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Construction Market Sees Positive Outlook for 2013; Some Concerns Still Linger

Anticipated increases in demand for private construction projects, as well as growth in both hospital and higher-education construction projects have a number of general contractors … Continue Reading

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Ironworkers Conference Wraps Up in Las Vegas

The Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) held its annual labor management conference this week in Las Vegas, where it concludes today. The conference … Continue Reading

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Construction Industry Faces Rate Hikes for Primary Casualty Insurance: Marsh

Excerpt of an article from Business Insurance: Insurers are seeking rate hikes of 5 percent to 15 percent for primary casualty construction business, Marsh Inc. said … Continue Reading

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City’s Construction Giants Face Criminal Probe for Billing Fraud

Excerpt of an article from WNYC: Months after one of the city’s biggest construction giants agreed to pay nearly $60 million for inflating costs on … Continue Reading

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NLRB’s “Quickie Election” Rule Deemed Invalid for Lack of Quorum

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB or Board) new rule revising election procedures in union representation cases is invalid, the U.S. District Court for the … Continue Reading

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D.C. Circuit: Limit for OSHA Violations Is Six Months, Not Five Years

Excerpt of an article from the Legal Times: In a case closely watched by the business community, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. … Continue Reading

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Is LEED Construction Less Safe Than Traditional Construction?

Excerpt of an article from The Builders Council Blog: A new study says that some LEED credits might carry an additional risk of worker injury … Continue Reading

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Construction Starts Plunged 31% Last Year

Excerpt of an article from Crain’s New York Business: The value of construction starts in New York City fell 31% last year, largely as a … Continue Reading

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Skidmore Design’s 30-Story Window Helps Skyscraper ‘Breathe’

Excerpt of an article from the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP has designed a building with a lung. You might … Continue Reading

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Builders: Keep Settlements Secret in NY Crane Fall

Excerpt of an article from the Wall Street Journal: NEW YORK — A developer and a builder are fighting to keep the public from seeing … Continue Reading

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