Posts Tagged ‘ report ’

Door and Window Manufacturers Among Those Considered for DOE’s $275 Million Clean Energy Investment

Dec 4th, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $275 million in potential funding for seven projects that officials say will help strengthen clean energy supply chains and hasten domestic clean energy manufacturing. Among the projects are retrofit and expansion plans for door and window manufacturers Alpen High-Performance Products Inc. and LuxWall Inc. A DOE release says […]

Report Accuses Jeld-Wen and Home Depot of Contributing to ‘Forest Crimes’

Nov 16th, 2023

A report produced by the nonprofit Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) accuses Jeld-Wen and The Home Depot Inc. of contributing to illegal deforestation. The 501(c)(3) agency reports that its investigative findings connect “forest crimes” in Equatorial Guinea and Asian processing hubs with “millions of doors sold to U.S. consumers via more than 750 Home Depot stores […]

Initiatives Seek to Give Women and Minorities a Safe Landing in Construction

Jun 5th, 2023

In May, employers introduced 339,000 jobs in the U.S., bringing the total number of positions added to nearly 1.6 million for the year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Meanwhile, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) aim to ensure that more women and minorities have […]

South Carolina Could be Third in the Southeast to End Subminimum Wage

May 13th, 2022

Joint resolution (S.533), a bill to end subminimum wage in South Carolina, recently went to the floor of the House of Representatives following a favorable report with amendment from the Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee. South Carolina could become the third state in the Southeast, following North Carolina and Tennessee, and the fourteenth state in […]

AIA Finds Demand for Design Service Continues to Grow

Mar 25th, 2022

According to a new report this week from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), demand for design services grew slightly between January and February. AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for February was 51.3, up from a score of 51.0 in January. Any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings. Firms reported both project […]

Knock Analysis Finds Most Americans Cannot Afford a New Construction Home

Nov 1st, 2021

A new analysis by digital homeownership platform Knock finds that most American households are being priced out of the new home market even as builders shift their focus to smaller homes to accommodate the entry-level market. With home prices soaring and new construction typically 20% more expensive than existing homes, Knock compared the median household […]

Construction Fall Fatality Rates Drop Despite Overall Number Increase

Jul 30th, 2019

The construction industry, which includes builders, accounted for more than half of the total occupational fatalities due to falling to a lower level in 2017, with 367 fatalities. This is according to a new report titled, “Trends of Fall Injuries and Prevention in the Construction Industry” from CPWR, the research and training arm of North […]