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Contractors tell AGC worker shortage remains their top concern despite half having already increased base pay

Contractors tell AGC worker shortage remains their top...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 12, 2016

As we reported yesterday, a majority of construction firms in the U.S. are optimistic about 2016 volumes and plan to ...

Nearly 2/3 of U.S contractors plan to hire in 2016 due to optimism in several markets, AGC study finds

Nearly 2/3 of U.S contractors plan to hire in 2016 due...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 11, 2016

The vast majority of U.S. contractors have voiced a positive outlook for 2016 and are expecting to hire more workers ...

Construction adds 45,000 jobs in December to finish 2015 up 4%

Construction adds 45,000 jobs in December to finish...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 08, 2016

Finishing 2015 with a ninth-consecutive month of employment gains, the U.S. construction industry added 45,000 employees to its workforce in ...

Why an error in the Commerce Department’s construction spending calculation is actually good news

Why an error in the Commerce Department’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 05, 2016

The Commerce Department has announced a revision to 10 years worth of construction spending estimates, correcting a calculation error that will ...

Caterpillar found guilty of stealing trade secrets for creation of excavator quick couplers

Caterpillar found guilty of stealing trade secrets for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 04, 2016

Caterpillar has been ordered to pay Miller UK Ltd. nearly $74 million after being found guilty by a federal court in ...

Construction spending falls 0.4% in November

Construction spending falls 0.4% in November

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 04, 2016

Despite continued increases in single-family homebuilding, total construction spending in November dipped 0.4 percent to $1.122 trillion. Spending remains 10.5 percent ...

Fluor to diversify offerings with purchase of Netherlands­-based Stork

Fluor to diversify offerings with purchase of...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 21, 2015

Headquartered in Irving, Texas, construction giant Fluor Corporation is buying Stork, one of Europe's oldest industrial companies, founded in 1827. The ...

U.S. home starts up 10.5% as labor, lot costs continue to worry builders

U.S. home starts up 10.5% as labor, lot costs continue...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 16, 2015

The start of construction on homes in the U.S. rebounded in November with gains in both single-family and apartment construction. Following ...

Contractors mulling lawsuit against city of New Orleans over local-hiring ordinance

Contractors mulling lawsuit against city of New Orleans...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 08, 2015

City officials in New Orleans are contending with the ire of both supporters and opponents of a new law in ...

Construction adds 46,000 jobs in November

Construction adds 46,000 jobs in November

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 04, 2015

Despite the onset of colder months, construction job numbers are only heating up. Following the addition of 34,000 jobs in October, ...

Intern awards showcase students who will shape construction industry’s future

Intern awards showcase students who will shape...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 27, 2015

  When contractors talk about the lack of skilled construction labor, they’re usually referencing laborers and equipment operators. But there’s another ...

You probably pay your operators more than the Navy pays SEALs. So why don’t you get more out of them?

You probably pay your operators more than the Navy pays...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 26, 2015

In a recent conversation with a group of contractors the subject of operator pay came up. As is typical, the ...

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