May is Building Safety Month

This Friday marks the kickoff of Building Safety Month, the International Code Council’s annual safety awareness event. The purpose of the event is to bring safety professionals together with community members to promote an understanding of the building code, demonstrate … Continue reading

Florida Hurricane Building Codes Lose Ground in 2015 Ratings

2015 saw the state of Florida slip to second place in the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety’s ratings of hurricane building codes. The 2015 update of the original report came during the opening session of the National Hurricane … Continue reading

How to Build the Construction Workforce Through School Partnerships

In an effort to meet the growing demand for skilled construction labor, Mortenson Construction Corporation has forged partnerships with local high schools to provide career guidance, job training, and educational experiences for youths attending schools located near its regional offices. … Continue reading

Crockett High School Building Trades Program is Expanding

South Austin’s Crockett High School has a double dose of awesome with its new Construction Technology Program. Students who successfully complete the program can walk directly into a job on a work site. Program instructor Duane Lardon says that the … Continue reading

Free Tutorial Primer on LEEDv4

As we here at HBW have blogged about before, the LEEDv4 standards are significantly more complex than the current LEED 2009 standards. The complexities are so significant that the USGBC extended its deadline for the standards changeover until 2016. One … Continue reading

Florida Construction Technology Students Build Habitat Home

The Seminole Ridge High School Construction Academy recently built a Habitat for Humanity home as part of their construction trades training program. The four-year program is a choice elective at the Seminole Ridge High School. 150 students from the Construction … Continue reading