There’s a chill in the air (most days at least!) so it’s hard to focus on anything related to our projects aside from keeping the job sites warm & working and forecasting the snow potential, but this is actually a great time to start thinking about the things you want to accomplish during the summer. That’s right, I said summer. Specifically if you are in an educational environment you know that often the summer provides your only window of time to make some major improvements while your campus population is lower than normal. Perfect timing, no? Well the other factor is that this wonderful window is small, like barely a month or two at times small. So what are you to do if you have objectives to meet?
When you become part of the New England Construction team, your opportunities are endless. If you are a dedicated and driven individual who is ready to move your career in a positive direction, New England Construction may be the place for you
When it comes to metaphors, never has the phrase “diving into the deep end of the pool” been more appropriate than in the case of our construction of the Pods Swimming Facility in East Providence, RI. Pods is a collaborative design/build project that has run deep at New England Construction for several years now and we are very proud to see this one of a kind place open and serving the local community. I sat down with the Project Manager, Derek Venticinque, and the Superintendent, Dave Marchand, who worked on Pods to get their perspective on the project’s unique nature, the challenges they encountered along the way and their thoughts now that the project is over.
“Buyout” is the transitional time between the preconstruction and the construction phases of a project. It is during buyout that purchase orders and subcontracts are issued. Working closely with construction management team and general contractors at this stage is crucial to the overall implementation, timing and budget of a project.
Spring Fever is settling in here in New England as the days get longer, the sun shines brighter and the frost has faded away. This is a great time of the year to plan a road trip. Of course when you sit down to do this you start asking yourself some questions, like:
As a Contract Administrator I get the pleasure of handling many different roles within the company here at New England Construction. Although the word is in my title, my duties don’t just involve contracts. In addition to making sure all contracts are processed properly in a timely manner with sufficient scope of work and accurate contract amount, I also take part in tracking certificates of insurance, the collection, review and processing of subcontractor requisitions, creating Owner requisitions, revising Owner contracts and much more!
Ever see that movie “She’s Just Not That Into You”? You know the part where Drew Barrymore is exhausted from the effort it takes to date in the digital age? This 50 second monologue describes what it’s like to be a Business Development professional in today’s world. Inbound Marketing, Targeted Sales Outreach, Buyer Personas, Client Journey, LinkedIN, FB, Twitter, Instagram, – the buzz word bingo alone is enough to make you feel overwhelmed. Is it possible to avoid the exhaustion that accompanies a never-ending stimulus cycle? Yes, focus on 2 hours of weekly Business Development planning.
What do you get when you put 1100 Professional Women in a room at the 20th Annual Bryant University Women’s Summit? 10 NEC women found out on Friday, March 17th. You get access to the free exchange of ideas. You get 3 keynote speakers, 2 breakout sessions and comments from the Governor. You redefine what leadership means for you and feel the energy you need to champion change and follow your passion. You get best practices. You get hacks and tips to elevate your own game or better yet create a NEW game. If you don’t attend you’re missing out and if you don’t invest in your employees’ attendance then your business is missing out.