The fragmented construction business has too many subgroups, many say, but one now forming could be an industry wake-up call. The Construction Millennials of America, a small group of under-30 professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area who banded together in 2008 to network and share workplace stories, now hopes to expand and start influencing company strategy sooner rather than later. Photo: Jill Brown (Left); Jennifter Gross (Center); Doug Durbin (Right) Engineers Brown (left), Gross (center) and Durbin hope their new networking group for “under 30s” in construction will boost young employees’ career and company leadership skills. “Because of the
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.