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AGC survey finds project delays, labor shortages worsening for construction

September 3, 2020


The results of the survey, which polled more than 2,000 firms between August 4 and 26, underlined the downtrodden outlook at many construction firms, which have seen their backlog of work diminish among a dearth of new project opportunities. They’ve suffered drops in productivity and increased costs due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, which have compressed profit margins.

“I’m more pessimistic than I like to be,” said Ken Simonson, AGC’s chief economist during a virtual conference call announcing the results of the study yesterday.

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