College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Philip Barlow, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The residential construction industry has many critical components. When one of these components is not operating optimally, it can be detrimental to the system as a whole. A critical component to residential construction is skilled craftspeople. Without them, there can be no significant physical work completed on any residential project. Currently the component of skilled craftspeople in residential construction is in a state of short supply. Throughout the United States, there is an inadequate amount of craftspeople to fill the demand for their skills. The Central Coast of California is experiencing this issue much like the rest of the nation is, however there are special circumstances to consider. The location and demographics of the Central Coast exaggerate the shortage and the framing trade in this region is taking a particularly hard hit. Framer shortages are crippling residential projects in the area due to the especially critical nature of the work. Solutions to this issue are not easy and they will not happen overnight, but not all hope is lost. With careful thought, short-term and long-term solutions for the skilled framer shortage can be successfully executed in the Central Coast of California.

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