According to the latest information out of the French Quarter in New Orleans, the two cranes, both standing after the partial collapse of the under-construction multi-use building will be blown down today as a precaution as a major tropical storm moves into the New Orleans area over the weekend.
A commitment ceremony was held this past week for dozens of Houston students in a new dual credit, two-year construction certification program at Houston Community College. The whole thing is being done in partnership with MAREK, one of the largest specialty construction companies in Texas and the southeastern United States.
Contractors' bid prices increased 0.2% from August to September, while materials and services input costs dipped 0.1% for the month, based on an AGC analysis of producer price indexes (PPIs) that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) posted on Wednesday.
Last Saturday morning, the under-construction, $85 million multiuse Hard Rock hotel, retail, and apartment project at 1031 Canal Street in the French Quarter in New Orleans suffered a partial floor collapse of 11-floor slabs killing two and injuring 18 of the over 100 workers who were on the site during the collapse.
The workers in this industry are also at risk of experiencing mental health concerns, with as many as one out of every five workers dealing with mental illness. Who is most at risk, and how can supervisors and business owners support mental health in the construction workforce?
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner announced the creation of a new Labor Liaison position in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (DAO) to support the Economic Crimes Unit in investigating and prosecuting crimes against workers. Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Danielle Newsome has been appointed to the position, which is the first of its kind in the City of Philadelphia.
Nonfarm payroll employment in September increased by 136,000, seasonally adjusted, from August and by 2,147,000 (1.4%) year-over-year (y/y) from September 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today.
Just as legislative action appears to be grinding to a halt in Washington amid an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, business leaders and others gathered in Southeast Texas for a day-long summit focused on the next steps in their fight for immigration reform.
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