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?

According to the recent AGC survey, 80% of construction companies are still experiencing difficulty finding qualified workers for their job crews. One specialty contractor was...
Over the past few decades, Chief Operating Officer for Marek Brothers Mike Holland has seen the construction industry change.  He said that as baby boomers retire,...
In an effort to inspire an interest in young women to consider a career in the construction industry, the Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), the...
Every year, new trends appear in the industry from safety training to technological advancements. And many of the trends make construction work easier and more efficient, so it is...
Elizabeth McPherson had an opportunity to visit the jobsite of the new Memorial Hermann patient care tower in the Texas Medical Center, where she spoke with MAREK foreman Gloria...
The number of women in the U.S. construction industry is on the rise. From apprentices to craft professionals, estimators and executives, women are represented in all facets of...
Someone asked me to write a blog that would focus on how a lack of training would hurt your business and how a skills training program would make your business more robust and...
According to Cashmore, 25% of construction fatalities occur from traumatic brain injuries (or TBIs), and most of these injuries on a jobsite occur from safety helmets coming off.
By now, most of the construction companies in the US are hiring and training Millennials (born 1981-1993). Many of you are finding that they are different from the folks from the...