Shining a Light on Mental Health in Construction

Mental health in the construction industry is a critical but often overlooked aspect of overall well-being. A study in 2020 found that 14.3 percent of workers struggled with anxiety and nearly six percent struggled with depression-based symptoms. The nature of the construction profession, characterized by high-pressure environments, demanding physical labor, tight deadlines, and frequent job…

Building What’s Next: Promoting Career Opportunities in the Construction Industry.

Statistics about talent shortages have dominated the headlines in recent years, particularly in the construction industry. Baby Boomers are retiring, widening gaps in worker availability. At the same time, the demand for construction is getting stronger, as communities grow and existing facilities and infrastructure age. How do we address the challenge? With a stated interest…

Setting the Tone: IU Health Taps Local Firms to Construct First Major Building on Expanded Downtown Campus

By: Jack Quigley, Building Excellence Magazine Indiana University Health is constructing a medical office building (MOB) and parking garage in downtown Indianapolis at the intersection of 16th Street and Capitol Avenue called Capitol View. Together with the new downtown hospital (being built across Capitol Avenue to the west and connected via glass pedestrian bridge), Capitol…

Public-Private Partnership Statute Offers Benefits to Municipalities and Communities.

In Florida and other growing communities, the demand for public infrastructure and facilities continues to surge. Yet—for many critical construction projects—limited funding and resources are keeping plans on the shelf. Fortunately, if you represent a municipality or other local government, the State of Florida provides an innovative method to address the needs of your community:…

Picturing the Future: How Technology Benefits your Organization’s Construction Project

If you’re an owner undergoing a building project, there’s no shortage of concerns, from helping your internal teams understand the project process to hoping it runs smoothly, is finished on time, and comes in on budget. With today’s rapid advancements in technology, construction firms have a multitude of tools available to address your needs, add…

Innovations in Construction Technology

Meyer Najem is constantly evaluating new technology. Whenever we find new technology that will bring value to us and our clients, we are adopting it. In the implementation phase, we are ensuring that new technology makes us better builders and strengthens our projects. Driven through advancements in virtual design and construction, Meyer Najem utilizes our…

Planning a Construction Project? Preconstruction Sets the Stage for Success

Golden shovels gleam in the afternoon sun. Leaders sporting hardhats and business attire pose for a picture before pushing their shovels into the dirt. Attendees applaud as the groundbreaking ceremony signifies the official start of a construction project. Some people may think this is when the construction team begins its work. But in many cases,…

Building a Great Outcome: Five Keys to a Successful Construction Project.

For leaders interested in growing their company or organization’s physical presence or renovating their existing environment, embarking on a construction project is an exciting moment filled with possibilities. At the same time, the experience can present challenges on multiple levels, from choosing how to approach the design and construction process to dealing with construction costs.…