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7 Things to Know About IIJA

Our team took the opportunity to highlight nearly all of the areas that the construction industry either should be focused on or are already getting a head-start on elevating these areas within their organizations and how SkillSmart’s technology platform, InSight, can help your firm...

WH 347’s What Data is Needed and How SkillSmart Can Help You Collect It

Correctly Submitted WH 347’s – What Data is Needed? And Here’s How SkillSmart Can Help Your Firm Collect It. Incorrectly reporting certified payroll leads to serious consequences from the IRS. But many companies completing a WH347 form are misidentifying staff without even knowing it....

The $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill – What the Construction Industry Needs to Know

The $1.2T infrastructure bill marks one of the most significant investments in the country’s infrastructure since Congress responded to the Great Recession. The bill, signed into law on Monday, November 15, will send billions of dollars to states and local jurisdictions, over the next...

Inaugural #ConstructionInclusionWeek Educates Construction Industry on how to Enhance and Improve Inclusion Efforts

The inaugural Construction Inclusion Week was held October 18-21, 2021. Organized by Time for Change, a construction industry collaboration dedicated to identifying ways to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the construction industry, Construction Inclusion Week...

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New York Likely To Make Changes to Contractor Liability: How to Keep Your Team in Compliance

The state of New York is on the cusp of being the sixth state, joining California, Nevada, Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia, to put a wage theft law into effect exposing General Contractors and subcontractors to significantly greater lability than before. The General Contractor...

SkillSmart Announces Integration with Autodesk Construction Cloud

Beginning today, SkillSmart’s Insight construction compliance tracking and reporting platform will integrate BIM 360®, a construction management software part of Autodesk Construction Cloud™. This seamless integration enables joint customers to stay informed about on-site construction...

Stimulus Is About More Than Size – It’s About Impact

  Congress and President Trump have approved a $2.2 trillion stimulus package which is nearly half the spending of our entire annual federal budget. Amazingly, this will just be the beginning of stimulus spending.  The Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, recently stated “This...

All Your Projects on a Single Platform

Technology is supposed to make your construction projects faster, easier and cheaper – Right? Except that every task has its own technology application. So, now you and your subcontractors have to log on to multiple systems, learn different programs that don’t talk to each other,...

Tracking The Impact – Telling Your Project’s Story

Many new developments and construction projects are compelled to track how many small and diverse businesses are working on their project along with how many local and diverse residents are employed by the contractors working on the project. Much of the time, this tracking and...

SkillSmart Launches Comprehensive Construction Platform for Workforce and Business Compliance

InSight®, SkillSmart’s second major technology offering, allows projects of any size to dynamically capture and report on all workforce and business data in a single product – reducing costs, increasing reliability and improving outcomes. SkillSmart, a growing...

Hudson Yards Powers New Neighborhood with First-of-its-Kind Hiring Initiative

Public-Private Partnership Already Responsible for Hundreds of Job Placements with Hundreds More Expected in the Coming Months Hudson Yards announced details about the creation of the Hudson Yards Hiring Network, an innovative public-private collaboration designed to identify and...

Overcoming the Challenges of Maryland’s General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages Act

Last year, Maryland’s General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages Act took effect providing an employee with the right to sue both their employer and the general contractor for the job on which they’re working for up to three times the wages owed to the employee, plus attorneys’ fees...