Mechanics liens are a great way to secure payment on a construction project. Rather than relying on contractual remedies, a mechanics lien allows a party to encumber a property until the debt has been paid. Lien law can be a...
The recession eliminated massive numbers of construction jobs. Construction employment decreased 19 percent from 2007 to 2015. This drove many construction laborers into other fields or out of the country altogether. Now, the industry faces a skilled labor shortage. The...
Improvements in our approach to safety over the past decades have led to a significant reduction in workplace incidents. In general, workers are safer now than at any time in history. In the past few years, however, a disturbing trend...
As tempting as it is for most contractors to want to kick a field leader in the pants to "pick it up," it's important that contractors discern whether a struggling foreman is just having a bad week or there is something a bit more invasive. Watching a foreman for a week...
Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders Chief Economist Robert Dietz predicted continued growth for the construction industry in 2017 during...
According to an analysis from the Associated Builders and Contractors, 30 states saw an uptick from 2014 in their 2015 contributions to gross domestic product, bringing total private construction industry value to 3.9 percent of GDP — up 0.1 percent from 2014.
The value of July nonresidential construction starts fell 5.4 percent from June to $33.6 billion, defying the usual 3.5 percent seasonal uptick, according to ConstructConnect. On a more positive note, July starts this...
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