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Hiring Construction Workers in a Frantic Post-Covid Job Market

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Hiring Construction Workers in a Frantic Post-Covid Job Market

McCarthy's Director of Talent Acquisition discusses solutions to the skilled labor shortage in construction. 


March 23, 2022

McCarthy Building Companies' Director of Talent Acquisition, Ben Craigs, discusses the construction giant's recruitment and training strategies in a hyper-competitive market. Craigs sits down with BD+C Senior Editor John Caulfield.

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Headquarters | Jun 30, 2022

Lenovo to build its new global headquarters in Beijing

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Mass Timber | Jun 29, 2022

Mass timber competition: building to net-zero winning proposals

The 2022 Mass Timber Competition: Building to Net-Zero is a design competition to expand the use of mass timber in the United States by demonstrating its versatility across building types and its ability to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment.

Laboratories | Jun 29, 2022

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Airports | Jun 29, 2022

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Laboratories | Jun 28, 2022

The California Science Center breaks grounds on its Air and Space Center

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Contractors | Jun 27, 2022

Reverse mentorship: A model for the future of the construction workforce

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The business case for passive house multifamily

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Multifamily Housing | Jun 9, 2022

Cityview's Adam Perry on multifamily housing innovation in the Western U.S.

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Engineers | May 25, 2022

Epstein: The next 100 years

Multidisciplinary design and construction firm Epstein turned 100 in 2021. Two of its Directors discuss the firm's future, and what other AEC firms can learn from Epstein's experience. Darrin McCormies, Director of Industrial Services, and Ed Curley, AIA, Director of Architecture + Interiors, talk with BD+C's Rob Cassidy. 

Multifamily Housing | Apr 26, 2022

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Industrial Facility | Apr 14, 2022

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Charleston County’s award-winning career and technical education high school

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Cultural Facilities | Jan 27, 2022

Growth in content providers creates new demand for soundstage facilities

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