Read about the latest news regarding the Charlotte nonprofit that trains women for construction jobs. She Built This City has been operating for three years, and they have just recently begun offering a full-time, two-year apprenticeship program for women, in which they learn all of the different skills. Meanwhile, P&S Intelligence forecasts that the global market for plastics used in construction will grow from its current value of over $120,951 million in 2021 to more than $230,273 million in 2030, an annual growth rate of over 7%. Increased building activity in countries including the United States, China, the United Kingdom, India, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates has increased the need for these polymers. In addition, the Jackson YMCA is prepared to go forward with plans to construct a new building now that they have successfully raised the $25 million needed to do so. In addition to that, those who have paid a recent visit to the BC Panorama Campus are sure to have appreciated the state-of-the-art facilities in our new Campus Center. In 2016, voters in Kern County approved Measure J, which allowed for the construction of this stunning center.

Charlotte nonprofit trains women for construction and trade jobs

Original Source: Charlotte nonprofit trains women and girls for careers in the construction and trade industry

Associated General Contractors of America polled North Carolina contractors and found that 96% had openings for hourly workers and 100% were having trouble filling them.

The construction industry must hire more workers to meet demand for new homes and buildings. Charlotte-based nonprofit turns to women.

“We must all work together to shape the next generation of employees,” She Built This City’s Marion Pulse remarked.

According to Pulse, builders are battling a shortage of materials and manpower in all trades.

According to AGC’s survey, unfilled roles slow project completion.

Pulse said demand is limiting companies’ progress.

Older workers are retiring, and fewer young people desire manual labor.

This city prepares women and girls for construction and trade jobs. They want the next generation to help with the shortage.

When we talk to organizations, they want women in these places because they’re more detail-oriented, ready to work, and ready to learn. We want to encourage that “pulse.”

She Built This City has been around for three years and has just begun a two-year full-time apprenticeship. Donations can be made online or by texting w@wcrew to 44321.

Building and construction plastics industry to reach $230,273 million by 2030, according to P&S Intelligence

Original Source: P&S Intelligence predicts the building and construction plastics market would reach $230,273 million by 2030.

According to P&S Intelligence’s latest market research, the building and construction plastics market in 2021 was over $120,951 million and will expand above 7% to over $230,273 million by 2030. Demand for these polymers is driven by construction growth in the U.S., Indonesia, China, the U.K., India, Saudi Arabia, and the U.A.E.

PVC held more than 30% of the construction plastics market in 2021. It’s one of the principal thermoplastic building materials internationally. Windows, roofing, doors, and ducts use PVC. Due to its hardness, thermal conductivity, strength, scratch resistance, design suppleness, insulation, sturdiness, and cost-effectiveness, it’s employed in fittings and pipes.

Polyethylene demand will expand rapidly in the building and construction plastics market. It’s also utilized in vapor retarders, flooring, counter protectors, and window films. Polyethylene sheets can be used to cover lead-containing objects and close off rooms. Polyethylene helps conserve energy and water by making leak-free, weatherproof pipelines.

High strength, efficient transportation, weather resistance, easy installation, high firmness, and low weight will drive demand for building and construction plastics. Plastics’ ability to replace traditional roofing materials is another factor driving industry growth. High recycling rates of some plastics and the rise of green construction will create new opportunities.

Pipes & ducts had approximately 30% of the building & construction plastics industry in 2021. Plastic pipes and tubing are used indoors and outdoors for water supply, hydronic heating and cooling, plumbing, snow melting, geothermal piping, and fire protection.

Building and Construction Plastics Market Analysis andGrowth Forecast Report 2030

Europe’s market is predicted to grow steadily. Italy, Germany, Spain, France, and the UK are major manufacturers. Increasing GHG emissions and sustainability will stimulate consumer demand for plastics in the building industry.

Promising economic conditions and the expansion of manufacturing facilities in European nations will boost the building sector in the region, increasing demand for these polymers.

Jackson YMCA reveals next steps after meeting campaign goal

Original Source: Jackson YMCA announces next steps after reaching their capital campaign goal

The Jackson YMCA is poised to build a new facility after raising $25 million.

CEO Shawna Tello praised the organization’s volunteers and leadership team. “It hasn’t been easy, but the pandemic has shown us how much Jackson values its YMCA,” he said.

The removal of two external properties on their parking lot at Wesley and Mechanic streets creates more parking space.

In late 2021, the Jackson YMCA said it would switch from an all-new building to a combination of the two.

