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May 10, 2022
Association News

Nominations for Future Leader Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Member of the Year Award are open! Nominate a deserving member from your chapter to have her recognized at Annual Conference.
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The Kueker Award recognizes an Educator or Advocate who has passion for and dedication to Construction Education. Nominations are open through May 15.
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As we near the polls opening date for the 2022-23 National Board of Directors election, we urge you to get to know the candidates! You can check out their campaign videos below to learn about each candidate and why they are running for a National Board position.

Education / Training
Chinsoku is a Japanese word meaning to feel sufficient or satisfied with what we have. Too often, my clients believe that more is better. More money, more responsibility, more staff, more social media likes…just more. Many never take a step back to ask themselves what having more would mean or the unintended consequences. This applies equally to those working within organizations as it does to business owners.

Some seem hard-wired to believe that there will never be enough. They may have been told at an early age that forward progress and success means striving for and accumulating more. It is a conscious choice to choose and adopt a mindset of chisoku. Sometimes, it is hard to make that choice or to even calculate what enough even means. Let’s consider some of the big picture and tactical elements of choosing enough as a default approach.
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
In light of Construction Safety Week, Construction Dive asked experts to weigh in on the high suicide rate plaguing the industry and what employers can do to protect workers.
Kristine Newman, recently announced as CFO of the St. Louis-based contractor, said she believes building a unified front is key to combating the labor shortage.
Paula Finch says diversity goals are designed to help lift all contractors, but enforcement programs are often under-resourced.
A new California legislative analysis suggests climate change poses a particular hazard to employees who cannot avoid outdoor exposure, including construction workers, and that the risk is increasing.
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