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?

Yesterday the Greater Houston Partnership hosted a reception in their newly-built convening space located in the heart of downtown to allow media including myself an opportunity...
October 14, 2016
Gulf Coast area community colleges will host Date with Destiny, a free one-day conference on Oct. 13, 2016 for women who strive to work in the petrochemical industry. 

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October 07, 2016
Contractors are not the only builders. Chambers of Commerce around the US and the globe are historically true builders as well. These business organizations help build community,...
October 05, 2016
Hi there. The Chamberlin Man here.As you know, time, weather, pollution, corrosion and general use cause buildings and parking garages to show visible signs of their age and...
October 03, 2016
Earlier this month, I visited Lone Star College North Harris (LSC-North Harris) and spoke with Michael Burns, Dean of Career and Applied Technology Division, and Brian Sanders,...
September 30, 2016
Professors try their best to convince their architectural students that they “rule the world and the jobsite.” Many of them grow to believe that myth and some of them live that...
September 28, 2016
The 2016 ABC National Craft Championships (NCC) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida was a two-day competition last March between over 200 craft profession trainees and students. ...
September 23, 2016
ABC Greater Houston Celebrates Safety Award Winners during Membership BreakfastAssociated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston honored a record of 79 member companies...
September 19, 2016
The folks over at the website “BuiltWorlds” point out that well before the Great Recession began – causing various shifts across the construction industry – there was already a...
September 16, 2016