Category: construction

Customizing Your Career: Role Diversification Creates Path for Passion Pursuits

Imagine a career without a rigid job description. There are no bullet points; only foundational requirements. The rest – day-to-day responsibilities, accountability, and long-term career planning – are up to you and your manager. You are in the driver’s seat. It doesn’t sound real, does it? But it is, and it’s available through one of […]

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  • architecture
  • construction
  • design
  • innovation
  • mentorship
  • Preconstruction
  • safety
  • scheduling

Taking a Closer Look at Careers in Skilled Trades

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 […]

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  • ACE Mentor Program of America
  • apprenticeships
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Build Your Future
  • concrete
  • construction
  • craft professionals
  • electrical
  • employment opportunities
  • mechanical
  • NCCER
  • plumbing
  • skilled trades

Labor Shortage: The Pinch Point Limiting the Construction Industry

According to the US Government’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, the construction industry accounts for approximately 4.1% of the country’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In 2017, that translated to $718 billion in value added to the GDP. That contribution could have been even greater except for an ongoing labor shortage in the construction industry. Construction […]

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  • Aimee Comer
  • construction
  • full-time jobs
  • GDP
  • gross domestic profit
  • median wages
  • US Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • US Governement Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • value added
  • Vice President of People and Development

Tackling Workforce Shortages Through Mentorship

At a time in the AEC industry where workforce challenges are ever-present, there have been several efforts that have proven most effective in recruiting top talent into the industry, one of which is mentorship. A program that has been particularly successful in attracting the interests of young people on a national level is the ACE […]

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  • ACE Mentor Program of America
  • AEC
  • Alabama
  • architecture
  • Birmingham
  • construction
  • education
  • engineering
  • mentorship
  • scholarships

Robins & Morton receives North Carolina Department of Labor’s Building Star Award

North Carolina Commissioner of Labor, Cherie Berry, presented Robins & Morton with the Building Star Award for their work in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Nov. 28. The Building Star Award is part of the North Carolina Department of Labor’s Star program, administered through its Education, Training and Technical Assistance Bureau of the Occupational Safety and […]

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  • Building Star Award
  • construction
  • North Carolina
  • North Carolina Department of Labor
  • OSHA
  • Raleigh
  • safety

Robins & Morton, Florida Hospital Waterman celebrate hospital expansion groundbreaking

Florida Hospital Waterman, Jacobs, Robins & Morton, Gresham Smith & Partners and honored guests joined together to officially break ground on the Florida Hospital Waterman Emergency Department Expansion and New Patient Tower located in Tavares, Florida, on July 6. The $70 million expansion and renovation project will add more than 111,000 square feet of patient […]

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  • Adventist Health System
  • bed tower
  • Central Florida
  • construction
  • David Ottati
  • emergency department
  • expansion
  • Florida
  • healthcare
  • hospital
  • Tavares
  • Waterman
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