The Bolt Subcontractor Blog

The Labor Shortage: What to do?

Posted by Joshua Causey on Sep 11, 2018 9:06:59 AM

Guest Post by Joshua Causey, C&B Electric, Dallas, TX

Everyone in construction is talking about the shortage of skilled labor and we constantly are asking how we as an industry can close the gap. Many conversations mention well meaning programs like builder sponsored trade school partnerships with local community colleges, as well as how different trades might create their own school to quickly educate a non skilled employee. These are all great conversations and solutions for the future, but from a practical viewpoint, what do we do in the meantime to address the issue, today?  

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Tags: residential construction, scheduling, labor costs, iPads, subcontractor, software, productivity

Thoughts from the Sunbelt Builder Show

Posted by Sam Knight on Aug 22, 2018 3:08:19 PM

I recently had the privilege of joining the Texas Association of Builders at their annual Sunbelt Builder show at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. Sometime during the 2-day event I made a few observations on our industry that I would like to share with you. Here are my Sunbelt takeaways:

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Tags: subcontractor, residential construction, homebuilding, planning