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Reshaping the Construction Industry

After national attention all over the country about the problem of worker misclassification, the Texas Workforce Commission has approved a rule that allows online apps to...
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April 22, 2019
The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in March, not seasonally adjusted, increased 0.7% from February and 2.2% year-over-year (y/y) from March 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Thursday.
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April 19, 2019
Read an inspiring report from one of the facilitators of the first annual Construction Career Collaraboritive Career Fair.
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April 18, 2019
Across all fields of construction, the industry is seeing a severe labor shortage during a time when it should be flourishing. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics...
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April 17, 2019
Every year the Austin AGC hosts the Outstanding Construction Award competition.  Projects are judged on the difficulty in construction resulting from design, location, materials and unusual construction techniques.  Final appearance and quality of the finished product and timeliness of completion are also factors in judging.  Chamberlin was honored with awards for three different buildings they collaborated on last year.
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April 16, 2019
Hines, a Houston based global real estate owner, developer, and manager has announced the tallest timber office building in North America according to information in...
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April 15, 2019
“Stereotypes, and stigmas, and images – and they are all rooted in fiction.  It’s not true anymore.  My foundation trains hundreds of people in these skilled trades, and over time, many of them go on to make six figures.  But we still look at them as recipients of some vocational consolation prize.” – Mike Rowe
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April 12, 2019
We have written about the various ways that wage theft in the construction industry occurs through the misclassification of workers as independent contractors, whereby workers are...
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April 11, 2019
There’s new life to an effort to ban local governments in Texas from requiring that private employers provide paid sick leave. As we previously reported, what would have appeared...
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April 10, 2019
On April 4, United Tool and Fastener had the privilege of sponsoring and presenting at the 1st annual C3 Career Fair in the Fort Bend Independent School District Wheeler Field...
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April 09, 2019