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Reshaping the Construction Industry

Over the past few years, we’ve made it a priority at this time of year to give credit to the members of construction groups around the state chipping in to give back to their...
Scott Braddock's picture
December 13, 2018
At the Construction Careers Expo for high school students, Elizabeth McPherson talked with some of the volunteers who took the day to share their experiences with students considering careers in construction.
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December 12, 2018
Nonfarm payroll employment in November increased by 155,000, seasonally adjusted, from October and by 2,443,000 (1.7%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reportedtoday. The unemployment rate remained at a 49-year low of 3.7%.
Ken Simonson's picture
December 11, 2018
In Construction Career Collaborative (C3)’s endeavors to create a safe, skilled and sustainable craft workforce, we encounter outstanding workforce programs that frequently fly under the radar of construction employers. One of those is United Way of Greater Houston’s THRIVE, which administers a construction workforce initiative entitled Women in Construction.
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December 10, 2018
Without a doubt, the construction industry knows we’re facing a skilled worker shortage, particularly as the baby boomers retire. We understand we need more young people choosing the industry and to begin learning skills. But who is training the new recruits?
Rachel Burris's picture
December 07, 2018
As Charlie Kubin retires from W.S. Bellows after 63 years, Kiley shares some of the many ways this accomplished builder has shaped the Houston skyline, and a few of the stories his colleagues will always remember about him.
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December 06, 2018
Of the nearly 400 metro areas tracked by the General Contractors of America, Houston had the most job growth in the industry during the last year. The region added roughly 25...
Scott Braddock's picture
December 05, 2018
These OSHA-compliant, 400-lumen lights provide advance warning of trip and fall hazards and back facing “tail-lights” make users visible from all sides. The hands-free LED lights enable safe working conditions without equipment getting in the way.
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December 04, 2018
More women are forging construction careers: 939,000 of them to be precise. Currently this accounts for 9.1% of the construction industry, by 2020 that number is expected to rise to 25%.
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December 03, 2018
Pat Kiley writes about the latest leading indicators and industry issues for Houston-area clients of FMI.
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November 30, 2018