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Reshaping the Industry

Three actions are necessary to build a thriving, profitable and durable construction industry:

  • Acceptance.  Recognize current situations and challenges and accept they are real.
  • Leadership.  Embrace core values and principles as innovators and leaders.
  • Solutions.  Collaborate among owners, contractors and workforce for solutions.
What challenges is the construction industry facing?  What principles, like sustainable value and social responsibility, should industry leaders embrace?  Where will the solutions come from?
Despite what’s been widely described as a very tough legislative session for various business interests, the construction industry’s associations in Texas were able to...
June 13, 2017
There were 203,000 construction industry job openings, not seasonally adjusted, at the end of April—the highest April level since 2007, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)...
June 12, 2017
The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) has announced the winners of its annual Project of the Year for steel erection contracts topped out in 2016. The winning projects...
June 06, 2017
Nonfarm payroll employment in May rose by 138,000, seasonally adjusted, from April and by 2,226,000 (1.6%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)...
June 05, 2017
More important is that the use of prefab can cut construction costs and schedules and can meet more precision requirements by using techniques already used by manufacturers around...
May 30, 2017
Data-tracking consultancy Lodging Econometrics reported on May 10 that the first-quarter 2017 hotel construction "pipeline currently stands at 5,032 projects..., up 13% by...
May 29, 2017
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 39 states from April 2016 to April 2017, held steady in North Carolina and West Virginia, and fell in nine states and the...
May 24, 2017
Steel and iron producers in Texas are hoping that before the legislative session ends this month, lawmakers will approve a bill prohibiting the use of cheaper foreign steel in...
May 18, 2017
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 expert...
May 15, 2017