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September 03, 2019 | by: NDA
From jdsupra.com. Misclassifying workers does not violate the NLRA. The National Labor Relations Board issued a decision yesterday, ruling 3-1 that worker misclassification does not violate the National Labor Relations Act. In Velox Express, the Board found that the employer had misclassified employees as “independent contractors,” but found that the misclassification did not violate labor law. Member Lauren McFerran, the only Democrat on the Board, dissented from this part of the ruling.
August 30, 2019 | by: NDA
From Construction & Demolition Recycling. Did you know that some 60% of materials used in construction are non-structural? CDE equipment diverts over 15 million tons of waste material from landfill sites every year, creating valuable sand & aggregates products ready for re-use in construction projects as a result.
From Waste Today. New tariffs on recyclables range from 5 percent to 10 percent. The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, has issued an alert notifying its members that the Chinese government intends to add tariffs on $75 billion in goods from the U.S. beginning Dec. 15.
August 29, 2019 | by: NDA
From Engineering News-Recod. The politics are tangled when it comes to the Trump administration’s initial decision—which still could change—not to include construction in its proposed apprenticeship rule revision. The proposal, for which the comment period ended on Aug. 26, now leaves the industry out of a planned U.S. Labor Dept. effort to expand apprentice programs in sectors such as health care and information technology by allowing private entities to manage the registration process typically carried out by federal and state agencies.
From Construction & Demolition Recycling. Forty states added construction jobs between July 2018 and July 2019, while construction employment increased in 25 states from June to July, according to a recent analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) of U.S. Department of Labor data. Association officials say the new jobs totals indicate the need for new federal investments in career and technical education programs, along with immigration reform.
August 28, 2019 | by: NDA
From knowtechie.com. Technology is increasingly revolutionizing all industries in the world, and the construction industry is not an exception. Smart technology is rapidly changing the way construction companies interact with their work environment, improving their quality of project delivery.
From American Institute of Architects. Business conditions at architecture firms remained essentially flat for the sixth consecutive month in July. Although the ABI score of 50.1 for the month technically indicates growth, the score is barely above 50, which means that the share of firms that reported increasing firm billings for the month is just slightly higher than the share that reported decreasing billings. Overall, this six-month stretch is one of the longest periods of essentially flat billings since the end of the Great Recession.
August 27, 2019 | by: NDA
From pbctoday.co.uk. The Steel Construction Institute has developed a draft protocol proposing a system of investigation and testing to support the mainstream reuse of structural steel. Reusing reclaimed structural steel, as opposed to the common practice of recycling by remelting scrap, offers significant environmental benefits and potential cost savings.