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Demand for construction projects is at an all-time high in the U.S. But, construction firms cannot respond aggressively because of the lack of skilled workers. With no relief in sight, there is great angst! Spending on new contraction surpassed $1.2 trillion in 2017 and is on pace to be even higher in 2018. This increased […]

ConstructConnect announced today that September’s volume of construction starts, excluding residential work, was $32.7 billion − a month-to-month change of -4.8%. The history of the starts data records a ‘normal’ change from August to September, due to seasonality, of -3.0%. Starts traditionally perform best in the sunnier-weather months of Spring and early Summer. Compared with […]

At first glance, the concept of the “fatal four” may sound like a scare tactic implemented by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to keep construction workers on their toes. However, these four hazards accounted for nearly 64% of construction worker deaths in 2016. OSHA has even determined that eliminating the risks of the […]

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of October 1 – 5, 2018. 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. Alabama Burger King / McCalla – Rebid Location: McCalla, AL Building […]

In both the U.S. and Canada in September, there was shrinkage in the unemployment rate. The U.S. jobless figure fell to 3.7% from 3.9% in August, according to the latest Employment Situation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). 3.7% is the lowest level for the U.S. out-of-work rate this century. Canada’s unemployment rate […]

If you’re a construction project manager, you’ve probably heard about the great benefits of virtual design and construction (VDC) and how fantastic it is to be able to construct a three-dimensional, visual model of your project before you ever break ground. The trouble with new technology isn’t always finding the benefits though – it’s making the […]

In 2017, as calculated by the Census Bureau, total U.S. put-in-place construction activity was +4.5% year over year (y/y), with all the strength coming from residential, +12.2%, since nonresidential work was a little worse than flat, -0.5%. (‘Put-in-place’ as a concept captures work-in-process or progress payments as projects proceed.) Over the past five years, 2013 […]