Tag: tariffs

Construction Processes, Procurement

US eases tariffs on UK steel and aluminum

March 24, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The agreement with the U.K. comes after the U.S. struck similar deals to ease steel and aluminum tariffs with Japan and the European Union. The U.K. will be able to export 500,000 metric tons of finished steel and 900,000 metric […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Public Sector Work Will Lead Market in 2020, Industry Economists Say

November 20, 2019

Via: ENR

As the market reaches the late stages of the recovery cycle, experts don’t predict an impending downturn in the U.S., bolstered in part by increases in public-sector work, according to economic forecasts analyzed by ENR. “We’re not expecting a recession […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Citing tariffs, Caterpillar lays off 120 temp workers in Texas

November 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The OEM, seen as an economic bellwether for the construction industry, has been affected not only indirectly by its customers’ worries over a U.S.-China trade war, but also directly by an increase in tariffs. In July, Caterpillar said it paid […]

Construction Processes, Legal, Procurement

Avoid the Pain Points in Trump Tariffs

October 25, 2019

Via: ENR

More than 1,000 days into the current administration, there is no escaping that the “Trump tariffs,” as they have come to be known, have caused a significant hike in material costs on most construction projects. The tariffs on imported materials […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Procurement

Caterpillar had to raise prices in light of tariffs last quarter

July 26, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The steel and aluminum tariffs imposed in 2018 had a significant effect on Caterpillar, with Bonfield last year citing material costs up 2% due to higher steel prices, but the effects appear to be stabilizing now. “It’s now been a […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Tariffs driving up infrastructure construction costs, analysis shows

December 11, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the Trump administration might be willing to make some compromises in order to seal a deal with Democrats for the type of massive infrastructure program that failed to get off the ground last […]


How to Build Strong Subcontractor-General Contractor Relationship

November 16, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

General contractors and subcontractors are facing a mixed bag these days. On the one hand, they’re experiencing strong, even record demand with backlogs averaging over nine months. But the volatile nature of rising material prices, fueled by tariffs and trade […]


Port Infrastructure Construction on the Rise

August 31, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Strange as it might seem, the threat of administration-imposed tariffs has not slowed investment in America’s ports. The extremely large megaships are coming through the Suez Canal headed to America and U.S. ports will be ready. Most are already engaged […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Tariffs rain on Seattle’s building boom

August 27, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Mortenson tracks costs in several U.S. markets, and tariffs have affected the company’s projections for them all through the rest of the year, although the expected cost increases vary from metro to metro. In Chicago, the company expects cost increases […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

12 Mid-August Economic Nuggets

August 17, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

The U.S. quarter-to-quarter annualized advance in gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of this year was an outsized +4.1%. It was the fastest leap forward since 2014’s third quarter jump of +4.9%. Some of the strength has been […]

Construction Processes, Design

Tariffs, design changes drive Seattle’s KeyArena to $700M

August 14, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Skanska and AECOM Hunt have a challenging task ahead, and that is completing the renovation without changing the KeyArena’s roofline, which cannot be altered because of its designation as a historical landmark. Renovating buildings that have an illustrious and protected […]


Association: More tariffs will hurt construction, other industries

June 21, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

China has also pushed back against the U.S. for leveling steel (25%) and aluminum (10%) tariffs earlier this year. In April, the country filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization claiming that the tariffs violate international trade laws. The […]