Monthly Archives: May 2021

Sixty Percent Of Firms Working On Highway Upgrades Experienced Cars Crashing Into Their Work Zone During The Past Year, New Data Finds

May 27, 2021

Annual Survey by HCSS and Associated General Contractors of America Finds Drivers and Passengers are at Greater Risk of Injury and Death in Work Zone Crashes As Officials Urge Drivers to Be Careful this Summer

Construction Employment In April Remains Below Pre-Pandemic Peak In 36 States And D.C. Despite Pickup From March Level In 26 Locations

May 21, 2021

Texas and Louisiana Have Worst Job Losses Since February 2020, While Utah and Idaho Top Gainers; Illinois and New Hampshire Add the Most in April, as Texas and Iowa Posts Biggest Monthly Losses

Local Hire Programs For Federal Highway Projects Will Not Solve Workforce Problems, Misses Need To Offer Workforce Training

May 19, 2021

Biden Administration Plan to Allow States to Impose Local Hire Programs on Highway Projects Bypasses Need for More Career and Technical Education Programs, Construction Official Notes

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement made today that the U.S. Department of Transportation will launch a new pilot project to allow states to impose local hire programs on highway construction programs:

Proliferating Materials Price Increases And Supply Chain Disruptions Squeeze Contractors And Threaten To Undermine Economic Recovery

May 13, 2021

Producer Price Index Data for April Shows Wide Variety of Materials with Double-Digit Price Increases, While Competition for Projects Keeps Nonresidential Construction Firms from Passing on Added Costs

Construction Employment Stalls In April As Soaring Costs, Supply-Chain Challenges, And Workforce Shortages Undermine Industry’s Recovery

May 7, 2021

Association Officials Note that Production & Shipping Delays are Driving Up Materials Prices and Delaying Projects, While Pandemic and Federal Unemployment Supplements Make It Harder to Hire

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