A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Reshaping the Construction Industry

According to Meredith Watassek, Director of Career and Technical Education at Fort Bend Independent School District, “A sustainable workforce starts by educating the middle and high school student and their parents and counselors to the viable career options in construction and other career and technical trades.”
Angela Murphy's picture
September 06, 2018
Filling craft positions and some salaried positions is an even greater challenge for contractors than it was a year ago, according to participants in the Autodesk-AGC of America 2018 Workforce Survey, released last week.
Ken Simonson's picture
September 05, 2018
A federal judge in Houston is not a fan of protections for young undocumented immigrants but, for now, has rejected a request from the State of Texas to shut down a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Scott Braddock's picture
September 04, 2018
It doesn’t matter if its 110 degrees in the hot Texas summer or -3 degrees in winter on the shores of Lake Michigan, working men and women all across America get up early, stay late, and make sure the job gets done.
Construction Citizen's picture
September 03, 2018
Because of the impact of the autonomous vehicles on the construction industry and on our cities and infrastructure as well, we want to give you a bit of an overview of the current status of the technology, the manufacturers, the government rules and regulations that are being developed and give you another peek into the future, a near future that is in flux as we speak, but one that is as inevitable as perhaps those two immutable actions, death and taxes. Well taxes at least.
Jim Kollaer's picture
August 31, 2018
Despite the efforts of Houston and Texas construction leaders to bolster the workforce in a variety of ways, a staggering 78 percent of contractors in this state still say they are struggling to find qualified craft workers needed to keep up with demand.
Scott Braddock's picture
August 30, 2018
Now one year after Harvey's landfall on the Texas coast, there is still much work ahead for the city of Houston, the state of Texas, and the nation to address the workforce challenges that were exacerbated at a time when the construction industry was already stretched thin for a variety of reasons.
Scott Braddock's picture
August 29, 2018
John McManus, award winning editorial and digital director at Hanley Wood, writes in Architect magazine, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects, about the top 10 take-aways from the recent 2018 Housing Leadership Summit. The overall theme of the conference of builders, investors, lenders, architects, subs and thought leaders from throughout the industry was Collaborate to Accelerate.
Jim Kollaer's picture
August 28, 2018
There are many challenges in the construction industry, but one of the largest is the availability of craft-worker manpower. According to The National Association of Women in Construction, women only comprise nine percent of the total craft-worker workforce, so construction companies could see a huge boost in their recruitment efforts by targeting female candidates.
Lauren Harrell's picture
August 27, 2018
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 45 states and the District of Columbia year-over-year (y/y) from July 2017 to July 2018 and declined in five states, an AGC analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released on Friday showed.
Ken Simonson's picture
August 24, 2018