Contractors challenged by lack of labor, jobsite tension and delays

By Jenn Goodman| May 19, 2020

Even though the U.S. unemployment rate is at a level not seen since the Great Depression, the construction industry’s labor woes aren’t close to ending, according to panelists at a recent Associated General Contractors of America webinar.

In most jurisdictions, projects are coming back on line, and construction managers are struggling to fill jobs. There are several factors suppressing skilled labor across the country, according to panelist Bob Majerus, vice president and general counsel for Hensel Phelps.

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Digital Meets Physical: A Paradigm Shift In Higher Education

By Gensler Design Exchange Podcast | May 21, 2020

Many industries are embracing a new reality rooted in virtual interactions. The question now for higher education is: What will the classroom of the future look like? As we make short-term decisions to respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we will also have a long-term opportunity to embrace disruption and reinvent the traditional learning experience. As naturally social beings, there will always be a need for schools to have a physical presence. But with many educational institutions now exploring the virtual learning environment, the time is ripe for experimenting with new ways of authentically connecting with students and creating a seamless experience between online and in-person learning so students can get the most out of their learning experience.

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