Building Progress

Building Progress
This podcast from Builders Mutual discusses trends and real-life events impacting construction job-sites today. Lively roundtable conversations feature a variety of engaging industry experts, from contractors and vendors to our own risk management consultants. Host: Mike Gerber, COO, Builders Mutual About Builders Mutual Builders Mutual is dedicated to moving the construction industry forward. We work with our customers to help their projects go as smoothly as possible by providing safety education, risk management consulting, and complete commercial insurance coverage.

A Crisis within a Crisis: Opioids Abuse in Construction
May 14 • 22 min
Before COVID-19 became the top public health crisis in our country, opioid abuse and addiction dominated the headlines. Sadly, the construction industry is affected by opioids at a significantly higher rate than the general population. Now, with mandated…
Women in Construction
Mar 4 • 19 min
Growing opportunities to thrive. Currently, women represent about 9% of the overall construction workforce—and this number is on the rise. At some job-sites, the male-to-female ratio is as high as 2:1. On this episode of Building Progress, you’ll hear…
Good Hires in Tough Times
Feb 5 • 20 min
Employment tips to combat the labor shortage. About 80% of construction firms can’t find the labor they need (ACG 2019). Combating the challenging labor shortage is our topic for this episode of Building Progress. Michele Hemric, an HR expert from Builder…
Put Your Guard Up—and Save Lives
Jan 16 • 20 min
Guardrail safety on today’s construction job-site. This episode of Building Progress focuses on an important yet overlooked safety practice: putting up guardrails. It takes just two minutes to install a guardrail, but the result can be the difference…