Ensuring Operational Safety When Utilizing Boom Lifts
This article is from AGC of America's Safety Matter written by Jim Arabia, Vice President of Marketing, Bigrentz
Because the wheeled base is heavy, boom lifts keep workers stable as it lifts them upwards. However, there are some safety risks."
Construction Employment Rises by 30,000 Jobs in October
Source: AGC of America
Construction employment increased by 30,000 jobs in October and by 330,000 jobs over the past year, topping 7.3 million for the first time since April 2008, while the industry’s average pay jumped and unemployment decreased to a historic low, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated...
Average Industry Wage Exceeds $30 for First Time This September
By Dan Shaw, the associate editor at The Daily Reporter.
The construction industry added workers and increased pay in the past year at rates higher than the overall economy."
Construction Material Costs Increase 7.4 Percent, as Contractors Continue to be Squeezed by Tariffs and Rising Fuel Prices
The cost of many products used in construction climbed 7.4 percent over the past year due to double digit increases in commonly-used construction materials, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new Labor Department data. Association officials noted that the cost increases come as many construction firms...
AGCA Tariffs Updates - September 2018
On Sept. 17, the Trump administration announced the implementation of a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to the U.S., including a wide range of construction materials and supplies (see attached spreadsheet for construction-related items, as there are a lot of them).
Scheduled to take effect on Sept. 24, the...
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."