The Economic Impact of Construction in the United States and Ohio
This data report was put together by Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, AGC of America.
AGC has compiled data on the role of the construction in the economy and employment in the United States."
US lawmakers Earmark $10B for Military Construction
As reported by editor Kim Slowey, Construction Dive
...federal lawmakers have earmarked $10.3 billion for military construction projects, according to the Associated General Contractors of America...."
Eighty Percent of Contractors Report Difficulty Finding Qualified Craft Workers to Hire as Association Calls for Measures to Rebuild Workforce
AGC of America’s New Plan to Address Growing Construction Workforce Shortages
Technology can help bridge this gap, and more firms are bringing training in-house to implement digital strategies such as BIM..."
Contractors Seek Pension Reform Legislation
On August 13, 2018, eight national construction employer associations submitted a joint letter to Senators Orrin Hatch and Sherrod Brown, Chairmen of the Congressional Committee tasked with finding solutions to maintain the health of multi-employer pension plans.
Contractors Emphasized the Following
Effects Show with Aluminum and Steel Costs at its Highest
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Contractors’ costs for a wide range of materials and services have escalated dramatically in the past few months, putting a squeeze on profits and dimming the outlook for both public and private projects."
Tariffs and Other Trade Measures are Raising Construction Costs
The Associated General Contractors of America analysis article was written by Mary Salmonsen for Builder Magazine online.
If materials prices to continue to rise, the association says, contractors will have to offset the price increases by raising the price of their services or under-funding other areas of their business...
A New Era for Modular Design and Construction
This special report was written by Sabine Hoover and Jay Snyder, FMI.
In order for us to have a radical change in productivity as an industry, we’ve got to revolutionize the way we deliver projects. And modularization is probably one of the key components in being able to take that first step."...
Construction Wages are Rising to Attract Workers
Article by Orlando Sentinel's Bill Zimmerman,Contact Reporter.
Many firms are boosting pay and taking other steps to compete for a relatively small pool of available, qualified workers to hire."
AGC Press Release - May 9, 2018
This press release is from the Assoicated General Contractors of America (AGC).
Construction Costs Surge In April As New Tariffs And Other Trade Measures Lead To Significant Increases In Materials Prices"