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The 2008 recession burned a lot of construction and building companies and made them become more financially disciplined. This discipline, however, is being challenged by improving market conditions. Since improving economies present high financial risks, it is more important...

source: By Scott Wolfe
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A declining unemployment rate — now at 6.1 percent — would seem to mean that employers are packing their payrolls with workers. But many businesses say they are having a harder time filling open positions this year than last year, according to a new survey conducted...

source: CNBC

How to develop raw, young talent befuddles many contractors. They look at the young people filling out applications, and they see impatience and a lack of work ethic and loyalty. Doug Thomas, with Thomas Construction, grew tired...

source: Equipment World

Overall construction materials prices increased by 0.1 percent in June and are up 1.9 percent year over year, according to the July 16 producer price index release by the U.S. Department of Labor. Nonresidential construction materials prices also expanded 0.1 percent for...

source: Associated Builders and Contractors via For Construction Pros

Reed Construction Data announced that the dollar value of construction starts in June, excluding residential activity, surged 34 percent versus May. The figures are in "current" dollars, meaning they are not adjusted for inflation. The individual month of June, at $32...

source: Reed Construction Data

Parts of 42 states are at risk of earthquakes during the next 50 years, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. The report includes updated maps that show geologists' predictions of where and how often future earthquakes...

source: LiveScience

The building and fire codes do not call out specific fire safety goals; their main objective is life safety of occupants and firefighters. Preservation of the primary structure and neighboring structures is a resulting benefit. Some occupancies, such as I-occupancies (prisons,...

source: Consulting-Specifying Engineer


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