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3 questions White House advisor says to ask about infrastructure work

August 31, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Mitch Landrieu says a one-size-fits-all approach to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs act won’t work. “What’s happening in North Dakota is not what’s happening in the streets of New Orleans,” said Landrieu during an online event hosted by the National […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Legislators and labor leaders gather at Capitol Hill to advocate for heat safety

July 28, 2022

Via: ISHN

On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, United States legislators, labor leaders, PPE manufacturers, and safety experts met at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. to advocate for heat safety and the Asunción Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act. […]


News

High pay attracts workers, but construction’s employment gap widens

June 9, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

For hourly workers in the trades, pay rose in May by 6.3% year over year, the highest increase since December 1982, according to Simonson. As those wages increased though, earnings in the overall private sector rose 6.5%. The slightly higher […]


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 […]


News

What can construction employers learn from ‘Striketober’?

November 3, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The season of the strike is upon us. Nearly 1,400 workers at cereal producer Kellogg Co. went on strike at midnight Oct. 5, as their union contract expired. On Oct. 14, close to 10,000 members of the United Auto Workers […]


Sustainability

Backlog inches lower as material, labor worries weigh on contractors

October 22, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The falloff in ABC’s recent Construction Backlog Indicator stands in contrast to the optimism expressed earlier this year as the pandemic was showing signs of receding. Despite the challenges, in The Marcum National Construction Survey, released last week, construction executives […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

The 6 largest OSHA fines of the third quarter of 2021

October 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA has wrapped up its latest quarter of fines for the period from July through September. Some contractors were penalized hundreds of thousands of dollars, with the highest fine totaling over $1 million, for a variety of violations ranging from […]


Construction Processes, Legal

7 things to know about starting a construction training program

October 14, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

At a time when many contractors are looking to help solve their labor woes by bringing in more workers, a new report argues that upskilling strategies can help companies close talent gaps in their workforce and increase retention. As more […]


News

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 […]


News

Questionable design, construction practices likely contributed to Surfside condo collapse

October 1, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The potential issues began with where Champlain Towers was constructed. An academic study found the building had been sinking two millimeters per year since the 1990s due to subsidence, or settling of the ground in what was once a marshland […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal, Procurement

Biden toughens Buy American rules

January 26, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Manufacturing and labor groups including the AFL-CIO applauded the order, which tightens policies already in place. “The Trump administration used the right words but never put in place policies to affect meaningful change,” Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, said […]


Sustainability

How IFS Construction ERP can help combat the impending labor/skills shortage

May 1, 2020

Via: ENR

Labor shortages cause serious problems for the construction industry, and globally, they are only getting worse. The problem is demographic and systemic and will not be affected by momentary economic dips or corrections. The scale of the problem even in […]


Sustainability

What can you do to conquer the construction labor shortage?

October 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry continues to face a substantial hurdle: a labor shortage. Many contractors are experiencing an issue of not having enough people to do the work, and it’s created problems with being able to take on new projects, meet […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Making up for the construction labor shortage with technology

June 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In spite of recovering major ground after the Great Recession, the construction industry is still facing troubling skilled labor shortages, with a lack of qualified candidates stepping up to take over the positions once held by industry veterans nearing retirement […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Related files 2nd lawsuit against NYC labor union

May 10, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

This is the latest round in a legal battle between Related and the BCTC, which was kicked off by a March lawsuit that claimed the developer lost $100 million to questionable work practices by some unions party to the project […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Project labor agreement mandates inflate cost of construction 13%

May 26, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

A study released today by the Beacon Hill Institute found that Ohio schools built under government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) cost 13.12 percent more than schools that were bid and constructed through fair and open competition, free from PLA requirements. The study looked at […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Regional Contractors Scramble to Find Enough Skilled Labor

December 1, 2016

Via: ENR

The consensus among large regional contractors is that 2016 is proving to be stronger than last year in terms of revenue and work opportunities. “There’s still plenty of work available, but the shortage of experienced workers is growing more acute,” […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Getting To The Bottom of Construction Labor Woes

November 14, 2016

Via: Construction Informer Blog

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this month that 7.8 million Americans are unemployed, while at the same time 5.8 million jobs remain unfilled in America, according to a press release from the Career Education Colleges and Universities. CECU says […]