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Archive July 2019

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How to Spot an Ideal Customer

From the American Subcontractors Association, Contractor's Compass. Trade contractors are facing swift economic tailwinds. Construction and development are booming across most of the country. Work isn’t scarce, but in many cases, a skilled workforce is. It becomes the limiting factor in choosing which projects to build and when. As demand for services grows, trade contractors are more selective in choosing their customers.

Join us for Safe + Sound Week, August 12-18, 2019

  • By: NDA
  • On: 07/30/2019 07:35:35
  • In: Safety
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Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe.

Why Participate?
Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started, energize an existing one, or provide a chance to recognize your safety successes.

Who Participates?
All organizations looking for an opportunity to recognize their commitment to safety are welcome to participate. Last year, more than 2,700 businesses helped to raise awareness about workers’ health and safety!

U.S. economy expands, structure investments plummet in Q2

From Construction & Demolition Recycling. The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.1 percent annualized rate during the second quarter of 2019 with consumer spending leading the way, according to a recent Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data. This rate of growth exceeded the consensus expectation that second quarter growth would be closer to 1.8 percent. 

Apartment Absorption Shows Weakness

From the National Association of Home Builders. In the fourth quarter of 2018, 56,950 apartment units were completed, an 18 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2017 (69,640) (Figure 1). Apartment completions in the fourth quarter of 2018 were at their lowest point since the fourth quarter of 2013.

Investing in your skills: How to earn while you learn

From The White House Opens a New Window.  will be hosting the Pledge to America's Workers Event late Thursday afternoon, and one of the featured guests spoke to FOX Business' Stuart Varney Opens a New Window.  about his personal success story and how others can easily follow in suit.

Missoula company recycles buildings, 1 brick at a time

From Built in 1973, the king-size A-frame was an International House of Pancakes for many years. More recently, it was the Best Bet Casino. Now it’s being deconstructed piece by piece, and most of it will be salvaged and recycled for use at other construction projects, thanks to the efforts of a Missoula company called Waste Less Works Deconstruction and Material Recovery.

New episode of Demolition Now available

  • By: NDA
  • On: 07/25/2019 08:57:59
  • In: Safety
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NDA Director of Government Affairs Kevin McKenney speaks with Andy Levinson, Deputy Director of the Directorate for Standards and Guidance at OSHA on the Safe + Sound Campaign, which NDA is part of. Later, Kevin speaks with Robin Thorne, CEO of CTI Environmental and the Founder of

Here's how to achieve a zero-injury jobsite

  • By: NDA
  • On: 07/24/2019 07:30:21
  • In: Safety
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From Out of the more than 4,500 workers who were killed at work in 2016, one in five of them died on a construction site. It’s a grim reminder that faulty safety processes can be deadly. Also at stake: your company’s reputation, costly schedule delays, higher insurance rates and expensive litigation.

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From Forty-two states added construction jobs between June 2018 and June 2019, while construction employment increased in 30 states from May to June, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials said the new construction employment data demonstrates the need for new federal investments in career and technical education programs, along with immigration reform.
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