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Construction’s diversity numbers are awful. Here’s how 3 contractors are improving theirs.

October 12, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

When it comes to diversity and inclusion, construction is still on the ground floor. Compared to the overall workforce, the construction industry is overwhelmingly White and male. Even though Hispanic or Latino people, which is a measure of ethnicity and […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Voting Opens on New Washington State NW Contractors Union Agreement

October 7, 2021

Via: ENR

After three weeks of strikes and picketing, Washington state carpenters have agreed to a tentative agreement with the Associated General Contractors of Washington that includes a 15.43% total wage and benefits increase in a three-year contract. The Northwest Carpenters Union’s […]


Construction Techniques

Contractors’ group calls for digital twin innovations

September 29, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

A digital twin is a virtual representation of a physical facility in the form of a three-dimensional model that contains evolving, dynamically-updated data on the state of the project. Digital twin technology is used to simulate and predict how a […]


Construction Techniques

Study: Contractors embrace hybrid work

September 24, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The survey found that, much like in the wider professional world, hybrid work is here to stay for construction even though it is typically thought of as an in-person industry. Many companies reported seeing a wide range of benefits by […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Poll: President Biden’s Vaccine Workplace Mandate

September 23, 2021

Via: ENR

With 46% of construction workers claiming they will not get vaccinated for Covid-19, President Joe Biden’s Sept. 9 executive order requiring vaccines for all federal contractors and for companies with more than 100 employees has become a concern for the […]


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Contractors lost $1.8 trillion globally in 2020 due to bad data, new report says

September 22, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The emphasis on data in construction isn’t new, but the depth of related financial losses is a reminder of how important carefully gathering and crunching the numbers is for the industry. In 2020, construction generated $84.5 trillion and represented 13% […]


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Louisiana Contractors Brace for Impact On Labor, Materials in Efforts to Rebuild

September 17, 2021

Via: ENR

Between COVID-19, the five named storms that hit the state in 2020 and the industry’s ever-present labor shortage, Louisiana contractors have spent the last year trying to get by with a maxed-out workforce and pandemic-related supply chain shortages. Hurricane Ida […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Contractors find new ways to cope with elevated lumber prices

September 16, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

U.S. commercial and residential builders breathed a sigh of relief last month when softwood lumber prices dropped more than 30% after reaching an all-time high in May. Although prices still remain elevated, they have come down to a more manageable […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Contractors tackle worker suicides, mental health stigma

September 7, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Michelle Walker knows construction. It’s been her life, growing up in a small Canadian oil town where her father was a contractor, to now, working as an executive at a subcontracting firm. And she knows the toll it can take […]


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Contractors caught between vaccine hesitancy and owner mandates

August 24, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Construction was supposed to be getting back to normal by now. In June, with vaccines rolling out broadly across the U.S. and COVID-19 case numbers plummeting, Labor Day was heralded by many as the date workers would return to offices, […]