The organization believes that the proposed rule is unworkable and its requirements unattainable for most employers in today’s construction environment.

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) believes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s proposed rule on occupational exposure to crystalline silica is “so fundamentally flawed” that the ASA called on OSHA to immediately withdraw it.

New Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Study Addresses Questions and Uncertainty About Investment in Big Data

WASHINGTON (Feb. 12, 2014) – The growing trend of harnessing big data is expected to benefit exponentially equipment leasing and finance firms that invest in it early, according to a new research study released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation).

The AGC reports that 179,000 jobs were added during the past 12 months with growth in both residential and nonresidential segments.

(February 7, 2014) - Construction employment jumped by the largest monthly amount in nearly seven years in January, bringing industry employment to the highest level since July 2009, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

More than 200 Maxwell team members will join Viewpoint and continue the development and support of core Maxwell products.

Portland, Ore. (Feb. 7, 2014) – Viewpoint Construction Software has acquired Maxwell Systems, a long time provider of construction software solutions built for contractors including takeoff and estimating, project management and accounting solutions.

ISI provides a sustainable infrastructure system to assist planners, designers, owners and builders of infrastructure to rate projects.

KANSAS CITY, MO. --- The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced that
Susan Hann, P.E., PWLF, ICMA-CM, city manager of Palm Bay, Florida and a member of the
APWA Board of Directors, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Institute for

New vice president makes product and business development a priority.

LIVONIA, MICH. (Feb. 4, 2014) - With nearly four decades of Ford Motor Company initiatives on his resume, Rob Stevens has accepted a position with ROUSH CleanTech. As the new vice president of strategy, Stevens will spearhead future product and customer strategy.

RALEIGH, N.C. (January 31, 2014) – FMI, a provider of management consulting and investment banking* to the engineering and construction industry, has released its Q4-2013 Construction Outlook. The forecast predicts 2013 to end with 7 percent growth for the construction industry as a whole.

Raytheon Redstone Missile Integration Facility and Galveston Causeway Vertical Lift Railroad Bridge projects earn honors from Contractors Association

Birmingham, Ala. (Jan. 13, 2014) – Brasfield & Gorrie announced that the company received honors from the Alabama Associated General Contractors (AGC) during a recent awards ceremony.

Leading Building Products Testing Companies Merge to Form Comprehensive Agency

Arlington Heights, IL – Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries worldwide, has completed its acquisition of Architectural Testing, Inc. (ATI), one of the largest building products testing and certification companies in North America.

Washington, D.C. -(January 6, 2014) - The Manufacturing Institute announced they will award Afton Hollertz with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) Award.