COVID-19


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    COVID was construction’s top killer in 2020

    In the first year of the pandemic, construction workers were among the most vulnerable to COVID-19 and its related illnesses, new government data shows.

    By Updated Jan. 18, 2023
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    2023 OUTLOOK

    New year, new challenges for IIJA

    Inflation, labor shortages and supply chain snarls could hamper federal infrastructure act work in the coming year.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    2023 OUTLOOK

    What’s keeping contractors up at night?

    Supply chain chaos and an impending recession are among builders’ top concerns in 2023, according to a new survey.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    NYC office market faces ‘real estate apocalypse’

    The work-from-home movement could spark new trends in office construction and renovation, according to a new report.

    By Oct. 10, 2022
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    Construction and COVID-19

    Feds won’t enforce contractor COVID-19 vaccine mandate

    Updated guidance indicates the government won't implement an executive order requiring the shot, but confusion remains.

    By Sept. 8, 2022
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    Construction and COVID-19

    Court partially reinstates federal contractor vaccine mandate

    An appeals court ruled the mandate is still stayed for members of the Associated Builders and Contractors and contracting agencies in seven states. 

    By Aug. 30, 2022
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    AECOM raises guidance amid higher profits, lower revenue

    Backlog at the 10th largest U.S. contractor increased by 3.5% to $41.1 billion, but COVID-19 in China and industry staffing shortages remain as challenges.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    Rising labor costs eat away at construction firms' profits

    Contractors are paying more for low-skilled workers but aren’t benefiting from increased productivity, economists say.

    By June 23, 2022
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    Helping developers meet their pro-formas in the post-pandemic world: 3rd and final in a series

    Market forces can threaten project profits and timelines seemingly at every turn. Learn how we can all walk away happy on the day we hang up our hard hats.

    By Eve Norris, Vice President, PC Construction • April 25, 2022
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    Economic headwinds threaten construction's spring recovery

    A busy winter and pent-up demand have accelerated supply chain problems for U.S. contractors like Turner and Messer.

    By Jen A. Miller • April 20, 2022
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    Q&A

    ABC's Young Professional of 2022: Attitude more valuable than skill

    Honoree Luke Perry, vice president at Perry Contracting, spoke to Construction Dive about getting the next generation of workers excited about the trades.

    By April 11, 2022
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    From sustainability to user experience, experts connect the dots on flexibility in interior construction

    Several professionals are interviewed on how the construction industry will be shaped by the pandemic, key ingredients for resilience and what lies ahead.

    March 7, 2022
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    Several of these industry giants reported losses in their most recent financial periods while others saw profits fall.

    March 1, 2022
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    Ukraine war 'likely to have multiple effects' on materials prices

    Inflation is casting shadows over how much the $1.2 trillion in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act can ultimately accomplish.

    By March 1, 2022
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    New report details how states are spending $350B from the American Rescue Plan

    Infrastructure, prisons and broadband are three categories that are already receiving funding.

    By Feb. 24, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    Hoarding, ghost orders and pop-up warehouses: construction's new supply chain playbook

    Material prices have hit a 35-year high. Here's what contractors are doing to survive inflation.

    By Feb. 23, 2022
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    Lendlease calls 2022 a 'reset' year, losing $264M in 6 months

    The Australian contractor missed earnings forecasts, but expects to crawl back into the black in the second half of its fiscal year.

    By Feb. 22, 2022
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    Opinion

    Why private construction jobs are requiring surety bonds, too

    Bonding is no longer just a requirement for public works projects.

    By Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt • Feb. 11, 2022
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    5 tech tools for contractors to head off COVID-19 claims

    The pandemic exacerbated many challenges, but it also fueled tech adoption in construction that could aid with problem-solving and communication.

    By Feb. 9, 2022
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    Q&A

    New XL Construction CEO: 'Huge amount of money' on tap once materials prices come down

    The head of the California-based firm talks 2022 outlook, building with timber and his company's above-average vaccination rate.

    By Feb. 7, 2022
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    Former Gilbane CEO McKelvy tapped to lead McDermott

    Mike McKelvy, who retired from Gilbane on Jan. 7, is stepping into the top spot at the restructured Houston-based energy construction giant.  

    By Feb. 3, 2022
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    5 ways COVID-19 has changed airport design and construction

    The pandemic has left its mark on air travel, including the physical infrastructure that enables it. Here's what contractors need to know.

    By Feb. 1, 2022
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    Omicron stresses already understaffed jobsites as workers call in sick

    Tech and flexibility are the keys to mitigating staffing issues due to the spread of the highly contagious variant, say experts.

    By Feb. 1, 2022
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    2022 outlook

    What contractors need to know for the year ahead

    While market observers still see plenty of challenges on the horizon, they are optimistic about the new year, this roundup of Construction Dive stories shows.

    Jan. 27, 2022
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    OSHA pulls temporary vaccine rule, says permanent mandate is in the works

    The agency also asked the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss challenges to the emergency temporary standard as moot.

    By Kate Tornone • Jan. 26, 2022