President’s July 2021 Perspective

  It is hard to believe that we are midway through the busy summer months. A colleague recently shared an article with me that I found very interesting. It has been pretty clear the American middle class has been declining for some time. The reduction of incoming trade worker maybe a direct correlation. It’s not … Read more

President’s May 2021 Perspective

  Materials Issues and How They Affect Construction The construction industry has many challenges that have been developing over that past decade. One being the labor shortage and the other is material shortages/ lead time issues. Both issues create a reciprocal problem. Labor shortage effect material factories as much as they effect the actual construction … Read more

Construction Labor Shortages – Developing The Workforce of Tomorrow

  It is a well-known fact that skilled labor is increasingly difficult to find. The shortage has been attributed to many factors, including the financial crisis of 2008, the retirement of the baby boom generation, and millennials that are entering the workforce. WHAT FACTORS HAVE CREATED THE LABOR SHORTAGES? During the recession of 2008, the … Read more

President’s March Perspective

  Spring Construction and the challenges of a dwindling labor force Even though its feels like spring is taking its time, the spring construction rush is here. Construction projects continue to rise. Building permits in the U.S. have almost doubled since the COVID-19 pandemic started and are currently at an all-time high. The increased project … Read more

February 2021 President’s Perspective

  Construction Technology and the students using it As we in the construction industry head into the busy spring, we look to being proactive in the challenges of that lie ahead during the construction season. One thing I feel that helps us with these issues is the use of technology on the jobsite. I feel … Read more