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    Nonprofit launches ‘nudge’ program to protect workers from struck-by accidents

    The Center for Construction Research and Training is piloting a resource to mitigate the most deadly hazards on jobsites.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    More construction jobs filled, fewer quits in October

    Construction job openings dropped by 52,000 in October, though the industry’s high demand for labor remains.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
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    Trendline

    Construction Outlook 2023

    How will construction fare this year? Inflation, a potential recession, supply chain struggles and sky-high labor demands are pushing up against optimism from infrastructure spending, growth in specific sectors and tech advancement. While economists have warned of an impending recession for months, it has yet to arrive. Construction Dive broke down several trends in labor, technology and infrastructure, while testing the hardiness of specific sectors in 2023. Here is a look at what to expect this year:  

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Qatar officials walk back statement about worker deaths

    The country’s World Cup leader said in a recent interview that hundreds of migrant workers died from construction and preparation, much more than in previous reports.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
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    Gartner: Fewer than one-third of employees believe their pay is fair

    Despite employees’ perceptions, most organizations have reported to Gartner that they prioritize pay equity.

    By Emilie Shumway • Dec. 1, 2022
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    9 of the year’s top construction stories

    The economy, lawsuits, labor challenges and supply chain woes: These are the topics that have resonated most with readers in 2022.

    By Construction Dive Staff • Dec. 1, 2022
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    House passes bills to avert US rail shutdown, add paid sick leave

    The vote comes just two days after President Joe Biden urged congressional intervention, warning “a rail shutdown would devastate our economy.”

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Nov. 30, 2022
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    Q&A

    VC firm launches $52M fund for contech, real estate

    Max Brickman, managing director of Heartland Ventures, said contech will ride construction’s unmet demand to become a leading sector in the overall tech space.

    By Nov. 30, 2022
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    NYC construction worker falls 15 floors to his death

    A worker who fell Monday became the eighth construction worker to die in New York City this year.

    By Nov. 30, 2022
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    Racism in Construction

    NY developer settles ‘dungeon’ discrimination suit

    The attorney for four Black workers who were nicknamed “the felony crew” said the case was resolved.

    By Updated March 7, 2023
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    Biden calls on Congress to prevent rail shutdown

    A rail workers’ strike would carry devastating consequences for the economy and compound supply chain woes, business leaders say.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Nov. 29, 2022
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    Q&A

    Supplier diversity to play key role in IIJA work: Skanska director

    Skanska USA’s new head of supplier diversity Joycelyn Yue highlighted what makes supplier diversity important in the face of IIJA funding.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
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    Lendlease adds new leadership in California

    The Australian builder has promoted or hired three new principals-in-charge to lead its San Francisco-area projects.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Percentage of women in construction higher than ever

    The share of women employed in construction has steadily increased since 2016, new analysis found.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    Help Wanted

    NYC nonprofit trains, connects construction workers to employers

    In Construction Dive’s latest Help Wanted column, Building Skills NY highlighted how it sees itself as the “quarterback” of the recruiting process.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Second worker dies on Port Tampa Bay project

    An unidentified worker died when two different bundles of lumber struck him Wednesday morning.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    How to prioritize retention in 2023

    As the economy wavers, employers may need to turn their sights to retention rather than recruiting.

    By Jen A. Miller • Nov. 17, 2022
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    Q&A

    Superior CEO on what it took to rapidly rebuild Sanibel Causeway

    Nick Largura discusses his firm's Hurricane Ian response, labor and material shortages and what to expect from the IIJA.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    Third union rejects contract as rail agreement deadline looms

    The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, which represents about 300 workers, has agreed to a “cooling off” period until Dec. 9.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Nov. 15, 2022
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    Work resumes on $830M Obama Presidential Center project

    Construction was halted for three days following the discovery of a noose on the Chicago jobsite.

    By Updated Nov. 16, 2022
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    ROUND TABLE

    Do people not want to work (in construction) anymore?

    Construction Dive spoke to many insiders about the notion that young people don’t want to work hard in careers like the trades.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    Opinion

    How private employers can recruit and retain veterans

    Many businesses now recognize the skills service members bring to the workforce, writes Wendy Buckingham, associate attorney at Littler.

    By Wendy Buckingham • Nov. 10, 2022
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    6 of the biggest OSHA fines of Q3 2022

    An Ohio roofing contractor’s alleged repeated violation of fall protection standards led to a fine of over $1 million.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    How to handle jobsite political talk amid ‘tense’ times

    Tuesday is Election Day, which could undoubtedly raise debates in the workplace. Being prepared is vital.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    Construction Dive’s 2023 conference guide

    Check out the full list of the industry conferences, expos and meetings scheduled for this year.

    By Updated Feb. 14, 2023
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    The 6 states with the highest construction unemployment rates

    Construction’s national unemployment rate is down to 3.4%, according to a year-over-year analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors.

    By Nov. 4, 2022