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    Despite new federal ruling, Alabama proceeds with plans to build prisons with COVID-19 relief funds

    The Treasury Department's ruling said that American Rescue Plan funds generally may not be used to build prisons.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    2022's biggest construction conferences

    Many in-person industry events are back on this year. Here is the full rundown.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    2022 outlook

    7 things we know (so far) about the infrastructure act

    While much of the spending package is still coming into focus, there’s a lot that construction leaders can start planning for.

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    2022 outlook

    Economic outlook: The issues that will boost, challenge construction in 2022

    Obstacles including inflation, pricing woes, omicron and more will continue into the new year, as developers face a now-or-never moment to build. 

    By Jan. 10, 2022
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    Supreme Court vaccine mandate decision could come within days

    The high court is set to hear oral arguments today on OSHA's vaccine-or-test requirement, currently under a stay. 

    By Mary Salmonsen • Jan. 7, 2022
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    LeChase unveils training center for healthcare construction best practices

    The facility aimed at mitigating dust in medical projects comes at a particularly key time, as the strategies can also help protect against COVID-19.

    By Jeffrey Steele • Jan. 5, 2022
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    Supreme Court to hear arguments on vaccine mandates for employers

    The news represents a course of action from the high court that is "unheard of," one attorney wrote.

    By Ryan Golden • Dec. 23, 2021
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    The Dotted Line: In 2021, construction was all about navigating the fine print

    From "excusable" delays for supply chain issues to navigating vaccine mandates, construction leaders had to carefully read through contracts to account for the year's challenges.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    Construction employers work to keep the peace in the great vaccine debate

    As tensions flare over inoculations and with OSHA's mandate back on, contractors are using various approaches to minimize workplace conflicts.

    By Dec. 20, 2021
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    Backlog breakdown

    How COVID-19, supply chain woes hit contractor backlogs

    During the pandemic, construction backlog data tracked the swings of COVID-19 closely. Now, it gives a unique view of what lies ahead.

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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    Study: 75% of unvaccinated workers say mandates might make them quit

    A new report found that although a majority of American employees support COVID-19 vaccine mandates, they're causing contention at work.

    By Dec. 14, 2021
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    Backlog breakdown

    Analysis: Charting backlog's ups and downs during the pandemic

    The pipeline of work at most construction firms took a major hit from COVID-19, but is on the upswing again just as the omicron variant emerges.

    By Dec. 8, 2021
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    The top 12 drivers of construction disputes and how to avoid them

    A new HKA study shows design issues have eclipsed scope changes as the top cause of claims in the U.S.

    By Nov. 30, 2021
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    Construction firms search for legal loopholes to federal contractor vaccine mandate

    Some companies may explore spinning off separate LLCs, but the chances of success are low, according to guidance from attorneys and the government.

    By Leslie Shaver • Nov. 23, 2021
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    Construction groups encourage vaccines as they decry OSHA mandate

    Three organizations have shared strong words about the directive, which they say will not effectively encourage workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    5 graphs that illustrate construction's challenging year

    Elevated materials costs, labor woes, inflation and more made for a difficult 12 months for contractors, but there are positive signals too.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Court stays ETS employer vaccine mandate

    The 5th Circuit ordered the stay due to "grave statutory and constitutional issues with the mandate."

    By Kathryn Moody • Updated Nov. 8, 2021
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    Construction spending falls in NYC, but outlook is positive

    Total construction spending in the Big Apple remains down from pre-pandemic levels, but is expected to rebound in the next few years.

    By Nov. 5, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Food, beverage manufacturers hungry for new plant construction

    Major brands like PepsiCo and Nestle plan to translate increasing sales during the COVID-19 pandemic into expansions.

    By Megan Poinski • Nov. 2, 2021
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    Granite posts flat revenue amid competitive bidding environment

    The California-based contractor said issues such as high material costs, uncertainty over public funding and labor shortages are creating a dim outlook.

    By Oct. 29, 2021
  • Construction companies face an uphill battle recruiting younger workers in 2021, but sources believe there may be opportunities to improve their odds.
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    Deep Dive

    Construction's career crisis: Recruiters target young workers driving the Great Resignation

    An increasing number of job seekers are open to something new. The trouble is, few are likely to set their sights on construction.

    By Ryan Golden • Oct. 25, 2021
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    HITT hands out COVID-19 bonuses of up to $10,000

    The company said that the checks were gestures of appreciation for its employees, who worked in-person throughout the pandemic.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    How should Texas contractors navigate clashing COVID-19 vaccine orders?

    Gov. Greg Abbott has limited vaccine mandates, while President Joe Biden issued an order requiring them. What now?

    By Emilie Shumway • Oct. 21, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    After years of 'Made in China,' suppliers look to alternatives

    The risks of single sourcing from China have been brewing for years, but they bubbled up even more during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Shefali Kapadia • Oct. 19, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Pricing insanity: Material costs escalate, driving contractor desperation

    Amid unprecedented supply chain challenges, firms locked into contracts based on last year's prices are feeling the heat.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • Oct. 18, 2021