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FINAL INSPECTION

EXPECTING A
POST-ELECTION BUMP:
THE 2017
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
HIRING AND BUSINESS OUTLOOK
SEVENTY-THREE PERCENT OF CONSTRUCTION firms plan to

expand their payrolls in 2017 as contractors expect private
and public sector demand to grow in all market segments,
according to survey results released recently by AGC of
America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. Despite
the general optimism outlined in Expecting a Post-Election
Bump: The 2017 Construction Industry Hiring and Business
Outlook, many firms report they remain worried about the
availability of qualified workers and rising health and
regulatory costs.

BY THE NUMBERS
84% - firms that saw an increase in cost for providing
healthcare insurance to employees in 2016

52% - respondents who have increased their base
pay to retain salaried/craft workers

52% - survey participants who will increase their
training and development programs

48% - firms worried about increase in competition
for projects

44% - respondents who are having difficulty filling
both salaried and craft worker positions

NORTHEAST
96% - respondents who use email to collaborate with

MIDWEST
87% - respondents who experienced a cost increase in

92% - firms that expect the cost of providing healthcare

79% - firms that have an overall IT security plan in place

24% - survey participants who expect the amount of

71% - participants that use estimating/bidding software

partners on projects

insurance for their employees to increase in 2017
projects involving Building Information Modeling
(BIM) to increase more than 11 percent

SOUTH
73% - firms that expect to increase their headcount in
2017

67% - respondents that outsource their IT services
59% - survey participants that use mobile software
technology for daily field reports

health care insurance for their employees in 2016
to protect against hacking

to obtain work

WEST
65% - firms that utilize Lean construction principles on
their projects and/or in their operation

54% - respondents who say the workforce shortage is
the biggest concerns to their business

36% - survey respondents who do not have a mobile
security plan in place

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - March/April 2017

EDITOR’S NOTE
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
CEO’S LETTER
BUILDING ON EXPERIENCE
RALLY AROUND CONSTRUCTION WEEK
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
SIMONSON SAYS
LEED V4: RAISING THE BAR FOR PRODUCING CERTIFIED BUILDINGS
INSIDE AGC
THE CONTINUING CHANGES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY The past
TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX
PRODUCTS & SERVICES MARKETPLACE
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
FINAL INSPECTION
Constructor - March/April 2017 - Cover1
Constructor - March/April 2017 - IDB_L
Constructor - March/April 2017 - IBD
Constructor - March/April 2017 - cover2
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 3
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 4
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 5
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 6
Constructor - March/April 2017 - EDITOR’S NOTE
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 8
Constructor - March/April 2017 - PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 10
Constructor - March/April 2017 - CEO’S LETTER
Constructor - March/April 2017 - BUILDING ON EXPERIENCE
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 13
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 14
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 15
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 16
Constructor - March/April 2017 - RALLY AROUND CONSTRUCTION WEEK
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 18
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 19
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 20
Constructor - March/April 2017 - GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 22
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 23
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 24
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 25
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 26
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 27
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 28
Constructor - March/April 2017 - SIMONSON SAYS
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 30
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 31
Constructor - March/April 2017 - LEED V4: RAISING THE BAR FOR PRODUCING CERTIFIED BUILDINGS
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 33
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 34
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 35
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 36
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 37
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 38
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 39
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 40
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 41
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 42
Constructor - March/April 2017 - INSIDE AGC
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 44
Constructor - March/April 2017 - THE CONTINUING CHANGES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY The past
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 46
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 47
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 48
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 49
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 50
Constructor - March/April 2017 - TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 52
Constructor - March/April 2017 - FINAL INSPECTION
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 54
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 55
Constructor - March/April 2017 - 56
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