Safety Tips For Safety Week

At Leopardo, safety means sending our more than 400 employees home every night. Safety is more than a priority for us–it’s a core value. In honor of National Safety Stand-Down Week, we put together a few tips for job site safety. Leopardo reviews existing protocols as part of each project specific safety plan it creates. Each plan Read more…

Highlighting Women in Construction

According to the National Association of Women in Construction, more than one million women have chosen a career within the construction industry at present. That’s around 10 percent. The path may not be as well-trodden as it is to other industries, but the role of women in construction is growing. “These women, whether they are Read more…

Leopardo Lean Coffee: How It’s Helping Achieve Safety Initiatives

Last Spring, Leopardo engaged the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) to conduct a safety climate assessment (S-CAT) to establish a safety culture baseline for our company. While the overall results were positive, the survey did reveal several opportunities for improvement in our existing safety program. These opportunities for improvement were by no means Read more…

U.S. Construction Spending Grew to $1.82T in 2016

Leopardo’s 2017 Construction Economics Report and Outlook is an essential guide to help business leaders, healthcare administrators and government decision-makers understand the factors that impact construction costs. This year’s report showed that nationally, year-over-year construction spending increased by 4.2 percent in December 2016, as total volume reached an estimated $1.182 trillion. The pace of growth, however, was Read more…

The Flexible Work-Live-Play Office: Not Just a Tech Thing

Technology firms aren’t the only combatants in the war for talent. Any CEO whose company’s success depends on the knowledge, skill and creativity of its workforce is looking for ways to attract and retain talented employees. As a result, many firms beyond tech are creating workplaces designed to appeal to the workers they want. And Read more…

U.S. Construction Spending Grew to $1.1 Trillion in 2015, Highest Level Since Great Recession

Leopardo Companies, Inc.’s 2016 Construction Economics Report and Outlook is an essential guide to help business leaders, healthcare administrators and government decision-makers understand the factors that impact construction costs. This year’s report shows that 2015 was a turning point for commercial real estate construction, as spending reached the highest level since the Great Recession and even the Read more…

How Technology is Creating Safer Construction Sites

Construction is risky business. Preventing falls, eliminating blind spots and avoiding accidents are just some of the daily safety considerations on project sites. Historically, construction risks have stemmed from two primary sources: planning and communication. However, new technology has significantly advanced safety standards, helping contractors to plan safer job sites, improve collaboration and information sharing, Read more…

Clean Diesel Fuels Sustainability in Urban Construction

Clean diesel programs in urban construction projects are practically unknown today, but they’re likely to be the rule rather than the exception in the future. The opportunity to reduce greenhouse gases and protect residents, businesses and their patrons, as well as those working on the job site from noxious fumes by reducing emissions from construction Read more…