More than Money

Attracting and retaining the best and brightest employees is a catch-22 of the construction industry. The best and brightest want to work for companies with stellar reputations, but companies achieve outstanding reputations only when they can attract and retain the best and brightest. We asked some of the successful companies we have interviewed what they are doing to recruit and retain. Here is what we found out.

Creating Workplaces that Work

Under the Sea

Marine construction – a combination of harsh environment and special considerations. North America has plenty of coastline and the demand for construction in the marine environment isn’t going away any time soon. Yet we don’t often consider or even think about what goes into the design and construction of the structures that bridge our waterways, line our shores and allow the docking of our largest cargo ships.

Challenges and Opportunities in Marine Construction

Recycling and Reuse

For thousands of years, concrete has been one of the most widely-used building materials in the world for many reasons. It is relatively inexpensive, extremely durable, and not prone to rot, rust, or decay like wood or metal…

Concrete and Asphalt for the Modern AgeConcrete and Asphalt for the Modern Age

When Sinking Simply Isn’t an Option

Imagine your home being swallowed by a giant layer cake. While the image perhaps borders on the Tarantinoesque, it is exactly what residents of Florida face more often than one can imagine. Helicon is a full-service geotech construction company whose team is always ready to step in to help.

Helicon

Adding Value and TLC to One-stop Contracting

Sometimes, TLC can come from unexpected sources – especially when you’re dealing with a one-stop contracting firm. However, if teamwork, leadership development and customer service is the kind of TLC you can really do with right now, you’ve come to the right place. Kleeberg’s considerable list of longstanding clients is proof of that.

Kleeberg

Operated by Family, Driven by Quality

Johansen Mechanical Inc. (JMI’s) primary focus in the industry is the construction of sheet metal and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, but it also completes entire mechanical projects from inception to completion. JMI offers architectural and specialty metals for commercial and high-end residential customers, as well as energy conservation, controls, and service and maintenance of HVAC systems.

Johansen Mechanical, Inc.

Ventilation Innovation

As many of us know, well-sealed and insulated buildings ensure greater control of heating and air-conditioning systems, offering efficiency while controlling costs. Yet while efficient, these spaces have a propensity to trap odors, chemicals and humidity in the home which contributes to poor indoor air quality if not properly ventilated.

American Aldes

Waiting for the Bubble to Burst

The world’s leading bankers and analysts are closely watching the Canadian real estate market, chiefly hot markets in Toronto and Vancouver, trying to make sense of the perceived volatility that many speculate will result in a bubble and a subsequent crash.

Making Sense of the Canadian Real Estate Market

33 Years of Speed and Perfection in the NY Construction Industry

Famous in New York State’s public works circles for its quick response time and quality work, Perfetto Contracting Co. Inc. is as much a part of the place as Brooklyn itself. The company has constructed a phenomenal amount of infrastructure in and around NYC, and has built a reputation as a trusted, noteworthy operator in its field.

Perfetto Contracting

Remarkable Service, Remarkable Results

Perera Construction and Design, established in 1980 by Hank Perera, is a general contracting firm based out of California with licenses in four states – California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. Specialized in healthcare, education, energy, telecommunications and most recently, entertainment industry projects, Perera Construction and Design prides itself on meeting all its clients’ specialized needs.

Perera Construction and Design

More than Money

Attracting and retaining the best and brightest employees is a catch-22 of the construction industry. The best and brightest want to work for companies with stellar reputations, but companies achieve outstanding reputations only when they can attract and retain the best and brightest. We asked some of the successful companies we have interviewed what they are doing to recruit and retain. Here is what we found out.

October 18, 2018, 5:14 PM EDT