US lawmakers Earmark $10B for Military Construction
As reported by editor Kim Slowey, Construction Dive
...federal lawmakers have earmarked $10.3 billion for military construction projects, according to the Associated General Contractors of America...."
Input Prices up 6.2 Percent Year-Over-Year in August
By Dan Shaw, the associate editor at The Daily Reporter.
Price changes for construction materials in August were mixed, but contractors are likely to be hit with additional cost increases as new tariffs take hold, as well as significant labor cost escalation”
Distribution Centers Are Being Built Faster Than They Can Be Staffed
By Matthew Rothstein, BisNow East Coast
The American economy simply can't get enough distribution centers. Aggressive demand for the assets is creating another barrier to the sector's continued growth."
Is Asbestos Exposure Really a Threat in the Construction Industry?
This article is from Environmental Health and Safety section of Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN).
Due to how extensively asbestos was used, it is very likely a construction worker will come across the substance on a fairly regular basis."
Virginia Contractor Faces Proposed $304K for Silica Violations
As reported by Kim Slowey (Construction Dive)
The agency issued highway construction company Lanford Brothers Co. violation citations for not ensuring employees doing concrete work on a bridge wore the proper eyewear...
Unpacking BIM: How Contractors can Reap the Rewards of a Digital Workflow
Article by Kathleen Slowey (Construction Dive)
Before implementing troves of BIM software types, contractors must ask themselves what role they play in the grander scheme."
The Construction Industry is Heavily Male-Dominated, and That Needs to Change
By Ray Sedey, Contributor (Dallas News)
Our goal is to recruit and retain top females in the marketplace and empower them to succeed."
Protecting Confidential Information and Trade Secrets When Employees Leave the Company
This article is Danielle Ochs at Ogletree Deakins, answers employers’ frequently asked questions about the intricacies that arise when an employee with valuable information leaves the company.
What can employers do at the start of the employment relationship to protect their trade secrets and confidential information...
Whatever Happened to the Signed I Beams at Jacobs Field?
News article by Marc Bona, cleveland.com
Initially, four steel beams were placed outside the center for fans to sign, said Glen Shumate, then Indians director of community relations and coordinator of the fest, at the time."