CarrAn impending workforce shortfall is a clear trend in the construction industry—as baby boomers retire, fewer U.S. graduate engineers choose an industry career, and an improving economy and energy revolution ramp up demand for skilled workers. Yet despite some recent increase in focus, women still account for less than 10% of the total construction industry workforce, with an even smaller number in professional or managerial positions. Now more than ever, it is critical to take advantage of a highly skilled and diverse talent pool by attracting more women into our workforce and allowing them to develop the same kind of
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.