A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

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...
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April 05, 2019
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...
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March 29, 2019
The old saw goes that “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” The same goes for construction. In this time of “Jetson speed” change in the technology of our industry and...
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March 27, 2019
By now, most of the construction companies in the US are hiring and training Millennials (born 1981-1993). Many of you are finding that they are different from the folks from the...
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February 21, 2019
Dan Bellow, President of JLL Houston, was the keynote speaker at the annual AGC meeting held at the Briar Club in Houston on February 6, 2019. The audience, filled with construction company and industry leaders from throughout the Houston region, were treated to an outstanding talk on leadership.
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February 13, 2019
Three Texas metro areas – Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Austin – placed one, two, and nine on the rankings of the value of new 2018 construction starts of the top 51 United States cities according to a recent article in Daily Commercial News.
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February 11, 2019
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a Final Rule on the electronic reporting of jobsite illness and injury designed to rescind the requirements for establishments of 250 employees or more.
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February 08, 2019
Last month, the TJPA approved the further review of all design and shop drawings as a precautionary measure to determine whether there are additional locations in the 1.2 million square foot facility where similar conditions might occur.
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February 01, 2019
I recently sat down with Bobby Williams, CEO of United Tool and Fastener (UTF), to better understand the operations, business philosophy, and overall values for the company that operates in Houston, College Station and San Antonio, but who can deliver the right tools and fasteners to his customer’s jobsite anywhere they are needed.
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January 24, 2019
Companies were allegedly set up under names and with owners who had no experience in running a company but who were coached and given contracts and employment documents allegedly by Power Design. They, in turn, provided workers who allegedly worked for Power Design as independent contractors for sub-par wages and with none of the protections provided to Power Design’s jobsite superintendents and foreman on the same jobs.
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January 18, 2019