Celebrating National Construction Appreciation Week in Alabama

Posted on September 18, 2023 by markstein

September 18-22 is National Construction Appreciation Week. This is a time to honor the dedicated men and women building our nation’s infrastructure and shaping our communities.

Just how important is the construction industry to our livelihood? It allows us access to key services like transportation and healthcare. Without the tireless efforts of our industry’s workers, commerce and manufacturing would likely be nonexistent, ultimately grinding our economy to a halt.

To acknowledge this significant week, we’re taking a closer look at how construction impacts Alabama and also highlighting the ways Rives is moving our industry forward.

Driving Alabama’s economic growth

According to a recent economic impact report from the Associated General Contractors of America, construction contributed to 4.3% of Alabama’s gross domestic product in 2021.

Construction brings fresh possibilities to our state. With each business expansion and new development comes a potential for increased property values and tourism revenue.

Furthermore, our industry creates a variety of jobs, from engineers to architects to project managers. The AGC of America’s report reveals Alabama’s construction employment increased by 10.7% from February 2020 to August 2022. This data shows a positive outlook for our industry’s future.

Rives’ pivotal role in Alabama’s construction industry

Rives is proud to call Birmingham home. Below are just a few ways we’re working to sustain our state’s construction workforce and foster innovation through each new project.

Rives is evolving hiring efforts through local partnerships to ensure qualified candidates continue to enter Alabama’s construction industry.

Our dedication to safety is a top priority. We hold our team accountable for maintaining the latest construction safety practices, earning us multiple industry safety awards.

Through creative reuse of space and by embracing the latest technologies, we’re transforming the landscape of our city and state. Browse our diverse portfolio of work.

Partner with us for impressive results

We’re confident the construction industry will continue advancing Alabama forward. Rives is committed to playing a key role in this growth by delivering exceptional results no matter a project’s size, scope, or location. Partner with us for your next project.

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