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Consultant predicts a post-coronavirus ‘construction tsunami.’

Posted by   /  April 7, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jenn Goodman | ConstructionDive President Donald Trump’s decision this week to extend the country’s social distancing guidelines until April 30 was based partly on data from statistical models that predict the peaks and plateaus of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. Models like these are also useful in forecasting when the economy will get […]

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Coronavirus impact on the home construction industry

Posted by   /  March 31, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

FIXr As the COVID-19 virus continues to circulate the globe, many industries and jobs are beginning to feel the effects of the social distancing and quarantining that most people are doing to help keep themselves safe. In some areas, complete shelter in place orders are given, which are shutting down non-essential industries, while in other […]

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What states are most reliant on immigrant construction workers

Posted by   /  March 30, 2020  /  Immigration, Real Estate  /  No Comments

BY NATALIA SINIAVSKAIA  | NAHB Earlier this month, we published a post highlighting a high and rising reliance of construction on immigrant workers. Foreign-born workers now account for almost a quarter of workers in the construction industry, and close to 30% of construction tradesmen. In some states, reliance on foreign-born labor is even more pronounced. Immigrants comprise […]

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Paving the way for more women on construction sites

Posted by   /  March 3, 2020  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

AZRE | AZBigMedia Despite overall advancements in gender equality, many construction sites remain largely male-dominated. No stranger to challenging the status quo, national homebuilder and land developer Taylor Morrison believes women can hold any title and do any job—from chief executive officer, to board director, to construction superintendent. “We believe the intrinsic differences women bring to the construction side […]

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Jobsites’ most universal hazard: personal cell phones

Posted by   /  February 12, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jenn Goodman | Construction Drive The use of mobile phones for wireless streaming of music, podcasts or other entertainment is everywhere. Walk down any street in the country and you’ll often see more people wearing headphones than those that aren’t. Some of these listening devices even come equipped with sound-canceling features that completely block […]

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15 biggest players in home building

Posted by   /  January 23, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Fixr The home building industry was hit hard by the 2007 recession. As funding all but dried up, residential construction took a sharp nosedive. In fact, only 50% of builders survived between 2007 and 2012, with 2012 recording the fewest number of residential builders since reporting started in 1997. Despite this decline, the home building industry […]

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BEX Construction Activity Forecast

Posted by   /  January 13, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Twitter By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX Despite construction employment and activity levels not reaching pre-recession peak levels, 2019 was still a very good year and 2020 is poised to be even better. Such was the theme of the BEX 2020 Construction Activity Forecast event, held Wednesday, January 8th at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Nearly 300 attendees […]

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10 road construction projects to start in 2020 in Queen Creek

Posted by   /  November 27, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

The following projects will begin construction before the end of 2019: Rittenhouse Road, 213th Street alignment to Riggs Road; Rittenhouse Bridge at the Queen Creek Wash; and Meridian Road, Combs Road to Via del Oro. / Photo by Arianna Grainey / Queen Creek Independent By Richard Dyer | Queen Creek Independent A total of 13 road-construction […]

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Dallas, Phoenix add the most new construction jobs while New York and Chicago lose workers

Posted by   /  November 26, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Twitter By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Dallas and Phoenix have added the most construction jobs over the past 12 months while New York and Chicago lost the most positions, according to October numbers from the Associated General Contractors. The industry group looked at construction jobs  in U.S. metro areas between October 2018 […]

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Arizona, California, Florida, other states still haven’t regained construction jobs lost in last downturn

Posted by   /  November 21, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Economy  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Texas, California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada have added the most construction jobs in the country over the past 12 months, according to the Associated General Contractors industry group. But only one of those states (Texas) has actually gotten back to peak employment levels compared to the last […]

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