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Despite labor supply worries, contractors expect growth in 2019

January 11, 2019

NCMA eNewsJanuary 10, 2019 The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Sage Construction and Real Estate in their recent outlook report discovered that nearly 80% of the more than 1,300 contractors they surveyed plan to add workers to their payrolls in 2019 -- bucking the fears regarding the pool of available and qualified workers.…
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Rethinking building codes can increase resilience after major hurricanes

January 4, 2019

NCMA eNewsJanuary 3, 2019 Following Hurricane Katrina, the state of Louisiana—which had no uniform building codes prior to the storm—determined that best practice includes an intense focus on systems, from management and operational to service delivery. These systems improve when open communication and relationships are nurtured between enforcement, builders and contractors with an emphasis on…
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