What to Expect in the Construction Industry in 2016


Construction Staffing

With the start of 2016, it’s clear that this changing construction industry requires adaptable employees. New technology and high-tech equipment mean that temporary and permanent employees have to come in with a strong foundation and develop new skills if they want to excel. More than any other industry, construction must look toward the future if it wants to maintain this upward tick.


Expectations for 2016 residential and commercial construction companies conveys plenty of opportunities for new projects, new personnel and new positions. According to Construction Dive, these three factors will make a huge impact on the world of construction 2016.

Increased spending

Spending on nonresidential construction projects will increase by around 8 percent in 2016, said Construction Dive. When customers spend more, that ultimately means you need to spend more. You’ll need more construction laborers, more skilled technicians, more specialized tradesmen and maybe even more HR and payroll personnel. However, if your quality is high and your turnover low, you can meet your customer’s demands and still turn a profit.


New projects

New office and hotel projects are leading the commercial construction industry and those projections are expected to continue to the end of 2016, Construction Dive listed. As cities and communities grow, so does the need to keep up with the speed. When construction booms, tourism and industry boom. So, if you need an increase in business, keep your eye on these kinds of projects.


Commercial steadily increasing

Nonresidential building projects are expected to reach nearly $390 billion in 2016, with a demand for healthcare and education buildings steadily increasing. Does your city have a strong hold on the healthcare industry? Are more hospitals going up, along with more building projects? Commercial construction companies can expect an uptick in the demand for educational and healthcare facilities. Be prepared to meet this need with a talent pipeline of additional workers, well-maintained and frequently checked equipment, and a management staff that inspires, encourages and supports.


Though these numbers are impressive, some projections for 2016 are actually lower than 2015. Construction firms will see growth decrease, then stay somewhat steady. That means your construction company must be prepared for any outcome, while taking advantage of opportunities to create new growth in 2016. Sit down with your construction project manager and financial advisor and decide how to plan for these trends.


If you need additional construction laborers to cover higher workloads or more qualified carpenters to help boost your construction quality, it’s time to join forces with CCS Construction Staffing. Our recruiters understand the importance of construction trends and are focused on meeting your needs in 2016 and beyond. Contact us today!

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