Working without a contract? The reasons why Owner’s should never allow it.

In Today's HGTV world where entire room renovations happen "While you were out" and "Restaurant Impossible" re-brands failing eateries in a weekend, the notion that construction can happen quickly is all too prevalent.  These shows don't reveal the pre-work that goes into performing these miraculous transformations and they don't account for the incredible amount of man-power that goes … Continue reading Working without a contract? The reasons why Owner’s should never allow it.

To YouTube or NOT to YouTube?

Let's talk about YouTube. I have been thinking a lot about creating a YouTube channel. I want my channel to be relevant to construction and construction procurement. Admittedly, construction procurement is not a glamorous or exciting topic. I do think presenting the topic in a certain way could be engaging and at the very least … Continue reading To YouTube or NOT to YouTube?

A choice to make.

After successfully completing eight interviews and four behavior and personality tests, it looked like my job-hunt was over.  Except that…the company I did all this for decided that they had to regroup and reconsider whether the role I was interviewing for was actually needed. After all that effort and 4 months of waiting for the next hoop to jump through, I was still unemployed. How could a $3.5 Trillion Company be so disjointed!

About Procurement

In the context of construction, procurement is the process of identifying, soliciting, negotiating, and contracting service providers to perform the work. This means selecting and hiring professionals such as architects, engineers, and construction managers and in some cases contracting laborers such as carpenters, plumbers, steel workers, etc.