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Risky Resolutions
The year 2018 marks the
10-year anniversary of
the onset of the Great
Recession. Although the
construction industry is in
a much better place than
it was during those dark
days, contractors should
remain vigilant of potential
risks to their business.
The latest Travelers' Risk Index
report identifies three risks in
the construction industry that
should be on the industry's
mind in 2018: the ability to
attract and hire qualified workers, employee safety and the
changing workforce. Emerging
risks include the potential for
cyber attacks as well as the rise
in distracted driving incidents,
according to the report.

Two contributors to this issue offer insights
on how companies can address risks to their
projects and operations. Columnist Heidi Pozzo,
on page 14, suggests contractors learn from
problems with past projects - such as labor issues, cash flow and soil condition problems - to
gain a competitive advantage on future work.
Kristopher Stahle, on page 94, discusses how
contractors can take both a micro- and macro-level approach to risk management. "The
level of risk varies wildly from country to country, region to region and even city to city," he
notes. "The construction industry, for example,
behaves a lot differently in New York City than
it does in Madison, Wis."
Preparing for and addressing potential
threats should top your company's New Year's
resolution list. For more about the Travelers
survey, visit our Editor's Blog at www.construction-today.com/editor-s-blog.

jim.harris@pmcmg.com | Construction Today Editor

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