Why Modularization and Prefabrication Is On The Rise

Construction using prefabrication and modularization means that some or most of the construction is done in a factory or warehouse away from the construction site, where several parts are manufactured or built simultaneously. With modularization, the building parts are largely assembled off-site, whereas with prefabrication the creation of prefabricated panels in a factory or warehouse … Continue reading "Why Modularization and Prefabrication Is On The

Why Home-builders Are Embracing Off-Site Construction

Big building companies see off-site construction as an important trend, shown by recent investments in US factory-built homes by some pretty big names in the industry, such as Louisiana-Pacific, Lennar, and Certainteed. Here are some of the big reasons why builders are beginning to utilize off-site construction in one form or

Tips for Leading a Better Meeting

Meetings get a bad rep, but they can be very advantageous to your organization. When your meetings are swift and expedient, it’ll trickle down to better results outside the meeting; increasing productivity, encouraging autonomy, and increasing accountability. Remember, your team’s time is worth money for your organization, and you want to use it as efficiently … Continue reading "Tips for Leading a Better

How to Attract Younger Craftsmen

Younger generations are generally being swayed away from the trades, and encouraged to go to college instead. However, the good news for us is that the current Millennial candidates aren’t as motivated by stability or money, as in generations past, because they’re more interested in a job that fits their desired lifestyle. A 2016 study … Continue reading "How to Attract Younger

Play-Fit-Fun

It’s no secret that obesity has become common in the United States, especially among children. Estimates show that around one-third of American children are

Why The Best Craftsmen Don’t Work For You

With the skills gap, there’s already a lot of competition for the most talented craftsmen available. In this market and economy, you need to do everything you can to attract and keep them. Here are some reasons why your company might be struggling to hire the

The Future of Oregon’s Workforce

Experts predict that the future workforce is going to be a completely different landscape. And while the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that unemployment will continue fall in the next year, they also forecast over 20 million new jobs created by the year 2020. It seems that there will simply be more jobs available than … Continue reading "The Future of Oregon’s