Pros and Cons of Fast-Tracking Construction Projects

Pros and Cons of Fast-Tracking Construction Projects

When construction begins before the design is fully completed, you’ve got what the industry calls a fast-tracked construction project. Some construction projects, by nature, lend themselves to a fast-tracked solution—such as transportation repairs. When the bridge is...

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Low-Ball Bids Create “Survival of the Un-Fittest”

Low-Ball Bids Create “Survival of the Un-Fittest”

We’ve worked alongside many general contractors and municipalities over the years, and we understand the pressures they face to keep costs down. Lately, there is an uptick in competition for bids, with some vendors racing to the bottom to secure work at...

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7 Important Resources for Women in Construction

7 Important Resources for Women in Construction

As a certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Minority and Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE), Phoenix Masonry takes pride in the recruitment, hiring, and promotion of women in the construction industry.  Our President, Christy Crook, is a fearless leader for...

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How Emotional Intelligence Impacts Construction Job Sites

How Emotional Intelligence Impacts Construction Job Sites

In our July blog, we covered a topic that’s generating a lot of interest in the construction industry. We’re talking about emotional intelligence (EI). In layman’s terms, many recognize that emotional intelligence is about maturity. The capacity to identify, express,...

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