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  • Kabri Lehrman-Schmid
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    Q&A

    Hensel Phelps superintendent values soft skills in construction

    Kabri Lehrman-Schmid has managed $1.9 billion worth of work for the Greeley, Colorado-based contractor.

    By Oct. 24, 2022
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    Help Wanted

    Workforce development program invites students to work on Target store remodel

    In the most recent Help Wanted column, learn more about ConstructReach’s “I Built This!” events.

    By Oct. 20, 2022
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    Labor crunch could ‘rob the US’ of critical infrastructure: McKinsey

    The construction worker shortage will balloon as IIJA work ramps up, according to the analysis, but there are potential solutions.

    By Oct. 20, 2022
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    Q&A // Construction Inclusion Week

    New association head wants more Hispanic construction owners

    Sergio Terreros said most Hispanic tradesworkers stay on the labor side of the industry. He’s trying to change that.

    By Oct. 19, 2022
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    Construction Inclusion Week

    Transportation leaders aim to boost equity in federal infrastructure efforts

    Six state DOTs have pledged to create more prime contracting opportunities for historically disadvantaged businesses in IIJA work.

    By Oct. 18, 2022
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    Construction Inclusion Week

    Construction pros call for immigration reform to fill surge of open jobs

    A lack of political will has stymied efforts to tap foreign-born workers for a coming flood of public and private projects, according to industry advocates.

    By Oct. 18, 2022
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    Opinion // Construction Inclusion Week

    ‘It’s time for my pronouns to be included’

    Small steps like using inclusive language help women feel more welcome on jobsites, says the CEO of a trade school development firm.

    By Mary Kelly • Oct. 18, 2022
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    Q&A // Construction Inclusion Week

    Why Turner’s CEO personally responds to racist incidents on company jobsites

    When a bias-motivated event occurs, Peter Davoren wants to know why.

    By Oct. 17, 2022
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    Construction Inclusion Week

    In its second year, Construction Inclusion Week doubles in size

    The event is aimed at rooting out bias-motivated incidents on jobsites while fostering more inclusion in the industry.

    By Oct. 14, 2022
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    What keeps women in the workplace? Fair pay and a healthy work culture

    To retain top women employees, companies need to be flexible with remote and hybrid options, a survey from Great Place to Work found.

    By Laurel Kalser • Oct. 13, 2022
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    Construction workers’ biggest stressors

    A recent survey found economic concerns and lack of recruitment put the most pressure on construction staff.

    By Oct. 13, 2022
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    DOL rule proposal could make more workers employees

    The Department of Labor may revert a Trump-era rule in an effort to curb worker misclassification in industries like construction, healthcare and retail.

    By Oct. 12, 2022
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    Infrastructure act

    Rising prices, labor shortages threaten infrastructure law implementation: DOT report

    The Transportation Department must staff up to manage the IIJA’s many projects, but states and cities face worker shortages, the report said.

    By Dan Zukowski • Oct. 11, 2022
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    Turner: Labor shortage prompts contractors to be selective about jobs

    Builders are turning to megaprojects to get the most out of their skilled workforce, according to a recent report from the country’s largest contractor.

    By Oct. 11, 2022
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    The future is collaborative: The advantages of alternative procurement

    Over the past decade, collaborative contracting methods have become more prominent in infrastructure projects.

    Oct. 10, 2022
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    Help Wanted: Highlighting grassroots construction recruitment efforts

    In this monthly column, Construction Dive shines a light on boots-on-the-ground efforts to fill hard hats across the country.

    By Oct. 6, 2022
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    Construction executive’s house, cars vandalized by anti-development activists

    A radical group claimed responsibility for an attack on the Birmingham, Alabama-area home of Brasfield & Gorrie’s chairman and left a message on the driveway: “c u soon. it’s up to you if we make good on this promise.”

    By Oct. 6, 2022
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    $9.5B NYC airport project adopts ADR for workers’ comp

    While alternative dispute resolution programs to mediate project conflicts have gained popularity, the JFK Airport’s model is unique.

    By Oct. 5, 2022
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    Hurricane Ian will further hike high demand for construction workers

    The Sunshine State is still assessing damage, but it already faced a drying well of experienced laborers.

    By Oct. 5, 2022
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    Scaffolding worker’s body recovered after fall from Kiewit oil rig in Texas

    The worker’s life preserver failed to deploy after he fell into a channel in Corpus Christi on Saturday, the Coast Guard said.

    By Oct. 4, 2022
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    Assessing the jobsite after a hurricane

    What should contractors anticipate when returning to work? Planning for the worst could help with the recovery.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
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    Racism in Construction

    EEOC sues California contractor for national origin, sexual harassment

    Supervisors used derisive language against Latino workers and threatened to sexually assault them, the lawsuit claims.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
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    Q&A

    New Boldt diversity head: DEI starts with leadership

    Jaclyn Skalnik sees a well of talent just waiting to be recruited to construction.

    By Sept. 28, 2022
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    Q&A

    How small construction businesses can succession plan

    Employees make the best owners, according to a financial expert, as they have already invested in the business’ success.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    Column // Help Wanted

    Messer initiative places urban workers in subcontractor jobs

    The Cincinnati-based contractor's Urban Workforce Development Initiative draws local, under-represented workers into the building industry.

    By Sept. 22, 2022