Posts Tagged ‘ construction industry ’

Mental Health in Construction: How to Combat the Rising Rates of Suicide

Sep 9th, 2022

Mental health issues have long been a problem in the construction industry. A 2020 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report found that workers in construction have one of the highest suicide rates compared to other industries. In fact, their suicide rate is nearly four times higher than the general population. As a result, […]

Industry Organizations Highlight Suicide Prevention Month

Sep 1st, 2022

Chris Gardner, president of the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia (ICBA), says there is a “tsunami” of mental wellness issues facing the construction industry. With Thursday, Sept. 1, marking the beginning of Suicide Prevention Month, the industry continues to highlight and address factors contributing to the somber statistics surrounding construction and suicide. […]

Guardian Glass Sells Plants in Russia

Jul 28th, 2022

Guardian Glass has sold its business in Russia, which included two glass plants employing approximately 600 people. The purchaser is a private enterprise in the construction industry. Dave Robertson, president and COO of Koch Industries, parent company of Guardian Glass, says the exit strategy maintains the company’s commitment to employee safety while preventing the Russian […]

Plunge in Jobseekers Leaves Construction in the Lurch

Jul 14th, 2022

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) says an analysis of federal employment data shows that the construction industry added 13,000 jobs in June as the number of jobseekers with construction experience plunged to a record low for the month. In an assessment issued last week, association officials said the industry would likely have added […]

Efforts Underway to Normalize Mental-Wellness Discussions in the Construction Industry

Jun 16th, 2022

The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia (ICBA) has changed the way it approaches mental wellness with a new program geared specifically toward the construction industry. Chris Gardner, president of the association, says the goal is to normalize the discussion surrounding mental wellness in a field with no shortage of stressors and anxiety […]

10 Trends that will Shape the Future of Construction

Jun 3rd, 2022

Want to stay on the cusp of future construction trends? The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Vision Team and Futures Council can help as it compiled ten ways the construction industry is transforming. 1. Increased regulation of carbon-based fuels spurs adoption of alternative power solutions. Further pushes for alternative energy sources are likely to add […]

New Girl Scout Patch Program Introduces Young Girls to Careers in Construction

Apr 14th, 2022

There’s a new patch program for Girl Scouts across the country designed to empower girls to think about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and construction by meeting real professional women in building. Dubbed “The House That She Built,” the program was created by Mollie Elkman, the author of the children’s book of the […]

Investing in the Future: Companies Focus on Developing the Next Generation of Workers

Oct 25th, 2021

Whether through webinars, school visits or designated days, such as the recent manufacturing day, members of the construction industry, including those working with doors, windows and glass, are making an effort to inspire a new generation of workers. That’s part of what the nationwide campaign Careers in Construction Month (CICM), which takes place every October, […]

What’s the Problem? Industry Companies Continue to Grapple with Supply and Labor Issues

Oct 8th, 2021

The ongoing pandemic and strengthening delta variant continue to be major factors impacting industry. That’s according to the fourth in a series of Construction Inflation Alerts from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) this year, as the association seeks to inform project owners, government officials and the public about cost increases and supply-chain disruptions. […]

Metropolitan Builders Association: Local Home Building Associations Partner to Host BuildX Conference

Sep 24th, 2021

The Madison Area Builders Association, Metropolitan Builders Association, and National Association of the Remodeling Industry of Madison are co-hosting BuildX, a one-day conference focusing on empowering women in the construction industry. Open to professionals and students, the event will take place on Thursday, September 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Garden […]

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