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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?
Impacts on construction have been spotty from the hurricanes (including Maria, which devastated Puerto and the U.S. Virgin Islands in September) and four severe wildfires in...
November 13, 2017
Finding workers to rebuild homes and other structures damaged or completely destroyed by Hurricane Harvey this year on the Gulf Coast is a challenge compounded by the fact that...
November 09, 2017
While Harvey remains a popular topic of conversation, the numbers surrounding the devastation from Harvey continue to be revised downward. The latest revised numbers from Moody...
November 08, 2017
Construction spending totaled $1.220 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in September, 0.3% higher than in August, and 2.0% higher y/y than the September 2016 rate, the...
November 06, 2017
Our friends at FMI have completed their 2017 Talent Development Survey and recently issued their findings. The results, while revealing, should not be surprising in light of...
November 03, 2017
Inflation-adjusted gross domestic product (real GDP)—the value of all goods and services produced in the U.S., net of imports—increased 3.0% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate...
November 01, 2017
One change that is underway in the industry that might help is the move to digitalization of many of the tasks needed to design and build the buildings of tomorrow. Bulmer...
October 26, 2017
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 35 states and the District of Columbia from September 2016 to September 2017, fell in 14 states and was unchanged in Idaho, an...
October 25, 2017
In a move many business leaders called “long overdue,” Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has announced a new panel of lawmakers will consider what policies need to be in place – and...
October 24, 2017