How to Hire Top Talent Despite the Construction Labor Shortage

DAN TAYLOR | July 18, 2018

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The construction industry is booming. One recent outlook report predicted that construction spending would increase by 7 percent in 2018, nearly double the rise seen in 2017. And yet, businesses are frustrated. What’s the problem? There just isn’t enough skilled labor. A National Association of Home Builders survey found that 82 percent of its members rank the cost and availability of labor as their biggest problems.

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On Engineering in Crisis: Strategizing and Finding Consistency

Article | April 16, 2020

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COVID-19 & Construction: You've Got to Take Care of Your Employees

Article | April 12, 2020

Tom, we’ve known you for many years while you were the CTO of EllisDon, one of Canada’s largest general contractors. Now you’re the President and CEO of CanBIM, a non-profit focused on construction technology in Canada, probably the largest organization like that in Canada. And a founder of wired.construction https://www.wired.construction/, which you describe as being a CTO for hire. Can you tell us a bit more actually about wired.construction.

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