Construction & Design

Insiders identify critical issues for Louisiana industry

To identify and discuss issues they feel will be most impactful, a four-member panel convened last fall at L’Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge during...

Amid intense capital expansion, industry braces for a surge of another kind in 2017—turnarounds

An expected surge in planned maintenance turnarounds across south Louisiana and the Gulf Coast in 2017 could have a minimal impact on manpower needs—or...

Insight: Increasing awareness, guidance and insight among construction firms

Based on fatal occupational injuries per 100,000 full-time workers, the four most dangerous occupations are loggers, fishermen, aircraft pilots and extraction workers, according to...

How do corridor companies do it? Leadership and people skills are key

As Louisiana’s continuing demand for skilled laborers leads to a worrisome decline in productivity, some are taking steps to ensure safety doesn’t become the...

LNG plant is one of several megaprojects underway in southwest Louisiana

Three cylindrical buildings—each larger than the Superdome—now dot the Hackberry skyline, signaling that construction on Cameron LNG is well underway. The project—backed by San Diego-based...

Site selection decisions rest on many factors. How does south Louisiana measure up?

Site selection has become an increasingly competitive process in the U.S., as hundreds of regional and state economic developers fight to qualify for investors’...

Why worker productivity is in decline and what contractors can do about it

Contractors typically lean upon established industry norms to calculate their expectations for a typical hour’s labor, or productivity rate, but some in the Gulf...

Long underrepresented in manufacturing, women are now changing the workforce at Louisiana plants

Everything seemed to be going according to plan for Lauren Cordell, a Sulphur High School valedictorian and Louisiana Tech University graduate. She had met...

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