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Executive Order 14026 Raises Minimum Wage for Davis Bacon to $15 per hour

Executive Order 14026 Raises Minimum Wage for Davis Bacon to $15 per hour

Posted: May 26, 2022 | Tradewinds, Cost Trends

Executive Order 14026 raises the minimum wage paid by those contractors to workers performing work on or in connection with covered federal contracts to $15.00 per hour, beginning January 30, 2022; and beginning January 1, 2023, and annually thereafter, an amount determined by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary). This final rule establishes standards and procedures for implementing and enforcing the minimum wage protections of Executive Order 14026, and is effective on January 30, 2022.

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Single-Family Starts Decline as Rates, Headwinds Increase

Single-Family Starts Decline as Rates, Headwinds Increase

Posted: May 20, 2022 | Tradewinds

The single-family housing market continued to show signs of slowing in April as rising mortgage rates and ongoing supply chain disruptions continue to raise housing costs and take a toll on the housing market.

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New Report Explores Architect, Contractor Relationship

New Report Explores Architect, Contractor Relationship

Posted: May 20, 2022 | Tradewinds

A study published by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in partnership with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), sheds new light on the relationship of architects and contractors and the needs of both professions.

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Confidence in Multifamily Housing Weakens in First Quarter of 2022

Confidence in Multifamily Housing Weakens in First Quarter of 2022

Posted: May 20, 2022 | Tradewinds

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing turned downward in the first quarter of 2022, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The MMS produces two separate indices. The Multifamily Production Index (MPI) decreased six points to 48 compared to the previous quarter, dipping below the break-even mark of 50 for the first time in three quarters. The Multifamily Occupancy Index (MOI) inched down one point to 68.

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11 Factors in Considering Whether Your Commercial Doors Need to Be Repaired or Replaced

11 Factors in Considering Whether Your Commercial Doors Need to Be Repaired or Replaced

Posted: May 20, 2022 | Tradewinds

Automatic Doors are the most essential items in your building when it comes to entry and exit, whether it is an exterior or interior door. If any of your automatic sliding doors, security doors, revolving doors or any door in your building are not working properly, you have a big problem on your hands.

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