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August 05, 2019 | by: NDA
From demolitionnews.com. The crowd-funding website Kickstarter is a strangle old place. For every mutli-million dollar idea that attracts its initial funding on the platform, there are literally hundreds of other ill-conceived ideas that will never make it off the drawing board: skateboards for the blind; hard hats made entirely from cheese; bicycles for fish (OK, I made up all of these but you get the picture).
August 02, 2019 | by: NDA
From jdsupra.com. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) recently released its anticipated rulemaking priorities in the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (the Agenda).
August 01, 2019 | by: NDA
From forconstructionpros.com. In June, estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 40 states and increased in 10 on a year-over-year basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. For the second month in a row, all 50 states posted construction unemployment rates of less than 10%.
July 31, 2019 | by: NDA
From the American Subcontractors Association, Contractor's Compass. Trade contractors are facing swift economic tailwinds. Construction and development are booming across most of the country. Work isn’t scarce, but in many cases, a skilled workforce is. It becomes the limiting factor in choosing which projects to build and when. As demand for services grows, trade contractors are more selective in choosing their customers.
July 30, 2019 | by: NDA
From Construction & Demolition Recycling. The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.1 percent annualized rate during the second quarter of 2019 with consumer spending leading the way, according to a recent Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data. This rate of growth exceeded the consensus expectation that second quarter growth would be closer to 1.8 percent.
Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe.
Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started, energize an existing one, or provide a chance to recognize your safety successes.
All organizations looking for an opportunity to recognize their commitment to safety are welcome to participate. Last year, more than 2,700 businesses helped to raise awareness about workers’ health and safety!
July 29, 2019 | by: NDA
From the National Association of Home Builders. In the fourth quarter of 2018, 56,950 apartment units were completed, an 18 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2017 (69,640) (Figure 1). Apartment completions in the fourth quarter of 2018 were at their lowest point since the fourth quarter of 2013.