Gilbane CEO: Impacts of material price squeeze will continue for years

July 14, 2021

Gilbane Building Company CEO Mike McKelvy notes that COVID-19 is not the first pandemic that his company has faced. Founded in 1870, Gilbane was in operation during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 to 1920. Now, the contractor is expanding […]

5 Tips for Resolving Conflicts on the Construction Site

July 8, 2021

Conflicts on the construction site are a common occurrence. Disputes and disagreements are going to arise when you have multiple parties such as general contractors, owners, architects, subcontractors working together to complete a project. These stakeholders have different opinions and […]

7 PPE Safety Tips and Tricks for Construction Workers

July 2, 2021

In the construction industry, personal protective equipment (PPE) is considered the last line of defense when it comes to protecting workers from injuries on the jobsite. Employers are required to implement engineering controls and other safety measures to guard against […]


Construction employment trails pre-pandemic level in 39 states

July 19, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Construction employment in June remained below the levels reached before the pre-pandemic peak in February 2020 in 39 states, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data released today. Association officials noted that […]


Even in temperate regions, contractors battle dangerously hot weather

July 16, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

In Portland, Oregon, 115 degrees is not normal. Late last month, however, the Pacific Northwest saw the temperature skyrocket and break multiple records. The thermometer soared to 115 in Portland and 108 in Seattle. The heatwave caused up to 100 […]


Project manager’s advice to young women in construction: ‘Just do it’

July 15, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

As a project manager at Portland, Oregon-based R&H Construction, 29-year-old Sarah Jimenez has worked on multiple project teams and now is running a new $19 million ground-up addiction treatment center in Southeast Portland. Jimenez, who holds a construction management degree […]

Construction Processes, Procurement

Producer prices for construction materials and services soar 26% over 12 months

July 15, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Unprecedented price increases for a wide range of goods and services used in construction pushed up contractors’ costs by a devastating 26.3% from June 2020 to June 2021, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of […]