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Reshaping the Industry

Three actions are necessary to build a thriving, profitable and durable construction industry:

  • Acceptance.  Recognize current situations and challenges and accept they are real.
  • Leadership.  Embrace core values and principles as innovators and leaders.
  • Solutions.  Collaborate among owners, contractors and workforce for solutions.
What challenges is the construction industry facing?  What principles, like sustainable value and social responsibility, should industry leaders embrace?  Where will the solutions come from?
Construction data provider ConstructConnect reported today that the value of construction starts, not adjusted for inflation or seasonal variation, declined 6.6% year-over-year (y...
Violating privacy rights, eliminating choice and diminishing the freedom of construction employees in order to shift the advantage toward forced unionization would fundamentally...
How do you get a job without the right skills or credentials? How do you gain the right skills or credentials to get or succeed in a job if you can’t pay for the education needed...
More than 200 critical stakeholders—led by employers—came together over the past five years, as part of UpSkill Houston, to create the foundation for a stronger, more effective...
Nonfarm payroll employment in January increased by 225,000, seasonally adjusted, from December and by 2,052,000 (1.4%) year-over-year (y/y) from January 2019, the Bureau of Labor...
As you may recall, the Texas Legislature was unable to resolve the debate around the future of the State Board of Plumbing Examiners (SBPE) during its 2019 legislative session. By...
The employment cost index—a measure of compensation (wages, salaries and benefits, including required payments), which the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) posted for the fourth...
Seasonally adjusted construction employment increased from December 2018 to December 2019 in 34 states and the District of Columbia and declined in 16 states, an AGC analysis of...
Associated Builders and Contractors reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell slightly to 8.8 months in November, a 1.5% decline from October’s reading.“Nonresidential...