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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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    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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    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
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    Steel, roofing materials shortage hamstrings construction

    Rising costs, tight supplies and monthslong lead times have pushed companies to delay projects or find substitutes.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Oct. 12, 2021
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    Biden touts vaccine mandate at Clayco jobsite visit

    The president visited the suburban Chicago data center project to highlight the importance of vaccinated workers in construction and other industries.

    By Oct. 11, 2021
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    Addressing the skilled labor shortage in 4 steps

    It's critical to spread the word that the trades are a smart and viable career option, writes the vice president of a Massachusetts electrical company.

    By Luiza Mills • Oct. 7, 2021
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    Alabama to use COVID-19 relief to help construct $1.3B worth of prisons

    Gov. Kay Ivey has received sharp criticism for her use of American Rescue Plan funds, including an appeal to the Treasury Department to halt the move.

    By Oct. 6, 2021
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    Judge dismisses contractors' lawsuit over Denver vaccine mandates

    The Colorado Contractors Association and six other construction groups have 30 days to amend their complaint or the dismissal will be permanent.

    By , Updated Feb. 7, 2022
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    Construction's top stories by the numbers

    From top commercial contractors to tax-saving strategies and the priciest sports venues of all time, here is a roundup of nine of Construction Dive's most-read stories this year.

    Oct. 1, 2021
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    These 8 new laws will impact construction in Texas

    The legislation reduces contractors' liability in certain cases and simplifies some statutes, among other changes.

    By Sept. 30, 2021
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    Federal contractors, subs to be vaccinated by Dec. 8

    A construction industry trade group said that although COVID-19 vaccinations are important for the workforce, the new regulations will hamper already overburdened firms.

    By Sept. 27, 2021
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    Study: Contractors embrace hybrid work

    In a survey, 80% of construction companies said that they are just as productive or more productive when employees work remotely.

    By Sept. 24, 2021
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    Australian government shuts down Melbourne construction sites amid protests over vaccine mandates

    Following violent demonstrations this week, officials in the state of Victoria closed jobsites for at least two weeks.

    By Sept. 22, 2021
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    Is Biden's vaccine mandate legal? It doesn't matter.

    The administration has decided the economic and public health benefits of a requirement are worth the risk of a judicial defeat later, according to a human resources journalist.

    By Kate Tornone • Sept. 15, 2021
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    Construction leaders look to technology, adaptability and comforts of home in the era of hybrid work

    As we enter an era of hybrid work where employees collaborate both in-office and from remote locations, the demand for technology will only grow.

    Sept. 13, 2021
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    Feds to require that large employers mandate coronavirus vaccine

    The requirements will impact some 80 million workers in private sector businesses, in addition to many federal employees and contractors, the White House said.

    By Ryan Golden • Sept. 9, 2021
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    Deep Dive // Construction and COVID-19

    Is construction at high risk for COVID-19? It depends on how you look at it.

    There have been persistent contradictions between states' coronavirus metrics and the experiences reported by contractors on jobsites.

    By Sept. 9, 2021
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    Delta variant 'significantly' slowing construction recovery, economist says

    Two new reports point to the pandemic-related factors that have caused commercial construction spending to decline 4.2% since last year.

    By Sept. 2, 2021
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    A call to action for COVID-19 vaccinations in construction

    Construction managers must encourage workers to get vaccinated, says the owner of a New York-based contracting firm.

    By Chuck Petersheim • Sept. 1, 2021