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2018

Construction
Outlook:
POSITIVE BUT WORKFORCE CHALLENGES PERSIST
BY SHERYL S. JACKSON
OVERALL, CONSTRUCTION FIRM OWNERS are optimistic about

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2018 and expect growth for all types of construction services in
both the private and public sectors.
In fact, 53 percent of respondents to a comprehensive survey
of construction firms conducted by AGC of America and Sage
Construction and Real Estate expect the dollar volume of projects
for which they compete for in 2018 to be greater than the dollar
volume available in 2017.
"Only 9 percent of respondents expect the dollar volume to
be less than 2017, which gives us a net positive of 44 percent,"
explains Ken Simonson, AGC's chief economist. Construction
owners are most positive about private office, transportation,
retail, warehouse, lodging, water, sewer and manufacturing,
with each of these sectors reporting a net positive of 20 percent
or more, he adds.
Categories for which construction owners are less optimistic
include multifamily, higher education, power and public building.
Schools (K-12) and hospitals fall in the middle, with an 18 and a
17 percent net positive respectively.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - March/April 2018

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Focused on the Future
Simonson Says
2018 Construction Outlook: Positive but Workforce Challenges Persist
Span Cycles
Chapter Connection
Technology Toolbox
Legislative and Regulatory News
Member and Chapter News
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
Constructor - March/April 2018 - intro
Constructor - March/April 2018 - cover1
Constructor - March/April 2018 - cover2
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 3
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 4
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 5
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 6
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 8
Constructor - March/April 2018 - President’s Message
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 10
Constructor - March/April 2018 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Focused on the Future
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 13
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 14
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 15
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 16
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 17
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 18
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Simonson Says
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 20
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 2018 Construction Outlook: Positive but Workforce Challenges Persist
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 22
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 23
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 24
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 25
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 26
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 27
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 28
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Span Cycles
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 30
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 31
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 32
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 33
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 34
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Chapter Connection
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 36
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 38
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Legislative and Regulatory News
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 40
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 41
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 42
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Member and Chapter News
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 44
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Products & Services Marketplace
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 46
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 47
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 48
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Index to Advertisers
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 50
Constructor - March/April 2018 - cover3
Constructor - March/April 2018 - cover4
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