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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?
On May 27th, Governor Rick Perry signed into law a groundbreaking measure that will expand the ability of local law enforcement agencies to arrest employers who cheat their...
June 09, 2011
Kim Bobo, founder and executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice, talked with Construction Citizen blogger Jim Kollaer during her recent visit to Houston.  Kollaer asked...
June 01, 2011
The office of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has announced that construction company Lancaster Enterprises Inc, owned by Marie Raftes, must pay over $100,000 in...
May 31, 2011
According to the latest industry figures from the Associated General Contractors Association (AGC):“The construction industry added 5,000 jobs in April while the industry’s...
May 27, 2011
2011 has begun with more optimism, for sure.  It is supported by some encouraging facts and activities involving Houston’s energy companies, the real estate community,...
May 26, 2011
In the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) process, one core idea is that there is shared risk and responsibility for the delivery of the project.  This has made it difficult...
May 24, 2011
Editor's note: Since this article was originally published, HoustonWorks has gone out of business. The new YouthBuild grant is operated by SER-Jobs for Progress.Last month...
May 23, 2011
A draft executive order was released from the White House that will require contractors bidding for federal work to disclose every political contribution that the directors,...
May 13, 2011
Build a Better Texas is a collaborative effort of honest construction businesses, faith leaders, and advocates of fairness and safety who want to improve the construction industry...
May 10, 2011