Construction Labor Shortage Trends

Construction Labor Shortage Trends

Industry Trends The construction labor market in the U.S. has been tightening for decades.1 At the end of 2021, the U.S. Chamber Commercial Construction Index stated that 62% of contractors reported “high difficulty” finding skilled workers, and 56% of contractors...
Class Action Damages Update #2

Class Action Damages Update #2

Industry Trends This is part two of a multi-part and ongoing update of class action damage matters with a focus on damages issues and consumer class action cases. To view part one of this update series click here: Class Action Damages Update #1. Part one discussed the...
Class Action Damages Update #1

Class Action Damages Update #1

Industry Trends This is a multi-part and ongoing update of class action damage matters with a focus on damages issues and consumer class action cases. This series of updates begins with a summary of damage issues that can arise at the class certification phase of a...
Construction Cost Trends of 2021

Construction Cost Trends of 2021

Industry Trends As the US construction industry moves into the calendar year 2022, Breakwater Forensics is paying close attention to trends that have impacted owners, developers, and contractors over the last 12 months.  For instance, some commodities integral to the...