The Importance of Timeliness In the Construction Industry

    Timeliness is vital in every aspect of the construction industry – from applying for a job to keeping one. Unexpectedly absent or late workers can result in costly project delays, and you can be sure that repeat tardiness will not...

    Tips and Tricks for Construction Job Interviews

    If a hiring manager contacts you to schedule a job interview, congratulations! You’re one step closer to securing a position that could be the first – or next – step in a long and exciting career in construction. But first,...

    Navigating Extreme Cold On Construction Jobsites

    There is cold, and then there is extreme cold. The first is something we have all come to expect as a given during New York winters. The second – generally when the temperature dips below zero and the wind chill...

    Pathways in Construction: Masonry

    Building Skills New York has published a series of blog posts highlighting Pathways in Construction – different career opportunities that can be pursued to advance your career, skillset and earning potential. So far, we have touched on electrical, plumbing, carpentry,...

    Construction Site Miscommunications and How to Avoid Them

    Construction sites are, by design, collaborative spaces. With many tasks being undertaken simultaneously, some involving heavy machinery and materials, it is critical that everyone on a jobsite is aware of what others are doing. This requires communication, which is, of...