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Reshaping the Construction Industry

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
In their latest episode, Director Gregory Kallenberg, Executive Producer Loren Steffy and their film crew explore the challenges of entering the United States legally. After pointing out that US immigration law is only surpassed in complexity by tax law, the team works to make crystal clear the hurdles faced by workers and others doing their best to enter following the rules. 
Scott Braddock's picture
October 23, 2018
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 45 states and the District of Columbia year-over-year (y/y) from September 2017 to September 2018, declined in three states and held steady in Maryland and Missouri, an AGC analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today showed. 
Ken Simonson's picture
October 22, 2018