Stay Out of Court
Laura M. Porinchak / February 2016
Jobsite safety was the editorial focus of our January issue, and this month we look at how to keep yourself and your company out of the courtroom. One would assume that a safe job site is a happy job site, but it’s almost inevitable that a dispute or two will arise, especially on big jobs with short schedules. And as backlogs start building, you don’t want to be spending your time in a courtroom.
Speaking of AWCI member contractors, our annual list can be found on page 33. Along with contact information for each company you will find their fields of experience. This list is also published on AWCI’s newly revamped website, which you can visit at www.awci.org. (You’ll be hearing more about this in the near future, but we welcome your comments on our new look.)
We are already into the second month of 2016, but I like to plan and look ahead. We know it’s going to be a busy year out in the field, and we think 2017 is going to be even busier. In all the hubbub, I don’t want you to forget about us. Does today’s winning bid mean you will be working on your state’s biggest project later this year? Are you trying new techniques or materials, both in the office or on the job site? Do you have a question for “Problem Solved,” or an idea for a story? If you’ve got a great story or a great idea, I want to hear about it—and so do the readers of this magazine! Send me an email when you come up for air (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we’ll see what happens.