Construction Industry Loses 975,000 Jobs in April as AGC Survey Shows Deteriorating Demand for Construction Projects

Association Partner Procore Also Releases Near Real-Time Construction Data Measuring Impacts of Coronavirus as Association Calls for New Measures, Including Safe Harbor Provisions, to Revive Industry Construction employment declined by 975,000 jobs in April as a new survey by the Associated General Contractors of America and data from construction technology firm Procore show deteriorating demand…

AED Urges State Governors Not to Cut Road Projects

On May 7, AED delivered letters to the nation’s 50 state governors, highlighting the importance of transportation infrastructure projects and encouraging them to refrain from decreases in planned investments. In the letter, AED’s President & CEO Brian P. McGuire acknowledges the difficult budget decisions facing states due to the COVID-19 pandemic but stresses the importance…

The Biggest Landscape Show in America, GIE+EXPO, Is Still a Go for October with New Safety Precautions and Protocols

GIE+EXPO, the international landscape, outdoor living and equipment exposition, will be held as planned this year on October 21- 23 at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) in Louisville, say show organizers who also promise to design and develop a show and educational programming with all necessary safety protocols in place in response to the COVID-19…

Housing Affordability Down Due to Economic Losses Stemming from COVID-19 Pandemic Economics, Says NAHB

Surging job losses in March stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a decline in U.S. median income and housing affordability in the first quarter of 2020, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). In all, 61.3 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of…