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Aug 29, 2023

Report: Contractors facing fewer supply chain issues compared to peak pandemic, some items still struggle

An AGC analysis reported infrastructure projects jumped up in values while residential and nonresidential starts slid.

Mar 17, 2023

Supply chain, labor issues still rattling construction industry

The overall cost of construction materials dipped in the last couple of months for the first time since 2020. However, home builders are still facing an uphill battle with lack of warehousing storage and a tight labor market, among other factors.

Nov 11, 2022

ON THE LEVEL: Husch Blackwell’s Levy says contractors should prepare for building project disruptions in a volatile construction market

A Milwaukee attorney said stakeholders must be transparent with each other and build contingency in their building plans amid a tightening construction market. 

Oct 20, 2022

Construction costs in Wisconsin climb while scopes of projects stay the same

The inflation rate for construction costs is flaring higher and longer than expected, making larger projects in Wisconsin with the same scope as before the pandemic more expensive, according to a local lender.

Oct 19, 2022

Diverse solar energy market could reduce prices, help with supply chain

For countries to transition away from fossil fuels and toward cleaner energies like solar power, supply chains for components need to be more geographically diverse, officials said during a conference on solar energy in New Delhi said on Tuesday.

Oct 19, 2022

Bid prices go up, input costs go down, new supply chain problems arise: AGC analysis

Bid prices have increased and contractors’ input costs have declined again in September, according to the latest Associated General Contractors of America analysis. 

Sep 30, 2022

More efficient payments today; more efficient supply chains tomorrow

The pandemic accelerated the digitization of B2B payments.

Dec 29, 2021

ON THE LEVEL: Is federal infrastructure bill a good problem to have?

If contractors had to sum up the prospect of getting work from the recently passed federal infrastructure bill amid continuing labor and supply shortages, many would no doubt say: It’s a good problem to have. Others, of a more skeptical cast of mind, might add: Be careful what you wish for.

Dec 28, 2021

Construction’s 2022 challenge: Balancing surging work with people, supply shortages

The good news for the Wisconsin construction industry? Between a housing shortage and the long-term boost of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, there’s a lot of business on the horizon, enough to keep contractors hopping for the foreseeable future.

Dec 17, 2021

Supply shortages and emboldened workers: A changed economy

Employees at a fast-food restaurant in Sacramento, California, exasperated over working in stifling heat for low wages, demanded more pay and a new air conditioner — and got both.

Sep 2, 2021

AGC: Contractors face labor shortage, rising costs, supply chain delays in COVID recovery

A year-and-a-half into the pandemic, contractors are contending once again with a shortage of labor that's compounding supply chain delays and project disruptions.


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