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ABC: Project Backlog Slips in Most Metrics

Associated Builders and Contractors reported last week that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell to 7.5 months in September—a decline of .5 months from the previous month.


Construction Industry on Most Dangerous Jobs List

A new report listing the 25 most dangerous jobs was recently released by business insurance analysis firm AdivsorSmith. Of that list, 12 of the 25 jobs are in the construction industry.


Survey: North American Crane Count Drops

According to the 2020 Q3 report from Rider Levett Bucknall’s Crane Index for North America, which is published biannually, the number of cranes in North American cities has decreased for the...


Survey: Skilled Labor Shortage Still Present in Pandemic

Despite project delays and cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey finds that demand for skilled laborers is still high, according to the Associated General Contractors of A...


States Split in Recent Industry Employment Data

Construction employment has decreased from June to July in 26 states, as well as the District of Columbia, according to a new analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.


AGC: Metro Construction Jobs Down 62%

The Associated General Contractors of America released a new analysis of government data last week that shows that 62% of metro areas decreased construction employment over the past 12 month...


NIOSH Study Looks at High-Risk Behavior

New research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has found that behaviors that are linked to higher health risks are more prevalent in construction workers than ot...


Survey Released for SSPC/NACE Organization

A survey was recently sent out to members of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society to gather opinions on the upcoming combined organization.


Index: Construction Costs Have Decrease

Construction costs have decreased for the first time in 10 years, according to Turner Construction Company’s quarterly Building Cost Index, the latest report of which was released earlier th...


PaintSquare Hosting Webinar on Pandemic

PaintSquare will host a free webinar July 22 entitled, “Pandemic Painting: Challenges and Opportunities.”


Free Webinar: Pandemic Painting

PaintSquare will host a free webinar July 22 entitled, “Pandemic Painting: Challenges and Opportunities.”


New Data Sees Construction Materials Price Jump

Construction material prices have reportedly risen for the second time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a recent Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of...


Survey: Heavy Civil Construction Optimistic

A new industry survey has shown that contractors in heavy civil construction are less impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic than commercial contractors, according to Dodge Data & ...


Survey: Residential Construction Jobs are Up

The Associated General Contractors America released its latest construction industry jobs data at the end of last week, detailed that while 158,000 workers were added in June, most of the jo...


Construction Survey Sees Confidence Drop

The second-quarter numbers for the USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index, released earlier this week, indicate a plunge from 74 in Q1 to 56.


Data: Construction Activity Back to Pre-Pandemic Level

The Associated General Contractor of America released new data last week that indicate that construction activity has returned to pre-COVID-19 levels in 34 states.


NAHB Survey Records Biggest-Ever Increase

The National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo recently released the latest data from their monthly Housing Market Index survey.


AGC Releases Unemployment Numbers for May

The Associated General Contractors of America released its latest construction jobs survey data late last week, revealing that employment bounced back by 464,000 jobs in May. However, the AG...


Analysis Looks at Pandemic Construction Delays

Financial services company Moody’s Corporation has released an updated outlook on the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting that the construction industry should be prepared for further delays.


AGC Survey Shows Industry Unemployment

The Associated General Contractors of America recently released a new survey showing that construction employment declined by 975,000 jobs in April—a drop that the AGC calls the worst one-mo...


AGC Releases Updated Survey on Project Halts

The Associated General Contractors of America recently released an updated survey researching the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the construction industry.


Firm Releases Data on Construction, Materials

Building materials and construction industry insights company Principia recently released several bulletins tracking the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


AGC Releases Survey on Project Halts

The Associated General Contractors of America recently released a survey researching the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the construction industry.


Survey: Construction Co Trust Linked to Profits

A recent study released by Autodesk and consultant company FMI Corp. has found that construction industry companies that don’t make trust a high priority within their organizations don’t mak...


Survey: Contractors Talk Labor Supply, Demand

According to an Outlook survey issued last month by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate, three out of four construction firms plan to hire mor...


Survey Breaks Down Labor Shortage Concern

According to a new survey released from the Associated General Contractors of America, along with Autodesk, 80% of construction firms reports that they are having a hard time filling hourly ...


Glidden Releases 'Procrastipaint' Survey Results

PPG’s Glidden paint recently commissioned a study to better understand why adults in the United States “procrastipaint”—that is, procrastinate home projects such as painting.


San Fran Named Most Expensive Place to Build

This year’s International Construction Market Survey, conducted by U.K.-based cost consultant company Turner & Townsend, revealed that San Francisco, California, has peaked as the world’s mo...


Off-Site Construction Council Releases Survey

The National Institute of Building Sciences has released the results of its Off-Site Construction Industry Survey, which found that a majority of professionals have utilized off-site compone...


Study: US Industry is Overspending $177B/Year

A new survey that interviewed nearly 600 participants has found that the construction industry is spending $177.5 billion in non-optimal activities, such as fixing mistakes, looking for proj...


