Posts Tagged ‘ construction ’

Report Suggests Optimism for Construction Industry, but Vigilance is Required

Dec 10th, 2021

“COVID-19 has brought about a new age for the construction industry,” says Yann Dreyer, global practice group leader for construction in the global energy and construction team at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty in a new report. “While construction projects continued during the pandemic, the overall environment has changed fundamentally. The industry faces new challenges […]

Construction Still Ranked in the Top Most Dangerous Jobs

Dec 3rd, 2021

Workplace injuries and fatalities can occur in any field—and those in construction are especially prone due to exposure to more dangerous situations than most jobs. A few construction jobs were recently ranked in the top 25 most dangerous jobs in the U.S. by AdvisorSmith, which analyzed the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of […]

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Installers Are Among the Hardest Hit

Sep 21st, 2021

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and, according to experts, perhaps no field should embrace the call more than construction. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with 53.2 suicides per 100 thousand workers, construction has among the greatest suicide rate of any industry—a rate that experts say is over four times higher […]

Updated: Top Private Fleets List a Wide Cross Section – Including Distribution Companies

May 28th, 2020

FleetOwner magazine ranked the top 500 private fleets based on the number of trucks and tractors they operate in its April issue, with several construction companies making the listing. The list, according to the company, is based on a FleetSeek database that’s continuously updated. FleetOwner noted its data is current as of December. 31, 2019, and stated […]

Are Contractors and Construction Work Essential? For Many Locations, Yes

Mar 24th, 2020

As more states put restrictions on non-essential work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, contractors are paying close attention to which side construction falls. In many states, construction is considered essential work and allowed to continue. However, that’s not the case everywhere. Where is Construction Shut Down? Boston suspended non-essential construction activity last week and most […]

Grassroots Trade Program Has Big Aspirations

Dec 3rd, 2019

As a shortage of skilled labor reinforces the need for early development through career and technical education, a Texas-based grassroots program is adding its contributions. Richard Laughlin, president and owner of Laughlin Home and Restoration, started Casa Über Alles, a program that aims to help worker deficits—including in door and window manufacturing and installation. The […]

Energy Efficiency Gains Support but Issues of Affordability Still Remain

Oct 22nd, 2019

The trend toward energy efficiency continues to sweep the country as represented by the growth over the past year of energy-efficient (EE) jobs by 3.4%, almost half of America’s entire job growth rate, according to a report by E2. And the construction industry is the sector leading the pack. “Green builders” account for more than […]

Construction, Design and Tech Trends Drive Door and Window Market

Aug 23rd, 2019

Recent research from the Freedonia Group says the $28 billion US door and window market’s projected 4%-growth through 2023 is fueled by a variety of factors including design trends. The full list includes: Increases in building construction activity; Design trends favoring more, larger and costlier windows and entry doors; Rising interest in smart glass and […]

Construction Robotics on the Rise

Jul 25th, 2019

As labor shortages continue, two recent studies indicate that the global construction robotics industry is set to fill in. With promises for increased efficiency, safety and productivity, robotic technologies also reduce expenses, data suggests. According to a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global market for construction-related robotics is projected to reach a value […]

Single-Family Starts Increase Levels Out Totals in June

Jul 17th, 2019

Total housing starts dipped slightly by 0.9% in June with single-family gains offsetting a drop in multi-family production according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. The adjusted seasonal annual rate of 1.25 million units is the projected total of starts builders would begin if they kept the same […]

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