On the eve of September 30, 2015, several commercial construction professionals gathered to mix and mingle at the Buckhead Tavern.
Skilled Crew has just learned that citing changing market conditions, Caterpillar Inc. will be doing significant restructuring and cost reduction actions expected to slash about $1.5 billion in annual operating costs once fully implemented. The cost reduction steps will begin in late 2015 and reflect recent, current and expected market conditions.
While in talks with our marketing department, we were curious about the idea of how a networking event would be received by the commercial construction industry here in Atlanta. We know that events are a great way to educate, empower and entertain people, with the common goal of getting together to share ideas and to create mutually beneficial connections.
When he talks about contractors and technology, IT specialist James M. Benham likes to quote a client, who once told him, “I got into construction decades ago because you didn’t have to be a rocket scientist, only to find out that now, you have to be a rocket scientist to be in construction.”
When I was eight years old and saw a crew framing a house, I thought that had to be the coolest job in the world. I still think so. There is nothing better than waiting for the sunrise, breaking the bands on a new lumber package, and imagining what we’ll accomplish by the end of the day.