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Construction-Defects Reform Bill Introduced in Colorado Senate

Excerpt of an article from the Denver Post: State lawmakers concerned about the slow pace of condominium construction in Colorado unveiled a bill Tuesday that would make it more difficult for homeowners to sue over faulty construction. Continue Reading

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U.S. Labor Secretary Touts Apprenticeships in Cary

Excerpt of an article from the News Observer: U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez visited a Cary manufacturer Wednesday to publicize corporate apprenticeship programs that recall the way businesses invested in their employees a half-century ago. Continue Reading

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Drones Rule: Proposed Rules for Commercial Unmanned Aircraft

Excerpt of an article from the Wichita Eagle: Drone on, the government says. Just not through the night sky. Or close to an airport. Or out of the operator’s sight. And probably not winging its way with a pizza or package, any time soon. Continue Reading

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With a Few Final Tugs, the Clarion Hotel is History

Excerpt of an article from the Las Vegas Review-Journal: With a few final tugs, the Clarion Hotel is history. Originally scheduled for a 2:30 a.m. implosion, most of the 200-room Clarion came down in 10 seconds, tossing up a cloud of dust as 1,100 pounds of dynamite sent the 44-year-old resort crumbling to the ground at 2:57 a.m. Continue Reading

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What’s on the Horizon for the Construction Industry

Excerpt of an article from Vegas Inc.: Nevada’s construction industry is a conglomeration of varied political interests. Commercial and industry project owners, designers, residential homeowners, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, materials and equipment suppliers, union benefit trust funds, lenders, surety and insurance companies and title insurers all are affected by changes to the state’s construction laws. Continue Reading

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“Red Tape” Among Primary Concerns for Construction Industry

Contractors in the construction industry feel good about where things are headed, though according to one widespread survey, they remain wary about “red tape.” The … Continue Reading

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Cutting Down on Construction Site Wastage

Excerpt of an article from Sourceable: While building and infrastructure projects serve as society’s most physically impressive monuments to human ambition and ingenuity, they all too frequently involve the creation of prodigious amounts of wasted material. Continue Reading

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Skyscraper Trends for 2015

Excerpt of an article from Sourceable: The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has dubbed 2014 “the tallest ever” for skyscraper construction. Continue Reading

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Revealed: World’s Most Expensive Construction Markets

Excerpt of an article from Gulf Business: Switzerland topped the list of most expensive countries to construct in the world in 2014, followed by Denmark and Hong Kong, a new report has found. Continue Reading

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NY City Construction Costs on the Rise

Excerpt of an article from GlobeSt.com: Construction costs in Manhattan have risen 5% in each of the last two years, according to a report released today by the New York Building Congress. Continue Reading

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