D Magazine: Building in Today’s Uncertainty: Five Things Owners Should Consider

As we reach the halfway point of 2022, there are three distinct problems plaguing the North Texas construction industry: cost escalations, long lead times, and labor shortages. Despite volatile market conditions, clients can succeed with a collaborative, creative approach to building. Here are 5 steps to how. 1. Early General Contractor/Trade Partner Involvement Bringing your CM/GC and trade partners on board... read more

Construction Superintendent: Adapt or Be Left Behind: The Role of Today’s Construction Superintendent

Change isn’t fun, but it is inevitable. Resenting or resisting what you can’t avoid is a waste of time and energy that could be better used working to create a mindset that embraces transformation. This is especially important in our industry, where new technologies and delivery methods, coupled with an accelerated pace of work, present an unpleasant choice: adapt or be left behind. Superintendents, no matter... read more

Skiles Group Wins ABC’s Excellence in Construction© Award

The Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction© Awards celebration honors the nation's most innovative and high quality construction projects and world-class safety, inclusion, diversity and equity programs. The best merit shop projects of 2021 were celebrated on March 16, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas at the 32nd annual EIC Awards gala. We were absolutely overjoyed to receive an eagle award for... read more

Skiles Group Wins TEXO’s Distinguished Building Award

The Covenant School of Dallas Rhetoric Building has received a Distinguished Building Award from TEXO The Construction Association! Congratulations to our project team—Michael Knapp, CHC, CM-Lean, Russell Jones, and Michael Piscopo—and all of our fellow award winners for their accomplishments. Check out the announcement here:... read more

Construction Dive: Interview with Keyan Zandy

Keyan Zandy wants to improve the industry for the next generation of builders. Announced as its new CEO March 1, Zandy has worked at Skiles Group, a Dallas-area healthcare specialist contractor, for over eight years. Projects completed by Skiles Group include the vertical expansion and parking garage project at Methodist Dallas Medical Center (pictured above) in Richardson, Texas, which won a TEXO Distinguished... read more

D Magazine: What Is Being Done to Solve Construction’s Workforce Shortage?

The labor shortage in construction is nothing new, but the problems are only getting worse. While our industry is making great strides by evolving the delivery of work and incorporating new technologies, there is still a lot of room for improvement—and this becomes increasingly important if we hope to attract new talent and bright minds. So, today I want to talk about what’s happening in our industry, and I... read more

The Zweig Letter: Construction Outlook

Disruption drives innovation, and these challenges will help us to be leaner in our business and develop more creative and collaborative ways to build. As we start 2022, the pandemic’s ripple effect is still creating upheaval and disorientation for the construction industry. We are currently experiencing significant problems from three distinct fronts: cost escalations, long lead times, and labor shortages. I... read more

“Best in Show” for 7th Annual Bark + Build

Our team—which includes our friends at E4H Architecture—snagged "Best in Show" for the The 7th annual Bark + Build Luxury Dog House and Cat Condo Design/Build Competition! Read more about this competition and the other winners here:... read more

The Zweig Letter: Up, Up, and Away

The disruptions we’re facing today are forcing us to get creative and evolve the ways we think and work. New opportunities are in reach if we stretch for them together. Volatility is nothing new for construction. Weather, logistics issues, tariffs on raw materials, worker shortages, etc., are all unpredictable and bring elements of risk. Yet nothing is like what we are currently experiencing. The Associated... read more