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December 8, 2019

News About Artificial Intelligence For Contractors

The big question is whether artificial intelligence for contractors is going to replace construction jobs at the same rate it is already replacing and displacing jobs in other industries. Yes, it's not a case of IF, it's a case of WHEN. It is only a matter of time before the construction industry increases its absorbency rate of technology. Other industries such as transport and manufacturing are already experiencing a massive increase in productivity as a result of the adoption of AI. Like you need to worry about more risks on the construction site!
December 1, 2019

News About General Contractor Insurance

If you have been in the construction industry long enough as a contractor, you are not new to the communication challenges contractors face with different architects. The fragmented nature of the construction industry is such that once the construction project is completed and closed out, the contractor hands over the project to the client and moves on to another project, with a new consultancy team. For this reason, contractors continuously face challenges in understanding new architects in every new project they undertake.
December 1, 2019

News About Construction Trades Insurance

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that opportunities in construction trades will increase by up to 13% by 2026. However, with data also showing that the largest percentages of skilled workforce in construction trades exist mainly of workers of ages 45 years and above, this shows that in the next five years, there will be a great demand gap in skilled building trade workers, as most skilled workers retire. The effects of this gap are already being felt by contractors who are currently experiencing difficulties in finding skilled workers. The pain is being felt by plumbers, roofing contractors, framers, electricians and painters and other building trades.
November 23, 2019

News About Women In Construction Insurance

Are Men Making Space For Women In Construction? There are lots of opportunities for women in the construction industry, despite the various challenges you are bound to encounter along the way. The construction industry is a male-dominated field with women making up only 9% of the total workforce. While the numbers are slowly increasing with the adoption of policies that advocate for gender balance in the work place, women in construction sites are still faced with lots of challenges.
November 22, 2019

News About Independent Contractor Insurance

How do you work around other independent contractors on a busy construction site? The construction industry is comprised of a complex system integrating many small independent contractors and consultants working together concurrently for the fulfillment of a common goal. For a contractor, this would mean working together with other contractors throughout the course of the project. Inasmuch as you may be hired as an independent contractor, you still legally owe a duty of care to the other contractors you work with in the project.
November 14, 2019

News About Handyman Business Insurance

Can saying NO protect your handyman business?  Why would you say no to new projects?  As every tradesman knows, sometimes it is better to leave opportunities than to grab them and all the trouble they bring. Here are some other times your handyman business is likely to say no to a job:
October 4, 2019

News About Roofing Contractor Small Business Insurance

It’s High Time You Did Something About Insurance! Become a roofing contractor. What could go wrong? That’s what they say. But they don’t know anything. On any given day, you’re on a roof walking, bending, moving supplies, and operating power tools. Can you handle the long list of things that could – and do - go wrong?