WOC360 Editors’ Choice Stories of 2023

Here are our favorite stories that helped concrete and masonry professionals hire more workers, generate bigger profits and stay safe. And one bonus.


December 20, 2023

1 Min Read

A Blueprint for Preventing Suicides in Construction 

Construction workers die by suicide at four times the rate of the general population, and the industry consistently ranks No. 1 or No. 2 in deaths by suicide among all occupations. Here is a comprehensive guide for construction companies to employ to save lives.

How to Get Paid for Every Change Order 

Construction companies leave money on the table when they don’t collect for materials, labor and other change order costs. One contractor outlines his successful process. 

12 Steps to Reduce Construction Jobsite Hazards 

These expert pre-task planning strategies can help identify and mitigate potential issues before they get out of control. 

Want to Be a Great Construction Leader? Manage Like a Coach 

A contractor turned business consultant says winning coaches are inspirational leaders who set the vision and let their assistants implement the strategy. 

Why Your Construction Company Should Use Artificial Intelligence 
AI can help contractors “talk” with potential clients, find mistakes in data and write job descriptions. But the technology has significant challenges to consider. 

Contractors Swapping Hard Hats for Helmets 
Increasing availability and better protection have made helmets the new standard for major construction companies.  

5 Tips for Combating the Biggest Hiring Challenge Facing Construction Companies 

Scarcity in the workforce is a problem expected to continually grow. These tips can help you attract more candidates and retain more workers. 

The World of Concrete Celebrates 50 Years in Photos 

Here are some highlights from the U.S. construction industry’s biggest annual tradeshow since its launch. 


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