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?

OSHA, in a move thought too restrictive by some and too loose by others, released new rules for Permissible Exposure Levels for silica in the construction industry on March 25,...
“Fraudulent roofers often look like the real thing and the lack of licensing requirements make it more difficult for residents to verify a roofer’s credibility or track them down...
Community Family Centers helps primarily low-income families in Houston’s Greater East End.  Elizabeth McPherson attended a Friday-morning agency tour to learn about the...
“As the 2018 hurricane season takes shape (running from June 1 to Nov. 30), it’s imperative to begin construction site hurricane planning efforts early and to be as prepared as...
The KASK safety hats/helmets are unique because of the advanced technology built into each product. Workers who wear the KASK safety helmets enjoy maximum ventilation in various...
Prosecutors filed the first ever wage theft case in Harris County this week against a homeowner who refused to pay a self-employed independent contractor $2,300 for painting the...
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...
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...
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...