White Paper | Published 08.18.2021

Building the Best Construction Workforce: Assessing Personality Traits of Top-Performing Teams within Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors

Understanding the human dimensions of our construction workforce helps us build the best construction teams and hire the best workers, both now and in the future. This study identifies key personality and behavioral traits of top-performers in key job roles within the sheet metal and air conditioning industry as well as construction project managers and …

Best Practices for Field Leader Succession

White Paper | Published 12.08.2020

Succession planning for construction leaders: Best Practices and Examples

Succession planning is important and most construction companies have a succession plan and process for the executive team. However, field leader succession planning has not been given the same level of focus. This is an urgent topic, as the leadership in the field are the closest touchpoint to customers and are a driver of the …

Engaging a Workforce in Transition

White Paper | Published 12.30.2019

How to create an engaged construction workforce and cut down on voluntary turnover

With voluntary turnover at an all-time high, construction-related firms need to be prepared for the generational transitions occurring in the construction workforce. The best way to retain talent on your construction teams and prepare for the transition ahead is effective employee engagement. Highly engaged employees are loyal employees and less likely to leave. The New …

Cover Sheet - Tools for Hiring, Promotion, and Development of Sheet Metal Contractor Personnel

White Paper | Published 02.01.2019

White Paper: Tools for the Hiring, Promotion, and Talent Development of Sheet Metal and Mechanical Contractor Personnel

It’s time to move beyond traditional methods and make informed hiring decisions to unlock the full potential of your workforce. The New Horizons Foundation presents our white paper offering aptitude and personality assessment tools applied to sheet metal and mechanical contractor personnel. Unlock the Power of Assessment Tools Resume reviews and interviews alone no longer …

The Use of Just-in-Time Training in Construction

Report | Published 09.01.2014

The Use of Just-in-Time Training in Construction

The Just-in-Time Training (JITT) report examines in detail the concept and application of Just-in-Time Training. The report: Defines just-in-time training and when to use it; Identifies  the need for JITT in the construction industry; Looks at who is using JITT now using current examples; Examines current and future training needs for HVAC/sheet metal contractors; Presents …

Cover Sheet - Comparison of Cost Factors in Union vs. Nonunion HVAC & Sheet Metal Contractors

Report | Published 10.01.2007

A Comparison of Operation Cost Factors: Union Versus Nonunion HVAC and Sheet Metal Contractors

The New Horizons Foundation, in conjunction with FMI Corporation, a respected construction industry consulting and research firm, sponsored a study that focused on comparing operating costs of union and nonunion contractors. The study concluded that cost differences in total costs, labor costs, fabricated ductwork, and crew mix contributed to the operating cost differences between union …