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Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
October 18th, 2021

This isn’t a hard point to make. A great deal of emphasis in the coming years will be placed on decarbonization. A full-court shift to electrification is viewed by many as a primary means to achieve desired and commendable levels of carbon reduction. What is not being presented or discussed thoroughly, though, is how costly this will be. Nor will the shift to greater usage of renewable electric power be the only factor pushing up day-to-day living and business expenses. There are a host of others including investments in cyber security; commitments to employee compliance courses; deeper workplace cleaning efforts; and accelerating adoption of high tech.  

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Operating Insights

By: Kendall Jones
October 15th, 2021

Effective communication is vital to the successful completion of any construction project. Good communication can improve teamwork and lead to better project collaboration. Poor communication can result in misunderstandings, delays, and issues down the road.

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Economic News | Industry Snapshot

By: Alex Carrick
October 15th, 2021

Clichés are often true and it is the case that a picture can be worth a thousand words.

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Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
October 15th, 2021

The accompanying table records the top 10 project starts in the U.S. for September 2021.

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Economic News | Industry Snapshot

By: Alex Carrick
October 15th, 2021

A Chipmaker to the Rescue ConstructConnect announced today that September 2021's volume of construction starts, excluding residential work, was $38.0 billion (see shaded green box, bottom of Table 8 below), an increase of +12.7% compared with August 2021's level of $33.7 billion (originally reported as $33.0 billion).

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Community Outreach

By: Marshall Benveniste
October 13th, 2021

Volunteers from ConstructConnect and the American Institute of Architects - Detroit teamed up to beautify Detroit neighborhoods at the Life Remodeled 2021 Six Day Project.

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Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
October 12th, 2021

There are two big stories from the September Jobs reports just released for the U.S. and Canada.

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Construction Safety

By: Kendall Jones
October 8th, 2021

We’ve compiled the list of Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Construction for fiscal year 2021 (October 2020 through September 2021).

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Operating Insights

By: Karen Lopez
October 7th, 2021

There are nearly 10,000 sports complexes in the United States and together, they earned $1 billion in 2019. Over 33,000 people are employed in the running and upkeep of these sports complexes.

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Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
October 7th, 2021

Graph 2 at the end of this article shows that the gap between high year-over-year material cost increases, as captured in two Producer Price Index (PPI) series, and relatively restrained year-over-year bid price increases from contractors (also coming from a PPI) is narrowing, but it remains immense.