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Marijuana and the Workplace

On Nov. 7, 2023, voters in Ohio approved the use of marijuana for residents aged 21 years or older, making it the 24th state to legalize recreational marijuana.

AWCI Member Spotlight: Marek

Marek is one of the country’s large wall and ceiling contractors, but it didn’t get there overnight. The company was founded in Houston in 1938 and has grown to have eight branches today, a number...

Locking the Turnover Turnstile

Despite its potential for offering anyone who wants to work hard a rewarding career, the construction industry has long struggled with a high rate of worker turnover. In fact, just last year alone the U.S....

Construction Forecast 2024

High interest rates and slower economic growth will put increasing pressure on construction and manufacturing in 2024. Contractors may experience disparate fortunes depending on their sector of operation. Robust housing activity, high employment and optimistic...

Advantages of Digitally Assisted Project Planning

The days when ceilings and walls were mainly an afterthought in the design of an interior build or renovation are long gone. The once standard directive of “choose something neutral” that won’t fight with the...

How to Minimize Jobsite Theft

The National Insurance Crime Bureau and the National Equipment Register estimate the cost of U.S. construction-site crime to be between $300 million and $1 billion annually, with just 10 states accounting for over 63% of...

Construction Markets Post-COVID

In the February 2022 issue of AWCI’s Construction Dimensions we looked at markets lost and found as a result of the many changes surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, with the pandemic behind us, we take...