Construction Builders are resistant to change because they are visual individuals. They can see their work instantly. They start the day building a wall, and they can see the wall at the end of the day. Digital transformation takes time to show visual changes.
To remain agile and meet customer demands, we must integrate technology into all aspects of the business to ensure the company stays ahead while transforming its operations and people.
Many minority businesses don't have the resources, training, or access to client services and software to make them competitive even when they do quality work.
General Contractors spend hours fixing subcontractors' paperwork, municipalities and government fail to meet their goals, and subcontractors lose business opportunities and money not submitting timely invoices and making costly mistakes due to improper information processing.
Providing cost training and support for sustainable growth help create a network of high-performance subcontractors.
Construction Worker statistics in the US
Black or African American: 10.7%
Black Women: 0.5%
There is a significant shortage in the construction industry of skilled construction workers.
Per ABC Builders February 23, 2022 article, "The construction industry will need to attract nearly 650,000 additional workers on top of the normal pace of hiring in 2022 to meet the demand for labor, according to a model developed by Associated Builders and Contractors.
In 2023, the industry will need to bring in nearly 590,000 new workers on top of normal hiring to meet industry demand, and that’s presuming that construction spending growth slows next year. “Now is the time to consider a career in construction,” said Bellaman. “The vocation offers competitive wages and many opportunities to both begin and advance in an industry that builds the places where we work, play, worship, learn and heal. "
Creating and supporting construction trade programs in underserved communities will provide an additional labor force and transform lives socially and economically.