Women in construction

Posted by Compass Group on Mar 1, 2022

Construction is a historically male-dominated field. With women accounting for approximately 47% of the total workforce, supporting female construction workers is vital for long-term industry growth. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up only 11% of the industry. 

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Topics: construction industry

How to develop construction checklists

Posted by Compass Group on Feb 16, 2022

Construction checklists are a must-have for an organized workflow and effective project management.

Checklists are a critical quality-control tool. They are a way to break large projects into actionable tasks while serving as a reference for making sure things get done on time. They can, and should, be used for the management of all aspects of a construction project. The most common construction checklists are for items or activities related to:

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Topics: construction documents

Three things you can do to prevent injury on the job

Posted by Compass Group on Jan 26, 2022

Insights from the 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics report on fatal construction job-site injuries.

The annual release of the Bureau of Labor Statistics census of fatal occupational injuries is one of the best measurements of worker safety nationwide. The latest report shows that the number of fatal work injuries in 2020 was the lowest since 2013.

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Topics: construction industry, safety

Three military skills that apply to a career in construction

Posted by Compass Group on Jan 12, 2022

Compass Group is a veteran-owned business.

Ron and Lisa Flick founded Compass Group in 1999 and have been in the construction industry for more than 20 years. Before starting their company, they met while serving in the military.

The military teaches skills and values such as the ability to adapt, the importance of safety, and teamwork. For veterans transitioning into civilian life, these qualities lend themselves to successful careers in the construction industry.

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Topics: construction industry

3 ways to practice sustainability in the construction sector

Posted by Compass Group on Dec 27, 2021

Sustainable construction means using environmentally responsible processes throughout a building’s life cycle. Reducing the carbon footprint in the construction industry may seem like a daunting task, but the opportunities for construction companies to practice sustainability are endless.

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Topics: construction industry

Construction Industry Trends to Look Out for in 2022

Posted by Compass Group on Dec 11, 2021

The 2022 construction industry trends are promising and, thankfully, nothing like the ones that prevailed in 2020 and 2021. General contracting, land development, construction management, and other components of the construction industry are expected to be highly welcoming as the industry is staying up to date with advancements in technology and environmentally friendly consciousness. 

Here are the top construction industry trends to look out for in 2022.

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Topics: construction industry, construction technology

3 Critical Issues for Condo Associations After Surfside Collapse

Posted by Compass Group on Sep 21, 2021

In the wake of the Champlain Towers South building collapse, Florida condo associations are facing - and asking - tougher questions than ever before.  

Florida has more condominium units and condo associations than any other state (1,516,375 and 23,149 respectively, according to Tony D’Souza in Sarasota Magazine.) Under Florida law, condo boards have the obligation to address safety problems.  Understanding these three issues should be at the top of every association’s agenda.

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Topics: construction industry, safety

The future of hotel design

Posted by Compass Group on Aug 24, 2021

What’s Next for Hotels: 4 Top Trends 

Necessity may still be the mother of invention - but the shared experience of a global pandemic has accelerated invention’s implementation across the hotel landscape. “Much of what is top of mind now, like contactless technology, was already something we had well underway, but now it’s getting in market faster,” according to Brian Flick, vice president of operations for Compass Group, which saw the recent opening of a pioneering dual-brand Marriott project on Amelia Island, Florida. 

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Topics: construction technology, hotel construction

The importance of site evaluations

Posted by Compass Group on Jul 27, 2021

The construction industry’s version of “appearances can be deceiving.”

A piece of land can appear beautiful and ready to go, but what’s below the surface determines whether you start digging or looking elsewhere to build. 

In order to find out the condition of the land, you need to complete a site assessment. Regardless if it’s required for the permit process or not, site evaluations are valuable because they make you aware of situations that could lead to unexpected and costly complications in the future.

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Topics: regulations, residential construction, commercial construction

Dual-branded Courtyard by Marriott and SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel celebrates opening

Posted by Compass Group on Jun 21, 2021

We’re celebrating the official opening of the Courtyard and SpringHill Suites hotel on Amelia Island! 

Both hotel chains are operating under one roof, creating the first hotel of its kind on the island. The sister properties have 239 guest rooms in their four-story, 156,000-square-foot main building. Amenities include a pool and more than 6,000 square feet dedicated to a state-of-the-art meeting and event space.

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