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RECRUITMENT
companies are
ยป Construction
rethinking their strategies to
attract and retain workers.

FILL THE POOL
Here's how to combat the industry workforce shortage. BY ADAM DALVA

T

he construction industry is experiencing a fundamental shift as
fierce competition for candidates
to fill both new and open positions
intensifies. The pace of monumental-scale
infrastructure construction projects is on
the rise worldwide, with current annual
global infrastructure demand projected at
$4 trillion, according to the World Economic
Forum. The U.S. government plans to raise
$1 trillion in a private/public partnership
to rebuild major infrastructure throughout
the country, with a focus on roads, bridges
and other major construction endeavors.
In addition, technology is transforming the

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way projects are designed and delivered
and diversity is becoming an increasingly
important focus for the industry, expanding
beyond race and gender to include diversity
of thought, background and experience.
In today's environment, technology is essential to construction projects, with virtual
design and construction (VDC) maximizing
the efficiency, safety, and quality of project
delivery. Additionally, innovative applications of building information modeling are
leading to the use of new tools in construction such as laser scanning, virtual/augmented reality, and 4-D scheduling, creating a greater need for personnel to meet the

growing demand for VDC. At the same time,
the talent pool is dwindling as a generation
of baby boomers-the largest generational
portion of employees in construction over
the last three decades-has either begun
to retire or move on to other roles. As a
result of these changing industry trends,
construction companies are rethinking
their strategies to attract, recruit and retain
new workers. Some of the most effective
strategies involve:
* Appealing to tech-savvy individuals:
This can be challenging, given the industry's reputation for being slow to adapt to
change. Companies involved in large in-


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