WASHINGTON (Oct. 12, 2021) — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell to 7.6 months in September, according to an ABC member survey conducted Sept. 20-Oct. 4. The reading is down 0.1 months from August 2021, but up 0.1 months from September 2020.
WASHINGTON (Oct. 8, 2021) — The construction industry added 22,000 jobs on net in September, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, the industry has recovered 912,000 (81.9%) of the jobs lost during earlier stages of the pandemic.
HAMILTON, N.J. (Oct. 7, 2021) — The Dodge Momentum Index gained 11% in September to 164.9 (2000=100) from the revised August reading of 148. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Construction Network, is a monthly measure of the initial report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.
WASHINGTON (Oct. 7, 2021) — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) EVP/Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA, has been recognized by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) with the Mortimer M. Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award.
ARLINGTON, Va. (Oct. 7, 2021) — Atmore’s Rolin Construction was named as the 2021 Diverse Business of the Year award winner by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The association also awarded Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Awards, sponsored by Willis Towers Watson, to Austin Commercial, Gilbane Building Company, KAI Enterprises, Trinity Subsurface, LLC, Hilti North America and the Nevada Contractors Association.
WASHINGTON (Oct. 5, 2021) — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has announced the members of its second annual Tech Alliance — a consortium of firms that create construction technology and innovative solutions for ABC contractor members, the majority of which primarily perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors.
SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 5, 2021) — Autodesk, Inc. has announced powerful new capabilities across Autodesk Construction Cloud and an expansion of its partner ecosystem, delivering new ways for construction teams to connect their workflows on one platform. Advancements to Autodesk Build, including a new schedule management tool, further connect office and field teams and data across the construction lifecycle.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Oct. 4, 2021) — Construction Business Owner, the leading business magazine for contractors, is pleased to announce a free webinar presented in partnership with Built.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Oct. 1, 2021) — Construction Business Owner, the leading business magazine for contractors, is pleased to announce a free webinar presented in partnership with Center.
ARLINGTON, Va (Oct. 4, 2021) — Total construction spending was flat between July and August, as a decrease in nonresidential projects offset continuing gains in residential construction, according to a new analysis of federal construction spending data the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
DENVER (Oct. 4, 2021) — Galloway & Company, Inc., a national architecture and engineering firm has announced its acquisition of Utah-based JRCA Architects, creating a dynamic alignment of knowledge and culture.
ARLINGTON, Va. (Oct. 1, 2021) — Linbeck Group was honored for having the nation’s best construction safety and wellness plan in 2020 by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association, which oversees the Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards, an annual ranking of construction safety programs, noted that 43 other companies were also selected as winners for the quality of their safety programs.
ARLINGTON, Va. (Sept. 29, 2021) — Nearly one-third of United States metro areas lost construction jobs between August 2020 and August 2021, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) of government employment data. Association officials noted that the job losses are occurring as the fate of a bipartisan infrastructure bill that would boost demand for construction remains uncertain in the U.S. House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON (Sept. 28, 2021) — When researchers at FMI Corporation first looked at design-build utilization in 2018, the news confirmed what many in the industry knew first-hand, design-build wasn't an "alternative delivery process" anymore. New market analysis forecasting the next five years, 2021-2025, shows that is especially true today as impressive design-build growth will continue, despite unprecedented COVID-19 challenges.
RAVENNA, Ohio (Sept. 28, 2021) — A Ravenna, Ohio, aluminum parts manufacturer with a history of safety violations now faces $1,671,738 in penalties for 38 safety and health violations following an investigation into the death of a 43-year-old worker struck by a machine's barrier door on March 30, 2021.
WASHINGTON (Sept. 27, 2021) — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has released the following statement in response to guidance issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force about what is required of federal contractors with respect to a vaccine mandate for employees as a result of President Biden’s Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors.
SAUK CENTRE, Minn. (Sept. 24, 2021) — Felling Trailers, Inc. conducted its ninth annual online auction of an FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit a non-profit organization: the Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation (MNFFF). A winning bid of $4850.99 won the auction that ended at 7 pm on the 20th-anniversary remembrance of 9/11, Saturday, Sept. 11th, 2021.
WASHINGTON (Sept. 24, 2021) — The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded its seventh consecutive positive month, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA).
ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 22, 2021) — Louisiana, Mo.’s Champ Clark Mississippi River Bridge replacement was the most significant construction project of 2020, the Associated General Contractors of America recently announced. As a result, the project’s contractor, Massman Construction Co., received the association’s Construction Risk Partners Build America Grand Award, as well as the award for the best design-build civil and a Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence Merit award.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Sept. 9, 2021) — EBay Inc., a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world, has announced a strategic partnership and investment in bidadoo, a leading online remarketing and auction company of equipment, trucks and capital assets. As one of the largest marketplaces for heavy equipment, eBay offers buyers a wide selection of equipment, trucks, parts and attachments for industries from construction to transportation to agriculture.