President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will no doubt bring changes to federal agencies, many with ramifications for the construction industry.
COVID-19 has posed additional challenges for the millions of construction workers in the United States, many of whom are without health insurance.
A total of 5,333 workers died as a result of on-the-job injuries in 2019 – a 1.6% increase from 2018 and the highest number of fatalities since 5,657 were recorded in 2007, according to Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries data released Dec. 16 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The term “construction” appears 636 times in the $908 billion pandemic relief package and $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump at the end of December.
Commercial contractors continue to battle material shortages brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Q4 2020 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index.
NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending rose 2.7% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $658.1 billion.
Caulks and sealants manufacturer DAP Products has introduced a new drywall repair product that allows contractors and remodelers to patch holes in minutes without spackle, sanding, or tools.
LP Building Solutions (LP), a leading manufacturer of high-performance building products, announced today that LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier is now an APA Structural I Rated wall and roof sheathing.
One big winner on election day was a dramatic expansion of the legal use of marijuana, which was granted by the voters in five states.
With COVID-19 surging out of control across the country, and daily death tolls approaching the highest numbers since the spring, many contractors are bracing for more government-mandated work stoppages on construction sites, similar to those ordered in the initial weeks of the pandemic.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance and an accompanying one-pager to help employers understand which standards are most frequently cited during coronavirus-related inspections.
Lost-time injuries and illnesses resulting from “environmental cold” spiked nearly 142% in 2018 – soaring to 290 cases from 120 the previous year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In a recent edition of Safe + Sound Partnership News, OSHA turned a spotlight on the collaboration with NFC to create Toolbox Talks and posters on extension ladders, nail guns, step ladders, and distractions in both English and Spanish for Safe + Sound Week 2020.
Experts from the offsite construction and components market said the labor market could get even tighter in the next several years.