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Hivot Weekly round-up 01/07/2022

Bringing you our favorite must-reads every week.

Despite Challenges, Construction Labor Market Shows Promise in 2022

In research done by Grant Farnsworth, president at the industry research firm The Farnsworth Group, 45% of residential contractors reported labor shortages in October 2021. Typically, construction firms see higher rates of labor shortages in the fourth quarter, but this year is exceptionally high...

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Are we in danger of leaving the deskless workforce behind?

Conversations about offices, water coolers and general workplace vibes often centre around what is perceived to be a typical office worker sitting at a desk. However, despite this common visual, it has been reported that only one-fifth of the global workforce do their jobs from behind a desk, with approximately 2.7bn others being part of the deskless workforce...

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Drone Technology Makes Sustainable Construction Possible

The construction industry is preparing for a significant increase in investment with the passage of President Biden’s historic infrastructure bill. With $110 billion set aside for roads, bridges, and other major infrastructure projects, contractors and surveyors will no doubt be in high demand to manage a range of civil developments across the country...

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The Construction Industry Could Become More Diverse Thanks to the $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Chauntee McDonald walks briskly through Terminal 1 at O’Hare International Airport. She points out the new glass panels on the Helmut Jahn-designed roof and the exposed HVAC systems that she and the team at Power Construction are working to replace. “It feels rewarding — those long days and long hours are worth it,” said McDonald, a union laborer journeywoman with Power Construction...

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PMI Releases New Construction Industry Training Certification to Better Equip the workforce to meet the needs of the high growth sector

The Project Management Institute (PMI) today launched its new range of project management courses and certifications. Construction Professional in Built Environment Projects (CPBEP)™ is PMI's first industry-specific solution tailored specifically for construction professionals. PMI worked with leading global organisations, such as BHP, Amey and Larsen & Tourbo and other...

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