Adjusting to the Change
Laura M. Porinchak / March 2015
It’s more than heated work wear and hot chocolate. I was talking with one of the winners of AWCI’s 2015 safety award, who will be revealed next month at the awards brunch being held during AWCI’s Convention, and he told me a few of the ways they’re handling the frigid temperatures and winter weather being seen by most of us in North America. Those of us who are lucky enough to experience all four seasons often forget how chilly it can get, and if you’re like me, you’re quite thankful to have a job that requires you to work indoors.
If you read between the lines, another item we learned from my conversation with the award-winning contractor is that he has more than one job going on. He has the option of sending people to another job, something that may not have been an option just a year or so ago. So be sure to read our feature on page 32 to find out how estimating strategies have changed or are changing now that work is coming back.
Finally, this is our pre-convention issue that features exhibitor listings for most of the companies that will be displaying their wares at the Intex Expo (www.intexconstructionexpo.com), April 29–30 in Long Beach, Calif. You’ll definitely recognize a lot of names that are in the directory that starts on page 44 (all the big players in the industry attend), and you’re likely to spot several new ones, too. When I was writing this, both exhibitor and attendee registrations were quite high—another indication that the economy is turning in our favor. As the industry sets out to explore the new economy and everything that goes along with it, those who attend this show are positioning themselves to be at the forefront. Will you be among them? I hope so, and I look forward to seeing you there next month.