Posts From the monthly archives: "April 2015"

The Gulf Cooperation Council—which includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar—projects 2015 will be a record year for construction. reports that demand for material and skills will continue to grow, and will test the capacity of the supply chain to meet the needs of the construction industry. “The scale…(Read More)

Construction jobs are booming in Florida, North Carolina and Colorado. Several metro areas in these and other states have bene identified as places that are growing quickly. “New data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal that six Florida counties were among those with the highest rate of population growth,” explains a post on NextCity…(Read More)

It’s still experimental but there’s a global fascination with 3D printing and how it will impact building and construction jobs. Consider this example from Sharon O’Malley on In China, a five-story apartment building is on display next to a 1,100-square-foot mansion—also created on a 3D…(Read More)

Construction jobs look bright, especially in infrastructure, health care and education, says Rich Cavallaro, Skanska’s new president and CEO. Skanska USA is a $7 billion development and construction company, which will keep Cavallaro quite busy. In an interview with National Real Estate Investor magazine, he discussed urban growth trends, public private partnerships and the…(Read More)

Competition and rising land costs are two main reasons it’s getting more expensive to build hotels in the U.S. The U.S. Hotel Development Cost Survey 2014/15 by HVS, a global hospitality consulting firm, says commercial construction jumped as much as 11 percent last year. “In many markets, hotel developers are competing…(Read More)

There’s a great deal of talk about safety issues and construction work, but what about the security of tools and equipment? Materials have to be kept safe as well, a factor that’s key in keeping resources and projects on track. Remind contractors and project managers to keep areas well-lit at night, lock…(Read More)

The cookie-cutter approach to technology is a thing of the past for Oracle. The enterprise software giant has customized project management lines for its construction, financial and government clients. “For the engineering and construction business, Oracle has prepared the Contract Management Cloud Accelerator, which offers a series of reports and forms customized for that…(Read More)

Charlotte-based W.B. Moore Company has been named the No. 1 safest construction company in the nation. Moore tops the 2014 Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards list for Quality Construction Safety Programs, according to a post on The company presented outstanding guidance in safety and occupation health management, risk control, safety training…(Read More)