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NCW works to help find labor for a project taken on by a client in South Florida.

Challenge: A Major National MEP Sub Contractor client needs a large volume of additional manpower for a recently awarded multi-family project in South Florida.

According to the National Association of Home Builders, the labor shortage is most acute in areas where demand for new homes has recovered fastest, notably in Arizona, California, Texas, Colorado, and Florida. The National Association of Home Builders says its members have complained of too few framers, roofers, plumbers and carpenters. The problem results largely from an exodus of workers from the industry after the housing bubble burst. Experienced construction workers lost jobs. And many found new work — in commercial building or in booming and sometimes higher-paying industries like mining and natural gas drilling (as reported by NPR.org).

NCW’s Solution: NCW is leveraging its national database of skilled manpower and a Piece Rate Strategy to successfully deliver the required manpower within a firm cost not-to-exceed framework.

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