A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

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
Happy New Year from the Construction Citizen Crew!
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January 01, 2018
In a recent post titled Busting the myths: What the “S-word” can mean for construction and development in the online magazine Building Design and Construction (subscription required), Stacy Smedley, Director of Sustainability at Skanska, examined some of the myths surrounding the concept of “sustainability” for construction.
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December 20, 2017
As engineers begin to look at sustainability and to test the limits of materials like wood and composite structures, we are beginning to see a number of mostly residential, wood-framed high rise buildings designed and built around the world.
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December 13, 2017
In response to the Harvey flood, the third “500-year flood” in the last 5 years, the Commissioners “unanimously approved” a new set of rules that would require buildings to be built higher than the 500-year floodplain versus the current “100 year” level and would require some homes to be elevated as high as 8 feet above grade in order to avoid future flood damage.
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December 11, 2017