Supply Chain Delays Negatively Impact Civil Contractors

In the fourth quarter of 2020, Dodge Data & Analytics’ The Civil Quarterly (TCQ) reported that fewer than half (43%) of civil contractors believed fluctuations in the cost of construction materials had impacted their projects at the time. The first quarter 2021 report, however, revealed a stark contrast to those findings. The vast majority have negatively felt these impacts, with…

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Material Shortages, Price Increases

Nov. 24, 2020 – According to Ken Simonson, chief economist for Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), selective materials shortages and price increases continue to affect contractors. AGC has received reports of cement shortages in California and Utah. Participants in the October ABI survey also reported problems. Overall, six in 10 responding firms this month indicated that they have seen some degree of…

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Many Contractors Concerned About Longer-Term Impacts of COVID-19

In order to better understand the degree of impact and biggest concerns that the construction industry has about the COVID-19 crisis, Dodge Data & Analytics conducted a survey of 172 contractors across the U.S. from March 19 to March 31. The results of that study, published in the “Keeping Business Going in a Time of Crisis: Findings from the Dodge Contractor Panel Study…

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Construction Employment Increases in 38 States

Thirty-eight states added construction jobs between March 2018 and March 2019, while construction employment increased in 29 states between February and March, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data. Association officials said the widespread gains show demand for workers remains strong and urged federal officials to enact immigration reforms to boost the supply of qualified…

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Command Alkon Rebrands, Emphasizes Collaboration, Partnership

A reimagined brand, story and logo is establishing a new identity for Command Alkon, including the mantra, “Together We Build Amazing,” which captures the essence of “the why” for people across heavy building materials production, according to the company. The move celebrates what management noted is “the commitment from contractors, concrete producers, raw material suppliers and haulers to drive digital…

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Construction Jobs On The Rise

Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between September 2016 and September 2017, while 26 states added construction jobs between August and September as some state employment levels were impacted by recent hurricanes, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data. Association officials noted that construction employment in many parts…

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