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The construction industry can be volatile and unpredictable at the best of times. With the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, construction work is taking a hard hit. Projects are getting delayed and even canceled as regions open and close to try to slow the virus's spread.

Posted: August 12, 2020, 12:31 pm

Canada’s Jobs ‘Claw-Back’ Ratio Now Exceeds 50%

In July, the total number of jobs in Canada rose by 419,000, according to Statistics Canada, bringing the cumulative figure for the latest three months to +1.661 million. June’s number was +952,000 and May’s, +290,000.

Posted: August 10, 2020, 7:02 pm

A Faint Echo of Normalcy in Hospitality Sales?

In the U.S., retail and food services sales are combined in a single monthly report from the Census Bureau. Also, the data is relatively current. Latest results are for June 2020.

Posted: August 10, 2020, 3:18 pm

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of August 3 - 7, 2020. Our Hot Projects showcases three currently bidding or sub-bidding projects from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pulled from our extensive database of construction leads.

Posted: August 10, 2020, 12:45 pm

Houston AGC/AIA Golf Tournament

The iSqFt team won 3rd place in the Houston AGC/AIA Golf Tournament, which raised $35,000 for the ACE Mentor Program.

Green Construction Trends

Green Construction Trends: iSqFt Poll

Check out the “Green Edition” of our iSqFt Nuts & Bolts newsletter and let us know how green construction trends affect you.

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The Grass Is Greener, But What About the Concrete?

The construction industry is constantly working to improve its effect on the environment by decreasing carbon footprints, using green construction practices, taking advantage of technology, and making technological advances.

AGC 2015 Convention – The Highlights

We had a great time at the AGC 2015 Convention and wanted to share our thoughts on the best tips, trends, and advice that was shared at the event.

Building A Satisfying Career

One employees in the construction industry rank #1 for job satisfaction? “We built that.” We all want to feel like what we do for a living matters – and what better way to get that sense of worth than to point to a towering glass skyscraper or the beauty of intricately detailed woodwork or even a smooth, pothole-free road.

The Untold Truths of Bid Tracking

Ken Y., iSqFt Training & Development Manager, shares his perspective on bid tracking and why everyone should do it. Estimating and bidding projects is among the biggest investments you make as a company, and it’s critical that you get it right.

Why Are Construction Employees Happier?

Why Are Construction Employees Happier?

Construction really is the best industry to work in. So why are construction employees happier? TINYpulse has some answers for us.

Construction Hiring Best Practices

80% of contractors are planning on hiring this year, so we created an infographic to share construction hiring best practices. We’re helpful like that.

Construction Folks Love Their Jobs (But Don't Hand Me a Hammer)

Construction Folks Love Their Jobs (But Don’t Hand Me a Hammer)

I have a confession: I’m not from this industry. Every time I’ve asked questions, folks have been willing to teach me. People just love construction.

How Do You Set Yourself Apart in the Construction Industry

How Do You Set Yourself Apart in the Construction Industry?

The fact of the matter is that sometimes it comes down to more than cost in our industry. So how do you set yourself apart in the construction industry?