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Hivot Weekly round-up 02/18/2022

Bringing you this week's must-reads for construction and industrial trades workers. 

IT on the go: How remote work is making tech support more challenging

Not all employees are tied to a monitor for eight hours a day, but getting access to much-needed workplace tech support is tough for them to come by.

Deskless workers — those with careers like service technicians, home health aides and others roles in the field — make up about 80% of the global workforce, according to a report by Skedulo...

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3 solutions to help with labor stability and supply chain certainty in a challenged construction environment

Here we go again — another day, another bother. Construction leaders are waking up to yet another morning with a list of issues that doesn't seem to get shorter.

It's not that construction hasn't always been challenging, but two years of juggling market instability, labor challenges, supply chain uncertainty and project backlogs is enough to take the wind out of anyone's sails...

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Research Examines How Technology Can Help Attract, Retain and Empower Employees

Developing and retaining talent is more important now than perhaps ever for employers. When implemented with the user in mind, technology can play an important role in employee retention, hiring and satisfaction. Research released from TRUCE Software, a leading provider of Contextual Mobility Management (CMM) solutions for businesses, asked workers to weigh in on what that looks like...

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Why Temperature in Concrete Infrastructure Matters

The thermal monitoring of concrete plays an important role in ensuring performance and avoiding early-age cracking. Often, this scenario involves a mass-concrete placement such as a building’s large foundation or piers for a bridge. However, soon the concrete in the country’s crumbling infrastructure will need to be addressed—funded by the billions set aside in the Infrastructure Bill—and careful analysis of the maturity can help ensure each placement reach its expected life...

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Robot machinery: the next generation of construction

Construction is a dangerous job with inevitable accidents, partly due to the limits of human ability.

“If I am 200 feet up, my eyes can’t zoom in and see who is working below. I need to rely on my radio,” Omer explained.

In Israel, roughly 40 people die each year at construction sites, while 5,300 die in the United States.

The new machinery not only addresses the dangers of the industry...

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