Trying to make the impossible possible is the kind of challenge that Daniel Groves likes. His latest success: Directing development and launching a national labor supply/demand forecasting model for the nonprofit Construction Workforce Development Center. The model was commissioned by the Construction Users Roundtable, where Groves is now director of operations.
“It is the first tool deployed industry-wide that will allow the labor component of a project to be planned and managed. It will improve efficiency and effectiveness in labor utilization as well as overall project execution,” says James Porter, retired vice president of engineering at DuPont. “The bottom line is we’ll all be getting more construction for our money.”