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Construction firms add 45,000 workers in december as sector’s unemployment rate hits 7.5 percent

Construction firms added 45,000 workers in December as the industry's unemployment rate declined to 7.5 percent from 8.3 a year ago, according to an...

Secret government jobs, high rises and retail selected for winning steel erection projects

The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) has announced the winners of its annual Project of the Year for steel erection contracts topped out in...
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SFAA elects board members and president

The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) has elected Ross Fisher from The Hartford as its board chair for 2017-2018. Fisher serves as the...
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Construction transparency bill introduced in House

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) reports that Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) has recently introduced the NECA-supported H.R. 2350, the “Small Business Know-Before-You-Bid Construction...
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ConsensusDocs coalition announces 2017 officers

ConsensusDocs, a coalition of 40 design and construction industry associations, announced today its recently elected 2017 Contract Content Advisory Council leadership (aka Drafting Council)....
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Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI) and National Housing Endowment/National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) partner...

The Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI), a nonprofit research and educational organization based in Raleigh, NC dedicated to improving safety and protecting lives, says it has...

CIRT elects new president and directors

The Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT), the national business trade association comprised exclusively of approximately 120 chief executives from the leading design and construction...
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New Plumbers 130 Training Center to train students for high-tech careers: Union

Below is a story contributed by the public relations agency representing Plumbers Union Local 130. Fifty thousand square feet of building space surrounded by glass,...
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COAA-IL presents summer workshop on standard contract form changes

The Construction Owners Association of America Illinois chapter (COAA-IL) will host a summer workshop "Contract Update: The New Standard Form Contract Changes and Current Trends"...
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CPN of North Carolina announces three 2017 Star Awards winners

The Construction Professionals Network (CPN) of North Carolina has announced three Star Award winners for "outstanding construction projects completed throughout North Carolina that were...

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Preliminary results of the first of six physical tests on coupled steel-plate composite shear-wall specimens indicate excellent behavior and cyclic performance. (Photo: AISC)

Steel core system revolutionizes high-rise construction: AISC

A new steel/concrete composite high-rise core wall system is revolutionizing the design and construction of tall buildings, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)...
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Andrea S. Rutledge new CMAA president and CEO

The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) says that Andrea S. Rutledge will become the association’s president and Chief Executive Officer at its National...
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Construction workers repairing sewers near Brooklyn psychiatric hospital uncover human remains

Police say construction workers repairing sewers near a Brooklyn psychiatric hospital unearthed human remains on Aug. 21. The workers were using heavy equipment to dig...