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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?
Kiley points out the key for success in the future construction industry when he writes: “Skilled workers will always be needed to program the robots, make the inevitable...
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Nonfarm payroll employment in July increased by 157,000, seasonally adjusted, from June and by 2,400,000 (1.6%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS...
Pat Kiley writes about the latest leading indicators and industry issues for Houston-area clients of FMI.
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Kiley reflects on how even in the midst of needed changes to the way companies are run, some essential qualities and practices must remain constant.
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 43 states and the District of Columbia year-over-year (y/y) from June 2017 to June 2018, declined in six states and was...