Federal Reserve: Increases in Hiring & Materials Cost
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, issued Oct. 18, is based on information collected from late August through October 6 and included these comments relevant to...
Firms Creating New Models for Student Internships
Written by Jim Parson, ENR
While internships have long been a career- development staple, many contractors have taken a fresh look at their programs’ structure and content in light of the heightened competition for a shrinking talent pool"
Developer Dan Gilbert Bringing 15,000 Construction Jobs With 4 New Projects in Detroit
Article by Frank Witsil,Susan Tompor and JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press
Together, the projects are expected to take about five years to complete and add 3.2 million square feet of office, retail and residential space — plus 2,000 new parking spaces."
Construction Industry Faces Technology Crisis
Written by Anne Gibson, Property editor, NZ Herald
Modular prefabricated buildings built by robots is probably unstoppable...drones, robots, automated design and other trends would lead the digital transformation of the construction sector."
Economists Say, Harvey's Aftermath Will Rattle Construction Supply Chain
Written by Tim Grogan, Engineering News-Record (ENR)
As the cleanup and eventual rebuilding proceed, increased demand for materials and labor will push costs upward and contractors will be scrambling to secure supplies and workers."
4 Key Elements for Business Growth in Construction
Article by Duane Craig on Jobsite
If opting for growth, here are four strategic areas to focus on."
Learn more about business growth and accelerating value on January 10, 2018.
Five Reasons Why Millennials are Great for the Construction Industry
By FMI Corporation
Not unlike other generations that enter the workplace, millennials have new perspectives to share, new ideas about getting things done, and new ways of tackling problems. The following five areas highlight why this new generation is like a breath of fresh air for the construction industry:"...
AECOM Announces Plan to Hire 3K Workers in the Next 6 Months
As reported by Construction Dive's author Kim Slowey
The open positions range from skilled labor to architects and engineers, and the new hires will work on the company's transportation, building, environment, water, defense and energy projects."
Minority Contracting Demands for Obama Center
By Chicago Sun-Times reporter Lynn Sweet.
The Obama Foundation on Wednesday announced firms in the running to manage the construction of the Obama Presidential Center, along with the demand that the winner commit to minority contracting and hiring goals designed to benefit struggling residents on the South and West Sides of...