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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?
Total construction starts dipped 1% in March from February at a seasonally adjusted annual rate but rose 13% year-to-date in the first quarter (Q1) of 2024 compared to...
Associated Builders and Contractors today issued the following statement opposing the Federal Trade Commission’s final rule to ban noncompete clauses. The FTC voted...
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose year-over-year (y/y) from March 2023 to March 2024 in 39 states, fell in 10 states and the District of Columbia, and was unchanged...
Historically, the passing of construction knowledge between generations has varied. Master craftsmen would train apprentices with their own unique and sometimes well-guarded...
Sometimes, I feel like a broken record when I talk about the workforce. There aren’t enough people for the projects; they need to be better prepared to increase quality and...
Bid prices and input prices for construction showed mixed monthly and year-over-year (y/y) patterns in March, according to data the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) posted...
WASHINGTON, DC  – Members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) and their allies will hold scores of activities and educational events across...
Construction employment, seasonally adjusted, totaled 8,211,000 in March, a gain of 39,000 from February and 270,000 (3.4%) year-over-year (y/y), according to AGC’s analysis...
The construction industry had 441,000 job openings on the last day of February, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor...