The Millennial generation will compose the majority of the construction workforce by 2018, according to the U.S. Census. They are entering in a torrent that can either infuse energy into firms or drown them. Each company will choose what happens by how it adapts to new styles of recruitment, management and retention. + Image Photo: Mark Johann 29-year-old mechanical engineer with Leland Saylor Associates in San Francisco says, conditions are tough for the construction industry but, “balancing the knowledge of the older generation with the tech know-how of the younger,” is the path to security. Related Links: Who Is a
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.