FMI Reports Skilled Labor Shortage Among Contractors

Fifty-three percent of the general contractors, construction managers, mechanical/plumbing contractors and heavy/highway/civil contractors responding to FMI’s 2013 U.S. Construction Industry Talent Development Report stated they’re facing a shortage of skilled labor.

Sound Construction: The Impact of Wall Building Techniques on Noise

Sound masking technology can be used in combination with walls built to the suspended ceiling or demountable partitions in order to provide a cost-effective and more flexible alternative to deck-to-deck construction.

What Is Your Company Doing to Help Close the Skilled Trades Gap?

  Three contractors offer insight on how their companies are dealing with the pending shortage of skilled craft professionals.

The Connected Jobsite

Today, the construction industry faces something beyond the emergence of a new technology. The three fundamental aspects of information management—computing, communication and networking—are converging.

Realities of Post-Disaster Data Recovery

Data management today requires an enterprise view integrating a company’s increasingly complex and interconnected networks. Data must be construed to encompass all information generated, received, transmitted, stored and retrieved throughout the organization.

Drilling into the 2014 National Electrical Code Updates

As the 2014 NEC updates are adopted in regions across the United States, it is critical for electrical contractors to have a grasp on this evolving set of rules and understand how they affect their operations. Several key additions and changes to the 2014 NEC focus on safety enhancements to electrical infrastructure and for electrical workers through the expansion of protective devices and new technology.

CURT Recognizes Safety and Workforce Programs

  The Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) honored six members of Associated Builders and Contractors for their exemplary safety performance as part of the Construction Industry Safety Excellence Awards program.

California Governor Backs Prevailing Wage Expansion

  Gov. Jerry Brown (D) enacted two pieces of legislation that will expand prevailing wage requirements across the state.

NADCA Releases HVAC Standards

  The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) released its 2013 Standard for Assessment, Cleaning and Restoration of HVAC systems.

Industrial Summit Focuses on Safety, Quality and Training

  Associated Builders and Contractors brought together construction users and contractors at its first Industrial Users Summit to discuss industry safety, quality and workforce development.


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