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?

The mantra of the residential and renovation contractors and subs that “Residential is different from Commercial construction. We can’t afford to do all that stuff...” has been...
​In my role as Executive Director of Construction Career Collaborative (C3), I make many presentations each year to building owners, general contractors, specialty contractors,...
Recruiting, educating and upskilling our workforce is a cornerstone of the U.S. construction industry, and an essential component to supporting our most important asset—our people...
New Jersey is taking steps to further crackdown on what's been called a "scourge" in the construction industry as well as other sectors of the economy: Worker misclassification or...
Filling craft positions and some salaried positions remains as great a challenge for contractors as it was a year ago, according to participants in the Autodesk-AGC of America...
When Clemon Prevost was a kid, he noticed the repairman who would come to the house to fix the TV earned as much in an hour as his dad did for a whole day’s work. So by 13 years...
Craft professionals in construction have the “gift of choice” and the chance to be the author of their own future. That was the main message from Mike Bellaman, President and CEO...
Hurricane season is in full swing, and this leaves a lot at stake for the crane industry. Surprisingly enough, rain is actually the most hazardous part of a hurricane—not wind....
In the construction world, Silica safety has become a top priority, albeit if partly only because of OSHA’s implementation of its Silica safety standards, which went into effect...