The construction industry is facing a labor crossroad. Baby boomers are starting to retire, and younger workers just aren’t choosing construction as a profession.
In theory, most construction workers should never encounter asbestos, which is known to increase the risk of asbestos-related lung disease and cancer when the fibers get airborne and people breathe them in.
Women make up only about 9 percent of construction workers. The field, dominated by men, is not a place for wallflowers.
Ensuring the health and welfare of employees while they’re working on a construction site is the legal responsibility of employers, and safety meetings are an essential part of that obligation.
Buildings are going up despite the shortage of skilled labor in the construction industry. But the shortage is critical enough that it’s slowing down some projects, especially in residential construction.
The one-million-plus service members projected to leave the military between now and 2016 could go a long way toward filling the shortage of qualified workers in the construction industry.
Not every CEO has a master's degree in business, or made it to the top through family connections.
Successful teams coordinate tasks across different areas of a company, contributing individual skills and strengths to meet shared objectives.
Crucial steps companies should take to help boost gender equality in the construction industry and correct a historical imbalance.