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?

Ramos is both an exception in the modern construction industry and exactly the kind of worker that local employers are struggling to cultivate amid a generations-long downturn in...
May 16, 2017
The following article originally appeared in the May newsletter to clients of Kiley Advisors, now a part of FMI Corporation. Reprinted with permission. There is an amazing...
May 12, 2017
Do you ever feel that way? “I just can’t get respect from my crews.” The issue may not always be with everyone else; it may be a simple issue that you may not even be aware of...
May 08, 2017
Construction Dive’s Hallie Busta recently listed six construction documentary films that you should watch if you are interested in construction. One of those films, Block by Block...
April 28, 2017
After conducting a detailed analysis of three years’ worth of construction fatality information, the Associated General Contractors of America unveiled a series of recommendations...
April 27, 2017
While at the ABC 2017 National Craft Championships, I enjoyed talking with three individuals who are all involved in training programs for the skilled craft trades.  This is...
April 26, 2017
There have been occasions during my tenure as C3’s executive director where I have felt as if we were trying to change the world, and in many ways we are – the world of...
April 20, 2017
Romero’s bill, House Bill 3357, stipulates that contractors or subcontractors for public work projects can’t misclassify workers as independent contractors. It also ups the...
April 19, 2017
Last month, the Associated Builders and Contractors hosted the 2017 National Craft Championships, a two-day competition for craft profession trainees and apprentices.  While...
April 17, 2017