Insight

Construction

2019 Q1 Navigator E-Newsletter

by Katie E. Rodgers
2019 is a pivotal time for our clients, and for our firm as well. Navigating budget constraints and the talent shortage isn't easy, but with this breakdown we find them a bit more manageable. Read more

5 Steps to Shared Leadership Success

Chess Board
Sixty-six percent of engineering and construction companies are owned by baby boomers. With few clear options for ownership transfer, some firms are transferring leadership responsibilities to a group of people, rather than a shared individual. Here's how they're doing it. Read more

2019 Construction Outlook

by Katie E. Rodgers
The construction industry is on par for a repeat of 2018, which will mark nine years of consecutive growth in total spending. However, some of the familiar challenges we've seen over the years continue to loom over an aging industry and male-dominated workforce. Read more

Search Case Study: Senior Vice President / Director of Water for a utility contractor

Power line
by Sami Barry
Executive Search Case Study: SVP & Director of Water for a utility construction firm. This role was created to address aggressive growth strategies. The search had several complexities with the primary challenge being a limited pool of candidates who had the necessary skills and experience. Read more

Green Building Market Continues to Grow and Evolve

Top Green Design & Construction Firms
by Sami Barry
Helbling takes a close look at ENR's 2018 green design and construction firm rankings: top green architects and builders and their revenues, most popular markets for green design and construction, and the expanding field of sustainability certifications. Read more

A Recruiter's Perspective on Women in Construction

by Katie E. Rodgers
Recently, we sponsored the 2018 Women in Construction (WiC) event in Washington, DC. Consultants Tom Dunn and Wendy Zang participated in the event that brought top-notch speakers and a diverse audience aimed at increasing visibility and mentorship for women of all ages. This was their experience. Read more

Expansion and Integration: The Theme of This Year's ENR New England Best Projects Winners

Vermont's Brattleboro Bridge
by Katie E. Rodgers
From planning and design to construction and completion, the New England projects that received ENR accolades this year were meticulously planned and built. Check out a few of Helbling's favorites... Read more

Interactive Map Shows NYC Construction Info in Real Time

NYC Construction Activity Map
by Sami Barry
New York City has more than 6,500 active permits encompassing greater than 182,00,000 square feet. And, those numbers are rising. The Department of Buildings tracks every project, and just recently released its new, super cool interactive map for anyone to see the city's construction activity. Read more

The Latest in Student Housing - Universities with the largest programs and the developers who are supporting them

College dorm
by Sami Barry
Student enrollment and retention are obviously the focus of all universities and colleges. It used to be that institutions addressed these concepts by simply providing strong academic programs. Then, along came the whole concept of a beautiful campus and facilities, especially student housing. Read more

Management Style is the Crux to Design & Construction Team Success

Crane and skyscraper
by Katie E. Rodgers
In the construction and development world, many factors can impact the type of manager who will most effectively lead a design and construction team, such as: new techniques and technologies, short- and long-term initiatives and goals, department transitions and restructuring, and internal culture. Read more