Award-winning author Dan McNichol headlines tour to raise awareness and identify solutions for America's crumbling infrastructure.

RACINE, Wis. (September 19, 2013) – CASE Construction Equipment has partnered with award-winning author and infrastructure expert Dan McNichol to tour the U.S. and bring awareness to the challenges facing the nation’s aging infrastructure. The tour — titled Dire States: The Drive to Revive America’s Ailing Infrastructure — will make stops at CASE dealers throughout the U.S.

RALEIGH, N.C. (September 16, 2013) – FMI (www.fminet.com), a provider of management consulting and investment banking* to the engineering and construction industry, released its Q3-2013 Construction Outlook. The markets continue to shift, reducing annual Construction-Put-In-Place predictions to $909.6 billion, down nearly $4 billion from previous predictions.

Initiative aims to develop additional qualified technicians for workforce.

MOLINE, Ill. (Sept. 12, 2013) — In partnership with RDO Equipment Co., John Deere is expanding its C&F Tech initiative to include North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D. The John Deere dealer technician job training program is a two-year associate’s degree that enables students to troubleshoot, service, repair and rebuild diesel equipment used by customers nationwide.

CHICAGO (September 11, 2013) - For the first time in the U.S., design professionals now have an authoritative resource on structural stainless steel with AISC Steel Design Guide No. 27, Structural Stainless Steel, authored by Nancy Baddoo, associate director at the Steel Construction Institute (SCI), UK.

DALLAS, Texas (September 9, 2013) – Ford Nassen announced that the firm’s shareholders George C. Baldwin, Jeffrey S. Chapman, James L. Deem, Jeffrey A. Ford, Timothy D. Matheny, John W. Nassen and Clayton C. Utkov have been named 2013 Texas Super Lawyers, who are recognized as among the state’s leading attorneys.

October 10, 2013 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. September 4, 2013 -- Viewpoint Construction Software is pleased to sponsor the webinar "Strategies & Solutions to Improve Field Productivity," presented by Construction Business Owner, the business management resource for contractors. Attendees can register for the free webinar at http://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/vcswebinar.

(September 4, 2013) - Nearly three-fourths of construction firms across the country report they are having trouble finding qualified craft workers to fill key spots amid concerns that labor shortages will only get worse, according to the results of an industry-wide survey by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials called for immigration and education reform measures to help avoid worker shortages.

AGC Reports New Single-Family and Multifamily Construction Activity Advances, Along with Major Private Nonresidential Types, but Public Categories Shrink

(September 3, 2013) - Total construction spending hit a four-year high in July as private residential and nonresidential activity increased while public spending declined, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials urged lawmakers in Washington to make infrastructure investment a top federal priority before funding runs out at the end of September.

 

(August 28, 2013) - A coalition of construction industry groups is concerned about a proposed rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that’s intended to protect workers from inhaling dust containing silica, created by activities such as cutting brick or block, and sawing, grinding or drilling concrete.

 

New Rules Will Force Employers to Spend $6 Billion a Year, Association Reports

(August 27, 2013) - The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in response to the administration’s decisions to finalize two new employment rules despite federal data indicating no need for the new measures:

 

RALEIGH, N.C. (September 3, 2013) – FMI, a provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, announces the release of the 2013 Third Quarter Nonresidential Construction Index report. The NRCI score of 60.3 is a .2-point improvement over Q2.

 

July New Business Up 9 Percent Year-over-year, Down 16 Percent Month-to-month

WASHINGTON (August 23, 2013) — The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for July was $7.2 billion, up 9 percent compared to volume in July 2012. Month-over-month, new business volume was down 16 percent from June.

Facility designed to enhance innovation in legal education and strengthen Law School’s commitment to community service

June 4, 2013 – The University of Utah broke ground on its cutting-edge College of Law building, which will facilitate new approaches to legal education based on more hands-on learning and skills training.

Certification acknowledges initiative's commitment to responsible sourcing of forestry products.

WASHINGTON (Sept. 15, 2014)—The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has been recognized by BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) for its ability to allow the construction industry to responsibly source forest products. The announcement was made by BREEAM on September 12th.