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July 10, 2019 | by: NDA
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.
July 01, 2019 | by: NDA
From The Weather Channel. Watch this video of clean up underway in Owensboro, Kentucky, after a storm caused a bourbon distillery warehouse to partially collapse. The video represents the vast differences in recovery work that NDA members perform daily. With proper planning and use of the right equipment, recovery efforts are safe, cost effective and make way for the engines of commerce to continue with minimal interruption.
June 27, 2019 | by: NDA
From abc22now.com. The city of Dayton is now waiving demolition fees for tornado survivors. On Friday, Michelle Tiley fought back tears as she explained she had to tear down her tornado damaged home. To get the permit to do it, she had to use her American Red Cross Funds.
June 25, 2019 | by: NDA
From forconstructionpros.com. Remote-controlled demolition manufacturer Brokk appoints Jeff Keeling as its first business development manager. Keeling transitioned from the role of Brokk’s midwestern regional sales manager to the new position earlier this year. In this new role, Keeling works closely with regional sales managers to develop and grow the Brokk brand in key segments across the United States and Canada. He is also responsible for educational initiatives aimed at helping customers maximize their Brokk machines’ potential.