A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

This new commitment comes on the heels of their “pilot trades training program” for separating military members in a partnership with the non-profit National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Home Builders Institute on Ft. Stewart and Ft. Bragg. The first students will graduate from this 12-week pre-apprentice program this Spring. 
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March 09, 2018
According to the latest BLS numbers, while expanding above the 7 million level, the construction industry has not fully recovered our workforce after the recession. The economy and our industry are now in expansion mode and a number of companies with skilled trades are scrambling for qualified workers in order to be able to meet the demands and schedules on their existing projects, not to mention the ones in the bid pipeline.
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March 09, 2018
According to the article, “It will be the world's tallest and largest building to be pulled down intentionally.” It will be replaced by a larger taller structure designed to house an additional 9,000 Chase employees for a total of 15,000 users.
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March 05, 2018
“The president, politicians, and people are arguing one side or the other of the immigration factors from the wall to DACA to I-9, to ICE raids on construction sites. The March 5 deadline on DACA looms before Congress. President Trump has offered compromise; actually, he has offered to negotiate. There is a difference.” – Kollaer
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February 27, 2018
The incandescent light bulb is about to go the way of its inventor, Thomas A. Edison. The incandescent bulb will become a historical artifact in 2020 when all new bulbs will either be LED or CFLs. 
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February 16, 2018
Commercial construction companies are not yet threatened by Artificial Intelligence (AI), but they will be within the next decade. Recently, there are several studies and predictions for other industries like manufacturing, professional service and customer facing services that we should take notice of and incorporate in our “now” thinking. We thought that these studies would be of interest to you.
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February 07, 2018
Gentilucci makes the point that craftsmanship is still critical to the construction of today and emphasizes the critical need for companies to recruit, train and retain skilled workers.
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January 29, 2018
The American media and the politicians from the President of the US down to the local elected officials and law enforcement officials are involved in the issue, which, like construction is complex and in the end, very personal.
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January 22, 2018
Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta has been called “the world’s greatest stadium.” The 71,000 seat stadium was built for the Atlanta Falcons. Reports from the first games in the new facility show that one thing is for certain, as we previously posted last year, the structural engineering used to design and erect the ocular roof is a feat to marvel about.
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January 15, 2018
The economy has recovered, and the construction industry is finding more work and fewer skilled workers. What does that mean?
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January 09, 2018