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Reshaping the Construction Industry

Anticipation is building as the upcoming 2018 United Tool and Fastener blowout One-Day Sale in November creeps closer. The event will occur on Nov. 7 in Houston; Nov. 8 in College Station; and Nov. 13 in San Antonio.
Michelle Neundorfer's picture
November 06, 2018
Construction spending totaled $1.329 trillion at a seasonally adjusted anfrom the upwardly revised August rate and up 5.5% from September 2017 to a record high (without adjusting for inflation), the Census Bureau reported.
Ken Simonson's picture
November 05, 2018
The siblings allegedly submitted altered payroll records in order to pay a reduced premium on workers’ compensation insurance, and discouraged injured workers from pursuing claims.
Construction Citizen's picture
November 02, 2018
Since the Legislature decides many of the policies that business interests, including the construction industry, will have to deal with, it is appropriate to take a look at which races are particularly competitive heading into Tuesday’s election.
Scott Braddock's picture
November 01, 2018
News of the caravan of migrants coming up from Central America toward the United States has once again put the subject of undocumented immigration front and center just as voters head to the polls across Texas and the nation.
Stan Marek's picture
October 31, 2018
“One of the most impactful things we’ve learned is the need to collaborate with other areas of our industry in workforce development. We didn’t bring this situation about by ourselves, and we won’t resolve it by ourselves. Certainly, we are each responsible for our own firm’s performance and practices, but we are measured collectively as an industry by those deciding whether or not to enter our workforce.”
Jim Kollaer's picture
October 30, 2018
Inflation-adjusted gross domestic product (real GDP) increased 3.5% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in the third quarter (Q3) of 2018, following a 4.2% gain in Q2, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported Friday.
Ken Simonson's picture
October 29, 2018
One of the key players in representing the construction industry in Texas is calling it a career this year and a big celebration is planned next month.
Scott Braddock's picture
October 26, 2018
Marek stated that making the e-verify system mandatory would likely drive a large number of existing construction workers out of the industry because many of them are not working legally or are working with falsified documents.
Jim Kollaer's picture
October 25, 2018
Building enclosures are complicated; in fact, the majority of litigation in construction is related to water intrusion through building enclosures.  Read about some of the recurring issues associated with building enclosures that you might not have considered.
The Chamberlin Man's picture
October 24, 2018