The construction industry added 21,000 net new jobs in June, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On a year-over-year basis, employment in the industry has expanded by 224,000 jobs, representing an increase of 3.1%. Nonresidential construction employment gained 14,900 net jobs in June and is up 146,700 jobs during the last 12 months.
The Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) New York/New Jersey Metro chapter has recognized STV Inc.'s role supporting the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) in the construction of Phase 1 of the Kosciuszko Bridge between Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y., with a prestigious Project Achievement Award in the Transportation category.
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, Labor Department data released on April 19, 2019. 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 workers.
Professional services firms in the construction industry were once thought of as entities hired by owners to keep an eye on contractors during the construction process. However, as construction has become more complex, funding sources have become more elusive and project delivery has become more diverse, owners now are relying on professional services firms to provide a much wider array of services.
The AFG Group, Inc. (AFG)/General Services Administration (GSA) Public Buildings Service (PBS) Team has been named winner of the 2017 Construction Management Excellence Award for Small Firms by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) National Capital Chapter (NCC) for its efforts on the $16.6M GSA Sidney Yates Federal Building Exterior Restoration Project.
The construction employment picture continues to brighten, as the industry gained 33,000 jobs in April and its jobless rate improved, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.
Facing an outcry from professional credentialing organizations, Louisiana lawmakers may be ready to amend the proposed Occupational Licensing Review Act, which otherwise would prohibit the use of most professional certifications in the state.
A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s panel included representatives from the Building Owners and Managers Association International, the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, the Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, Design-Build Institute of America and various construction-related firms nationwide.
The Port of Los Angeles has received two Project Achievement Awards from the Southern California Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) for recently completed port construction projects.
The Occupational Licensing Review Act, whose proponents say they want to curb “over-regulation” of professional licensure, would severely restrict the use of nongovernmental certifications in the state. ASAE is urging associations to inform their Louisiana members that their credentials are at risk.
A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s panel included representatives from the Building Owners and Managers Association International, the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, the Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, Design-Build Institute of America, and various construction-related firms nationwide.
For every 100 individuals who work in construction, only about nine of them are female. This gender imbalance is even more lopsided for construction laborers (those individuals working in the field to build our future communities, cities and landscapes). Each year, the National Association of Women in Construction hosts Women in Construction Week to raise awareness of the growing impact of females on the industry, and to highlight the breadth of opportunities available to them.
CMAA is tackling the gender gap. In a move most organizations have yet to experience, CMAA has named its first female President and Chief Executive Officer, closing the 36-year gender gap.
The Southern California Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) is honoring Lundgren Management with an award for its excellent work on the New Palmdale Center for the Antelope Valley Community College District.
While often revised in subsequent months, construction spending figures each month from the U.S. Commerce Department examine the private and public construction sectors. Within the private sector, the report tracks single-family residential, multifamily residential and nonresidential.
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1.5 Billion in BUILD Transportation Grants to Revitalize Infrastructure Nationwide
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding to 91 projects in 49 states and the District of Columbia. The grants are made through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Grants program and support road, rail, transit, and port infrastructure projects across the country.
NAVFAC Awards Construction Management Services Contract to Mentor Protégé MacDonald-Bedford | MBP Joint Venture
The Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific has selected the MacDonald Bedford | MBP Joint Venture for a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide construction management services.
Transportation terminal projects worldwide recently posted a 61% year-over-year increase, according to ConstructConnect’s Construction Industry Snapshot — and the growth in terminals, runways and infrastructure construction shows no signs of slowing.
The construction industry is lagging behind others when it comes to digital transformation. Some construction firms “are still using paper-based processes that can only be described as archaic,” according to a 2016 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Strategy&.
Gilbane receives project awards from the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and Engineering News-Record (ENR) New England Chapters for Rhode Island Veterans Administration Home.
The title of Project Manager gets thrown around a lot today in our industry, and many others. Since the generally-accepted definition of a project is "A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result", that's understandable.
The Board of Directors of the Construction Management Association of America has announced that Andrea S. Rutledge, CAE will become the Association’s President and Chief Executive Officer at its National Conference & Trade Show in Washington, DC in October.