Iron Workers' Be That One Guy: Diversity, Harassment and Retention
Supporting women and minorities workers is critical in the construction industry. Women account for fewer than 4% of the construction trades workforce.
The Iron Workers' Be That One Guy (BTOG) program addresses diversity matters and nondiscrimination rights in the workplace. Be That One Guy also...
Ohio’s Orphan Well Program Needs Contractors to do the job
By Shane Hoover, CantonRep.com staff writer
The state has millions of dollars to spend on plugging old and potentially hazardous oil and natural gas wells. Now, it’s looking for more contractors to do the work.
Prolific shale wells and a change in state law have boosted the Ohio Department of Natural Resources fund...
How to Specify Building Wrap
By writer, Lindsey M. Roberts, Architect
Nearly 70 percent of construction litigation is related to moisture infiltration, according to a 2008 paper by University of Florida researchers. Critical to reining in these problems are building wraps. These barriers help buildings control the uncontrollable: water, air, and heat,...
Off-Site Building Is 'Ripe' For AI. But Are These The Robots You're Looking For?
Article by Dean Boerner, Bisnow San Francisco Reporter
If a lack of innovation is to blame for stagnating U.S. construction productivity over the last half-century, off-site builders — and some of their AI partners — think they may have the solution.
Around the country, prefabrication companies...
Online Retailers are Transforming Warehouse Construction
By Construction Dive's, Jenn Goodman
This article is ...looking at how online retailing has changed warehouse construction.
As e-commerce has soared in popularity, U.S. warehouses have evolved to meet the needs of online retailers, transforming from basic storerooms into automated, material-handling nerve centers....
How to Build a Line of Lasting Leadership at Your Company
by Elizabeth Manning, Construction Business Owners
From apprentice to journeyman carpenter to project manager, all the way to president and owner of a construction company. It’s the kind of story that makes working in an industry like construction worth the potential challenges—one where a graduate degree or connections...
What is Driving up the Cost of Highway Construction?
By Manny Prunty and David Wessel, Brookings Institution
Possible explanation is an increase in the quantity (not the price) of labor. The authors use unionization rates and the average share voting Democrat in presidential campaigns (an indication of a state’s political leanings) over time as proxies for the importance of...
How Predictive Data Is Revolutionizing Preconstruction Planning
By Sherman Wong Sr., Engineering News-Record
Preconstruction planning has been, and continues to be, one of the most challenging aspects of the building lifecycle. Thanks to modern data science and predictive analytics, those involved in the construction planning phases are now able to supplement historical data with reliable projections...
The Beige Book - July 17, 2019
Cleveland (Fourth) Federal Reserve District: OH, western PA, eastern KY and part of WV
The “Beige Book” is a compilation of informal soundings of business conditions in each of the 12 Federal Reserve districts, which are referenced by the name of their headquarters cities. The latest Beige Book https://www.federalreserve.gov/...
US Construction Wage Tops $30 an Hour as Employment Soars
This article was wrttien by the staff of Global Construction Review
Earnings for US construction workers now outstrip the private sector average as contractors face what’s being called one of the tightest labour markets they’ve ever experienced. The situation has led a contractors’ group there to slam an...