Distracted Driving and Work Zones

January 22, 2018Uncategorized

We all know that distracted driving is resulting in increased fatalities on our roadways. The National Safety Council reported a 6% increase in fatalities in 2016. According to the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse, overall roadways fatalities increased 13% from 2013 to 2016. And during that same period, work zone fatalities increased 28%! Keep … Read More

Cast a Wider Net: 8 Tips for Finding Top Talent

December 1, 2017Uncategorized

I’ve spent my whole adult life in the construction business. It’s been a wild ride. Big booms followed by big busts followed by years of slow or no growth. Given the volatility, it’s challenging for contractors to retain skilled workers when the industry is sluggish. So how can contractors find quality people, then keep them … Read More

Go Build America Set to Be Industry’s Most Comprehensive National Workforce Initiative

November 20, 2017Uncategorized

Go Build America, an industry-driven, image-building program set to launch nationally in December, aims to succeed where other initiatives have fallen short. Based on state-level programs that have helped to boost enrollment in local technical education programs, Go Build hopes to rebrand and promote the entire construction industry via a multiplatform public-relations campaign. It will maximize … Read More

ENR: ‘Go Build’ Campaign to Launch National Website

November 20, 2017Uncategorized

By most measures, this is an ideal time to be a construction tradesperson. An analysis of government job data by the Associated General Contractors of America reveals that the industry’s unemployment rate of 4.5% is the lowest in 11 years. Conversely, the average hourly wage for construction— $29.06 —is up 2.3% from last year and … Read More