Posts From the monthly archives: "December 2014"

The recession has taken its toll on construction jobs, and it appears to have hit the paychecks of industry leaders, too. A new white paper from FMI features an analysis of executive pay trends for construction and engineering execs.  One key takeaway: During a five-year-period ending in 2013, executive total compensation declined about…(Read More)

Aerial surveys, high definition video and imagery and jobsite surveillance are a few of the benefits of using drones in construction jobs. That’s according to a post on Blogger Abigail Phillips points out that drones can be used to monitor contractors on site, to ensure health and safety standards are being met…(Read More)

A post on LinkedIn has identified the top 25 hottest global professional skills that we can expect in 2015. They include business intelligence, data mining and gaming, which are all critical to construction jobs. One trend we’ll likely see involves STEM and how best to bring women into jobs that focus on science, technology…(Read More)

Several construction-related areas are included in the new safety regulations being implemented by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Changes to injury reporting and recordkeeping requires some 25 industries to maintain OSHA 300 Logs for the first time. Included are lessons of real estate, activities related to real estate, commercial and industrial…(Read More)

Developers will begin construction of 405,000 multifamily units in 2015. That’s according to the new analyst report from Dodge Construction Outlook. A post on the National Real Estate Investor website says people in their early 20s are fueling the market. The post compares data from 2012 to present, and looks ahead, too. There…(Read More)

Slippery and windy conditions aren’t the only factors that contribute to injuries and deaths on winter job sites. Those working construction jobs must be cognizant of signs of hypothermia, how to properly use space heaters, and the importance of checking weather conditions daily. Also on this list: A reminder to hold periodic safety meetings…(Read More)

Churches, synagogues, temples and mosques aren’t bringing in many construction jobs. Shifting religious habits, changes in donation preferences and a drop in megachurch buildings are all contributing factors in the national decline of new religious infrastructure. This is the lowest level at any time since private records began on the subject in 1967, writes…(Read More)