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Sustainability

Construction industry unemployment at record low

May 6, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

With 33,000 net new jobs added to the industry in April, construction unemployment at a record low and other positive signs across the broader economy, a downturn is at bay for at least another year, according to Associated Builders and […]


Sustainability

Newly developed building materials could have big impact on sustainability

March 15, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Recently developed products such as transparent wood, hydrogel embedded in walls, and bricks that help filter air pollution could make a substantial impact on building sustainability in coming years. Swedish researchers have developed a wood material that is 85% transparent […]


Sustainability

Los Angeles development booming

March 14, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) is in the midst of a building boom. With residential, commercial, retail, office space underway, developers are meeting strong demand for an urban live-work-play lifestyle in the city. At the end of 2018, there were almost […]


Sustainability

The 50 States of Construction: Is Oregon’s growth sustainable?

March 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Like many other U.S. states, Oregon has a booming construction market. Mike Salsgiver, executive director of the Associated General Contractors’ Oregon-Columbia chapter, told Construction Dive that during the depths of the Great Recession, 43% of local construction workers were unemployed. […]


Construction Techniques, Sustainability

Build Quality Leads with Enhanced Google Ads Tactics

February 19, 2019

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

The construction market is expected to remain competitive in 2019 and that’s a positive position for companies. A strong market correlates to higher demand and more potential business for you to gain. It may also cause more competitors to enter […]


Sustainability

Times are changing, and sustainable cities are taking notice

January 25, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The environmental and sustainability movement has been an exercise in market transformation. Participation in the movement can be as narrow as an individual making a personal commitment, and as broad as a multi-nation effort like the Paris Climate Agreement. Market […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

5 Ways Technology Has Improved the Quality and Sustainability of Modern-Day Structures

January 16, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

There is no denying that technology has altered our lives forever. From the powerful smartphones we carry with us everywhere we go to the satellite systems that guide us in the right direction as we navigate from one place to […]


Sustainability

AGC: Contractors expect growth in 2019 amid labor supply worries

January 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

One of the issues federal lawmakers are fighting over is U.S.-Mexico border wall funding, a sticking point that led to a partial federal shutdown that is still underway after two weeks. The Trump administration wants $5 billion for the wall, […]


Sustainability

Shop class is back, ready to tackle the construction skills gap

January 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Recruiting and hiring in the skilled trades has been challenging across the country, but the construction industry appears particularly hard-hit. Skills gaps are predicted to stall industry growth as employers scramble to fill vacancies. Many report turning down lucrative contracts […]


Sustainability

Survey: Salaries for many construction trades on the rise

January 2, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Despite the construction booms taking place in many metros across the U.S., salaries and hourly wages for construction workers have been slow to budge, but recent industry reports show that they are finally starting to climb. The U.S. Bureau of […]