Must-read Guidebooks for Leaders

Leading online training provider RedVector offers must read-guidebooks for leaders in the architecture, engineering, construction, industrial and facilities management sectors. Here, you’ll find skills gap white papers, BIM white papers, blended learning white papers and many more that address industry trends, challenges and solutions.

A majority of the one million pipes that deliver tap water to American families have outlived their shelf lives, says the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), making water infrastructure a central area of concern. In fact, 240,000 water mains give way each year. In this white paper, learn what and why investment in water system rehabilitation must be made now in order to protect the health of the public and the environment, and to prevent cities, businesses and households from losing billions.

In this white paper, learn what fellow industrial sector leaders identified as their top training challenges, wants, needs and must-haves for 2017, and find out if your organization’s priorities align. Leaders talked about ramping up health, safety and environment training, mechanical maintenance courses and more.

Midsize firms spent an average of $3.7 million last year to provide internal learning and development resources, according to research from the Brandon Hall Group. As companies make these significant investments, they need to know they’re receiving value. In this white paper, learn why organizations are adding “microlearning” to their training mix to help employees learn, retain and perform better.

Approximately 36% of engineering, architecture and construction firms say finding and retaining top talent is a major business obstacle. In this white paper, learn how AEC firms are addressing this challenge by developing clear career paths for Engineers in Training, or EI and EITs, and investing in corresponding training to help them grow within the organization and contribute more quickly.

In this white paper, learn what fellow architectural, engineering and construction leaders identified as their top training needs and challenges for 2017, and find out if your organization’s priorities align.

Contemporary eLearning innovations can take employee education to another level, and the cognitive theory of learning developed by Mayer and Clark explains why this is the case. In this white paper, learn more about their multimedia principle and discover the innovations driving interactive, lasting learning events.

Data from the American Meteorological Society found that the rate of extreme weather events are on the rise, bringing new challenges for design and construction professionals. In this white paper, analyze those challenges and understand how building codes and standards, safe rooms and structural renovations can help to improve resiliency from the elements.

In this white paper, in order to ensure compliance and prepare for audits of employees, understand 5 key things about CE requirements and recognize why having a centralized recordkeeping method or learning management system (LMS) to track, store and report all necessary completion documents is critical.

Today, with 79% of manufacturing recruiters finding it difficult to fill open job roles because of skill gaps, skill-based pay programs are making a resurgence. In fact, half of Fortune 1000 companies are using skill-based compensation to train, retain and reward workers. In this white paper, learn the key features and benefits of a skill-based pay program and understand how to establish your own program.

As OSHA fulfills the promise it made a few years ago, "to get back in the enforcement business," knowing how to prepare for and survive an OSHA inspection is more important than ever. With OSHA fines reaching all-time highs, have your plan in place before an inspection ever begins. In this white paper, learn 3 steps that could save you thousands in penalties.

Only 35% of organizations evaluate real business results of learning and development projects. Where do you stand? Since significant resources are being put into corporate training, businesses must make sure they are getting value back. In this white paper, learn how to identify the right measurements for assessing training value and discover a way to build and use your own Learning and Development ROI Calculator.

From 3D printing to big data analytics, there are a handful of emerging technologies slated to shape the future of the engineering and construction fields. In this white paper, learn about the top five trends bursting on the 2016 scene. Plus, find out how you can put these technologies to use to increase productivity, efficiency and cost-savings, among a host of other benefits.

Learn how to prevent unplanned downtime, avoid rush orders and sidestep large-scale repairs with a solid preventative maintenance (PM) program. In the case of an automotive production plant, a PM program reduced downtime from 300 hours annually to 25 hours.

In this white paper, learn why your firm might be wasting resources and failing to motivate employees by neglecting soft skills training in communication, organization, leadership and more.

Learn what fellow industrial sector leaders identified as their top training priorities and challenges for 2016, and find out if your organization’s priorities align. Recently, RedVector surveyed leaders across a manufacturing, chemical processing, electric power, food and other segments. This white paper breaks it down.

In this white paper, learn more about how BIM is helping AEC businesses, and how any organization can train its professionals to utilize this powerful tool.

Learn how the conventional facility management model has shifted, and understand what today’s facility manager must know about codes and standards, emerging trends and technologies (BIM, Building Automation, etc.), and tactics to recruit new hires as boomers retire.

In this white paper, learn why universal, consistent training will be critical to bridging the skills gap and to growing industrial business.

Most industrial organizations today suffer with 30% or more downtime during their scheduled production time. Are you one of them? Download RedVector's new white paper to learn how successful implementation of TPM and preventative maintenance programs can result in quality defect improvement of 25%-50%, increases in a machine's capacity by 25%-60% and reduction in maintenance costs by 10%-50%.

What Constitutes Workplace Discrimination? Workplace discrimination refers to any inequitable treatment of an employee on the basis of prejudice. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC) regulates and enforces the federal laws that prohibit many different types of employment discrimination. There are currently 11 categories of discrimination – though the ones we’re most familiar with revolve around the issues of race, gender, age and disability. In this white paper, we’ll look at the fundamentals of discrimination and the basic US laws that prohibit discrimination. Compliance with discrimination laws is mandatory, and should be addressed by those responsible for the human resources policies of any business.

More than 3 million workplace injuries and illnesses (or 3.3 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers) were reported by private industry employers in 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. What’s more, it has been estimated that employers pay almost $1 billion per week for direct workers' compensation costs alone. In this white paper, learn how your firm can make the case for increased safety training.

Architectural, engineering and construction firms are cutting training costs, improving tracking/reporting and absorbing information better as a whole. How? They're utilizing a combination of online and instructor-led training - an approach also known as "blended learning". Learn why your firm should too.

In 2016, employers must focus on hiring not highly trained candidates, but highly trainable ones instead. Millennials are going to be the necessary future of the industry. And the good news is that what they may lack in experience, they make up for with trainability, a propensity to learn and a willingness to adapt. Learn the ways your organization can make this strategy adjustment to start solving the skills crisis.

NFPA 70E assists companies and employees in preventing workplace injuries and fatalities due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast, and in complying with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K. While the NFPA 70E had seen few changes in previous years, the 2015 cycle brings notable updates. In this whitepaper, get up to speed on the top 5 significant updates to the standard in order to help your team enhance electrical safety measures and comply with the latest NFPA and OSHA regulations.

What does it take to manage your AEC project to success? What is the secret to staying on schedule, keeping costs to a minimum, and avoiding unwanted conflict? This in-depth white paper written by industry veteran Edgar Farrera addresses these questions and more, providing critical information for owners, owner representatives, architects, engineers, contractors, and more. Understand the importance of looking at the economic, political, physical and social aspects of a project, and get essential recommendations for jobsite health and safety.