WASHINGTON (September 10, 2013) – Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the people who dig near them, announced findings from its comprehensive 2012 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report.
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.
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.
(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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.