RESOURCES

BEING TRULY PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT YOU DO MEANS YOU'RE ALWAYS LEARNING. HERE AT WHK, WE LEARN FROM OUR PAST GENERATIONS, OUR SUCCESS, OUR MISTAKES, OUR CLIENTS AND SUPPLIERS, AND OUTSIDE SOURCES. BELOW ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE SOURCES FOR STAYING IN TUNE WITH CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRENDS : 

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF STEEL CONSTRUCTION (AISC) : AISCs EXTENSIVE LIBRARY COVERS EVERYTHING FROM BUILDING CODE REQUIREMENTS TO NEW TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES AND APPLICATIONS FOR FABRICATION.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BRIDGE, STRUCTURAL, ORNAMENTAL, AND REINFORCING IRONWORKERS (IW) : OUR INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF IRONWORKERS OFFERS GREAT SPECIFIC TRADE INFORMATION IN THEIR MAGAZINE. THE IRONWORKER MAGAZINE CONNECTS TRADESMEN, UNIONS, AND INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND INFORM US OF NOTABLE PROJECTS, TRENDS AND UPCOMING LEGISLATION. (REMEMBER, THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL!)

WOMEN BUILDERS COUNCIL (WBC) : THE WOMEN BUILDERS COUNCIL NOT ONLY UNITES WOMEN CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS IN THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN AREA, BUT ALSO STAYS AT THE FOREFRONT OF COMMUNICATING MWBE GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS. 

CLASS CENTRAL : WHILE THE INTERNET IS FULL OF USELESS KNOWLEDGE (CAT VIDEOS ANYONE?), ONE OF IT'S BEST KEPT SECRETS IS MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES (MOOCs). THESE FREE COURSES, MOST OF WHICH ARE SELF PACED, GIVE YOU ACCESS TO BASIC ENGINEERING CLASSES, OR, OUR FAVORITE, STEEL 101. MANY OF THE CLASSES ARE DESIGNED BY HARVARD, MIT AND STANFORD. TAKING A MOOC MAY NOT GET YOU A P.E. STAMP, BUT IT DOES HELP YOU GROW YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE INDUSTRY, UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM OF YOUR TRADE. 

FORBES ENTREPRENEUR AND HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW : ALTHOUGH THESE RESOURCES AREN'T NECESSARILY CONSTRUCTION SPECIFIC, THEY DO OFFER SOME GREAT ADVICE ABOUT RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS. BECAUSE THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IS SO UNIQUE, IT CAN BECOME INSULAR AND, UNFORTUNATELY, KEEP US FROM STAYING CURRENT ON IMPLEMENTING BETTER BUSINESS PRACTICES. 

WE HOPE YOU ENJOY OUR FAVORITE SITES, AND BE SURE TO SHARE YOUR OWN!