Disruption, chaos, change, firms in the middle of succession plans, mergers, consolidations and acquisitions could be added to the list, but that might overwhelm an already crazy industry. Many of the leaders of construction industry firms are sitting there with “pinwheel eyes and a crenelated mouth” as my mentor, Willie Pena, FAIA used to say.
March 26, 2018
The Trump-set March 5th deadline for Congress to do something about immigration reform has come and gone. The President offered a deal that made the hardline folks who voted for him really angry. “A deal was possible,” said Charles Foster, Chairman of Foster LLP, one of the largest global immigration firms in the US, and who has been an advisor to three presidents on immigration issues.
March 20, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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
February 27, 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.
February 07, 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.
January 22, 2018