Posts Tagged ‘ Associated Builders and Contractors ’

New Advisory Council Takes Aim at Labor Crisis in U.S. and Canada

Sep 6th, 2023

Leaders across the construction, retail and skilled trades industries have created the Skilled Trades Advisory Council (STAC).

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Installers Are Among the Hardest Hit

Sep 21st, 2021

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and, according to experts, perhaps no field should embrace the call more than construction. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with 53.2 suicides per 100 thousand workers, construction has among the greatest suicide rate of any industry—a rate that experts say is over four times higher […]

NAHB Calls for Another COVID-19 Safety Stand Down

Jan 12th, 2021

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is encouraging members and all residential construction companies to halt work for at least 10 minutes the week of Jan. 11-15 for a COVID-19 Jobsite Safety Stand Down to remind workers what they should do to keep themselves safe from coronavirus and to help reduce its spread. After […]

Associations Support Safe to Work Act

Aug 28th, 2020

Several industry associations have joined with a host of other groups across the country to support what is known as the Safe to Work Act. S. 4317, which was introduced on July 27 by Senator John Cornyn, R-TX, and was referred to the Judiciary Committee. The legislation (the full text of which can be found […]

Prices for Construction Materials Dip Slightly in September

Oct 17th, 2014

Construction materials prices inched down 0.1 in September but are up 1.6 percent compared to the same time last year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Producer Price Index. Prices for inputs to construction industries have remained unchanged from June to August—the longest such period since the price index for construction inputs began in […]

Construction Industry Adds 13,000 Jobs in June

Jul 9th, 2013

The nation’s construction industry unemployment rate dipped to its lowest rate in nearly six years following the addition of 13,000 jobs in June, according to the latest report by the Department of Labor. The boost in job numbers was the catalyst behind the industry unemployment rate’s fall to 9.8 percent, its lowest mark since September […]