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New OSHA Rule Presses Employers on Reporting Work-Related Injuries

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has beefed up its requirements for employers reporting severe injuries. In updating its “Occupational … Continue Reading

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Women Work Way into Building

Excerpt of an article from The Columbian: Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than … Continue Reading

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SoftBank to Sell Robot in U.S. Stores Within 12 Months

Excerpt of an article from Bloomberg: Billionaire Masayoshi Son will start selling his humanoid robots named “Pepper” at Sprint Corp. stores in the U.S. by next … Continue Reading

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Construction Lenders Look for Opportunities Beyond Multifamily Projects

Excerpt of an article from National Real Estate Investor: The construction boom is spreading to office buildings, industrial projects and even residential condominium projects as top … Continue Reading

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U.S. Architecture Billings Index Hits Highest Level Since 2007

Excerpt of an article from Reuters: The Architecture Billings Index, considered a leading indicator of U.S. non-residential construction, rose in July to a seven-year high, the … Continue Reading

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Construction Backlog Spikes in Second Quarter, Poised to Continue Rise

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) reached an all-time high in the second quarter of 2014. The CBI improved 5.4 percent … Continue Reading

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Construction Jobs Growing But Skilled Workforce Nearly Tapped Out

Excerpt of an article from The Hill: During the past year, construction firms added jobs in 39 states but the availability of skilled workers is beginning … Continue Reading

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Revealed: Top 10 Skyscrapers Under Construction in the GCC

Excerpt of an article from Gulf Business: The GCC is home to some of the highest buildings in the world, with the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, … Continue Reading

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Obama Moves Forward with Equal Pay Regs

Excerpt of an article from The Hill: The Obama administration is moving forward with regulations requiring federal contractors to disclose pay data by sex, race and … Continue Reading

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Safety Cops Patrol the Office for High Heels

Excerpt of an article from the Wall Street Journal: Kyle Bennett and his colleagues recently filled out cards issued by their employer describing the safety risks … Continue Reading

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