AIA Launches Initiative to Drive Action on Climate Change
Washington, D.C. (Sept. 5, 2019)—The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) board of directors has approved a resolution—championed by AIA members—that defines immediate and long-term efforts...
Cemen Tech Launches Dotcertified.com
Indianola, Iowa. (Aug. 1, 2019)—Cemen Techhas announced the launch of dotcertified.com—a new website that aims to help individual state departments of transportation (DOTs), municipalities...
ASV Stockholders Approve Acquisition by Yanmar
Grand Rapids, Minnesota (Sept. 4, 2019)—ASV Holdings Inc., a provider of rubber-tracked compact track loaders and wheeled skid-steer loaders in the compact construction equipment market,...
Dodge Data & Analytics Appoints New Chief Economist & Director of Forecasting
New York, New York (Sept. 4, 2019 )—Dodge Data & Analytics, provider of North American construction analytics, has announced the appointments of Richard Branch as chief economist and...
ACI Updates Flatwork Finishing Certification Program Names & Requirements
Farmington Hills, Michigan (Aug. 29, 2019)—The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has updated the names and requirements for itsFlatwork Finishing Certificationprogram.   ACI Concrete...
84 Lumber Donates $10,000 to ‘Sleep in Heavenly Peace’ on ‘Good Morning America’
Eighty-Four, Pennsylvania (Sept. 4, 2019)—84 Lumber partnered with “Good Morning America” this week to give a special surprise to the founder of “Sleep in Heavenly Peace,” a nonprofit that builds top...
Illinois Enacts State Contract Retainage Law
Illinois recently joined a string of states around the United States to enact a law that alters the rules for drafting construction contracts. Governor Jay Robert Pritzker signed Public Act 101-0432...
US DOL Gets 325K Comments on Proposed Apprenticeship Rule
Think your inbox looks scary? Think again. The U.S Department of Labor (DOL) has received more than 300,000 comments in response to its proposed changes to its federal program for...
4 Light Rail Projects in 4 Different Places: What You Need to Know
Still catching up from the long weekend? We’re right there with ya. While we’re moving slow, let’s talk about something that doesn’t—high-speed light rails. Here are updates on four rail projects...
USDOL Awards Nearly $1.5M to Increase Apprenticeship Participation, Expand Job Opportunities For American Women
Washington, D.C. (Aug. 28, 2019)—The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded nearly $1.5 million in grant funding to organizations in Illinois, Virginia and Wisconsin to help recruit...
Epiroc USA Launches Mining & Construction Blog
Broomfield, Colorado (Aug. 28, 2019)—Epiroc, a productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has introduced the Mining and Construction USA blog, a new information hub for...
80% of Contractors Report Difficulty Finding Qualified Craft Workers to Hire as Firms Give Low Marks to Quality of New Worker Pipeline
Arlington, Virginia (Aug. 28, 2019)—Eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce,...
Federal Judge Orders Lloyd Industries Inc. & Company Owner to Pay $1.04M to Employees Terminated for Assisting Safety Investigation
Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania (Aug. 23, 2019)—A federal judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has awarded $1,047,399 in lost wages and punitive damages to...
Materials & Equipment Prices Drive Engineering & Construction Cost Increases, IHS Markit Says
New York, New York (August 21, 2019)—United States construction cost increases were widespread in August, according to IHS Markit and the Procurement Executives Group (PEG). The...
AEM & Bridging America’s Gap Partner to Showcase Career Opportunities
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Louisville, Kentucky (Aug. 27, 2019)—Over the next few years, 20 million skilled employees will retire. To help address worker shortages, ICUEE 2019-The Demo Expo...