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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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NLRB Issues Final Rule on “Quickie” Elections

The National Labor Relations Board on December 22 issued a final rule revising procedures in cases where a union files a petition for an election to … Continue Reading

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2012 Games Employ 40,000 Construction Workers

Excerpt of an article from CNBC: Ten percent of the 40,000 construction workers employed for the 2012 Olympic Games in London were previously out of … Continue Reading

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Fifth Avenue’s New Anchor

Excerpt of an article from the Wall Street Journal: Thor Equities is planning to build a new retail, hotel and residential complex in midtown, giving … Continue Reading

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How to Handle Liability Insurance for Contractors

By Sahely Mukerji, smukerji@glass.com The implementation of design-assist in the project delivery process has brought the glazing contractor on board the design team early in … Continue Reading

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Subcontractors Fight Harmon Demolition Plan

Excerpt of an article from Vegas Inc.: Two subcontractors have joined the general contractor in fighting plans by MGM Resorts International to implode the unused … Continue Reading

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Construction Employment Rises in 25 States and the District of Columbia in October, While 25 States Shed Industry Workers during the Past 12 Months

Construction employment rose in half the states and decreased in half in October and during the past year, closely matching the stable national employment picture, … Continue Reading

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