Tello said the project’s cost jumped from an expected $20 million to $22 million in 2017 to $33 million in final bids. They blamed labor and material expenses.

“The board decided to reconsider the proposal,” Tello stated. We learned from our construction manager, architect, and design team that the value of the existing facility had increased significantly, especially for steel and masonry. As a result, we were able to reduce the cost of the project by combining redevelopment and new construction.

Natural lighting will brighten the facility, and a new kids section will double the current climbing wall, play room, and outdoor play structure.

“Plans aim for a kids” STEAM lab, licensed child care, and a modernized, accessible aquatics center.

Two racquetball courts will remain.

Tello: “We’ll add a third storey that goes to the track.” If you’ve seen our track and the short spiral staircases, you realize how vital full accessibility is. We’re adding a universal locker room for families and anyone with restricted mobility. It’ll be a large facility with individual units featuring a sink, toilet, and shower, providing privacy and room to traverse and safely access the aquatics area.

Officials expect to finish by 2024. During the project, some areas may be closed.

Tello: “We’ll do everything we can to inform our members about the aquatics area closure.” “When we conduct more significant pool renovations, we’ll need to close for a few days, but we’re working with community partners to guarantee our members have access to a pool during that time.”

At that time, Tello will offer coffee hours to answer questions regarding the capital campaign, Y memberships, and programming.

The future of STEM at BC

Original Source: Community Voices: BC’s Science and Engineering Building: The future of STEM at BC

If you’ve visited the BC Panorama Campus recently, you’ve certainly enjoyed our brand-new Campus Center building. Kern County voters adopted Measure J in 2016 and provided this gorgeous facility.

Measure J work continues at the Home of the Renegades, and the new Science and Engineering building is next.

The first science and engineering buildings opened in 1956 when Bakersfield College moved “up the hill” to Panorama. There were 1,574 full-time and 395 part-time students then. About 35,000 students require a biology, chemistry, physics, or other physical science course as part of their general education or as a prerequisite for a STEM or health sciences degree.

As a department chair, I know how rapidly courses fill up and how vital they are. The biology department offered five-week intensive classes during winter break, and they filled up instantly. Immediately! How many college students would take a 6:55 a.m. class? More classes are needed.

Our new Science and Engineering facility will treble capacity and relieve bottlenecks in STEM, Allied Health, and preparatory courses. The building is a high-tech 21st-century learning area. This 71,061-square-foot building will contain a new robotics lab and biology, anatomy, chemistry, and anatomy labs. The building will also have a maker area where students can create, invent, and learn with 3D printers, laser cutters, computers, electronics, crafts, and hardware materials.

The $65 million building’s laboratories are meant to be flexible and adapt to future needs. Students can work on team projects and assignments in the new building. These areas will foster collaboration and conversation among students, helping them tackle 21st-century problems. Bakersfield College is no longer a commuter institution, as this new building shows. Bakersfield College is a place to hang out, make friends, and create the future.

AECOM and Bernards Construction have built the building’s foundation and walls and are developing the interior.

Kern County’s support for Bakersfield College and trust in us to alter lives and address economic demands is greatly appreciated. Join us on Sept. 7 at 9:15 a.m. for a grand opening and ribbon-cutting. Our community and students are welcome here.

Summary of today’s construction news

In today’s construction news, the Associated General Contractors of America conducted a survey among North Carolina businesses and discovered that 96% had openings for hourly workers while 100% were having difficulty filling them. More people need to be employed in the construction business so that new structures can be constructed to fulfill the rising demand. The nonprofit organization, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is targeting female beneficiaries.

In addition, demand for building and construction plastics is expected to be driven by the materials’ high strength, efficient transportation, weather resistance, easy installation, high stiffness, and low weight. Another element contributing to the expansion of the sector is the capability of plastics to replace more conventional roofing materials.

On the other hand, the organization’s Chief Executive Officer, Shawna Tello, lauded the volunteers and the leadership team. According to what he had to say, “It hasn’t been easy, but the epidemic has shown us how much Jackson cherishes its YMCA.” More parking space has been made available as a result of the elimination of two external properties located on their parking lot at the intersection of Wesley and Mechanic streets.

Moreover, the laboratories within the $65 million facility are designed to be adaptable and flexible to meet the requirements of the future. The new building provides space for students to collaborate on group projects and assignments. These places will encourage students to work together and have conversations with one another, which will assist them to address the challenges of the 21st century.