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FINAL INSPECTION

2016 Workforce
Survey Results

BY THE NUMBERS -
NATIONWIDE
69% - firms that are having a hard
time filling some hourly craft
positions
TWO-THIRDS OF CONSTRUCTION FIRMS report they are having a hard time filling
hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according
to the results of an industry-wide survey released by the AGC of America. Association
officials said that many firms are changing the way they pay and operate to cope, but
warned that labor shortages could undermine broader economic growth and called for
new workforce measures to improve the pipeline for recruiting and training new craft
workers.
"With the construction industry in most of the country now several years into a recovery, many firms have gone from worrying about not having enough work to not having
enough workers," said Stephen Sandherr, CEO, AGC of America.  "These shortages have the
potential to undermine broader economic growth by forcing contractors to slow scheduled
work or choose not to bid on projects, thereby inflating the cost of construction."

62% - respondents that would

REGIONAL NEWS

37% - firms that rate the adequacy

MIDWEST

SOUTH

Sixty-six percent of respondents say
they expect to hire additional hourly craft
personnel in the next 12 months. Seventyseven of respondents say they are having
a hard time filling some hourly craft positions. Of those who are having trouble filling those spots, 68 percent said carpenters
are the hardest position to fill.

Seventy-four percent of respondents
say they are having a hard time filling
some hourly craft positions. Of those, 76
percent indicated that cement masons are
hard to find. Sixty percent say they expect
it will continue to be hard to hire hourly
craft personnel over the course of the next
12 months.

NORTHEAST

WEST

Seventy percent of respondents in the
Northeast indicated they are having trouble filling positions for project managers/
supervisors. Sixty-seven percent indicated
it is difficult to fill the craft positions of
plumbers. Fifty percent indicated that they
have increased their use of interns as a
result of the difficulty in filling positions.

Seventy-one percent of respondents
say they are expecting to hire additional
craft personnel within the next 12 months.
Seventy-one percent say they are finding it hard to fill hourly craft positions.
Of those, 67 percent say bricklayers are
difficult to find.

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encourage their children to
pursue careers in construction

54% - firms that expect it will
continue to be hard to hire
hourly craft personnel over
the next few months

48% - firms that have increased
base pay rates for hourly
craft positions because of the
difficulty in filling positions
of the local pipeline for
well-trained craft personnel
as poor

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - November/December 2016

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
AGC’s CM-BIM Credential Program Turns Five
Simonson Says
Cultivate, Innovate, Accelerate at AGC’s 98th Annual Convention
One School, One Instructor, One Student, You: A Workforce Development Campaign
In Good Repair
‘Must-Have’ Technology Tools
Technology Toolbox
Project Collaboration Starts at the Top
Connecting Community and Commuters
2016 Software Services Guide
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection
Constructor - November/December 2016 - cover1
Constructor - November/December 2016 - cover2
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 3
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 4
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 5
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 6
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 8
Constructor - November/December 2016 - President’s Message
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 10
Constructor - November/December 2016 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - November/December 2016 - AGC’s CM-BIM Credential Program Turns Five
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 13
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 14
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 15
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 16
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Simonson Says
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 18
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 19
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Cultivate, Innovate, Accelerate at AGC’s 98th Annual Convention
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 21
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 22
Constructor - November/December 2016 - One School, One Instructor, One Student, You: A Workforce Development Campaign
Constructor - November/December 2016 - In Good Repair
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 25
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 26
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 27
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 28
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 29
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 30
Constructor - November/December 2016 - ‘Must-Have’ Technology Tools
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 32
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 33
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 34
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 36
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Project Collaboration Starts at the Top
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 38
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 39
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 40
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 41
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 42
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 43
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 44
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Connecting Community and Commuters
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 46
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 47
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 48
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 49
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 50
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 2016 Software Services Guide
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 52
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 53
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 54
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 55
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Products & Services Marketplace
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Index to Advertisers
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Final Inspection
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