Construction

Labor Department apprenticeship rule exempts construction programs

Dive Brief: 

  • A Division of Labor rule issued yesterday that will support broaden apprenticeships in the U.S. leaves out packages that request to educate apprentices to execute design operate. All those teams alternatively can continue on to participate in a separate Registered Apprenticeship Application.
  • The rule establishes a method for advancing the progress of Business-Acknowledged Apprenticeship Courses (IRAPs), a centerpiece of President Donald Trump’s place of work plan agenda. It will choose influence May eleven.
  • The plan of exempting the design sector from IRAPs has drawn hearth from significant contractor teams like the Associated Common Contractors of The us
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In a world of changing construction costs, success hinges on accurate data

Every phase of the building lifecycle requires pristine accuracy – from planning to building – and the whole process begins with making sure your budget estimate is accurate. But inaccurate cost data inevitably leads to inaccurate estimates, inaccurate estimates lead to cost overruns and cost overruns can shut down a project altogether. I’m sure you’ve heard about at least one project that was halted or possibly never finished because it was started with a skewed budget.

It’s impossible for the cost data of yesterday to give a reliable vantage point for tomorrow’s construction project. In the average year, over 90%

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8 expert tips for recruiting, retaining women in construction

The U.S.’s historically lower unemployment amount has elevated the importance of employee recruitment and retention for development organizations across the nation. Human assets authorities are relying on a vary of finest tactics to entice the brightest and finest workers to contemplate professions in the market.

Girls make up fifty% of the U.S. labor power but a lot less than ten% of the development workforce and savvy development leaders are applying a vary of thoughts to appeal to more of them to their organizations.

Investigate has demonstrated that corporations that leverage the innovation of a numerous workforce have improved economic overall

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Modular Monitor: How GCs, trades and architects view offsite construction, by the numbers

Considering the fact that Construction Dive commenced having the pulse of offsite development, this column has been inundated with praise for the technique from self-determined modular builders.

Modular-focused companies are placing collectively vertically built-in company types, handing over keys to turnkey structures and even calling the motion disruptive. 

But modular builders likely can’t move the needle on their very own, so the target is distinctive for this month’s column: modular’s other stakeholders. 

Although there are over 200 modular builders in the U.S., in accordance to the Modular Building Institute, professional modular making only accounts for about four% of the sector. 

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