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July 11, 2019 | by: NDA
From Demolition & Recycling International. The World Demolition Awards have attracted a record entry for second consecutive year as contractors and manufacturers across the industry compete for high-level recognition in the USA later this year.
From Waste Today. Recycling and waste management companies in California are now required to report waste disposal, organics and recycling data to the state’s waste management agency. AB 901 went into effect July 1, establishing the Recycling and Disposal Facility Reporting System law to require select businesses to report the types, quantities and destinations of materials that are disposed of, sold or transferred.
July 10, 2019 | by: NDA
From The Epoch Times. The administration has also broadened the scope of the Brownfields program, with 40 percent of communities receiving grants for the first time. The Brownfields program directs taxpayer funds to communities for the cleanup of contaminated sites.
From Rochester Business Journal. Contaminated properties that were off-limits to developers are now seen as viable community projects, thanks to New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program. Developers who clean up and reuse property with environmental contamination — better known as brownfields — not only qualify for state income tax credits, but the state also will officially release them from liability...
From Palo Alto Online. In its latest bid to curb landfill-bound waste, Palo Alto is preparing to effectively ban contractors from demolishing entire buildings starting in July 2020.
From ENR.com. Construction's job gains showed more strength in June than in the previous month but the trends in the industry's unemployment rate varied, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. The latest BLS monthly report on the nation's employment picture, released on July 5, showed that construction added 21,000 jobs in June, compared with a revised increase of 5,000 in May.
From Construction and Demolition Recycling. Construction association officials are raising concerns over higher project costs and increasingly tight labor markets following the latest release of industry employment data. Construction employment increased by 21,000 jobs in June and by 224,000, or 3.2 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed job seekers with construction experience fell, according to recent data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
July 02, 2019 | by: NDA
From forconstructionpros.com. National nonresidential construction spending declined 0.9% in May but saw a 4.4% increase compared to the same time last year.According to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, national nonresidential construction spending declined 0.9% in May, totaling $788.5 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis and a 4.4% increase compared to the same time last year. While total public and private nonresidential spending declined 0.9% since April, public spending was up 11.2% and private spending was down 0.1% year over year.