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Weekly Poll (25)

How often should building codes be revised to stay abreast of any significant building or energy efficient practices?

FEMA has proposed new rules that require new construction that uses federal money, including roads and bridges, to build at higher elevations, to mitigate flood-related risks. Is this the best way to address potential flood dangers?

A recent report issued by the CDC found that construction workers appear in the top five on a list of occupations with the highest suicide rates. What do you think is the cause?

A recent survey found that less than 10 percent of Millennials are interested in working in construction, retail or manufacturing careers. What would help the construction industry attract these workers?

During the winter and holiday season, how much is your workload affected?

Florida is weighing a seven-year statute of limitations on lawsuits over construction defects. What time limit should exist for filing suit over construction defects after a project is completed?

A Chinese company has just built a 57-story skyscraper in 19 days from prefab components. Would you live in it?

Many ex-offenders work for construction firms. Should project owners be allowed to dictate whether these, or other contractor employees, may work on a project?

Florida wants to again tighten the statute of limitations for suing over construction defects, even for public works construction. How long should builders, developers and contractors be on the hook for their work?

U.S. construction activity was up about 7 percent from 2013 to 2014. What do you see for 2015?

The building industry is under pressure to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. What’s the best way to do that?

What should a builder do if he or she encounters design or specification issues that may affect a building’s integrity or performance?

Generally speaking, do you think that constructing Olympic and World Cup venues is worth the investment?

New research calls construction fraud an epidemic with many forms. What do you think?

The world’s largest labor group accuses Qatar of near-slavery treatment of World Cup 2022 construction workers. What should World Cup sponsor FIFA do?

Experts say more lives could be saved in tornado-prone regions by building codes and ordinances that mandate basements and sheltering spaces. What do you think?

Overall, who do you think makes the better managers on construction projects?

What is the biggest health and safety challenge facing construction, remodeling and painting-contractor companies?

Whom do you blame most for the prolonged recession in the construction industry?

When do you expect the construction industry to experience strong growth?

How do you see the construction industry in 2012?

What were the biggest news developments for the design, construction and contracting industries this past year?

What is the best strategy to create jobs in construction?

According to recent real estate forecasts, it will take 3-4 more years to work through the glut of foreclosed properties. What does this mean for the construction and coating industries?

How will the new divided U.S. government affect the recovery in housing and commercial construction in 2011-2012?


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