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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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