$52B CHIPS Act a boon for construction, but challenges remain

By Sebastian Obando | Originally posted on constructiondive.com The White House announced Wednesday President Joe Biden will sign the $52 billion CHIPS Act, which subsidizes the semiconductor industry and provides a 25% tax credit for companies that build facilities in the U.S., on August 9. Platitudes from construction pros started piling in as soon as Congress […]

ABC hits out at US Inflation Act

By Liam McLoughlin | Originally posted on aggbusiness.com The ABC has sent a letter to Congress highlighting its concerns about the bill The measures planned in the legislation include raising US$739bn and authorising US$370bn in spending on energy and climate change, and US$300bn in deficit reduction. Kristen Swearingen, the ABC’s vice president of legislative & […]

More Than a Century of Safety: The Legacy of Edward W. Bullard

By Carrie Williams | Originally posted on constructionexec.com  Promoting both awareness and action in support of occupational safety and healthy workplace culture, World Day for Safety and Health at Work was established by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2003. Observed each year on April 28, there is perhaps no better day to reflect on […]

ABC 2022 Safety Performance Report: Top-Performing STEP Members Are Six Times Safer Than Industry Average

By ABC | Originally posted on constructionexec.com  Associated Builders and Contractors has unveiled its 2022 Safety Performance Report, an annual, comprehensive study of the impact of the STEP Safety Management System and guide to safety best practices on construction jobsites. STEP is a proven system, more than 30 years old, that enables top-performing members to achieve incident […]

Four Tips for Drafting Contractual Safety Provisions

By Jeanne M. Harrison and Stephen M. Reams | Originally posted on constructionexec.com  Construction accidents can delay a project and increase costs. More importantly, they can lead to serious significant injury or even death. Hence, it is imperative that owners and contractors make safety their top priority. To do this, they must create a culture […]

Promote a Culture of Safety With a Connected Workforce

By Rachel E. O’Connell | Originally posted on constructionexec.com  Construction Safety Week 2022 runs from May 2-6. With that in mind, Construction Executive has conducted an exclusive interview with Gary Clevenger, vice president-risk control at CNA to discuss how to build a well-trained, connected workforce in order to promote a culture of safety and reduce the risk […]

ABC Honors Careers in Construction Award Winners

Originally posted on consupt.com  Associated Builders and Contractors announced the winners of the 2022 National Craft Championships and the ABC Construction Management Competition. The winners were honored on the last day of ABC Convention 2022 in San Antonio, Texas. ABC Names the 2022 National Craft Champions ABC Honors 2022 Construction Management Competition Winners The 2022 […]

Missing Links | Untangling the Supply Chain

Originally posted on constructionexec.com | By Sam Barnes All things being equal, the supply-chain problems that seem to be touching every sector, industry and sphere of life in the United States could ease up later this year. If the economy works the way it usually does, the production of goods and materials will ramp up […]

Nonresidential Construction Adds 11,300 Jobs in March

Originally posted on contractormag.com  The construction industry added 19,000 jobs on net in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. After 23 months of recovery, construction employment has at last exceeded pre-pandemic levels. On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has expanded by […]

More inflation, recession ahead: construction economist

Originally posted on constructiondive.com | by By Joe Bousquin Dive Brief: Commodity prices will come down before the end of 2022 but supply chain issues will persist for years and a recession is on the horizon in 2023, a leading construction economist predicted. In a James Bond-themed presentation titled “No Time to Buy,” Associated Builders […]