Archive April 2019
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Next gen, industry deserves better career narrative
From constructiondive.com. The societal narrative that great careers require a four-year degree is doing a disservice to the construction and manufacturing industries as well as to young people across the country, argued panelists at the recent Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s Great Think: Workforce Readiness event in Washington, D.C.
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Code Enforcement demolition program helps beautify Corpus Christi
From kiiitv.com. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Neighborhood safety is a high priority for the City of Corpus Christi, and that's why code enforcement is beautifying neighborhoods. With the help of the Code Enforcement demolition program funded by the Community Development Block Grants, a deteriorating home in Flour Bluff was demolished.
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 38 STATES FROM MARCH 2018 TO MARCH 2019 WHILE 29 STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN FEBRUARY AND MARCH
Via AGC. Thirty-eight states added construction jobs between March 2018 and March 2019, while construction employment increased in 29 states between February and March, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials said the widespread gains show demand for workers remains strong and urged federal officials to enact immigration reforms to boost the supply of qualified worker.
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LiuGong, Kinshofer Create 'Potent, Cost-Effective' Scrap/Demo Solution
From constructionequipmentguide.com. LiuGong North America (LGNA) has partnered with Kinshofer North America to give scrap and demolition industry professionals a cost-effective, profit-widening scrap and demolition solution.
The Kinshofer MQP-30-Y Multi-Quick processor and LiuGong NA 925E excavator combination were featured at the "DEMOlition" event held by the National Demolition Association at its 2019 Demolition Rockies expo in March. The live demonstration gives prospective owners and their crews the chance to operate various types of equipment from different brands, comparing their performance and capability for themselves in a single day.
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Here's the company that's going to bring down Martin Tower, NDAs Controlled Demolition
From The Morning Call. It made the Riviera, a legendary Las Vegas casino of the Rat Pack era, and Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium disappear in mere seconds. It’s toppled four, 3,000-ton blast furnaces at U.S. Steel in Youngstown, Ohio, and choreographed a tricky implosion of the remnants of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the target of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Now, Controlled Demolition Inc., based in Phoenix, Md., is coming to the Lehigh Valley to take down the 21-story Martin Tower.
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$8 Million in Supplemental Funds Made Available by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Brownfields Revolving Loan Grant Funds
From JDSUPRA.com. On April 3, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) approved additional funds in the amount of $8 million for fiscal year 2019. Those additional funds would supplement existing Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (“RLF”) grantees who made a loan or subaward and have substantially depleted loan funds. While additional funds have been made available this fiscal year, those funds are supplemental funds for existing RLF grantees.
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RURAL COMMUNITIES RECEIVE STATE SUPPORT TO ATTRACT 246 NEW JOBS AND MORE THAN $96 MILLION IN PRIVATE INVESTMENT
The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 17 grant requests to local governments totaling $7,068,625, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 869 jobs, 623 of which were previously announced. The public investment in these projects will attract more than $96.8 million in private investment.
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GFL Infrastructure adds Liebherr excavators to fleet
From Construction and Demoition Recycling. During the National Demolition Association’s Live Demolition event at Demolition Rockies 2019 in Aurora, Colorado, dozens of people had an opportunity to operate Liebherr’s R 950 high-reach demolition excavator, among other equipment.
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NDA's Foundations of Demolition Project Management - Understanding project management best practices
From Construction and Demolition Recycling. Successful project management during demolition is critical for staying on task and on schedule. However, managers can have difficulty planning a job without clear metrics or strategies. With this in mind, the Washington-based National Demolition Association (NDA) created its Foundations of Demolition Project Management course. This two-day course assists managers in the preplanning, on-site management and evaluation phases of the job to help mitigate risk and maximize profitability.
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ABC Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in February
From forconstructionpros.com. “As predicted, the decreased backlog in the first month of the year reversed in February,” said Anirban Basu, ABC’s chief economist. “Low January readings are typically due to seasonal factors like the holidays and weather, but this year they were further affected by the federal government shutdown. In particular, the backlog in the infrastructure category increased significantly from January to February, which is consistent with the notion that the shutdown delayed a meaningful amount of contract signing.
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