A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Renewing the Workforce

Construction is a large and complex worldwide industry constantly shaped by new information technologies, advanced materials, environmental policies, regulations and changing building methods. Most importantly, though, construction is shaped by people. Sustaining a strong industry requires attracting and valuing a skilled, career-driven, high quality workforce... who also like to build! How is the construction industry attracting the skilled workforce for future growth market demands? Do prospective candidates see construction as a viable career choice?

In this second article in our series on succession, we will continue the discussion of the internal transfer of responsibility and ownership, the most common method for...
July 19, 2017
An episode about what Success really means aired last month on NPR’s TED Radio Hour.  It included a 2013 interview by Guy Raz who spoke with Mike Rowe, who had been the host...
July 17, 2017
Republicans on Capitol Hill have now proposed spending $1.6 billion of your tax dollars – not Mexico’s money – for construction of a physical barrier along the international...
July 13, 2017
The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) have developed an amazing tool which enables contractors to build safety programs to ensure that their employees remain safe on their...
July 11, 2017
The expanded use of wood-frame construction in many residential buildings is under the microscope after a spate of construction fires in California.
July 10, 2017
McPherson had the opportunity to talk with a couple of people who are involved in an exciting collaboration between NCCER and military and industry experts on behalf of those who...
June 30, 2017
S&B Engineers and Constructors, Jacobs, Trio Electric and Marek Bros. are getting very different results because of new and innovative approaches they are using for pre-...
June 23, 2017
The major issue is job skills mismatch. The people looking for jobs are not trained in the skills that employers need in order to hire them.
June 22, 2017
Senior executive succession planning is a current priority for many construction companies.  Baby boomers are reaching ages where they seek to retire or work significantly...
June 20, 2017