Welcome! Our goal is to open a dialog that will address several crises and thorny issues surrounding the construction industry in the US and world today. Other than the central fact that the economies around the globe are in "reset" mode, three thorny issues facing building contractors, developers and owners are:
1) looming workforce shortages, especially in the middle skills level;
2) the image of the construction industry as a viable option for employment and career growth;
3) the current workforce, especially at the lower end of the scale, lacking the basic skills to meet the needs of the construction industry now and in the future.
There are important variations on these themes. One is the "unlevel playing field" created when Read more » about Shaping the future of the construction industry