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News You Can Use: Some of What We’ve Been Reading

February 6th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

We always try to keep our finger on the pulse of construction industry news and there are a few articles we wanted to share from our friends at Construction Dive.

ALASKA’S CONSTRUCTION BOOM
First up, you think we have rough winters? Try the cold and snow, but mixed periods when the sun neither rises nor sets, it can make for some interesting work conditions to say the least.

But that hasn’t dampened Alaska construction economy. According to a new report, they are projecting nearly $7 billion in 2020 spending with an average construction wage of $80,000 (per 2018 statistics). Not to shabby. Read the whole story here.

STAY WARM AND SAFE IN THE COLD
Speaking of cold weather, Construction Dive also has a timely article about best practices for job site safety during extreme winter conditions. You can get those details here.

CONSTRUCTION TRADES: MAKING MORE WITH LESS?
According to a new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW), workers in the construction and engineering fields with associate degrees and certificates can make as much or more than those with bachelor’s degrees.

This once again proves that the construction trades provide lucrative career paths without saddling yourself with heavy college debt. Read about here.

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