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?

In today’s global economy, building owners and employers are looking for ways to compete for talent, reduce operating costs and benefit the environment. While LEED certification...
Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing’s winter newsletter includes stories about a two-year balcony restoration project at a senior living community, a technical look at lock-strip...
Commercial construction companies are not yet threatened by Artificial Intelligence (AI), but they will be within the next decade. Recently, there are several studies and...
Construction executives from around the Houston area gathered this week to learn more about how they can create “a robust craft training program in your organization and link it...
Kiley writes that successful privately held construction companies have a lot to offer prospective workforce recruits over publically held corporations, including offering much...
Gentilucci makes the point that craftsmanship is still critical to the construction of today and emphasizes the critical need for companies to recruit, train and retain skilled...
It’s not just the areas along the Gulf Coast that are feeling the pinch of an even tighter labor market following last year’s devastating hurricanes and the rebuilding efforts...
The men in hardhats compacting fake stone, pouring concrete and handling other jobs on the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston work site typically are paired up based on experience...
ACE Mentor Program Houston’s annual Build it Forward event is a “win” on every level, benefitting local charities while building interest in construction careers and relationships...