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?

Contractors as individuals come in as many varieties as people themselves do.  However, those that become successful builders have two common characteristics, regardless of...
April 13, 2017
The 5th edition of NCCER’s Core Curriculum has been in circulation for more than a year. I remember the 3rd edition because I was one of the volunteer authors. I was impressed...
April 03, 2017
The Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), an educational affiliate of ABC Greater Houston, hosted an open house yesterday at their Performance Verification...
March 31, 2017
There is lots of buzz in the US about women in the construction industry. Questions are being asked about why more women are not attracted to the field, how more women can be...
March 30, 2017
The 2017 ABC National Craft Championships concluded with an awards ceremony at 8:30 am Friday morning in the Floridian Ballroom of the Greater Fort Lauderdale and Broward County...
March 24, 2017
Now that it’s been given the green light by the the Austin City Council, a new program will launch in the coming weeks to expedite permitting for construction projects including "...
March 22, 2017
From the window of my home. I can see two cranes against the skyline. I live in Houston and over the past few years, cranes have become a pretty common site. With binoculars, I...
March 20, 2017
Following a recent report that some immigrants have avoided construction jobsites out of fear that they’ll be deported, the AGC in Austin decided to conduct a survey aimed at...
March 15, 2017
The first of four Lift & Move USA career events in 2017 was held February 14 in Tampa, Florida, hosted by ALL Crane Rental of Florida, LLC, part of the ALL Family of Companies...
March 10, 2017