Classroom Activity: Math Skills

Use these math problems to help your students get familiar with the daily calculations faced by workers in the modern construction industry. These mathematical problems and calculations are often faced by builders.Feel free to use a calculator to solve these problems....

Building Homes, One Equation at a Time

By Denny Van Horn, Van Horn Family Building Co. When people ask me what I do as a homebuilder, I often compare my work to that of a coach or orchestra conductor. It is my responsibility to coordinate or orchestrate all the suppliers and trades people in achieving the...

Importance of Written Communication

Both Jack Hyde and Anayeli Real attended college and started careers in construction. Having a basic college background has ultimately helped them in their careers especially with their communication and writing skills. Anayeli, project manager at Kiewit, has to...

Classroom Activity: Safety Huddle

Can you imagine a football game being played without a huddle? How will the team know the strategy? Who’s doing what, when and where? What will the offensive attack look like? Consider how the game will dissolve into fumbles and errors when no one knows what the other...