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Weekly Construction News

July 17 2023
Government, Labor Relations, Media

We’ve scraped the internet for some of the most relevant, interesting, and eye-opening stories from the construction world. Check out the articles below and check back here every Monday to stay up to date on all the latest industry news!

Feeling the heat of high materials prices this summer? You’re definitely not alone. Read about how some are combating rising prices, and take a look at the data to see what is costing contractors the most: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/readers-respond-how-contractors-dealing-sticker-shock-high-material-prices/687490/

It appears that institutional planning for new projects slowed down over the past month, but commercial planning increased ever so slightly. Not sure what we’re talking about? Check out the Dodge Momentum Index and the helpful breakdown of what this all means: https://www.construction.com/dodge-momentum-index/decline-in-institutional-planning-drops-dodge-momentum-index-down-3-in-june/

OSHA is returning to an Obama-Era policy requiring large companies (100 or more employees) to electronically file individual incident reports and work-related injuries. Despite privacy concerns from opponents, the desire to reduce injuries won out: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/05/12/2016-10443/improve-tracking-of-workplace-injuries-and-illnesses?source=email

What is tradition anyway? According to UAW Shawn Fain, the tradition of opening labor talks with a handshake with the Big Three car companies’ executives is a thing of the past. Maybe a change in tone is just what the UAW needs. Maybe it will backfire. While we wait, read more here: UAW Nixes Symbolic CEO Handshakes as Auto-Industry Labor Talks Begin – WSJ

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