Top 10 Construction Stories This Week: How LeeBoy Makes the ‘Raised On Blacktop’ Special Paver

Most-read construction stories include a recap on recent crane collapses, how Buy American provisions could hurt construction, BROCK opens manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, 4 issues contractors must address post-pandemic

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Cu 35percent Tyler Blankenbaker FacebookTyler Blankenbaker, Facebook10. Thirty-Five Percent of Contractors Turning Down Work Due to Labor Shortage

According to second quarter data from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction, 88% of contractors are having difficulty finding workers forcing them to pull back on projects

Cu Sunbelt Sunbelt Rentals WebsiteSunbelt Rentals9. Sunbelt Accelerates Growth with Acquisitions, New Locations

Sunbelt Rentals opened 29 greenfield locations in North America in fiscal 2021 and completed five bolt-on acquisitions in the fourth quarter leading into what the company is calling a Sunbelt 3.0 strategic growth plan


Cu 5 Qs@Chaay_tee, stock.adobe.com8. 5 Questions for GCs to Ask Before Buying Construction Technology

Kyle Peacock, CEO, Peacock Construction, shares questions to consider before committing to an investment in today's construction tech


Cu Startsdip Dodge Data AnalyticsDodge Data & Analytics7. Construction Starts Dip Slightly Downward as Higher Material Prices Hit Housing

According to Dodge Data & Analytics, single-family construction felt the brunt of higher material prices in May, while nonresidential and nonbuilding continued their modest recovery


Cu Housingbounc Data U s Department Of Commerce Graph Wells Fargo Securitiesdata: U.S. Department of Commerce; graph: Wells Fargo Securities6. US Housing Starts Bounce Back, But the Housing Shortage Continues to Grow

May construction growth counteracts starts rates that have drifted down from early-year highs, but detailed annual analysis of housing data shows frenzied pandemic home building disregarding first-time-buyer and low-income housing needs


Cu 4issues Adobe Stock Photographee, stock.adobe.com5. Four Issues the Construction Industry Must Address as Part of the Post-Pandemic Recovery

As we return to normalcy, experts say the U.S. construction industry needs to be fully prepared for a potential $35 trillion construction boom


Cu Brock4. BROCK Opens Manufacturing Facility in Chattanooga

The 108,000 square foot facility for asphalt component production is on 23 acre site in Tennessee


Cu Buyamerican Adobe Stock Destina@Destina, stock.adobe.com3. Buy America Provisions Could Lead to Negative Impacts in Construction Industry

While the industry supports utilizing American labor and materials, these provisions would make it much more difficult for the construction industry to use basic construction materials not sourced in the USA, driving up cost and completion times


Cu Cranecollapse©Семен Саливанчук, stock.adobe.com2. A Recap on Recent Crane Collapses

It is not everyday a crane collapses, but when a crane does fall it can be a deadly event for those involved. Here is a recap on the latest crane collapses impacting the crane industry


1. How It's Made: The LeeBoy Raised on Blacktop Special Edition 8520B Paver

LeeBoy has been the Industry leading manufacturer of commercial construction and paving equipment for over 56 years. Watch this video to see the production of the first LeeBoy Raised on Blacktop Special Edition 8520B Paver, equipped with an extensive list

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