The construction industry is facing a significant shortage of workers. According to ABC earlier this year, “the construction industry will need to attract an estimated 546,...
April 06, 2023
As construction companies continue to adopt technologies to boost productivity and efficiency, the increased risk of cyber security threats should not be overlooked. Cyber attacks can be severely detrimental, costing time, resources, and reputation.
October 27, 2022
Recently, Construction Career Collaborative (C3) and AGC Houston hosted a commercial construction workforce development conference and networking event. Construction executives,...
October 12, 2022
Construction leaders Cassie Clancy, Leslie Gower, and Kelly Gregory talk with Construction Citizen's Jeff Stautner about the vast career opportunities in construction and about how more can be done to communicate these opportunities and grow the industry's workforce.
September 21, 2022
TXRX Labs, a non-profit in Houston, typically provides creative workspaces to its members along with workforce training opportunities to the community, but with the rise of COVID-19 cases, they are now exclusively focused on manufacturing the much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers.
March 31, 2020
Winter has given way to spring, bringing with it temperate weather for all to enjoy. But if you work outside, be mindful; soon the weather will be getting hot and it is important...
March 12, 2020
Although COVID-19 (commonly known as coronavirus) is not currently rapidly spreading through communities in the United States, its impact on Chinese production has been...
February 27, 2020
Last week, high school students from across Texas gathered to compete at the SkillsUSA State Conference in Corpus Christi. Over 8000 regional finalists were in attendance, competing in 200 competitions, vying for scholarships, awards, recognition, and a chance to compete at the national level.
April 12, 2018
Johnny Torres, a Construction Technology student at JB Hensler College and Career Academy, knew from a young age that he wanted to build. Inspired by his father, who made a career out of the skilled trades and was always working on interesting projects around the house, Johnny immediately took to Legos.
April 04, 2018
It turns out that it is safer to be a construction worker on a skyscraper than on a shorter building. According to a report in Commercial Observer, the safety measures utilized on major buildings that are 10 stories or more are much more stringent than the those put on minor buildings (less than 10 stories), and historically this has resulted in more fatal accidents on shorter building projects.
January 26, 2017