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September 5, 2023
  88 Percent of Construction Firms Having a Hard Time Finding Workers to Hire, Undermining Efforts to Build Infrastructure & Other Projects as Firms Boost Pay, Embrace AI to Cope with Labor Shortages Few candidates have the basic skills needed to work in high-paying construction careers… Read More

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The construction industry added 19,000 jobs in July even as the sector’s unemployment rate increased, according to an analysis of new government data the Associated General Contractors of America released today. Association officials noted that tight labor conditions are bringing more previously… Read More
August 4, 2023
The White House Council on Environmental Quality proposed rule ignores recent NEPA amendments included in the debt limit deal. The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has proposed another round of modifications to its regulations that govern how federal agencies assess the… Read More
August 3, 2023
  Construction employment increased in 221, or 62 percent, of 358 metro areas between June 2022 and June 2023, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government employment data. Association officials said the job gains in many parts of the country… Read More
August 2, 2023
The House votes to repeal a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rule. As a result of the rule, at least 3,000 projects already under construction will have to re-do their Endangered Species Act consultations, threatening schedules and even project feasibility. On July 27, the House of… Read More
August 1, 2023
Two Pittsburgh area AGC chapters, the Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania (MBA) and the Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania (CAWP), have teamed together to launch a new mental health initiative for the Pittsburgh area construction industry. By posing a simple question… Read More
July 31, 2023
Before the Congress left for their August recess, House lawmakers passed its first appropriations bill of twelve total that funds the federal government. The House passed (219 – 211) the Military Construction/Veterans Affairs appropriations … Read More
July 31, 2023
On July 13, the House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management held a hearing to discuss the recent government report that found high vacancy rates in 23 federal agency headquarters in Washington, D.C. Representatives… Read More
July 31, 2023
  The Department of Defense moved one step closer to a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) final rule when it recently sent its draft rule to the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). Although OIRA will have 90 days to review… Read More
July 31, 2023
  Unleash the power of imagination in our latest episode, as we dive into the captivating story of “Grit Leads to Greatness”, a children’s book written by our two guests Chris Eccleston and Jenny Schroen. With workforce issues challenging the construction industry, this brilliant duo saw an… Read More
July 28, 2023
Meet Jeremy! Jeremy has been with Burleson Construction Company since 2015. He is a Project Manager leading commercial and industrial building projects. Jeremy is the immediate past President of the Construction Leadership Council with AGC of TN, current Secretary and Treasurer for the Tri-Cities… Read More
July 27, 2023