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Reshaping the Construction Industry

Some worksites may look like a scene from one of the Terminator movies soon if construction firms adopt widespread use of bionic suits for some of their skilled craftsmen and women.
Scott Braddock's picture
January 04, 2019
Looking back at the “Great Recession” of 2007-2009, most of us are still smarting and looking over our shoulders even though the economy and the industry have recovered, and business is thriving. But we all know that labor shortages and the demand, while strong, will cycle as it has for the last 100 years.
Jim Kollaer's picture
January 03, 2019
Construction employment, not seasonally adjusted, increased between November 2017 and November 2018 in 265 (74%) of the 358 metro areas (including divisions of larger metros) for which BLS provides construction employment data, fell in 45 (13%) and was unchanged in 48, according to an AGC analysis posted on Thursday.
Ken Simonson's picture
January 02, 2019
The use of drones is described as having the potential impact that the introduction of the internet did to the world. That is noteworthy. So, consider this as another “Heads Up” about the future of our cities, your businesses and even the way you live.
Jim Kollaer's picture
December 31, 2018
The rock band Metallica has donated $100,000 each to 10 two-year community colleges to support students in workforce education programs in communities that have supported the band.
Elizabeth McPherson's picture
December 28, 2018
It’s been another remarkable year for the construction industry and for the team here at Construction Citizen, another year of covering the trends and issues that matter most to...
Scott Braddock's picture
December 27, 2018
Job growth, high backlog and healthy infrastructure investment all spell good news for the industry. However, historically low unemployment has created a construction workforce shortage of an estimated 500,000 positions, which is leading to increased compensation costs.
Construction Citizen's picture
December 26, 2018
Editor’s note: Construction Citizen is proud to partner with AGC America to bring you AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson's Data DIGest. Check back each week to get Ken's...
Ken Simonson's picture
December 24, 2018
As we take time to reflect this season, it’s easy to think of reasons to thank a craftsperson..With all the areas of construction that impact our daily lives, finding reasons to show gratitude to a craft professional isn’t hard. Our world depends on these highly skilled individuals.
Rachel Burris's picture
December 21, 2018
The Construction Citizen team wishes everyone a very Safe and Merry Christmas!
Jim Kollaer's picture
December 20, 2018