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Construction input prices increased 1.3% in April compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices increased 1.6% for the month.
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May 13, 2021
Nonfarm payroll construction employment, seasonally adjusted, totaled 7,452,000 in April, unchanged from March, according to AGC’s analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics...
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May 12, 2021
Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Regulatory, Labor and State Affairs Ben Brubeck released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s announcement that it will withdraw the independent contractor rule
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May 11, 2021
Construction employment was unchanged from March to April as nonresidential contractors and homebuilders alike struggled to obtain materials and find enough workers, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released May 7.
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May 10, 2021
Construction mothers can wrangle a forklift, swing a sledgehammer, and drive a nail in three quick blows, while also driving their kids to school and providing for their families...
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May 06, 2021
"If you fix people or you fix things, you will always have a job."-Peter Beard, SR VP of Regional Workforce Development at Greater Houston PartnershipOne of the things that makes...
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May 05, 2021
Solely due to soaring residential activity, construction spending in March increased 0.2% from a downwardly revised February rate and 5.3% from March 2020 to a seasonally adjusted...
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May 04, 2021
The 8th annual National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction is May 3-7, 2021. Workers performing tasks 6 feet or more above lower levels...
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May 03, 2021
Congress and the Biden administration must promote fair and open competition on any taxpayer-funded infrastructure plan so that all of America’s experienced contractors and talented construction workers are welcome to rebuild their communities. Unfortunately, controversial language in the Biden administration’s American Jobs Plan calls on Congress to tie federal investment in infrastructure to costly government-mandated project labor agreements.
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April 29, 2021
Cost increases and supply-chain problems persisted. New South Construction Supply President and CEO Jim Sobeck reported in today’s monthly New South Construction News, “...
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April 28, 2021