Are you a skilled tradesman? Maybe you are a general contractor or you work in the construction industry. Either way, knowing how to read construction plans is a critical skill. This beginner’s guide will give you quick insight into how to read construction plans.
With the current labor shortage it can be a challenge to find skilled workers. Here are 5 tips to help you recruit and retain the skilled workers your construction company needs.
We (Construct-Ed) and our contributing Instructors have partnered with The Centre for Skills Development & Training, to offer their students free access to all courses on Construct-Ed for one year. The Centre is an organization in Ontario Canada dedicated to providing people with opportunities to build a better future.
The problem: our perception. The solution: our perception. In case you didn’t know, there’s a shortage of skilled labor right now. In other words, companies are saying, “Hey Millenials, we have job openings that we’re willing to pay money for!” and not enough people are taking them up on it.
Being courteous in business goes a long way. Don’t chew with your mouth open. Elbows off the table. Maintain eye contact while talking with someone. Say please and thank you. Be a good listener. Sound familiar? It should. These are just some of the manners that moms teach their kids when they are growing up. […]
How to Become a General Contractor: Keeping it Lean, Low Cost, and Starting Small. There’s lots of articles telling you how to become a general contractor. But in this article, we’re going to give you some tips on how to start a contracting business using lean strategies. Basically, that just means that we don’t want you to […]
Contractor Salary Breakdown: Learn How Much Contractors Make. Determining an average contractor salary is tough. If you’re asking how much contractors make, then the answer is: it depends on what state you live in, what trade you’re talking about, etc. Here’s a breakdown by trade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (updated May 2015 by BLS), […]