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Reshaping the Industry

Three actions are necessary to build a thriving, profitable and durable construction industry:

  • Acceptance.  Recognize current situations and challenges and accept they are real.
  • Leadership.  Embrace core values and principles as innovators and leaders.
  • Solutions.  Collaborate among owners, contractors and workforce for solutions.
What challenges is the construction industry facing?  What principles, like sustainable value and social responsibility, should industry leaders embrace?  Where will the solutions come from?
Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) was in Houston last week to participate in a national program to end the Energy moratorium, or as he said “To put a face on the impact that the...
September 07, 2010
The construction industry is sometimes able to weather the economic turmoil because the projects take several years to plan, design and build. The issue for us is that when the...
September 06, 2010
Yesterday the NY governor’s office announced that Governor David A. Paterson has acted on 92 bills, signing 66 into law including the Construction Industry Fair Play Act, which...
September 01, 2010
There is a list of criteria called the IRS 20 Questions used to determine whether someone is an independent contractor or an employee.  This is the Ohio State University...
August 31, 2010
This month a Florida man was convicted of operating an unlicensed money-transmitting business and was sentenced to two years in federal prison and forced to forfeit the money...
August 30, 2010
A recent posting in Ezra Klein’s column in the Washington Post asked the question about the validity of forcing companies to use the E-Verify system.  The author, Suzy Khimm...
August 30, 2010
According to an article in Arabianbusiness.com, a number of Saudi construction companies have been hiring illegal workers in order to finish projects on time.  The article...
August 26, 2010
There are two or three areas that the new wage theft laws and their amendments address that will be welcome news to those who have been victims of wage theft or misclassification....
August 25, 2010
Wondering this morning what it will be this time.  We have heard phrases like, “It ain’t goin’ to be the same this time around.”  “I sure hope that it picks up soon.”...
August 23, 2010