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Job gains are widespread but still spotty. New research from the Associated General Contractors of America finds that construction employment gains have spread to more than two-thirds of the nation’s metro areas. Peppering the good news with cautious optimism, Ken Simonson, chief economist for the association, says there is growing risk that contractors…(Read More)

When it comes to supply and demand in the coming year, what role will construction play? Research from CareerBuilder finds there will be brisk job activity for those with college degrees, such as industrial engineers, marketing executives, network and computer system administrators, and nurses. The positions that don’t require degrees that are on the…(Read More)

Questions and answers make up most of our everyday dialogues and conversations. More often than not, we tend to hastily react to a question, a habit that can create a number of misunderstandings. Good communicators and managers don’t speak in haste. They are deliberate in their thoughts and words. They respond, they don’t…(Read More)

“Our biggest challenge today is finding an adequate work force,” explains Al Landes, the newly sworn-in president of the Associated General Contractors of America. “We’ve lost a lot of vocational training. We need all the trades. We’ve got to reintroduce them.” The organization, which leads efforts in setting professional standards for the…(Read More)

March is Women’s History Month, but according to several new studies, gender biases in the workplace still exist. “The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show how an unconscious bias in ‘hiring managers’ can influence them to choose men over women, even when women perform equally well or better…(Read More)

Want to eliminate paperwork and streamline workflows? There’s a construction app for that, and the associate editor of has compiled a list of some good ones. Amelia Messamore provides details on apps such as HeavyJob, Payroll Time Entry, and OnSite Punchlist. One of the free apps, the Bosch Toolbox, features a measurement…(Read More)

Green building in North America will continue to see strong growth throughout the coming year. That’s according to green building consultant Jerry Yudelson, who predicts that 2014 will also experience a growing focus on energy efficiency and zero-net-energy buildings.…(Read More)