December 2017

Also in the December 2017 Issue:

Proposed ASTM Standard for UV-Cured GRP Expected in 2018

A proposed ASTM standard may bring a relatively unknown insulation jacket material into more projects in the United States. UV-cured glass-reinforced plastic (UV-GRP) is one insulation jacket option that has been used widely in Europe and Asia for more than a decade, and now an ASTM Task Group is spearheading an effort to create a

Five Ways Construction Companies Can Attract and Retain the Best Employees

Construction is facing a severe skills shortage at all levels of the industry. According to a survey by Building Design + Construction, the lack of experienced professionals and project managers is creating a hiring crisis that has “stymied” architecture/engineering/construction firms in the United States. The labor shortage was a common conversation subject during last year’s

What Millennials Won’t Tell You

Last month I sat down with Amanda Veinott of the High Potential Coach (—and a Millennial herself—and asked what managers might be missing when interviewing Millennial job candidates. Specifically, I asked, “What might surprise these managers once their Millennial hire comes to work?” Here’s what she said: 1. “I’ve never had a real job.” Most

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