Category: culture

Interdependent Safety and Human Performance: What Today’s Events Are Teaching Us

By Jeff Palombo, Vice President of Safety Operations The principles of Human Performance teach us that all humans make mistakes. Some of these mistakes may be unavoidable, while others may be unintentionally provoked from the very operating system we are working within, but both forms of human error can result in negative consequences. Regardless of […]

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  • consequence control
  • culture
  • error
  • human performance
  • Interdependent safety
  • Safety Week

Storytelling Through Design

It is legend that within the Smoky Mountains, there is a magic lake that humans cannot see. The Cherokee call it Atagahi, and it is said to heal all who enter its waters, but it is only accessible to the animals. Although the lake is forever barricaded from humans, on cool mornings you may be […]

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  • Cherokee
  • Cherokee Indian Hospital
  • culture
  • design
  • healthcare
  • heritage
  • North Carolina

From the Field: Building Teams

In every industry, especially construction, everything is changing quickly – the technology, the operational impacts because of technology, the expectations, and perhaps most drastically, the workforce. As we look to hire the next generation, retain existing workforce and ensure lasting relationships with the trade contractors that make our work possible, we realize that we have […]

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  • culture
  • Daily Stand-Up Meeting
  • Last Planner System
  • Lean
  • teambuilding
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It’s an exciting time in the construction industry. With new technologies, approaches and tools surfacing every day, it’s more critical now than ever to share what’s happening out there – on your projects, in your workplace and how those things affect the future of your business.

The mission of Building Insight is simple: to connect you to the stories, successes, hardships, solutions, and faces of the more than 10 million people that wear hardhats to work each day, not to mention the countless support staff members that work tirelessly behind the scenes.

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