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Sustainability

Regional Contractors Report Steady Gains

July 12, 2021

Via: ENR

California and the Northwest’s top contractors reported steady gains in regional revenue in 2020—despite setbacks due to COVID-19 and the year’s unprecedented wildfires—thanks to solid backlogs and continued strength in the government and multifamily sectors. Looking ahead, contractors expect continued […]


Sustainability

Nonres construction spending down again in May

July 1, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

In its first-quarter index of Construction Confidence, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) found that 55% of contractors expected their sales to increase over the following six months, and only 19% thought their sales would decline in that period. They […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction input prices jump 24%

June 16, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Basu said the surge in prices is probably temporary as suppliers work to boost capacity and bolster output, a dynamic that eventually results in a downward shift in prices. “Operations at input producers should also become smoother over time as […]


News

How Suffolk Construction is emerging from the pandemic

June 11, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Suffolk Construction, like many general contractors with a national footprint, saw the uneven impacts of COVID-19 as it hit different regions of the country firsthand. In its hometown of Boston, where former Mayor Marty Walsh shut down all jobsites quickly […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA Now Says Contractors, Other Employers Should Not Record Vaccine Reactions

May 24, 2021

Via: ENR

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration reversed course on employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccinations on May 21. OSHA also changed guidance that previously said employers should record all adverse reactions to required vaccinations. The new guidance gives employers a roughly one-year […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, News

Contractors weigh new OSHA guidance on adverse vaccine reactions

May 18, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA has been issuing guidance to employers on how to keep their workers safe since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the federal safety agency only recently submitted its draft of an emergency temporary standard to President Joe Biden’s […]


Construction Processes, Legal, News

What contractors need to know before going after public projects

April 22, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

President Joe Biden recently announced a $2.3 trillion U.S. infrastructure spending proposal, the American Jobs Plan, that promises billions of dollars in construction contracts to companies across the country who are trying to determine what a post-COVID-19 economy will look […]


News

Contractors consider reopening offices, vaccine mandates

April 21, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many changes in the way contractors do business. They have reevaluated and introduced new safety protocols, reorganized work schedules to accommodate social distancing and sent many administrative employees home to do their jobs. “Strangely enough, […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Most contractors won’t pay more taxes under Biden’s infrastructure plan: CPA

April 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Most contractors won’t pay more in taxes under President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal, while the infusion of cash to fund more public construction projects would provide a significant upside for their businesses, according to a certified public accountant […]


News

Massachusetts Contractors and Developers Back Final Climate Bill

March 31, 2021

Via: ENR

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) on March 26 signed sweeping legislation that puts the state on the hook to slash carbon emissions to 50%—below 1990 levels—by 2030 on its way to “net zero” emissions by 2050. While praising the intent […]