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Biden touts vaccine mandate at Clayco jobsite visit

October 11, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Following the Biden administration’s announcement on Sept. 9 that a federal vaccine mandate would go into effect, the president has been touting its effectiveness and encouraging the shot. Biden said that his administration’s mandate, along with the provision that federal […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Alabama to use COVID-19 relief to help construct $1.3B worth of prisons

October 6, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

At the crux of the issue is widespread violence in Alabama prisons. On Dec. 9, 2020, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state of Alabama for what it called “unconstitutional conditions” in the prison system, such as […]


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 Processes, Legal

Contractors react to upcoming federal vaccine mandates

September 20, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Since President Joe Biden issued plans to mandate vaccines in some workplaces earlier this month, a number of construction companies are encouraging their employees to get vaccinated and are trying to figure out what the new rules mean for their […]


Sustainability

Start Prepping Now for the Next Normal in Construction

September 10, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction is the largest global industry that accounts for 13% of global GDP. It encompasses infrastructure, industrial structures, and real estate and today many companies are adjusting their business models to embrace the next normal in construction. It is a […]


News

Is construction at high risk for COVID-19? It depends on how you look at it.

September 9, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Are U.S. construction workers at a high risk for contracting COVID-19 on the job? It depends on who you ask, where you look and the type of data that is (or is not) available. There have been persistent contradictions between […]


News

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, […]


News

Construction accounts for the most COVID-19 deaths of any industry in Colorado

August 11, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

By comparison, healthcare workers were overrepresented when it came to COVID-19 deaths. That industry represented 8.5% of all working-age COVID-19 deaths, but just 7.6% of deaths due to all causes. And since January, construction workplaces have accounted for between 8% […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Gilbane CEO: Impacts of material price squeeze will continue for years

July 14, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Gilbane Building Company CEO Mike McKelvy notes that COVID-19 is not the first pandemic that his company has faced. Founded in 1870, Gilbane was in operation during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 to 1920. Now, the contractor is expanding […]


Construction Techniques

The future of construction work is hybrid?

June 28, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Effectively managing multiple crews and projects in a rapidly changing environment has always been a critical part of the construction industry. However, after the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting protocols, contractors now face a new challenge […]