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May 28, 2019 | by: NDA
From Dodge Data and Analytics. The value of new construction starts in April fell 15% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $685.2 billion, pulling back following the 16% hike that was reported in March, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Steep declines were registered by two of the three main construction sectors. Nonbuilding construction, which is comprised of public works and electric utilities/gas plants, plunged 31% from its elevated March amount which was lifted by the start of the $4.3 billion Calcasieu Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Cameron LA.
From Business Insurance. The Trump administration has proposed enshrining the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s current stance that the electronic record-keeping rule does not prohibit employers from establishing workplace safety incentive programs or post-incident drug testing in a new standard, according to the latest Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.
May 22, 2019 | by: NDA
From jdsupra.com. The Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow's America Act (LIFT America Act or the Act), H.R. 2741 - 116th Congress, was introduced by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) on May 15, 2019. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce is scheduled to hold a hearing on the LIFT America Act on May 22, 2019, at 10 a.m. The LIFT America Act seeks to provide funding to rehablilitate drinking water infrastructure containing per-or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and redevelop brownfields.
From forconstructionpros.com. Associate Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that its monthly Construction Backlog Indicator expanded to 9.5 months in March 2019, up 0.7 months or 8.8% since February 2019 when CBI stood at 8.8 months.
May 21, 2019 | by: NDA
From forconstructionpros.com. The most valuable recyclable product the demolition contractor reveals is the land underneath a building, particularly when it is located in South Boston, one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. In January, National Demolition Association (NDA) member Costello Dismantling was called upon by Sea and Shore Contracting to carefully dismantle the roof and internal structure of a former contractor’s garage in South Boston. The garage spanned between East Fifth and Sixth streets in a heavily residential area.
From The Ripon Advance. U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) last week unveiled a bipartisan, bicameral bill to update the definition of full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.
May 20, 2019 | by: NDA
From roboticsbusinessreview.com. Research firm Tractica today projected a $226 million revenue market by 2025 for the construction robotics space, an area that traditionally has been labor-intensive and not focused on robotics as much as industries such as manufacturing, supply chain logistics, and health care.
May 17, 2019 | by: NDA
From Construction & Demolition Recycling. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that revises 14 provisions in the recordkeeping, general industry, maritime and construction standards that the agency says may be “confusing, outdated or unnecessary.” The revisions are expected to increase understanding and compliance with the provisions, improve employee safety and health and save employers an estimated $6.1 million per year.