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Workers’ Comp Report Reveals Top Five Causes of Workplace Injuries Open in a New Window

In the construction industry, strains and sprains were the most frequently reported injury (28 percent of the total), and they caused work­ers to miss an average of 57 workdays.


Design-Build Gains Traction in Four StatesOpen in a New Window

Missouri, Alabama, Nebraska and New York advance design-build legislation.


Court Blocks DOL’s Final Persuader RuleOpen in a New Window

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a nationwide injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing the final persuader rule, keeping it from taking effect July 1. 


OSHA Finalizes Electronic Recordkeeping RuleOpen in a New Window

Effective Aug. 10, companies in high-hazard industries (including construction) with at least 20 employees must electronically submit injury and illness information, which OSHA will then post on its website.


Best Practices Can Make Contractors 720 Percent SaferOpen in a New Window

ABC's 2016 Safety Performance Report documents how proactive safety practices can dramatically reduce recordable incidents up to 86 percent, making the best-performing companies 720 percent safer than the industry average. 


Taking Construction to New HeightsOpen in a New Window

The industry has just scratched the surface on drones’ capabilities, and contractors currently able to use them are pioneering the way. 


Succession Planning and Ownership Transfer: Do It Right the First Time Open in a New Window

Many U.S. construction industry leaders are approaching the age of 60 and above, with a recent study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers concluding that 33 percent of all construction firms will be transitioned during the next five years. While construction firm owners have vast knowledge in their trade niche, most have limited experience in the sale and divestiture of their own business interests. 


Spending Stabilizes at Elevated Level; Supply Constraints Become More ApparentOpen in a New Window

While nonresidential construction spending growth struggles to maintain momentum, the balance of 2016 should prove a rewarding period for many construction companies. America’s consumer-led economic recovery remains in place, and construction backlog remains at elevated levels. 


It’s Time to Build in the BotsOpen in a New Window

Savvy commercial construction executives already have adapted to an increasingly tech-forward and sustainability-focused world by creating buildings that seamlessly deliver WiFi connectivity and efficient heating, cooling and plumbing services.


Intelligent MachinesOpen in a New Window

Construction equipment manufacturers are at the ready with a fleet of technology-rich machines that will revolutionize how contractors work. 
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