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Brian Binke, CEO of The Birmingham Group Authored “Spotlight on Heavy Civil Construction” Featured in Construction Today

3/26/2018: Brian Binke Featured in Construction Today It’s a good time to be involved with the construction industry. Members of Congress have been discussing legislation that could lead to spending $1.5 trillion on improving the country’s infrastructure. Candidates with the right skills will continue to be in high demand as a number [...]

By | 2018-06-14T14:32:45-04:00 March 26th, 2018|News|

Brian Binke, CEO of The Birmingham Group Authored “Military Veterans in Construction” Featured in Construction Today

2/26/2018: Brian Binke Featured in Construction Today As commercial construction recruiting firms continue to look for new ways to solve the labor shortage impacting the industry, a growing number of search consultants are reaching out to military veterans to fill vacant construction jobs. Not only are military veterans taking the oath of [...]

By | 2018-06-14T14:35:00-04:00 March 15th, 2018|News|

Brian Binke, CEO Birmingham Group – “What Construction Companies Want in an Estimator” Featured in United Rentals

By Kim Slowey Good estimators are worth their weight in gold, but it's not just about crunching the numbers. A successful construction project starts with a solid bid, and estimators are key in putting together a thorough and accurate proposal. What do companies today look for in an estimator? Some obvious and [...]

By | 2018-06-14T14:36:47-04:00 February 26th, 2018|News|

Brian Binke, CEO Birmingham Group – “Military Veterans in Construction” Featured in Construction Today

By Brian Binke As commercial construction recruiting firms continue to look for new ways to solve the labor shortage impacting the industry, a growing number of search consultants are reaching out to military veterans to fill vacant construction jobs. Not only are military veterans taking the oath of enlistment to support and [...]

By | 2018-06-14T14:38:33-04:00 February 26th, 2018|News|

Brian Binke, CEO Birmingham Group – “Two challenges, three outcomes, one solution: Where do they fit in?” Featured in Oldcastle Building Solutions

By Chuck Rotondo Brian Binke of Construction Today, an online magazine, recently wrote an article titled “Solving the Skilled Labor Shortage in Construction.” He listed four approaches to attract more skilled workers to the industry. They are:   1. Allocating Funds Binke suggests “the government to take a portion of the money [...]

By | 2018-06-14T14:42:54-04:00 February 14th, 2018|News|

Brian Binke, CEO Birmingham Group – “What Construction Companies Want in a Superintendent” Featured in United Rentals

By Kim Slowey Experience is the real gauge of a quality superintendent. Construction projects don't run themselves, and a good superintendent is a critical layer between project managers and field operations. Like many skilled construction jobs, superintendents are in demand. Here’s what contractors are looking for in a superintendent today according to [...]

By | 2018-06-14T14:45:23-04:00 February 9th, 2018|News|

Brian Binke, CEO Birmingham Group – “The State of Construction Safety” Featured in Construction Today

By Brian Binke: February 6, 2018 Some construction employers prioritize productivity over safety. Although meeting deadlines is important in the construction industry, it should never come at the cost of a human life. Collapsing building materials, overhead power lines and heavy machinery are just a few of the potential dangers in commercial [...]

By | 2018-06-14T14:47:37-04:00 February 6th, 2018|News|

Brian Binke, CEO Birmingham Group: “What Employers Want in a Construction Project Manager” Featured in United Rentals

By Kim Slowey Construction project managers are in high demand at the moment. If you’re thinking of becoming one, what skills and traits will you need? We talked with Brian Binke, president and CEO of Detroit-area construction executive search firm The Birmingham Group, to find out what assets employers today want their project [...]

By | 2018-06-14T14:50:02-04:00 January 26th, 2018|News|

Brian Binke, CEO Birmingham Group – “Tips for Creating Performance Incentives” Featured in Construction Today

By Brian Binke: January 22, 2018 Once you’ve landed the best candidates for your construction jobs, the focus of your organization should shift to employee retention strategies. As a matter of course, retention should be an ongoing focus for your firm. Losing skilled workers, especially during a labor crisis, will negatively impact [...]

By | 2018-06-14T14:51:57-04:00 January 22nd, 2018|News|

Brian Binke, CEO Birmingham Group – “How local recruiters can help construction find talent amid a shortage” Featured in Construction Dive

1/9/2018: Author - Kim Slowey@kimslowey Optimism about the economic future of the construction industry is high, and employers expect to increase their payrolls in the coming year and beyond, according to the Associated General Contractors of America — but no one is really sure where the labor to support all that activity is going to [...]

By | 2018-01-22T09:22:37-04:00 January 17th, 2018|News|
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