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"
College Degree Vs Skilled Trades
Written by ConstructionDive editor, Kim Slowey.
The desire to succeed on a traditional college track is not the only reason young people are avoiding the construction industry."
How to Set and Track Successful Construction Project Goals
Article was written by CPBC, George Hedley, ForConstructionPros.com
Implementing a winning strategy starts with a scoreboard showing all of the tasks, milestones and measurable targets you want them to hit."
President Implements Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
AGC Provides Helpful Tips for Contractors
The proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum will also have a direct and negative impact on construction employment..."
Most Construction Firms Predict They Will Continue Adding Jobs in 2018 Amid Strong Demand
AGC reports that construction employers added 30,000 jobs in December and 210,000 in 2017 overall. Most firms are predicting more growth in the future, as well:
Most construction firms plan to add workers during 2018 as demand for all types of construction continues to expand. The biggest challenge they face will be finding qualified...
Construction Hiring & Business Outloook
Seventy-five percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2018 as contractors are optimistic that economic conditions will remain strong as tax rates and regulatory burdens fall, according to survey results released today by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. Despite the...
Construction Employment Increases in 243 Metro Areas Between October 2016 & 2017 as Officials Urge Changes to Tax Reform Bill to Sustain Growth
This article is from the website of The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
Growing demand, especially from the private sector, is continuing to drive construction employment gains...tax reform proposals now being debated in Washington can do even more to help ensure that metro areas will continue to add new...