A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Renewing the Workforce

Construction is a large and complex worldwide industry constantly shaped by new information technologies, advanced materials, environmental policies, regulations and changing building methods. Most importantly, though, construction is shaped by people. Sustaining a strong industry requires attracting and valuing a skilled, career-driven, high quality workforce... who also like to build! How is the construction industry attracting the skilled workforce for future growth market demands? Do prospective candidates see construction as a viable career choice?

Recently, a friend retired. He told me in the last year of his work that he had been, “Cut out of the herd” at work.For a minute I was taken aback by that statement but the more I...
Associated Builders and Contractors announced this week that Clemon Prevost, a senior talent development specialist for Fluor’s U.S. Gulf Coast Craft Training Center in Pasadena,...
“Our most precious resource is people,” says Mike Holland, COO of MAREK, recently named Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2018 Contractor of the Year in recognition of its...
The employee retention rate among workers in a company with a robust culture of training is much higher than in those companies without such a culture, and absenteeism is markedly...
According to the recent AGC survey, 80% of construction companies are still experiencing difficulty finding qualified workers for their job crews. One specialty contractor was...
Over the past few decades, Chief Operating Officer for Marek Brothers Mike Holland has seen the construction industry change.  He said that as baby boomers retire,...
In an effort to inspire an interest in young women to consider a career in the construction industry, the Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), the...
Every year, new trends appear in the industry from safety training to technological advancements. And many of the trends make construction work easier and more efficient, so it is...
Elizabeth McPherson had an opportunity to visit the jobsite of the new Memorial Hermann patient care tower in the Texas Medical Center, where she spoke with MAREK foreman Gloria...