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March 25, 2024

Navigating the Skills Shortage: Effective Strategies for Construction Staffing

In an era marked by rapidly growing construction projects and ever-expanding infrastructure demands, the construction industry finds itself facing a critical challenge: a significant shortage of skilled labor. As the demand for construction services continues to surge, the scarcity of experienced and qualified personnel poses a substantial impediment to the industry’s growth and progress. The …

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ROI Spotlight: CT CON Group (Derek Tomes, Kevin Walsh)

It was an absolute pleasure to interview ROI’s Regional Manager Kevin Walsh and newly appointed Division Manager, Derek Tomes, of the Construction division at the Wethersfield, CT office. Kevin emphasized the ‘ROI difference,’ a concept that merges a high degree of personalization with a keen understanding of clients’ and candidates’ unique needs and potentials. We …

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Renewable Energy and Green Design: Environmental Engineers Leading the Charge

Environmental engineers are at the forefront of a global shift towards sustainable practices, playing an indispensable role in the advancement of renewable energy and green design. Their expertise spans several key areas, including the development of innovative energy solutions, the design of eco-friendly infrastructure, and the implementation of sustainable resource management strategies. By integrating principles …

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Pioneering Eco-Friendly Projects: Celebrating Innovative Solutions by Environmental Engineers

Environmental engineering has emerged as a crucial field in the battle against environmental degradation and climate change. This blog celebrates the innovative solutions developed by environmental engineers contributing significantly to sustainability, pollution reduction, and ecological balance. These solutions range from waste management to renewable energy, water purification, and beyond, showcasing a blend of ingenuity, science, …

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LEADERSHIP: HOW TO BUILD AN IDEAL SAFETY CULTURE

Safety at work is about more than just avoiding lawsuits. The idea of fostering a “safety culture” at work has shifted to the forefront of the safety industry, and it is now a priority for many environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals. Steve Roberts, PhD, a senior partner at Safety Performance Solutions, recently discussed in …

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ROI Spotlight: Ross Hogan

It was an absolute pleasure to interview ROI’s newly appointed account manager in the Construction division at the Portsmouth, NH office, Ross Hogan. Ross emphasized the ‘ROI difference,’ a concept that merges a high degree of personalization with a keen understanding of clients’ and candidates’ unique needs and potentials. We also discussed the diminishing number …

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Women in Trades Positions

According to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up only 9.9% of the construction industry workforce, and even less in other trades positions such as electricians, plumbers, and mechanics. These figures show the significant underrepresentation of women in trades positions in the US. However, over the years, women have been breaking barriers …

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Environmental Impact Assessments: A Vital Aspect of Civil Engineering

The Undeniable Statistics Behind the Need As the world grapples with the effects of climate change and environmental degradation, civil engineers stand as important figures in integrating sustainable practices into their projects. Environmental assessments in construction emerge not just as a formality but as a cornerstone in the strategic planning and execution of any project …

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Upskilling and Reskilling in Construction and Trades: A Guide for Employers

The construction industry stands at the threshold of transformation. A Bureau of Labor Statistics report reveals that construction sector employment surged 5% between 2019 and 2022. As demand for skilled workers rises, the ever-evolving construction trades present an environment of new tools, technologies, and methods. Staying competitive requires companies to adopt a proactive approach to …

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