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Construction Processes, Procurement

Cost for construction materials ‘decline steeply’ in December

January 23, 2023

Via: Construction Europe

Plunging prices for diesel fuel, lumber, and steel slowed inflation for materials and services used in construction in December in the US, but relief may be short-lived, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government […]


News

RFP Release Expected Next Month for $3B Brent Spence Bridge Project

January 13, 2023

Via: ENR

The Ohio Dept. of Transportation has released information for potential contractors looking to find work on a $3-billion-project to improve the traffic-choked Brent Spence Bridge connecting Covington, Ky. with Cincinnati, Ohio. The bridge is about to get a massive upgrade […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New York adopts new labor law to ‘protect integrity of public work’

January 5, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The law requires contractors and subs that want to win public projects to register with the Department of Labor and provide a series of disclosures about their business every two years. The goal is to ensure previous labor law and […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Contractors Face OSHA Fines for South Boston Power Plant Collapse

November 14, 2022

Via: ENR

Suffolk Construction and a subcontractor face a combined $691,000 in proposed federal safety penalties stemming from a wall collapse during demolition work on a shuttered power plant in South Boston that left a trio of workers injured, one seriously. The […]


Sustainability

How small, diverse contractors can bridge the ‘capital gap’ on civil contracts

October 21, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Pugin, whom President Joe Biden appointed to SBA in August 2021, gave her remarks during a Construction Inclusion Week webinar hosted by the General Services Administration looking at different aspects of supplier diversity in the construction industry. A series of […]


News

Dodge/Procore Report: Labor Shortage, Supply Chain and Rework Biggest Obstacles for Specialty Contractors

October 20, 2022

Via: ENR

Procore Technologies, and Dodge Data & Analytics recently released the results of the 2022 Top Business Issues for Specialty Contractors Report. The Dodge report highlights issues impacting specialty contractors, including workforce management and the construction supply chain. Five types of […]


News

Construction Wages Grow at Fastest Rate in Decades Despite Recession Threat

October 12, 2022

Via: ENR

Contractors are continuing to hire as they operate at capacity, but a potential recession could impact the economy next year, said Anirban Basu, chief economist for Associated Builders and Contractors. “I think we’re headed for recession in 2023, and I […]


Construction Techniques

Builders face security, privacy risks as BIM takes off

September 29, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry is increasingly embracing collaborative digital tools like BIM. While leveraging BIM brings many benefits, it also comes with unique challenges for contractors trying to land civil projects. Federal and state cybersecurity regulations are evolving rapidly, forcing contractors […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Specialty Contractors in High Demand Amid Supply Constraints

August 25, 2022

Via: ENR

Steep inflation over the past few months has exacerbated what was already a volatile market for construction materials, further complicating specialty contractors’ efforts to successfully navigate a post-pandemic environment where many markets remain active, albeit with resources in short supply. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Safety tech boosts productivity, contractors say

August 17, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

As Hensel Phelps looks for better ways to improve on all things safety, the multinational contractor is piloting technology solutions like Edify, an app designed to create safety-minded culture within construction companies. Every morning, Hensel Phelps workers log in and […]


News

ENR to rank Top Specialty Contractors in the Midwest

August 11, 2022

Via: ENR

A preliminary reports shows that 43 firms in the Midwest have completed ENR’s annual survey of Top Specialty Contractors. A full ranking of these firms will appear in our September issue. From this survey data, ENR Midwest will rank top […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Bill mandates breaks every 4 hours for construction workers

July 26, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

At the moment, it’s not clear what kind of impact the legislation would have for contractors. “We would have to consult with our members to see what, if any, impact this [legislation] would have,” said Kevin Cannon, senior director of […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Gilbane sees slivers of hope for material, supply chain woes

July 12, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

While not universally positive, Pendergrass’s outlook for 2H 2022 pointed to key areas displaying better conditions for contractors. “As we move into the back half of 2022, tighter financial markets, slower growth and a continued improvement of supply bottlenecks could […]


Sustainability

Why June’s upbeat jobs report isn’t necessarily positive for construction

July 11, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

While additional jobs are usually viewed as a sign of industry strength, construction economists found reasons for concern. “This does nothing, however, to dim the risk of recession,” said Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu in a release […]


News

Despite Residential Slowdown, Construction Adds 13K Jobs in June

July 8, 2022

Via: ENR

Buoyed by continued gains among nonresidential specialty trade contractors, overall construction employment increased by 13,000 jobs during June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The industry’s unemployment rate decreased slightly, to 3.7%, from May’s 3.8% rate. One industry economist believes […]


Construction Processes, Legal

4 things every contractor should know about insurance

May 19, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Proper insurance is a critical risk-management tool for contractors, design professionals and project owners. Disputes are an inevitable cost of doing business, and the importance of understanding the types of insurance available and which claims might be covered has never […]


News

No Bidders Submit for $210M St. Louis Convention Center Expansion’s Second Phase

May 12, 2022

Via: ENR

A contract to build the second half of a $210-million convention center expansion in St. Louis drew no bidders as contractors face pricing uncertainty and staffing woes. Members of the St. Louis Board of Public Service said during their May […]


Construction Techniques

Contractors turn to payment apps to speed billing

May 3, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Jeff Scalisi, vice president of operations at Livermore, California-based Architectural Glass and Aluminum, had no idea his company’s billing had issues until a tech solution came along to fix them. Scalisi was reluctant to turn over something he believed “needed […]


Construction Techniques

Why contractors need integrated construction technology

April 4, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Technology is a big investment, and it’s common for contractors to invest in multiple systems for different operations to run their businesses. When these systems are not integrated, getting the right information to the right people at the right time […]


News

US infrastructure diversity plan draws fire from contractors, minority groups

March 10, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The objective of the memo is to create good-paying jobs, with the choice to join a union, for workers in traditionally underserved communities, according to a joint statement from DOL and DOT released this week. But it also said it […]