A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

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?
The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in March, not seasonally adjusted, increased 0.2% from February and 2.3% year-over-year (y/y) from March 2016, the Bureau of Labor...
April 14, 2017
Contractors as individuals come in as many varieties as people themselves do.  However, those that become successful builders have two common characteristics, regardless of...
April 13, 2017
Republican lawmakers in both the Texas House and Senate are advancing legislation that would take aim at certain collective bargaining agreements on taxpayer-funded jobsites...
April 12, 2017
Nonfarm payroll employment in March increased by 98,000, seasonally adjusted, from February and by 2,185,000 (1.5%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)...
April 11, 2017
We have written about problems in search of solutions like the looming skilled craft worker shortage being made worse by the impending retirement of “the old guys” in the business...
April 10, 2017
The latest benchmark revisions to the Houston MSA employment numbers show a significantly lower net gain of 200 jobs in 2015 and a more robust 18,700 in 2016, signaling that 2015...
April 07, 2017
An anti-union measure that some worry is unconstitutional has now been sent to the Texas House of Representatives by the Senate, moving much more quickly through the process than...
April 06, 2017
Put yourself in the shoes of an owner leasing office space in a market driven by the oil and gas business that at the end of 2016 had 231 million square feet of office space,...
April 05, 2017
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 43 states from February 2016 to February 2017 and fell in seven states and the District of...
April 04, 2017