April 2023

Dates Set for ICE Annual Meeting and Eugene George Awards

The must attend event will take place on November 1-2 in the Baltimore Area (Specific locations too be announced.)

National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls In Construction This Week

Construction Safety Week Kicks Off Today - Construction Dive

CLRC Union Labor Costs In Construction Report for 2023

ICE/CEA Continues To Fight Misclassification

CEA letter sent to Congressional leaders in advance of House Ed & Workforce, Subcommittee on Worker Protections Subcommittee hearing, Read letter.

ICE signs onto to letters to Congress in support of federal education loan funding for apprenticeship program. Read letter.

New CPWR Data Bulletin and Charts Examine Focus Four Injuries

Data Bulletin - PDF

Charts - Powerpoint

Chart Data - Excel

IRS Warns Employers: Watch out for Employee Retention Credit Schemes

Deep Dive into Rainscreens, a multi-session, live, online learning provided by RAiNA. The series kicks off on May 3. Register for Session 1 here.

Work Safely In Hot Weather - CPWR

White House and House Republicans Remain At Debt Limit Increase Impasse

National Apprenticeship Act of 2023 would create nearly one million new apprenticeship opportunities over the next five years by investing more than $3.8 billion over five years.

The Labor Department recently announced $5 million in grants for community organizations that draw women into apprenticeship programs

Market uncertainty splits construction into 'haves and have-nots" - Construction Dive

Subcontractors spent $97B more than planned in 2022 - Construction Dive

Banking turmoil stirs up new headwinds for construction - Construction Dive

Construction starts 'likely to erode,' economist says - Construction Dive

2023 FMI Talent Study Download

2023 FMI North American Engineering & Construction Outlook: Second Quarter Download

Crafting the Right Ownership Transfer Strategy - FMI

Material prices are finally lower than a year ago - Construction Dive

9 of the biggest OSHA fines of Q1 2023 - Construction Dive

Mental health in the construction industry - Construction Dive

Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) Reports


2023 Union Labor Costs In Construction

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Year End 2022 Settlements Report

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Carey Peters explains CLRC's newest report "Contractor's Cost Conundrum" in this video.

Reports available to ICE Members through ICE.

CLRC offers consulting services with discounted pricing for ICE members. Each report is customized to your particular situation. The most common reports are:

  • Market Share
  • Market Share by Sector (e.g., Residential, Commercial, Industrial)
  • Union-Nonunion Wage and Fringe Benefits Comparison
  • Benchmark Analysis
  • Contract Costing
  • Contractor's Cost Conundrum
  • Workforce Planning
  • Construction Data Record

Click here for more.

IMI Webinars

How To Coordinate Structural Masonry Walls With Other Structural Systems

Wednesday, May 3

12-1 p.m. ET

Presented by FORSE Consulting

To Coat Or Not Existing Masonry Facades

Tuesday, May 9

12-1 p.m. ET

Presented by IMI

Top 10 Steps For A Successful Rainscreen Wall Design and Installation

Tuesday, May 23

12-1 p.m. ET

Presented By: IMI     

Masonry Notes, Details, & Prototypes

Wednesday, June 7

12-1 p.m. ET

Presented by FORSE Consulting


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