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Hybrid Construction Is the Future of the Industry

Hybrid or remote work in construction is here to stay, as cutting-edge tech capabilities are enabling contractors to manage jobsites digitally in tandem with in-person construction.

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An Update on COVID-19 Rulings

We are extremely disappointed that the 6th Circuit lifted the 5th Circuit’s stay of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard, which applies to employers with 100 or more employees. Since the news broke late last week, multiple emergency appeals have already been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Implementing Innovative Technology Can Attract Workers and Bridge the Skilled Labor Gap

By Rory San Miguel - CEO and Co-Founder, Propeller Aero  Republished from Construction Executive, November 30, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. Copyright 2021. All rights reserved. The construction sector is knee-deep in a crisis. Like all industries, it has faced an acute labor shortage during the pandemic. There simply aren’t enough workers available to get roads built, buildings repaired and infrastructure refreshed. But while the pandemic may have turned a spotlight on the issue, the truth is the industry has been in a skilled labor drought for decades. According to Pew Research, STEM degrees grew by 68% from 2010 to 2018 alone, but the construction sector has not seen the proportional influx of skilled workers that today’s ambitious engineering and design feats demand. Now, as the bipartisan infrastructure bill sits poised to inject serious capital into the sector, fueling a wealth of new projects and contracts, companies that aren ... Read the rest of entry »

Beyond the Hammer - A Look at Careers in Construction

It’s not uncommon for people to envision construction as a building jobsite and the trades, however there are many other roles within a construction company that are just as important; roles you don’t see when you’re driving by a construction site. Hear from three professionals who have found their careers working behind the scenes in construction companies. 

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ABC Wins Key Nationwide Challenge Against Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate

Associated Builders and Contractors today applauded a federal court for granting a nationwide preliminary injunction order against the federal contractor vaccine mandate. The ruling came from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

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The Power of Mental Health Awareness in the Construction Industry

Despite advances in awareness, prevention, intervention and treatment, talking about mental health conditions and suicide prevention is a difficult topic among construction workers.

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Human Resource Training Series For Any Industry

If you are an HR professional, then you are in the business of managing all matters related to employees. Our Employment Law Management Series is a great program for HR professionals!

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ABC NH/VT Announces New Registered Carpentry Apprenticeship

Workforce development is one of the biggest challenges facing residential and commercial construction companies. A new Registered Carpentry Apprenticeship will help address a shortage of carpenters in the state. 

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Letter to City Councilors and Burlington, VT Mayor Weinberger

The New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) represents hundreds of merit shop construction contractors and industry-affiliated firms that are committed to workforce development, safety training, and promoting fair and open competition. On behalf of the ABC, I write regarding the proposed amendments to Burlington’s “Prequalification of Construction Contractors-Responsible Contractors” ordinance.

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ABC NH/VT Announces New Vermont Regional Director

Associated Builders and Contractors New Hampshire/Vermont (ABC NH/VT) is pleased to announce that it has hired Bryan Kent as regional director for the state of Vermont.

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