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Bulldozers Now Made Easier to Operate As Skilled Workers Prove Harder to Find

Drought of Skilled Workers Hits at The Wrong Time - As Building Rebounds Fiercely One of the ways in which construction industry professionals are coping with the lack of skilled manpower these days is by tailoring the work to the available workforce. It used to be that an apprenticeship, months of practice, and a trusting […]

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Federal Contractors Facing New Hiring Rules in 2014

Veterans and Those With Disabilities - at the Forefront Of New Legislation As defined by United States’ code – a federal contractor is any person who enters into a contract with the United States or any department or agency thereof for the rendition of personal services and whose compensation is paid in whole or in […]

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While Many Are Unemployed In America - Construction Jobs Are Available

Construction Begins To Ramp Up – But Where Have All The Workers Gone? While multi-family, single family, and commercial builders have all begun to see increased traction in recent quarters, construction companies are finding that the pool of talent in which to select from has, to an extent, dried up. Single and multi family builders […]

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Construction Seeing Increase in Paperless Job Sites

With workflow software and electronic document management solutions readily available, construction executives are now empowered to do more with technology on work sites than ever have before. Devices such as tablets and smartphones have made operations easier on construction professionals. The right technology can provide many benefits and aid in green construction initiatives. Automation With […]

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Construction Kings

When people think of construction companies, they look at local construction firms that build homes, lay roads and remodel kitchens. Out in the world, though, exist huge construction companies that build the cities we live in, construct giant power plants that give us light to see in the dark and channel and store water that […]

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The Odd Side of Construction: Tools and Jobs You Didn't Know Existed

We’ve all seen our fair share of construction sites, but just because you’ve seen one does not mean you’ve seen them all. In fact, there is an odd side that few know about and, if you dig deep enough, you just might find a collection of bizarre construction tools and jobs that you didn’t know […]

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Kansas Governor Applauds Washburn Institute of Technology for Innovative Construction Technology Program

Students and faculty of the commercial and heavy construction program at Washburn Institute of Technology, Topeka, Kan., found themselves in the spotlight when the state’s governor, Sam Brownback, recently stopped by for a visit. Gov. Brownback recognized the innovative program for its role in training a new generation of equipment operators and construction contractors to […]

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10 Hot-Weather Safety Tips for Construction

Keeping a crew safe on a jobsite presents unique challenges when the mercury creeps above 90 degrees. Heat stress is increasingly being recognized for contributing to the rapid onset of fatigue, distraction, inattention to details and other deficiencies. Rule No. 1 is to maintain proper hydration. This sounds logical, but there are practical challenges. Here […]

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Construction Employment Stagnates in June as Industry Unemployment Rate Drops to 12.8%, Lowest June Rate Since 2008

Lack of Hiring in Construction Combined with Job Growth Elsewhere Threatens to Create Skilled-Labor Gap Once Contractors are Ready to Hire Again, Association Warns Construction employment stalled in June as more former construction workers left the industry, according to an analysis of new federal data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The […]

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Good news, bad news on construction employment front

The construction industry lost 2,000 jobs in April, following similar declines of 3,000 in March and 1,000 in February, but still added 63,000 jobs over the past year as the industry unemployment rate shrank to 14.5 percent—the lowest April level in four years, according to an analysis of new federal employment data released today by […]

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Construction Outlook - GE Capital

Construction Total construction put-in-place improved +1.5% year-over-year in 4Q11 to $204.7 billion with improvements in residential and nonresidential building construction offset by a slight decline in nonbuilding construction. Small but consistent quarterly improvements in virtually all metrics give positive momentum for 2012. Residential Construction Residential housing statistics showed positive yearover- year comparisons in the fourth […]

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Thieves Target Construction Companies

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Thieves are targeting construction sites and now construction companies. Police said it's a growing problem that could be affecting your wallet. "We're having cases of construction equipment stolen every week, all the time, we never use to have that, it use to be once in a blue moon," Lt. Mike Budreau said. […]

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