Construction & contracting

General contractors
6 tips to prevent injuries from struck-by-object hazards

Struck-by-objects injuries are one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s "fatal four" hazards, but there are measures you can take to minimize the risks. Below we identify and...

Small business stories
Slade Land Use: Construction services from the ground up

L'Tryce Slade holds a unique position – she's one of the only women in the industry who owns a construction material testing laboratory. Learn what inspired her to start her own business and what...

Small business stories
Peak Clean Energy: Helping communities go green
The two coworkers-turned-business-partners who founded Peak Clean Energy talk about the surprises of business ownership, protecting their business from risk, and more.
Construction & contracting
Subcontractors: What to do when your general contractor sues

Whether it's due to a missed deadline or another reason, there may come a time when a subcontractor faces a lawsuit filed by a general contractor. Continue reading to learn how to handle the...

Construction & contracting
What is a construction defect and are you liable for it?

If a crack forms in the wall of one of your buildings – or it becomes clear that there's an issue with the building's heating, wiring, or drainage – clients will often look to your construction...

Construction & contracting
Construction insurance vs. surety bond: What’s the difference?

Both construction insurance and surety bonds will pay out if a disputes arises between your construction business and another party, but the two types of policies function very differently. Learn...

Construction & contracting
3 ways contractors can give back to their communities

Construction workers have a skillset that makes it easy for them to make a positive difference in their communities. Learn how you can volunteer your time as a construction worker, either close to...

Construction & contracting
Construction insurance for 3 common contractor claims

An unhappy client might sue your construction business for building defects, work delays, or equipment theft. Even if you weren't responsible, fighting a lawsuit from a client can be costly, time...

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