Kiley writes that the construction industry is predictied to change more in the next five years than it has in the past 50. Driving these changes are the skilled labor shortage and the march of job-site-related technologies.
December 19, 2018
As Charlie Kubin retires from W.S. Bellows after 63 years, Kiley shares some of the many ways this accomplished builder has shaped the Houston skyline, and a few of the stories his colleagues will always remember about him.
December 06, 2018
Kiley’s new blog series “History and Heroes” begins with Tellepsen: Houston’s oldest, locally owned, commercial general contractor. Opened in 1909 by Tom Tellepsen, the company is now led by Tadd Tellepsen and his brothers, Tellef, Trent and Trevor, great-grandsons of the founder.
October 18, 2018
Kiley points out the key for success in the future construction industry when he writes: “Skilled workers will always be needed to program the robots, make the inevitable adjustments, and finish these jobs – no matter where components are built.”
August 15, 2018
Kiley reflects on how even in the midst of needed changes to the way companies are run, some essential qualities and practices must remain constant.
August 01, 2018
Many companies today face an age gap as they plan for leadership succession. There are not enough people in the historic replacement age range (40-55) to fill the spots being vacated by the retiring baby boomers, now in their 60s and early 70s. Consequently, there is a need to accelerate the development of younger high potentials, so they can take on senior leader responsibilities.
June 26, 2018
Strategic, data-driven senior leaders are using these calmer market waters for thoughtful reflection about trends and facts, opportunities and challenges. They are not wasting this time bemoaning the lower volume, lower margins, and millennial attitudes. Right now, they are asking themselves tough questions to frame a vision for their organizations both in the next three to five years and in 2040. They are setting in motion well-researched initiatives to capture a future where the prevailing value chain is on the cusp of being disrupted and rearranged, with new players and current parties in different roles. They are acting with an urgency; 2040 is only one generation of leadership away.
May 25, 2018
With a real worker shortage today and with researched projections that say the amount of annual construction put in place will almost double by 2040, a critical strategic question becomes who will build tomorrow?
April 30, 2018