Construction Industry News: June 30, 2020

Construction Employment Picture Brightens as Industry Adds 158,000 Jobs in June

Construction employment has continued to rebound, adding 158,000 jobs in June and registering an improved unemployment rate for that month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

But the industry’s June jobless rate still stood at 10.1%, more than double the year-earlier mark, and the latest numbers do not reflect the late June COVID-19 surges in Sunbelt states.


Fluor Team Responds to Judge Ruling On Disputed $900M for NY Bridge

Design-build consortium seeks more state payment for Mario Cuomo bridge, open since 2018. In the first round of what is bound to be a longer battle over a $900-million bridge project payment claim, a state supreme court judge has partly rebuffed the design-build contractor’s initial quest for a more rapid release of documents held by the New York State Thruway Authority.


Group Tries To Halt Dredging of Big Pass in Sarasota, Fla.

Save Our Siesta Sand 2, an organization formed to protect Siesta Key beaches and the environment, has asked a federal judge for an emergency temporary restraining order to halt the dredging of Big Pass over the weekend.


Robot roundup: 5 recent innovations in construction tech

Robots have continued to make inroads into the construction industry. Whether due to a lack of skilled labor, or simply new tech becoming commercially available, companies continue to market robots and drones to contractors as options to perform important tasks faster and more efficiently.