• VIDEO: STL Tradeswoman Connects With Counterparts in India

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL In India, construction tradeswomen comprise about three percent of the total population — a number similar in proportion to the women in nursing in the United States. They also...

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  • Slide Show: Forum Young Leaders Connect With Kingdom House Teens

    On Feb. 9, the Young Leaders Group (YLG) of Construction Forum STL shared their time and knowledge with a group of teens in the Kingdom Academy program at Kingdom House. This is the first visit in what...

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  • In Missouri, a Showdown Over Creating an Opioid Database

    Missouri is only U.S. state to lack a database to monitor prescription drugs From the Wall Street Journal: Advocates for tighter control of opioid painkillers are turning up the pressure on state lawmakers to establish a database to...

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  • Hidden Figures: Women in Engineering and Construction

    Ok I admit, I only saw three of 2017’s Oscar-nominated films for Best Picture.  However, if you have a daughter or granddaughter that needs a little inspiration for a career in STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math), the movie Hidden...

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  • NAWIC St. Louis 2017 Scholarship Applications Available

    The St. Louis Missouri Chapter 38 of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has invested in the workforce of the construction industry over the past forty-four years by awarding over $500,000 in Scholarships and Grants. ...

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  • Video: Mike Oster – Alleviating Workforce Shortage Through Technology

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL  On Jan. 31, Procore, a San Francisco-based integrator of construction management information software, hosted a webinar titled, “How Technology is Fighting the Construction Labor Shortage.” The program moderator was...

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  • 73% of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcount in 2017

    From AGC:  Seventy-three percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2017 as contractors expect private and public sector demand to grow in all market segments, according to survey results released today by the Associated...

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  • Harvard Publishes St. Louis Labor Leader’s Apprenticeship Paper

    Ideas regarding integration of construction training programs into the curriculum of secondary and college programs have been gaining credence in St. Louis for several years, due largely to the efforts of  John Gaal, EdD, director of training...

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  • ‘Eat Lunch Where You Don’t Belong’

    A Call for More Mentoring in the Construction Industry by Stefan Robichaux From ENR: I’ve always been a collector of advice, probably because my disposition makes me a magnet for criticism. The construction industry tends to attract candid...

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  • Forum Panels Examine Inclusion Success Stories

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL Amid widespread questions regarding minority/women inclusion both on the contractor and labor sides for upcoming projects, an audience of over 200 people got to hear testimony on some things...

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