Posts Tagged ‘ construction industry ’

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 […]

AGC Survey Results Address Labor Shortages and Optimism in Industry’s Future

Sep 23rd, 2021

The construction industry is seemingly struggling in more ways than one, but officials with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) notice some positives from the 2021 Workforce Survey. “This year’s results show an odd paradox,” said Steve Sandherr, the CEO of the AGC. “On the one hand, construction firms are experiencing pre-pandemic levels of […]

Carnegie Mellon Teams Up With YKK AP to Develop Window-Installing Robots

Aug 12th, 2020

As labor shortages hang over the construction industry, builders and contractors ponder how they might use the latest technologies to replace human functions. Five years ago, around 20% of builders reported they had begun to tinker with technologies like drones and 3D printers. Since then, robots have surfaced doing everything from installing studs, drywall and […]

Construction Industry Adds 13,000 Jobs in June

Jul 9th, 2013

The nation’s construction industry unemployment rate dipped to its lowest rate in nearly six years following the addition of 13,000 jobs in June, according to the latest report by the Department of Labor. The boost in job numbers was the catalyst behind the industry unemployment rate’s fall to 9.8 percent, its lowest mark since September […]

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