WE'RE BUILDING A BETTER AUSTIN
Austin is growing, and responsible growth starts with construction. The Better Builder, Better Austin campaign asks developers, companies, and public bodies to require higher wage and safety standards on their construction sites.
Since 2012, the Better Builder program has helped over 14,000 construction workers gain access to good, safe jobs on over $800 million of construction. But there is still so much more to do.
Better Builder | Better Austin Campaigns
Workers Defense Project is asking Austin Independent School District to use taxpayer dollars responsibly, and require Better Builder standards on its construction. Austin families who build our schools deserve to come home safe each night.
City of Austin Permit Reform
Currently, developers spend tens of thousands of dollars or more on delayed construction permits from the City of Austin. Better Builder is asking the City of Austin to reward businesses who do more for construction workers by offering expedited permit review to those who meet Better Builder standards that would cut waiting times for Better Builder developers from months to hours.