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As housing recovers, a shortage of skilled workers

Aug 1, 2014
During the housing downturn, construction workers moved to other industries.
Posted In: Housing, labor, construction
Construction On New Housing Falls 10 Percent In June

Housing's bad month, via the letter 'L'

Apr 1, 2014
Blame the L's: labor, lumber, land, loans... and lousy weather.
Posted In: Housing, construction

Will laid off construction workers return in housing boom?

Jul 31, 2013
The housing industry is rebounding. But will the many construction workers who lost their jobs in the downturn come back?
Posted In: construction, Housing

Meet Big Bertha, Seattle's ginormous tunnel boring machine

Jul 19, 2013
Big Bertha, named for former city mayor Bertha Knight Landes, will dig up to 100 feet a day and build a massive tunnel under the city for a new freeway.
Posted In: Seattle, infrastructure, construction

After being removed, does storm debris have value?

May 27, 2013
Amid the destruction from hurricanes and tornados, some debris -- from trees to building materials and metal -- finds new life.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, construction, reuse, New York

Construction is back in Southwest, but where are the workers?

May 14, 2013
Housing seems to be in recovery mode in places like Phoenix, Arizona. But it may be tough for homebuilders to lure back construction workers.
Posted In: southwest, arizona, construction, employment

Inside the National Craft Championship

May 13, 2013
A competition for the construction industry.
Posted In: construction, contractors, Jobs

Caterpillar profits fall 45%, cuts forecast

Apr 22, 2013
Caterpillar reported disappointing earnings this morning. The heavy-equipment maker announced its profits are down 45 percent and also cut its forecast for the rest of the year.
Posted In: Caterpillar, construction, Earnings

Downside of a housing rebound? The price of plywood on the rise

Mar 22, 2013
As the housing market recovers, prices for some construction and building materials reach pre-bust highs
Posted In: lumber, construction

Lumber stacks up big profits

Feb 26, 2013
Despite a 46 percent jump in softwood lumber prices, many timber companies are wary to head into the forests.
Posted In: lumber, housing market, construction

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