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Government Actions

When the private sector does not address a major issue, the public sector will often step into the vacuum and do it. The construction industry has been slow to embrace the principles of social responsibility and sustainable value, focusing instead on whatever it takes to be lowest bidder. As a consequence of this, government is adopting policies that reshape the rules for the industry.

A 98-page report produced by Stockton University’s William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy last June presents a detailed look into the “underground construction industry” in...
December 05, 2016
Experts are downplaying any possible link between the recent vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union and the slowdown of British construction in August.Construction...
October 25, 2016
A fairly new group proposing tighter constraints on organized labor in Texas is starting a fresh push to pass legislation that would make life even tougher for unions in this...
October 12, 2016
This is the political season and without a doubt, there are two very controversial candidates for president of the United States. The union constituency that has been her bedrock...
October 10, 2016
Contractors are not the only builders. Chambers of Commerce around the US and the globe are historically true builders as well. These business organizations help build community,...
October 05, 2016
Those who supply equipment for the construction industry are renewing their call for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Washington to briefly put down their partisan swords...
September 13, 2016
An agreement between the United States Department of Labor (DOL) and North Carolina’s Industrial Commission was signed last week in an effort to coordinate resources to crack down...
September 08, 2016
Over the objections of many builders and others in the business community – and to the delight of the Workers Defense Project – the Austin City Council this past week...
September 06, 2016