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Reshaping the Construction Industry

Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose year-over-year (y/y) from December 2017 to December 2018 in 43 states and the District of Columbia, declined in six states and was unchanged in Mississippi, an AGC analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today showed.
Ken Simonson's picture
January 21, 2019
Companies were allegedly set up under names and with owners who had no experience in running a company but who were coached and given contracts and employment documents allegedly by Power Design. They, in turn, provided workers who allegedly worked for Power Design as independent contractors for sub-par wages and with none of the protections provided to Power Design’s jobsite superintendents and foreman on the same jobs.
Jim Kollaer's picture
January 18, 2019
United Tool and Fastener has partnered with Firestop Specified Technologies Incorporated (STI) to bring the construction industry the fire-prevention products and knowledge they need to complete a job and make it the safest site possible.
Michelle Neundorfer's picture
January 17, 2019
As the new year gets underway, the filmmakers at The Rational Middle are digging into more aspects of immigration policy that have proven politically difficult if not impossible thus far.
Scott Braddock's picture
January 16, 2019
There were 278,000 job openings in construction at the end of November, 24% higher than the year-earlier total of 233,000, and the highest November total in the series' 18-year history, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Tuesday in its latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) release.
Ken Simonson's picture
January 15, 2019
Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC), an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, held its annual Inaugural...
Lauren Harrell's picture
January 14, 2019
The 5th Circuit Court in New Orleans just ruled that the “controlling employer” (read that the General Contractor) on a multi-employer” jobsite is responsible for subcontractor-...
Jim Kollaer's picture
January 11, 2019
For the 17th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, EarthCam has released a time-lapse video documenting the construction of 3 World Trade Center in New York over its 8-year construction from May 2010 through its completion in June 2018.
Elizabeth McPherson's picture
January 10, 2019
The government shutdown in Washington continues for a nineteenth day today, with both sides as dug in as ever over funding for a proposed physical barrier along the international...
Scott Braddock's picture
January 09, 2019
 Demand is great right now, and a supply of labor is right there in front of us. Can the government find a legal solution to allow unauthorized workers to be added to our payrolls, trained and put on the job site?
Construction Citizen's picture
January 08, 2019