Labor Shortage Persists
Written By Jim Mitchell

 

We have commented before in our blogs about the ongoing
labor shortage
in commercial construction. After reading the results
from the recent Q1 2019 USG Corporation and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial
Construction Index
, it appears we are focusing on the right topic as
it relates to eVolve
MEP
and the opportunity to help reduce some of these pain points.
The survey
highlights challenges
including: asking skilled workers to do more
work (81%), struggling to meet deadlines (70%), increased costs for new work (63%),
and rejecting new projects (40%). All of these are serious problems impacting
our industry, and we believe that increased use of prefabrication and the
benefits of moving to Revit can be found working with eVolve MEP.

 

 

 

The article also pointed out the fact that construction
jobs are still considered “dirty” jobs
(61%) among job seekers and
the opinion that construction work requires only brute strength (55%). We
believe in the contractor and believe that an educated workforce can make
significant strides in achieving on-time and on-budget results on the job site.
The growing role of technology on the job site was cited as a means to attract
the next generation of workers to the construction workforce, and we couldn’t
agree more. We are actively pursuing getting eVolve MEP into training centers
at a variety of locations around the U.S. Let us know if we can help you at any
trade school you are involved with.

 

 

 

The overall Q1 composite score of 72 shows a healthy market
through 2019, and we see this same optimism with our clients and prospects. We
also see the need to continue to train and evolve the workforce as the trades struggle
to get millennials interested in construction. Let us know what you see in your
market and how we can help with eVolve Mechanical or eVolve Electrical
solutions. The market looks good, so let us help you take advantage of the
opportunities. Don’t pass on that new RFI or RFP.

 

 

 

Follow this link to contact our industry-trained specialists
and learn more about prefabrication and time savings with eVolve MEP.

 

 

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