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Colorado contractors say “huge shortage of tradesmen” is severely impacting business

Colorado contractors say “huge shortage of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 07, 2014

Contractors in Colorado say that while there is plenty of work to go around, they are falling behind on jobs ...

VIDEO: Mike Rowe opens up about opera, skilled trades and Dirty Jobs (EXCLUSIVE)

VIDEO: Mike Rowe opens up about opera, skilled trades...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 11, 2014

All of the new machines are obviously the star of a show like ConExpo. But one of the highlights for ...

New Jersey construction worker falls from bridge, lands on his feet without even breaking a bone

New Jersey construction worker falls from bridge, lands...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 27, 2014

A fall is the most deadly accident that can happen to a construction worker. And one that takes place from ...

Six-week Massachusetts construction crash course prepares low income, minority workers for the industry

Six-week Massachusetts construction crash course...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 25, 2014

As the U.S. construction industry continues to explore ways to battle the current skilled worker shortage, a training program in ...

The Newbie’s Guide to Succeeding in Construction: 7 rules for your first week

The Newbie’s Guide to Succeeding in Construction: 7...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 12, 2014

Our industry needs young men. Young men need jobs. You would think these problems would solve each other, but there's a ...

How a loyalty to your employees can result in big growth for your construction business

How a loyalty to your employees can result in big...

Posted by Amy Materson on Feb 12, 2014

“I’ve stayed with Larman Construction so long because of this guy right here,” said Fred Barhydt, pointing a finger at ...

Construction worker the only profession to increase rate of home ownership following the recession

Construction worker the only profession to increase...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 29, 2014

Despite likely being the hardest hit profession by the one-two punch of the bursting housing bubble and the ensuing recession, ...

Burglars pose as construction workers to steal safe from California home

Burglars pose as construction workers to steal safe...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 09, 2014

Police in a city near San Francisco are on the hunt for a group of men they say posed as ...

Construction of Mormon temple in Philadelphia bans workers from smoking, having caffeine and swearing

Construction of Mormon temple in Philadelphia bans...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 04, 2013

Smoking and swearing are two things commonly restricted from most workplaces, though most have areas for employees to have a ...

Survey says more than half of construction companies affected by skilled worker shortage, details how they’re coping

Survey says more than half of construction companies...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 20, 2013

At this point, it would be quicker to list the number of cities that haven't reported construction projects being impacted ...

Construction industry adds 11k jobs in October, though unemployment rate ticks back up

Construction industry adds 11k jobs in October, though...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 08, 2013

Despite several predictions that the government shutdown would lead to job decreases, the construction industry and U.S. economy as a ...

VIDEO: What are your favorite sights, smells and sounds of the construction jobsite?

VIDEO: What are your favorite sights, smells and sounds...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 19, 2013

"Sounds of progress and achievement." That's how Lou Marraffino—while working Philadelphia-based Urban Engineers' reconstruction of Interstate 95—described his favorite sounds of ...

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