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?

John McManus, award winning editorial and digital director at Hanley Wood, writes in Architect magazine, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects, about the top...
Several cities in Texas are now on a collision course with Republican lawmakers in Austin over whether local governments can and should mandate that private employers provide paid...
Many contractors throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area believe we have a labor shortage. Several contractors are holding on to their employees for dear life; some are...
The 2018 ABC Careers in Construction Awards Ceremony was an inspiring and celebratory conclusion to the Associated Builders and Contractors annual Convention and National Craft...
Kiley points out the key for success in the future construction industry when he writes: “Skilled workers will always be needed to program the robots, make the inevitable...
Judge Hanen, who sided with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton previously on a program aimed at protecting the parents of immigrants, has been called "one of the most hard-line...
Klein was honored for his tremendous efforts to lead the PetrochemWorks cooperative initiative. Several years in the making, PetrochemWorks has become the voice and vehicle to...
Essentially, the term “Double Breasted” means that an owner contracts with both union and non-union (also known as “merit shop” or “open shop”) companies, thus the use of the term...
Accidents can happen anywhere, but in the construction industry, it’s especially important to have safety on the forefront of everyone’s minds. Therefore, having an updated ANSI...