Skilled Labor Market Risk Analysis

Helping You Understand Your Project’s Competition for Skilled Labor

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Eliminate Guesswork.  Eliminate Doubt.  Manage Risk.

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Helping Achieve the Most Productive Use of Every Capital Dollar

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Know Your Labor Risk In Today's Market

Risk planning & management to improve project safety, budget & timing outcomes.

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Market Supply

How many skilled craft workers are available in the marketplace? Where are they working? Where are they needed?

Market Demand

How many skilled craft workers are needed? When? Where? Which ones? Is supply sufficient to meet demand?

Market Intelligence

Understand the construction skilled labor market in the context of the overall national and regional economy.

20/20 Foresight Report: The Construction Effects of Lower Crude Prices

During the past five years, construction of heavy industrial facilities has surged. Activity gained as increases in the production volumes of natural gas led to lower prices, which fell from $12 to under $4 per million British Thermal Units (MMBTUs) with recent prices even lower. The drop reduced drilling, but stimulated investment in chemical plants, natural gas electricity generation, petroleum refining and natural gas plants, as well in pipelines and export terminals. Low prices also lifted manufacturing more broadly, cutting energy costs for the production for a broad range of goods.

Released on February 5, the big question we address in this report relates to the degree to which lower petroleum prices will disrupt construction trends in key industrial sectors over the next few years and impact the skilled labor shortages.

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What is the CLMA®

The Construction Labor Market Analyzer® is an online application that helps owners, contractors, labor providers and the construction industry overall understand the skilled labor market and manage project labor risk.

What can the CLMA® do for you?

  • User-friendly interfaces allow easy input and management of projects and labor in a confidential, collaborative environment
  • Access to actionable labor market data for 49 crafts and 14 professional positions for up to 5 years out
  • Dynamic labor scenarios for any geographic region by zip code radius, one state or multiple states
  • Visualization of skilled labor supply/demand with market overlay to understand risk and imbalances
  • Visualization of market supply headcount, mobility and attrition
  • Project labor risk tracking and risk mitigation solutions linked to project planning/execution stages
  • Effective marketing of your company’s services
  • Geo-Identification of when and where to re-allocate craft resources
  • Wage and per diem escalation services
  • Customized analytics, dashboards and analytics services
  • Excellent customer service and personal attention

How much of the U.S. Non-Residential construction project spending is represented in the CLMA® Database?


... of All Industrial Construction Project Spending


... of All Non-Industrial Construction Project Spending


... of All Non-Residential Construction Project Spending

CLMA® Customer Testimonials

Focusing on the specific skilled labor needs of an upcoming project and then tackling labor shortfalls in the project planning and execution is incredibly important.  The CLMA® enables project analysts and planners to know, with a high degree of certainty, what labor issues to expect during a project.”

Chris Affuso

Associate Director, Praxair

“Our company uses the CLMA® as resource whenever looking at opportunities in different regions. We can determine risk factors ahead of time and build this into our estimates, or decide maybe we shouldn’t even bid on a project at all. The algorithms in the program far exceeded our expectations, and now that we’ve used them, it would be hard to do business without them.”

Chris Buckman

Vice President of Corporate Construction, BMWC Constructors, Inc.

“This past spring there has been a severe shortage of labor in our region.  Several of our projects have run short but with a tool like the CLMA®, we are able to make educated decisions on how we want to handle the shortages. We are better equipped, better able to plan, and we are in control of the outcome instead of simply reacting to a situation that was previously out of our hands.”

Eddie Clayton

Contracting Strategies Manager, Southern Company

“It’s important to know which skilled craft and professional positions are in demand, especially in the long-term. If we know that the industry is short 50 engineers for projects scheduled three years out, we can start training them now. Labor outlooks provided by the CLMA® enable us to understand the demand and then we can decide if we need to ramp up existing training, or if we need to develop brand new training options.” Matt Campbell

Director of Workforce Development, ABC Pelican Chapter

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