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Construction employment in March trails March 2020 mark in 35 states

April 16, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Construction employment in March remained below March 2020 levels in 35 states despite a sizzling homebuilding market and a strong recovery from severe winter weather, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Biden nominates California safety chief as head of OSHA

April 14, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors can look to President Barack Obama’s administration for clues as to how a Parker-run OSHA might operate, said attorney Phillip Russell with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, who represents construction industry clients with OSHA citations and other safety […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Pennsylvania contractor charged with stealing $20M from employees

April 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

In the largest case of its kind on record, one of Pennsylvania’s biggest road and bridge construction firms has been charged with stealing more than $20 million from its workers, according to the office of State Attorney General Josh Shapiro. […]


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White House releases infrastructure report cards for every state

April 12, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

Today, the White House released state-by-state fact sheets that highlight the needs in every state across the country for the investments proposed by President Biden in the American Jobs Plan. The fact sheets highlight 12 key areas to be addressed […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Record jump in materials prices and supply chain distributions threaten construction firms’ ability to complete vital nonresidential projects

April 9, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

An unprecedented leap in the price of goods used in construction and supply-chain disruptions are wreaking hardships on contractors and slowing projects, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released today. The association […]


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Construction employment rebounds in March following February drop

April 5, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Construction employment climbed by 110,000 in March as the industry recovered from severe winter weather that pushed employment down by 56,000 in February, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released today. Association […]


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AECOM $48M Study Contract for New NJ Turnpike Widening Upsets Enviros

April 5, 2021

Via: ENR

A $48-million contract awarded March 23 to AECOM to study impacts of widening 34 miles of the most rural southern part of the 117.2-mile New Jersey Turnpike has upset state environmental activists who say the project conflicts with the state’s […]


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Buttigieg: $11.6B Hudson River Tunnel a Biden DOT priority

March 31, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The ultimate plan for the tunnel project is to build a new tube with two tunnels, put that into service and then do a full rehab on the existing tube. Earlier this month, the GDC issued an update on the […]


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5 ways COVID-19 is influencing school construction projects

March 30, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

With nearly $190.5 billion earmarked for helping schools cope with the ramifications of the novel coronavirus pandemic, some leaders are eyeing the use of those funds for related school construction projects. In 2020, Congress passed two relief bills providing nearly […]


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Bipartisan ‘YIMBY’ bill would provide $1.5B in grants to spur new housing

March 30, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Three U.S. senators—two Democrats and one Republican—will introduce the Housing Supply and Affordability Act that would authorize $1.5 billion for federal grants to local governments. The funds, to be distributed over the next five years, would be available to communities […]