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A shortage of construction workers is posing challenges for the industry, raising costs and stressing workers

The nationwide shortage of construction workers is posing challenges for the industry, including making it harder to meet deadlines, raising costs to complete projects, and forcing firms to ask their skilled laborers to do more work. There's no easy solutions in sight, but those in the field are making efforts to tackle the problem.

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Net zero construction nets attention

Interest in renewable energy is growing, particularly among nonprofits such as universities and colleges that are looking to reduce or even eliminate carbon emissions. That interest could fuel more construction of net zero buildings, so called because they produce as much energy as they consume over the course of a year.

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House bill would repeal Pa. Separations Act

Legislation is moving in the state House that could modernize the Pennsylvania Separations Act. The current law requires public entities to solicit separate bids and award four prime contracts in the areas of general construction, electrical, plumbing and heating and air conditioning.

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