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Construction Set to Fill 225k+ Jobs

Construction firms from Los Angeles to London will be posting "Help Wanted" signs by the hundreds of thousands in the years ahead, according to two new job forecasts.


Workbook Knows the Score on Safety

Preventing job-site accidents requires drilling into indicators that can flag hazards long before an incident occurs, according to a new workbook designed to help employers do just that.


‘Gravity Doesn’t Give You a 2nd Chance’

Leaving workers "one slip, trip or step away from deadly or disabling injuries," a Connecticut contractor is facing nearly $300,000 in fines for federal fall, electrocution and other hazards...


Developer Toys with a Smarter Brick

What looks and connects like a LEGO, but is reportedly strong enough to use for real-life bridge construction?


Stand-Down Harnesses 1M Against Falls

From a military base in Seattle, WA, to a YouthBuild event in Braintree, MA, to a stadium in Atlanta and a rebar maker in Longview, TX, more than one million U.S. construction workers are ge...


Jitters Amid U.S. Job Improvement

Construction unemployment in the U.S. has dived to a seven-year low, sparking another call for increased training to head off labor shortages during the industry's recovery.


U.S. Builder Forfeits $55M in Felony Fraud

A New York-based construction multinational has pleaded guilty to defrauding some of the world’s largest companies of tens of millions of dollars.


Coatings Report Paints Bright Future

Rebounding construction, industrial output and motor vehicle production will all fuel global demand for paint and coatings by more than 5 percent annually in the years ahead, a new forecast ...


Construction Jobs, Spending Hit Highs

It’s shaping up to be a good year for the U.S. construction industry, which is seeing its highest employment rate in nearly five years and its steepest spending increase since 2006, the Asso...


Construction Spending Hits 4-Year High

An “unusual surge” in public construction unexpectedly pushed total U.S. construction spending in October to its highest level in more than four years, the Associated General Contractors of ...


Road Crew Finds 10K-Year-Old House

Construction crews widening a highway in Israel stumbled across what could be some of the earliest examples of urban planning: a 10,000-year-old home and a 6,000-year-old temple.


Construction Boom Faces Labor Bust

U.S. construction and engineering may be facing the best and worst of times, as a near-trillion-dollar industry forecast collides with widespread employer reports of a skilled labor shortage...


Infrastructure Cripples Typhoon Relief

Buckled and smashed infrastructure across the central Philippines is hampering the global effort to reach hundreds of thousands of desperate and homeless survivors of deadly Typhoon Haiyan. ...


Building Jobs, Spending Keep Growing

U.S. construction unemployment hit a six-year low in September, on the heels of a four-year high in project spending the month before, the federal government reported.


Public Works Construction Growing

Despite a slow economy, the new-construction market is expected to see a slight recovery in 2013, aided by modest growth from large bridge and public works projects, a midyear analysis shows...


Joblessness Drops; Jitters Don’t

Replacing old worries with new ones, the construction labor market in the U.S. may be swinging from glut to shortage in just a few short years, experts are saying.


Global Construction Hot to Top $15T

China, the United States and India are set to lead “meteoric” global construction growth that will reach $15 trillion in value by the year 2025, a new study reports.


Construction Jobs See All-Around Growth

Construction jobs are up and unemployment is down, with some of the most promising figures seen since 2008, a new analysis shows.


$1.6M Brings Hoppy Ending to Frog Flap

A frog-phobic road contractor near Buffalo, NY, has been awarded more than $1.6 million after a local developer flooded his 37-acre spread into an amphibian homeland.


Contractors Decry Immigration Plan

U.S. construction industry groups are banding together to fight sharp limits on “guest worker” visas in an immigration agreement now emerging in Congress.


TX Firm Accused of Serious Fall Hazards

A commercial and residential concrete contractor in central Texas is facing $46,000 in federal penalties for allegedly allowing employees to work at heights without fall protection.


Immigrant ‘Crisis in Construction’ Seen

Half of the construction workers in Texas are undocumented, and seven in 10 are foreign-born—a dire situation with safety, social and economic implications for the entire industry, a new rep...


 
 
   

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