Report: 90% of Contractors Worried about Labor

Labor shortages and rising steel prices are among some of the top concerns shown in the Q2 2018 United States Gypsum + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index, which was relea...


Survey: 81% of Workers Would Consider Leaving

A recent survey found that workers in the Generation X age group are unhappy, overworked, and ready to change jobs, and 81 percent of all workers would consider leaving their current roles f...


Survey IDs Hardest Industry Positions to Fill

An industry-wide survey has indicated that 70 percent of construction firms are having trouble finding qualified craft workers, another symptom of what industry groups say is an ongoing labo...


Survey: Architecture Shows Gender Pay Gap

The results of a recent survey suggest a gender pay gap exists in the field of architecture, but also reveals signs that diversity in the industry is on the rise.


DOL Calls for NM Wage Data

As part of its ongoing survey by state, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is calling for participation in its wage determination survey of construction projects wit...


US Voters Register Infrastructure Concerns

Nearly half of registered U.S. voters believe the country’s infrastructure has gotten worse over the last five years, according to a recent poll conducted by the Association of Equipment Man...


Which Brands Do You Prefer?

Contractors and facility owners, do you have a favorite brand you turn to time and time again on the job? Fill out our survey anonymously and share your thoughts about the coatings and equip...


Mayors Say Roads, Transit Top Tasks

Infrastructure tops the list of concerns reported by 89 mayors representing cities across the United States, according to a recent report from Boston University.


How Do You Deal with Salts on Steel?

Professionals in the steel structure painting industry are being asked to provide input for a research


U.S. Bridges: On the Road to Recovery

The overall condition of bridges in the United States is improving, according to a recent study from the Government Accountability Office (GAO); however, some room for improvement remains am...


JPCL 2016 Survey: Share Your Insight

What do you see as the most pressing issues facing the coatings industry? The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) is preparing the annual forecast feature for its January ...


Study: Millennials Key in Construction

A new study suggests that millennials might help close the gap on the shortage of available construction workers.


Shipyards Provide Lift in U.S. Economy

The U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry plays a significant role in the state of the U.S. economy, according to recent data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Adm...


Labor Shortage Challenges Contractors

At a time when the construction industry is seeing an influx in demand, many companies—including those in the building, infrastructure, highway, federal/heavy and utility fields—appear to be...


Skilled Workers in Short Supply

Nearly 90 percent of U.S. construction companies report difficulty in filling key craft and salaried jobs as construction demand rises across the country, according to an industry survey.


Gender Gap Still Divides Architects

SAN FRANCISCO—Although women make up nearly half of graduates from U.S. architecture programs, they also remain underrepresented in the field, according to a new report.


Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

Coatings that self-heal, self-clean, beat back moisture, purify the air and otherwise tune into their environment are set for red-hot growth in the years ahead, a new market forecast predict...


Homebuilding to Push Paints, Sealers

A “fully healed” U.S. housing market will boost demand for coatings, spray polyurethane foams and other construction chemicals past $12 billion in 2018, according to a new market study.


Smart Coatings Eye Brilliant Growth

Despite plunging oil prices that have temporarily back-burnered energy concerns, new technologies for smart coatings will drive this year's $610 million market to $5.8 billion in 2020, accor...


Women Architects Reporting More Bias

Three in four women architects in the UK—a higher percentage than ever—now report encountering discrimination on the job.


Owners Give Remodeling a Healthy Push

A remodeled home is a healthy home—and Americans want healthy homes, according to a new survey.


Durability: A Top Priority for Designers

U.S. architects consider durability the most important attribute for any building product, including green products, according to a new industry survey.


Recovery Reshapes Architect Firms

Business for U.S. architects has recovered to pre-recession levels, creating a new profile for the profession in the process, a new report suggests.


Report: Home, Sweet Green Home

Green building of single- and multi-family residential construction has been booming and shows no sign of slowing, a new report says.


Survey: Sexism Rising in Architecture

Unequal pay and a lack of respect within the building community are among the gender inequality issues facing women in architecture and a new survey suggests those problems are far from over...


Construction Firms See Worker Shortage

Despite an industry jobless rate still stuck above 9 percent, most construction employers across the United States are reporting trouble finding qualified employees at every level.


Contractors Warn of Worker Deficit

Nearly 75 percent of U.S. construction companies report an insufficient pipeline of qualified craft workers, according to a new study.


Architects Report Sluggish Salaries

U.S. architects say challenging business conditions continue to take a toll on their salaries.


EPA: Water Infrastructure Needs $384B

Drinking water infrastructure across the country is rapidly approaching the end of its lifespan and will need over $384 billion in improvements over the next two decades, a newly released su...


Contractors Gird for 2013 Challenges

“Luck and a lot of hard work” may prove to be saving remedies for the hard-hit construction industry. That’s the latest from the Associated General Contractors of America.


 
 
   

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