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Be An Employer of Choice and Beat the Craft Worker Shortage Surprisingly it doesn’t mean your company has to get listed by a prominent magazine, or that you have to encourage your workforce to send in nominations to somebody. It’s really more about understanding the hallmarks of an employer of choice, and then nurturing those in your company. Other Strategies Ranked High Respondents to the […]

Modular Construction Transforms Office Space for Millennials

There are 80 million young adults in the U.S. today who were born between 1976 and 2001. This group is commonly known as the millennial generation. And, as baby boomers continue to retire from the workplace, millennials are taking their place. It’s estimated that by 2020, millennials will comprise 46 percent of the U.S. workforce. […]

Prefabricated Construction: A Closer Look at 6 Prefab Building Methods

The term prefabricated construction leads many to think about complete structures built in a factory which are then transported to the site and set on a foundation. While this building method is becoming increasingly popular, there are other ways builders are using factory precision and efficiencies to create quality structures. 1. Panelized Wood Framing Typically used […]

Important Tips for Site Selection and Preconstruction Preparation

Location is your most important consideration. Manufacturing facilities should be within close proximity to shipping routes, be them interstates, rail or waterways. Retail stores, on the other hand, are best placed along busy commuter roads near residential zones. Consider who and what are coming and going from your building when selecting your final location. […]

Sustainable Architecture Takes On Urban Agriculture

Architects are coming up with some innovative ways to make sustainable buildings. Many of these sustainable projects are still in the concept phase. Among them, two proposed projects recently caught our eye as both aspire to integrate large areas for farming in urban settings. Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut designed a 132-floor urban farm concept for […]