Harris County Launches New Guidelines for Construction Workforce

Changes are afoot in Harris County, as the local Commissioners Court recently announced new guidelines for the construction workforce. The guidelines include the following: Construction laborers working under county contracts must be paid a $15 minimum prevailing wage. Purchasing agents, county attorneys and county engineers must evaluate prospective construction vendors based on their safety records, […]

Kobelco’s Newest Crawler Crane Makes Its Debut in Houston

Earlier this month, Kobelco Cranes unveiled an impressive new crawler crane in their hometown of Houston. The CK 3300G-2 crane, which was developed in three variants for the company’s American and overseas markets, is now the largest model in Kobelco’s multi-purpose crawler crane series. Company officials say this crane should look pretty familiar to operators […]

Houston Approves New Flood-Resistant Building Regulations

More than six months after Hurricane Harvey dropped enough rain on Houston to make the Earth’s crust sink roughly two centimeters, city officials are passing new construction rules designed to mitigate damage from catastrophic flooding events in the future. On Wednesday April 4, the Houston City Council approved regulations which update the requirements for structures […]

Houston Organization Offers Construction Skills Training

The city of Houston is growing at a rapid pace, and construction companies in the area aren’t having any trouble when it comes to finding clients who need to have work done. But what they are having trouble with is finding qualified candidates to fill open positions at their companies. They are plenty of people […]