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Bad Practices Endanger UK Workers

Forty percent of 1,748 building sites failed health and safety checks in a recent inspection sweep in the UK, authorities say.


LeBron Gets a Lift (Again) in Cleveland

He stands 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds, but LeBron James packs a one-ton image that is more than 10 stories tall and 200 feet wide.


The Hidden, Human Cost of 1 WTC

Dozens of unreported, permanently disabling worker injuries will join the deaths of a painter and a carpenter in the human toll behind the new World Trade Center, the New York Daily News<...


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.


Probe Follows Sidewalk Swastika

A German contractor has apologized repeatedly for bricklaying that formed a red swastika in a pedestrian walkway in a shopping area in the German town of Goslar.


Rare Order Targets Painter Intimidation

The U.S. Labor Department has gone to court to stop alleged harassment and threats by a New England painting contractor against employees in a long-running wage dispute.


Contractor to Pay Whistleblowers $1M

Two drivers and a foreman who were fired by a Michigan paving contractor after raising safety concerns will receive nearly $1 million in back wages and damages under a federal settlement.


Prison to Be Construction Family Affair

The Fraziers, owners of C.E. Frazier Construction Co. Inc. and a variety of long-troubled spinoffs, are all going to jail.


New Contractor Hiring Rules Begin

Federal contractors must now comply with affirmative-action benchmarks for hiring veterans and people with disabilities, after a legal bid failed to block one of the rules.


Coin Toss Decides $4.4M Contract

What happens when two bidders on a government construction project submit identical low bids?


Mammoth Find Slows Project

At first, the crews thought it was a pipe or a tree root. But it looked so much bigger—mammoth, you might say—and so much older.


U.S. Construction Bullish on 2014

Nonresidential construction in the United States is in for a very strong year, even bringing boom-related backlog and hiring challenges, contractors report in an upbeat new survey.


Feds to Query Contractors on Lead Plan

Do public and commercial construction projects need new federal lead-safe mandates to protect occupants and workers?


Fines, Education Follow Wage Fraud

"Do as I say, not as I did" will be a Chicago contractor's message for peers, as the company pays a hefty fine and agrees to educate others after defrauding nearly 100 workers of their fair ...


Construction Deaths Defy Declining Toll

U.S. construction deaths are back on the rise, even as the overall workplace death toll drops to one of its best records in a generation, the federal government reports.


Contractor Invited to Make a Splash

Collier County, FL, is seeking an SSPC-QP 1 certified contractor to paint and renovate a water slide at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Water Park in Naples, FL.


Water Woes Swamp Doomed Mall Probe

A flood of evidence and testimony about decades of leaks­—and the unwillingness and/or inability to fix them, despite lawsuits and city orders to do so—continues to dominate the hearing into...


$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.


New Airport Sign Kills Boy, Crushes Mom

A 10-year-old Kansas boy was killed and his mother critically injured when a massive concrete and glass display board in a newly renovated airport terminal fell on four members of the family...


New Spider Rail Made for Strength, Ease

Spider has introduced a high-strength, temporary guardrail system that is designed for easy assembly and portability without compromising fall protection.


Doomed Mall: 1 Second, 1 Car

With a weld ravaged by water and corrosion, it took just one car—in one second—to cave in an Ontario shopping mall last summer, trapping and killing people inside, engineers studying the acc...


Coating Maker: No Takers for Relief Aid

You’d think that a densely populated region crushed by more than $50 billion in hurricane damage could use some paint—especially if it’s free, and comes with free labor. But so far, no one h...


Ex-Licensing Official Admits Fraud

A former board member of the Idaho Public Works Contractors License Board who also had her own contracting company has pleaded guilty to fraud in obtaining government contracts.


Cleveland Seeks Station Facelift Bids

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority is inviting bids for platform repairs and coating work at two rail stations.


Lead Paint Crackdown Sweeps Up Painters

Federal enforcement of lead paint violations is growing, with 16 painters, remodelers and other contractors rounded up in the latest sweep by the Environmental Protection Agency.


Death Toll Climbs in FL Collapse

As sadly expected, recovery workers on the scene of a building collapse at Miami Dade College have found another victim in the wreckage, bringing the death toll in the accident to four.


U.S. Halts Lead Rule For Commercial, Public Projects

Years into the process, the Environmental Protection Agency has abruptly rolled back its plan to impose controversial lead-safe rules on commercial and public-works projects.


Industrial Painting Committee Seeks Members

SSPC’s venerable Industrial Painting Committee has appointed new leadership and is seeking new member companies.


Painter’s Dad Admits Steering Contract

A city official faces up to 10 years in prison after admitting that he had his staff create dummy bids to steer a municipal painting contract to his son, a commercial painting contractor.


Vulcan Painters Names New President

For the first time in 30 years, Vulcan Painters Inc., of Birmingham, AL, has a new president.


Webinar Tips Contractors to Lead Service

Paint BidTracker, the premier construction reporting service devoted to the coatings community, will offer a front-row seat at its all-new website and services in a free webinar at 1 p.m. ES...


New Painting, Blasting Lights Unveiled

Larson Electronics has introduced several new lighting options for industrial and commercial painting and blast cleaning operations.


SSPC Extends Reach To Commercial/Light Industrial

SSPC: the Society for Protective Coatings is making a new push into the commercial/light industrial coatings sector.


Office Worker Charged with Pilfering $1.3 Million from Painting Contractor

A former secretary for a Murray, Utah, painting contractor has been indicted in federal court for allegedly stealing more than $1 million in customer payments, according to news reports.


Rip-R-Stripper Made for Floor Removal

General Equipment Co. has introduced the CTS12 Rip-R-Stripper, designed to remove ceramic tile, hardwood and other tough floor coverings.


M&A Puts Wind Beneath Painter’s Wings

While times remain tough for many industrial painting contractors, one company has found gold in the nation’s sea of red ink.


Striping-Painter Company Seek Franchisees

A painting company that applies striping to parking spaces nationwide is seeking contractor franchisees.


Report Offers 2010 Contractor Strategies

Contractor strategies for making 2010 successful are the focus of a special report just issued by construction consultant/banker FMI.


Boom Foreseen for Commercial ‘Green Retrofits’

Although the institutional market for energy-efficiency retrofits is booming, higher property values should drive even greater sustained growth in green retrofits for the private commercial ...


BOMA International Elects New Officers

James A. Peck, of CB Richard Ellis, has been elected 2009-10 Chair and Chief Elected Officer of Building Owners and Managers Association International at BOMA’s Conference and Office Buildin...


 
 
   

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