A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Care and Safety

Attending to the safety, security and well-being of all craftspersons is the foundation for building and sustaining a high performance workforce. That means establishing high safety standards and ensuring workers' compensation coverage. It also means that FUTA, SUTA and FICA are paid on behalf of all craftspersons.

Your safety-sense should be tingling about now for several reasons. I'd like to talk for a moment about the importance of taking personal responsibility for using personal...
February 10, 2015
A few weeks ago, Saied Alavi, Director of Operations at Marek Brothers Houston, and I visited an active construction site on the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (...
February 05, 2015
If you know Chamberlin, you know we’re experts in roofing and waterproofing. But we have another core service that often stands in the shadow of some of our more noteworthy...
February 02, 2015
The word “audit” doesn’t necessarily have the most pleasant connotation for most non-profits. However, Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), the training...
January 09, 2015
Ethical operators in construction do all they can to ensure their craftsmen and women are extremely safe on their jobsites. Many companies go as far as maintaining an ongoing...
January 02, 2015
In the grand foyer at Wortham Theater filled with more than 200 construction professionals, Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston awarded members for their...
November 20, 2014
Workforce shortages have been predicted for decades.  I recall a sociology professor talking about the “snake eating a pig” theory of demographics and how that would be a...
October 21, 2014
Following concerns raised here on Construction Citizen by contractors in Austin, the Austin Community College Board of Trustees has decided to create a task force to hammer out...
October 16, 2014
The following article was written by Marek Fabric Panels Project Manager, Bill Rankin, and was originally published on MarekBros.com.In commercial construction, fabric panels...
October 09, 2014