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Construction Safety

By: Kendall Jones
July 16th, 2021

For many, the summer months mean vacations at the beach, lounging by the pool, and spending more time outside in the sun. For construction workers, summer means working long hours in the hot sun. All that time in the sun can lead to an increased risk of sunburn, sun poisoning, and skin cancer.

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Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
July 15th, 2021

In June, Canada added nearly a quarter of a million net new jobs, according to the Labour Force Survey report assembled and published by Statistics Canada. The +231,000 increase, however, was not comprised of a usual mix of gains in both full-time and part-time work. Rather, full-time employment shrank by -33,000 jobs while part-time endeavors took off to the tune of +263,000 positions.

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Economic News | Industry Snapshot

By: Alex Carrick
July 13th, 2021

A Compelling Megaproject Story ConstructConnect announced today that June 2021's volume of construction starts, excluding residential work, was $38.4 billion (green shaded box, Table 8 below), an increase of +14.4% vs May 2021's $33.6 billion (originally reported as $32.5 billion).

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Economic News | Industry Snapshot

By: Alex Carrick
July 13th, 2021

The accompanying table records the top 10 project starts in the United States for June 2021.

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Economic News | Industry Snapshot

By: Alex Carrick
July 13th, 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: ConstructConnect Project Research
July 12th, 2021

The accompanying tables show the top 10 major upcoming entertainment facility and stadium-arena construction projects in the U.S. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations.

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Economic News

By: ConstructConnect Project Research
July 12th, 2021

The accompanying tables shows the top 10 major upcoming Alberta and British Columbia construction projects in Canada. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations.

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Construction Bidding

By: ConstructConnect Project Research
July 12th, 2021

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects, both public and private, for the week. Our Hot Projects showcases three currently bidding or sub-bidding projects from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pulled from our extensive database of construction leads.

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Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
July 8th, 2021

Investment in the private sector, of which construction activity is a key component along with purchases of machinery and equipment, depends on a host of factors including the level of interest rates; utilization and vacancy rates; revenue flows and corporate profits; and the availability of risk capital and/or government funding help.  

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Operating Insights

By: Kendall Jones
July 8th, 2021

Conflicts on the construction site are a common occurrence. Disputes and disagreements are going to arise when you have multiple parties such as general contractors, owners, architects, subcontractors working together to complete a project. These stakeholders have different opinions and interpretations on how things are supposed to be done. Those differing opinions often lead to conflicts.