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Contractor Sentenced for False Statements Regarding Injured Worker Incident

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Safety equipment and proper worker protection is crucial among all trades in the construction industry, and another roofing contractor has been made an example of just why that is. Earlier this month, Russellville, Ala.-based steel and roofing contractor Marcus Borden … Continue reading

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Industry Employment Numbers High, Available Skilled Workers Low

Construction employment last month was at its highest number since February of 2009, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). AGC also notes the number of unemployed workers with construction experience shrank to a 14-year low, … Continue reading

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June Construction Spending Makes Big Year-Over-Year Jump

Construction spending in June was up 12 percent from June 2014, marking the month’s highest year-over-year growth rate since 2006, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Spending totaled $1.065 trillion at a seasonally adjusted … Continue reading

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The Future of Technology and the Construction Worker

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In the not-so-distant past, Rob McKinney was on a jobsite doing a safety inspection for his construction company when he spotted a worker “top-stepping” a ladder—with two feet on top of an eight-foot ladder working in the ceiling. McKinney, who … Continue reading

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Nonresidential Fixed Investment Dips in Quarter Two

Nonresidential fixed investment fell by 0.6 percent during the second quarter of 2015, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) analysis of the real gross domestic product (GDP) report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The dip comes … Continue reading

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Metro Area Construction Underwhelming in June Year-Over-Year

Construction employment declined or remained stagnant in half of the United States’ metropolitan areas between June 2014 and June 2015, according an analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Employment in the sector dropped … Continue reading

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New Construction Down in June but Up for First Half of Year

New construction starts in June dropped 15 percent from May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $620.2 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Meanwhile, during the first six months of 2015, total construction starts on an unadjusted basis … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Down for Month, Up for Year

Construction employment declined in 25 states from May to June, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). However, 39 states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between June 2014 and June 2015. Illinois … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Dips in June

The Dodge Momentum Index fell to 118.3 in June, down 1.3 percent from 119.9 in May, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first report for nonresidential building projects in planning. With … Continue reading

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Construction Spending Up in May

Construction spending in May totaled $1.036 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, its highest level since October 2008, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). May spending was 0.8 percent higher than in April and 8.2 percent … Continue reading

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