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Number of Women in Construction Industry Increasing

The number of women in construction has hit an all-time high, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). According to the bureau’s data, the percentage of women in the industry has steadily risen since 2016, with 14% of all construction … Continue reading

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Economic Headwinds Force Construction Bid Prices to Increase in October

A tight labor market and supply-chain issues contributed to higher construction contractor bid prices in October, reports the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). As a result, AGC officials have urged federal officials to remove remaining tariffs on key construction … Continue reading

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Number of Construction Starts Increase in October as Industry Weathers Higher Interest Rates

Higher interest rates have failed to put a damper on the number of construction starts, says Richard Branch, the chief economist for Dodge Construction Network (DCN). The organization reports that total construction starts rose 8% in October to a seasonally … Continue reading

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Report Finds Late Payments Cost Construction Industry Billions

A report on the construction industry by Rabbet, a provider of construction financial software, found that late payments have cost the industry $208 billion in 2022, which is a 53% increase from 2021. The company says that while the increase … Continue reading

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Extraterrestrial Construction: LSU Research Team, NASA to Train Construction Workers to Build on Planets

Louisiana State University’s (LSU) College of Engineering will collaborate with NASA in 2023 to develop methods to properly train a construction workforce in extraterrestrial construction. The collaboration will involve various disciplines, including engineering, glass, construction science, and architecture, among others. … Continue reading

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