Without a doubt, the greatest learning tool for professionals in this industry is the ability to interact with other contractors who are willing to share their experiences. Getting together with your peers at conferences, trade shows and other programs gives you a chance to pick the brains of those who have gone through similar experiences, and perhaps help you solve problems or avoid mistakes they’ve made in the past.
But finding the time to get together with your peers when you need help most can be difficult, if not impossible. This time of year is especially challenging as many of you are in the midst of the peak construction season.
Fortunately, the Internet provides the ability to bring the construction community right to your fingertips at the click of a few keys. Our new web site, www.Forconstructionpros.com, is a perfect example.
Forconstructionpros.com provides the ability to obtain peer-to-peer feedback on a 24/7 basis. The site features a series of topic-related forums, called Tailgate Talk, that will enable you to share questions and ideas with other contractors who have been there/done that. Need an innovative solution to a problem? Just post the question to one of the forums and gain insights from your fellow contractors all across the country.
In addition to peer forums, delivers the most complete collection of equipment updates, management tips and industry news available. The site draws from four leading industry publications- Equipment Today, Asphalt Contractor, Concrete Concepts and Pavement- supplying information on hundreds of products and dozens of stories on topics directly related to commercial construction.
To make your job even easier, Forconstructionpros.com is set up as a "one-stop shop", delivering the resources you need to effectively manage your business operations all under one umbrella. Sections of the site include:
The site will also feature an equipment gallery, industry links, a job search area, etc.
Check out Forconstructionpros.com when it launches in early September, then send us your feedback. We want to make sure the site gives you all the equipment and management information you could possible need and more.