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Reshaping the Construction Industry

Immigration crackdowns will make Texas’ labor shortage worse. The ID and Tax program would issue five-year work permits to those who qualify — bringing them into our tax system and easing the burden on business.
Stan Marek's picture
July 15, 2019
SmartDrive Systems, a leader in video-based safety and transportation intelligence, has announced that Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing, a specialty contractor, has deployed the SmartDrive® video-based safety program with Extended Recording across its entire fleet following a competitive review and head-to-head pilot program.
The Chamberlin Man's picture
July 12, 2019
As the shortage of skilled workers continues and the demand for units grows, you can expect that more modular production will be tried across the country.
Jim Kollaer's picture
July 11, 2019
After it passed the California Assembly earlier this year, that state's Senate is set to begin hearings this week on a sweeping reform to the way employers classify their workers as either employees or contractors. Assembly Bill 5 would codify a landmark state supreme court ruling that raised the bar for when companies can legally classify folks as independent contractors.
Scott Braddock's picture
July 10, 2019
On July first, the Transbay Transit Center, closed over 9 months ago when cracks were discovered in two major structural girders, had what folks in the hotel business call a “soft opening,” sans buses.
Jim Kollaer's picture
July 09, 2019
When thinking about a future career, employment opportunities and high-paying salaries rank right at the top, even for Gen Z. With construction offering job advancement and salaries that can reach six figures, the industry should be a top choice. However, with the workforce shortages we’re already facing, we know we’re not seeing an influx of new workers.
Rachel Burris's picture
July 08, 2019
In May, estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 46 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. Three states (Michigan, South Dakota and Vermont) had no change, while only Hawaii increased, rising from 5% in May 2018 to 5.2% in the most recent report.
Construction Citizen's picture
July 05, 2019
Wishing all of our readers a safe and happy Fourth of July! - the construction citizen crew
Jim Kollaer's picture
July 03, 2019
Some significant players on Wall Street, including Goldman Sachs, are putting more of their cash into startups that aim to boost automation in the construction industry.
Scott Braddock's picture
July 02, 2019
Safety on the jobsite doesn’t end with personal tethering; dropped objects are a very real danger at the workplace. At United Tool and Fastener, we want to keep our customers abreast of all the latest and best safety products.
Michelle Neundorfer's picture
July 01, 2019