The shortage of craft workers in construction presents a significant challenge for builders, but a considerable opportunity for career seekers. The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), the educational affiliate of the Associated Builders and Contractors, reports that one million additional craft professionals are needed by 2023 to keep pace with demand. Without […]Continue Reading
As facility owners place increasing emphasis on speed to market and cost-effective practices in construction, project teams continue to search for creative solutions in methods, materials and new uses of existing building technology. That pursuit is behind the growing adoption of tilt-up concrete construction. The method – which uses horizontally cast-in-place wall panels that are […]Continue Reading
Birmingham-based general contractor and construction management firm, Robins & Morton, reached a milestone on their office expansion in Homewood, Alabama, this week. The firm topped out the new 3-story parking deck structure at their corporate office location off Shades Creek Parkway on Tuesday afternoon. Topping out ceremonies mark the structural completion of a project and […]Continue Reading
When you think about construction waste, you may think of large dumpsters filled with broken drywall, deconstructed wood, and chunks of concrete. But what happens to that waste when it leaves the project? You may soon be driving on it. Construction is infamously one of the highest waste-producing industries in the world. To reduce environmental […]Continue Reading
It’s an exciting time in the construction industry. With new technologies, approaches and tools surfacing every day, it’s more critical now than ever to share what’s happening out there – on your projects, in your workplace and how those things affect the future of your business.
The mission of Building Insight is simple: to connect you to the stories, successes, hardships, solutions, and faces of the more than 10 million people that wear hardhats to work each day, not to mention the countless support staff members that work tirelessly behind the scenes.
Our hope is that you will use this page as a resource and it will serve as a window into the industry that we are so passionate about. We are builders, and our goal is to make this industry the best it can be – one building at a time.