House Approves Bill to Loosen Paycheck Protection Restrictions

May 28, 2020

Via: ENR

The House has passed legislation, by an overwhelming margin, that would loosen some restrictions for implementing the federal Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, which provides forgivable loans to assist small businesses stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. The bill, which […]

Mechanics liens up 40% as COVID-19 pandemic disrupts industry

May 21, 2020

The survey also showed that many contractors have become conditioned to accepting slow payments and their negative impact on productivity as the industry norm. More than 75% of those who responded to the survey said that they were generally happy […]

April Nonresidential Construction Starts Sink Lower YTD, -16.7%

May 14, 2020

Category: Sustainability

ConstructConnect announced today that the latest month’s volume of construction starts, excluding residential work, was $32.6 billion (green shaded box, Table 3 below), an increase of +2.3% versus March’s figure of $31.8 billion (originally reported as $30.8 billion). Amidst so […]


Tech Giants Team Up to Develop ‘Building Transparency’

May 26, 2020

Via: ENR

In an unprecedented collaboration, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Salesforce, along with floor covering supplier Interface, are showing their collective commitment to embodied carbon reduction by joining the board of Building Transparency—a nonprofit formed recently to further develop a free-to-use digital […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Scaffolding Safety in Construction | ConstructConnect

May 22, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

We all know that fall hazards are the leading cause of construction worker deaths, accounting for about 33.5% of all fatalities in construction each year. Of the 338 construction worker fatalities attributed to falls in 2018, close to 15% were […]


U.S. and Canadian Housing Starts – A Suite of 10 Graphs

May 22, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

The story of the recent deterioration in U.S. and Canadian housing starts can best be told through a series of graphs. Both nations began this year with relatively high levels of residential groundbreakings. In January 2020, the U.S. recorded 1.617 […]