and her willingness to reach out for assistance after all the time that has passed. Our call focused on her changing circumstances and, consequently, a need for a new approach to achieve her current goals. What does this have to do with networking? Everything.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday a final rule implementing President Joe Biden’s executive order raising the federal contractor minimum wage from $10.95 to $15 an hour. The final rule retains the Jan. 30, 2022, deadline by which agencies must incorporate the new rate into new contract solicitations.
President Joe Biden signed the infrastructure bill into law Monday. Infrastructure spending related to the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will be coordinated by Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans.
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Elevated materials costs, labor woes, inflation and more made for a difficult 12 months for contractors, but there are positive signals too.
In the hit series Ted Lasso, the perennially optimistic coach who finds himself transitioning from American football to soccer, he reminds his players to “be a goldfish”. He knows nothing about soccer, and neither would you to embrace his message, but he does understand human nature. He tells the team that a goldfish has the shortest memory span in the animal world. How can we consider his philosophy and embrace his guidance in our own lives?
Powered by Touchplan, Build. Lead. Succeed is NAWIC's new podcast that is dedicated to having real conversations about what it’s like for women in the construction industry.
A recent breakdown of census data shows the areas with the highest share of women construction workers and their annual salaries.
Is a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion focus really needed in the construction industry? Yes, it is and we have a wonderful member making the case on our behalf. Kathleen Dobson, Safety Director for Alberici and NAWIC member in the Detroit Chapter, has taken the torch and composed an article for Construction Tech Review. In this article, Dobson brings to light that despite the changes in society and this industry, it has mostly remained unchanged. The construction industry has held onto biases and prejudices that not only hurt the individual but the whole workforce. By marginalizing women and people of different ethnicities, collaboration, experiences and insight that could improve the process is lost.
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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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This seems like a frequent question lately. I never really know where an interesting thought or concept will come for work or life. I have always been curious and consider myself to be a lifelong learner. Whatever your preferred medium, you will be amazed at how much we still don’t know and the array of choices to feed your curiosity.
After shutting down its Windsor, Connecticut, project a second time when an eighth noose-like rope was found, Amazon said it is assessing its GC's performance.
An economist expects the labor part of the sawmill problem to start resolving itself later this year, but expects prices to remain high into 2022.
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