February 2023

Succession Planning for BAC Signatory Contractors Webinar

Join us for a brief introduction to succession planning strategies for signatory masonry and tile contractors. We'll share the results of FMI's recent survey covering the current business continuity needs of signatories. Plus, get key information about an upcoming in-person succession planning workshop, scheduled for April. Click here for more.

National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls In Construction to take place May 1-5, 2023. More.

Preventing Construction Falls - CPWR

The U.S. Construction Outlook: Recession or Resurgence webinar hosted by AGC of America and ConstructConnect on Monday, March 6 at 2:00 pm. More.

Biden to Nominate Su as Labor Secretary

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he would nominate Julie Su, the Deputy Secretary of Labor and the preferred choice of the Congressional Black Caucus, to become Labor Secretary.  More.

Labor advocates reintroduce the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act , a comprehensive proposal to protect workers’ right to come together and bargain for higher wages, better benefits, and safer workplaces. Passage remains unlikely. Read the press release here.

118th Congress Democratic Committee Assignments Released

The Committee on Education and the Workforce appointed subcommittee ranking members, subcommittee member assignments, and a vice ranking member for the 118th Congress. A list of those assignments is available here.

Republicans Block ESG Investments

The Republican-controlled U.S. House voted on Tuesday to block President Joe Biden's administration from allowing retirement plans to consider environmental, social and corporate governance, or ESG, issues in their investment decisions. Read more.

Biden Announces Buy American Plan

During his annual State of the Union, President Joe Biden detailed his standard to require all construction materials on federal infrastructure projects to be made in the U.S. Read more.

2023 Construction Materials Market Outlook - FMI

ABI January 2023: Architecture firm billings decline at slower pace

Construction Adapts to New Lease Accounting Standards and Balance Sheets - Marcum

6 Numbers You Need to Know - Construction Business Owner

Construction Industry Report Predicts 2023 Materials Pricing - For Construction Pros

Construction starts plummet 27% - Construction Dive

Material prices back on the rise - Construction Dive

Residential contractors see a rebound on the horizon - Construction Dive

Contractors confident in the face of falling backlog - Construction Dive

Construction prices fall in some cities: Mortenson - Construction Dive

Commercial construction planning falls after months of gains - Construction Dive

House bill aims to create lending institution for infrastructure projects - Construction Dive

US business leaders anticipate rampant budget cuts - Construction Dive

Construction’s labor gap tops 500,000 - Construction Dive

Construction job openings hit third highest on record - Construction Dive

The Dotted Line: Reviewing construction contracts with recession in mind - Construction Dive

Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) Reports


Year End 2022 Settlements Report

Click here for PDF

Union Labor Costs In Construction

Click here for video

Carey Peters explains CLRC's new 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

Storm Shelter Design Using Masonry

Wednesday, March 1

12-1 p.m. ET

Presented By: FORSE Consulting     

Masonry Movement Joints

Tuesday, March 7

12-1 p.m. ET

Presented By: IMI  

Introduction to Succession Planning for BAC Signatory Contractors

Thursday, March 9

1 p.m. ET

Brick Replacement & Restoration

Tuesday, March 21

12-1 p.m. ET

Presented By: IMI     

Sustainable Structural Masonry Strategies

Tuesday, April 5

12-1 p.m. ET

Presented by FORSE Consulting

Ceramic Tile's Role in Reducing Carbon and Building Green

Tuesday, April 11

12-1 p.m. ET

Presented by IMI


CPWR Webinars

Strategies To Recruit and Retain Womenn

Wednesday, March 8

2-3 p.m. ET

Being An Ally - Improving Treatment Of Women On The Job

Wednesday, March 22

2-3 p,m. ET

Visit our Website
Facebook  Twitter  
In compliance with the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993, 90% of your ICE membership dues may be deductible as a business expense. However, 10% may not be deductible as allocable expenses to state and federal lobbying activities of this organization.