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Reshaping the Construction Industry

Prices for inputs to construction fell 0.5 percent in August but are 8.1 percent higher than at the same time one year ago, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today.
Construction Citizen's picture
September 20, 2018
OSHA, in a move thought too restrictive by some and too loose by others, released new rules for Permissible Exposure Levels for silica in the construction industry on March 25, 2016. The rules reduced allowable levels of exposure by 80% and covered workers who might be exposed to levels of silica dust particles of over 50 micrograms per square meter over an 8-hour time span.
Jim Kollaer's picture
September 19, 2018
“Fraudulent roofers often look like the real thing and the lack of licensing requirements make it more difficult for residents to verify a roofer’s credibility or track them down and hold them accountable after a potential failure to deliver agreed-upon services.”
Scott Braddock's picture
September 18, 2018
The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in August, not seasonally adjusted, decreased 0.3% from July but increased 2.8% year-over-year (y/y) from August 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Wednesday. 
Ken Simonson's picture
September 17, 2018
Community Family Centers helps primarily low-income families in Houston’s Greater East End.  Elizabeth McPherson attended a Friday-morning agency tour to learn about the programs and services that are offered there, and to observe the Food Fair which on that particular day was being run by volunteers from construction companies McCarthy and MAREK.
Elizabeth McPherson's picture
September 14, 2018
“As the 2018 hurricane season takes shape (running from June 1 to Nov. 30), it’s imperative to begin construction site hurricane planning efforts early and to be as prepared as possible prior to any storm,” Gilbert says. “Preparing for a storm can help ensure the safety of not only project and onsite teams, but also of the surrounding communities."
Scott Braddock's picture
September 13, 2018
The KASK safety hats/helmets are unique because of the advanced technology built into each product. Workers who wear the KASK safety helmets enjoy maximum ventilation in various climates from 10 air intakes and multiple outflow channels, which guarantee effective breathability.
Michelle Neundorfer's picture
September 12, 2018
The curtain is rising once again on Immigration Theater, that political playhouse in which the Trump administration engages in headline-grabbing showmanship rather than actually addressing the issue of illegal immigration.
Construction Citizen's picture
September 11, 2018
A tiny pinprick or tear can be detrimental to the waterproofing system on your building or parking garage, letting water in and negating the system you spent good money on. Not to mention the cost of repair or replacement. Water testing after installation can help mitigate this potential issue, and there are plenty of methods to choose from.
The Chamberlin Man's picture
September 10, 2018
Prosecutors filed the first ever wage theft case in Harris County this week against a homeowner who refused to pay a self-employed independent contractor $2,300 for painting the homeowner’s home worth over $1.5 million.
Elizabeth McPherson's picture
September 07, 2018