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January 4, 2023
CONSTRUCTION FIRMS LOOK TO PUBLIC SECTOR DEMAND AS OUTLOOK FOR PRIVATE-SECTOR PROJECTS DIMS IN 2023; 69 PERCENT OF FIRMS PLAN TO HIRE IN THE NEW YEAR New Industry Outlook Survey Shows Contractors Expect Infrastructure and Other Public-Sector Funding Will Help As Growth Slows for Many Types of… Read More

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NEW! ConstructorCast: Coming to a Jobsite Near You: Hardhats to Helmets Traumatic Brain Injuries are responsible for 25 percent of all construction fatalities, and many life-altering injuries. With this information and emerging technology, many contractors are considering the transition from the… Read More
February 3, 2023
  Construction firms added 25,000 employees in January and raised wages for hourly workers more steeply than other sectors, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data. Association officials said the industry was benefitting from relatively… Read More
February 3, 2023
On Jan. 31, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made a controversial decision to block or “veto” a Clean Water Act section 404 permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska. Last year, AGC raised concerns that EPA’s preemptive veto of the permit would set a harmful precedent for future projects… Read More
February 2, 2023
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  has reconsidered the 2020 determination that retained the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM) and has proposed to tighten the primary annual PM2.5 standard outside of the normal five-year framework for these… Read More
February 2, 2023
  Total construction spending decreased by 0.4 percent in December, yet industry job openings at the end of the month set a new high for December, according to an assessment the Associated General Contractors of America conducted today of two new federal data sets. Association officials said… Read More
February 1, 2023
  Construction employment increased in 268 of 358 metro areas between December 2021 and December 2022, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government employment data. Association officials said the industry faces some headwinds in 2023 that could… Read More
January 31, 2023
The most used ConsensusDocs standard contract document is the ConsensusDocs 751 Standard Short Form Subcontract. The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), through its Contract Documents Forum, has just released comments to this popularly used standard subcontract document. These comments… Read More
January 25, 2023
  Construction employment climbed in 30 states and the District of Columbia from November to December and 42 states added construction jobs during the past 12 months, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America today.… Read More
January 24, 2023
Union membership in the U.S. construction industry across all occupations declined slightly in 2022, from 12.6 percent to 11.7 percent, according to an annual report recently issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”). Union representation in the industry also declined, from 13.6 percent to… Read More
January 20, 2023
President Biden ended 2022 with a bang by signing two new pieces of legislation into law that will impact many employers and their pregnant and breastfeeding workers:  (1) the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and (2) the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP… Read More
January 20, 2023