July 2023

ICE Annual Meeting Hotel Room Block Open

2023 ICE Annual Meeting and Eugene George Awards will be held at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport on November 1-3. Conference and Dinner Registrations will open soon, but hotel rooms can be secured by clicking here.


November 1 - Evening -Eugene George Awards Dinner

November 2 - ICE Annual Meeting & Evening Tour

November 3 - Breakfast

ICE Signs On To CEA Letter To Congress In Opposition To Anti PLA Legislation. Read the letter here

ICE Joins CEA To Advocate On Proposed Changes To Davis Bacon, Independent Contractor And DOL/WHD Funding. Read letter to Congress here 

CPWR Data Bulletin - Employment Costs In Construction:


-Charts (Download)

-Chart Data (Download)

RAiNA Literature Review Report - Rainscreen Performance

UPS strike averted but looming labor unrest threaten Biden/Labor coalition - Politico

OSHA rule proposal would require construction PPE to fit properly - Construction Dive

Bipartisan Bill Introduced In Congress To Allow Apprentices And Construction Workers To Write Off Tool Costs

Congress Seeks To Protect Workers From Heat Exposure And Illness. Read the bill fact sheet here

Biden takes steps to protect workers from extreme heat- Construction Dive

OSHA Heat Hazard Alert - Extreme Heat Can Be Deadly to Workers

IRS Issues Final Rule Regarding Recapture of Excess Employment Tax Credits under COVID-19 Legislation

USCIS announces new Form I-9, will allow permanent remote review for E-Verify users- Construction Dive

Construction starts continue volatile ride, ‘up one month and down the next’- Construction Dive

OSHA electronic recordkeeping rule to take effect in 2024- Construction Dive

Inflation cools, but material prices remain high- Construction Dive

4 of the biggest OSHA fines of Q2 2023- Construction Dive

Construction backlog holds steady on infrastructure tailwinds- Construction Dive

Nonresidential construction spending shrinks for first time in 11 months- Construction Dive

Labor shortages delay Arizona chip plant opening until 2025- Construction Dive

New Washington Law Applies Limitations to Retainage on Private Construction Projects - JD Supra

FMI Built-In Podcast - Finding The Right Strategy for Selling Your Firm (Part 1)

Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) Reports


June 2023 Settlements Report

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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

Structural Edition: Analyzing Masonry With Software

Wednesday, August 2

12-1 p.m. ET

Presented by FORSE Consulting

Designing With Tile Part 1

Tuesday, August 22

12-1 p.m. ET

Presented by IMI

Designing With Tile Part 2

Tuesday, August 8

12-1 p.m. ET

Presented by IMI

Seismic Design of Masonry Structures

Wednesday, Sept. 6

12 - 1 p.m. ET

Presented by IMI


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