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BEST PRACTICES The construction industry may depend on the ability of companies to stay ethical. BY GERRI KNILANS WALK THE TALK ‘C ontractors must conduct themselves with the highest degree of integrity and honesty [and] should have a written code of business ethics and conduct.” Those words appear in a subpart of the federal government’s Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct. Although they apply to government contractors, they should be considered obligatory for every private sector commercial and residential builder or contractor. That’s especially true these days when the problematic economy has fostered an aura of skepticism and even cynicism on the part of the general public, as it wonders whether ethics mean anything in business today. Ethics do matter, but it takes more than a mere statement about them on a company website to convince anyone that the contractor’s business is being held to the highest ethical standards. When builder associations and Better Business Bureaus report ongoing complaints about less than acceptable workmanship, failure to meet deadlines, understating 14 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - March 2011

Construction Today - March 2011
Table of Contents
Social Media
Exploring BIM
Best Practices
Urban Construction
Building Growth
Bermúdez, Longo, Díaz-Massó (BLDM), S.E.
Wadman Corp.
Universal Builders Supply Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Co. LLC
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
Dana B. Kenyon Co. – Florida State College at Jacksonville
Kaback Enterprises
Hyder Construction
On Site Management Inc.
Retail Developers in Ontario
Morguard Investments Ltd. – Bramalea City Centre and Expansion
Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc.
Bayfield Realty Advisors Inc.
Rudolph and Sletten
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
MW Builders – Fort Leonard Wood AIT Barracks, Phase 1
Thor Construction
Weir Welding Co.
JE Dunn Construction Co. – Woman’s Hospital
Manhattan Kraft Construction Co. – Sarasota Police Department Headquarters
P.J. Hoerr Inc. – Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
Poettker Construction – Watterson Towers Renovations
Merit Kitchens
BBL Builders – Columbia Parc at the Bayou District
Reliable Builders Inc.
Joe Hall Roofing
ECM International Inc.
Branch Highways Inc.
GCC America Inc.
HOK: NOAA Pacific Regional Center
Last Look

Construction Today - March 2011