Back in January, when Pam Radtke Russell, ENR’s deputy editor for national news, started reporting the cover story on this year’s Award of Excellence winner Cris Liban, she tried to keep up with his hectic cross-country schedule.
With credibility built in the field, ironworkers' union activist makes change happen to grow construction’s critically needed craft workforce. Read and hear her candid remarks on what must be done now.
Howard Simpson, known for his engineering expertise in structural mechanics, died Jan. 23 at age 97. He was the last surviving founder of multidisciplinary consulting engineer Simpson Gumpertz & Heger.
From a new Panama Canal to sea-level rise to near-limitless cloud storage to a rumored WSP-AECOM design mega-merger, the last 10 years had big industry impacts. What's ahead for firms, owners and professionals?
With the industry shifting to a younger workforce, what are companies doing to develop new talent, retain top performers and fill out their succession plans? Industry experts will join leaders honored in ENR's Top 20 Under 40 competition to delve into the challenges and opportunities in attracting young talent, optimizing mentorship programs and identifying strategies to smoothly transition leadership.
This webinar will bring tips from experts to help employers meet their new recruits coming from outside the usual ranks and ensure that the traps of employee dissatisfaction and frustration are avoided. Attendees will also learn how to hire, retain and support recruits from disadvantaged populations, for everyone’s success.
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.
This new offering in ENR’s Top List webinar series will take place just as the 2019 Top 100 Green Contractors and Top 100 Green Design Firms rankings are unveiled. It will invite leaders from the top-ranked firms to talk about sustainability trends, the market for green construction and their strategy for the year ahead.
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!
For over 40 years, the Top 600 Specialty Contractors list has showcased the largest specialty contractors in the U.S. This popular annual webinar takes places just as the new rankings are unveiled. During this webinar, a panel of executives from the largest specialty contracting firms discuss the results of the 2019 Top 600 survey and opportunities for future business.
As organizations introduce new technologies, new standard processes, or organizational and cultural changes, it’s important to understand how these changes will impact employees. Utilizing change management and adoption strategies will help ease turmoil when change arrives. This panel discussion includes leaders who have spearheaded or been involved with major organizational changes.
Women are underrepresented in the workforce, and it can be hard for an individual in the industry to understand the organizational barriers that make advancement more difficult. We'll present new research on industry workplace retention dynamics focused on key personal and organizational factors that build persistence and success, including perceived ability to navigate within your organizational culture.