Construction Lenders Get Creative To Fund Projects, Reduce Risk During The Labor Shortage
Article by Julie Littman, Bisnow Bay Area
While construction firms are focusing on retention and improved job safety, financiers and borrowers are shifting their efforts to accommodate the rising construction costs and to lock in quality labor."
A New Survey Charts the Unfulfilled Expectations of Prefabrication
Article by Jim Parsons, ENR
Off-site fabrication doesn’t always provide results contractors seek."
Technology Redesigning the Construction Industry
The author of this aritcle is Kim Slowey, Construction Dive
Using new digital tools, and doing so more often, could boost productivity by 50% to 60%, generating $1.6 trillion in value."
Interested in construction technology? CEA is offering sessions on drones, virtual reality, devices on the job site...
Industrial Boom: How are the 14 Largest Big-Box Industrial Markets Faring in 2017
Champaign Williams, Bisnow National Editor
Though demand for big-box product is strong, there is a growing shift in favor of smaller, leaner warehouses and distribution centers fueled by online and physical retailers' need to be closer to consumers."
Cornell Tech Built a Super-High-Tech School in New York City
Chris Weller, Business Insider writes about how the building could revolutionize future design.
Cornell Tech's main dorm, the tall building pictured in the background below, is the tallest and largest "passive" house in the world, meaning it uses little energy to heat and cool the interior."...
Welty Building Company Names Ed Paparone as Group President, Cleveland
According to the article on Business Wire, Paparone comes to Welty from Turner Construction Company, where he served as Business Manager. Both companies are CEA members.
Welty is clearly leading the way when it comes to implementing lean management principles and pioneering creative solutions to challenging construction issues."...
3 Strategies for More Effective Prefabrication
Jobsite's, Megan Headley discusss these three (3) strategies.
Prefabrication is touted as a solution to many of the problems hammering the construction industry."
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:"...
The Construction Industry Has A Big Baby Boomer Problem
Julie Littman, Bisnow Bay Area
As boomers retire, they are leaving behind a void in the job force that millennials are not interested in filling. If the industry does not address this disparity in the workforce, the labor shortage in the construction market will deepen further."