How The Bay Area's Biggest Construction Companies Cope With Costs
By Dean Boerner, Bisnow San Francisco Reporter
The San Francisco Bay Area has officially passed New York as the world's most expensive place to build. But the region's construction costs have been high for most of this ongoing building cycle, and contractors of all shapes and sizes are looking for ways to adjust....
Apprenticeship Career Fair Scheduled for Oct. 29
Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council
The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, along with the tradeswomen committee, has scheduled an apprenticeship fair for late October.
On Oct. 29, a free apprenticeship career fair that is open to the public will take place at the Pipefitters Local 120 Hall, located at...
Caterpillar and Deere Are Among 7 Stocks to Track as Construction Activity Slows
Allen Root, Barron’s
There is more economic trouble brewing. This time the problem is U.S. construction, and that is bad news for industrial stocks, particularly makers of backhoes, cranes and dump trucks.
The news isn’t just about Deere and Caterpillar. U.S. construction spending matters—a lot...
Cement Masons Build Memorial Park For Fallen Police Officer
Officer Derek Owens was gunned down in the line of duty in 2008 on Parkview Ave in the Woodland Hills area of Cleveland. Captain Keith Sulzer of Cleveland Police Foundation contacted Cement Masons Local 404 asking for help on a project at 10404 Parkview Ave in Woodland Hills. The Cleveland Police Foundation...
American Society of Landscape Architects Publishes Guide to Universal Design
Written by Antonio Pacheco, Architect News
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has published a guide to universal design meant to set the bar for universal accessibility in the landscape architecture realm beyond the largely quantitative requirements stipulated by the Americans with...
How the Rising Costs of Construction are Affecting Tenant Perception
By Adam Burroughs, Smart Business Networks
The construction of new industrial and warehouse space in Greater Cleveland has increased about 15 percent over the past three years. But, demand for new space is even greater than the increase in supply; developers and contractors have been very selective and are pricing both new construction...
Small World: A Threat to the Construction Labor Market in Washington, D.C., Could be Felt by a Northeast Ohio Firm
Scott Suttell, Managing Editor at Crain's Cleveland Business
A Trump administration decision that stands to roil the market for construction workers in Washington, D.C., also will be felt by a Northeast Ohio firm, according to this article from The New York Times.From the piece:A few minutes before going to work...
Iron Workers' Be That One Guy: Diversity, Harassment and Retention
Supporting women and minorities workers is critical in the construction industry. Women account for fewer than 4% of the construction trades workforce.
The Iron Workers' Be That One Guy (BTOG) program addresses diversity matters and nondiscrimination rights in the workplace. Be That One Guy also...
Ohio’s Orphan Well Program Needs Contractors to do the job
By Shane Hoover, CantonRep.com staff writer
The state has millions of dollars to spend on plugging old and potentially hazardous oil and natural gas wells. Now, it’s looking for more contractors to do the work.
Prolific shale wells and a change in state law have boosted the Ohio Department of Natural Resources fund...
How to Specify Building Wrap
By writer, Lindsey M. Roberts, Architect
Nearly 70 percent of construction litigation is related to moisture infiltration, according to a 2008 paper by University of Florida researchers. Critical to reining in these problems are building wraps. These barriers help buildings control the uncontrollable: water, air, and heat,...