Construction workers and site supervisors will get training for COVID-19 protection, the latest infectious disease for which the industry is ill-prepared, says NY Environmental Contractors Association chairman Morris Napolitano.
The commentary, “Keep The Rule Exemption As Is,” claimed that construction should remain excluded from the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s proposed rule on apprenticeship expansion because union apprenticeship programs set the bar high on quality training and earning potential.
Last month, the utility Southern Co. sent its primary contractors a letter quizzing them on their level of worker training. The questionnaire is Southern’s first step toward prequalifying and hiring only contractors who invest in worker training.
A prevailing topic at this year's AGC National Convention in San Antonio has undoubtedly been workforce development and finding much needed workers to fill both hourly and salaried positions of all kinds throughout the construction industry. To properly fill that need, collaboration between contractors and educators is essential.
From painting to welding, from operating virtual dozers to standing on virtual scaffolds, the construction unions are increasingly adopting VR tools to help train a new workforce. During this webinar, representatives from various trades will discuss the progress they have made using virtual reality training tools, including lessons learned and what they hope to see in the future.
Succession planning is a great start, but how do you ‘live it’ every day? Developing leaders in any organization need to see a shared vision, employee support, well-resourced training and strong commitment to technology. Panelists will provide insights on how best-in-class employers are making future workforce planning part of every day’s to-do list!
Get the power of BIM out of the office and job trailer and into the hands of field workers where there’s tremendous untapped potential to harness the model to boost productivity, quality and safety. Using real-world project examples, the panelists will show you how they rolled out technology to craftworkers, fabricators and other field employees with streamlined training and maximum benefit.
COVID-19 prevented this year’s group of national Top 20 Under 40 winners from meeting in person to share ideas for tackling key construction challenges, but the virtual voices of these visionaries came through loud and clear.