Findings from the Q2 2018 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (Index) show four straight quarters with more than 90 percent of contractors concerned over labor shortages. Concerns increased quarter-over-quarter, with 47 percent of respondents expecting problems finding skilled workers to worsen in the next six
In April, the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) surveyed their members about the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and steel and aluminum tariffs on their businesses. This was the first of several Policy Pulse surveys that will be conducted in 2018.
Via surveys of more than 300 firms throughout the United States, the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) has completed and released a first-of-its kind study of compensation levels in the concrete repair industry. Among the key findings in the study, which is available on-line, are: Overall median salary for Project
The Slag Cement Association (SCA) announces that slag cement shipments in 2017 exhibited a 14 percent growth over 2016. Last year the SCA reported that 2016 shipments grew 12 percent over 2015 totals as well, showcasing an increasing demand for slag cement within the U.S. market. “As consumers are becoming
Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment and SUNY Upstate Medical University have found a link between green buildings and improved cognitive function. “The Impact of Working in a Green Certified Building on Cognitive Function and Health” study found occupants
Massachusetts topped the U.S. Green Building Council‘s annual list of 10 leading states for LEED certification in 2016 with 136 certified projects, up from third place the year before. Coming in second was Colorado with 92 projects, followed by Illinois, New York and California. Washington, D.C., had 120 projects, but
According to the Concrete Producer, U.S. ready-mixed concrete production totaled 342.8 million cubic yards in 2016, or 2 percent more than the 336 million yards a year earlier, according to the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, based on information from the U.S. Geological Survey. It’s the most ready-mixed concrete produced