A package of bills that seeks to ensure all construction businesses are playing by the rules awaits Gov. Jack Markell’s signature after gaining approval in the Delaware House and Senate.
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.) signed off on Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) improvements giving school districts more flexibility to enhance career and technical education (CTE) programs.
For the first time ever, more than half of construction projects exceeding $10 million are being completed through design-build delivery.
Economists are generally optimistic about the nonresidential and residential construction sectors heading into 2015, despite a slow recovery to date and reports of sporadic improvements in backlog and architecture billings.
There is a need for new and creative sustainable construction materials, and technological developments have helped modified lumber emerge as a smart and sustainable choice.
Companies typically spend as little as possible to meet ANSI 107 requirements for high-visibility, but investing in high-quality workwear can have several tangible and intangible benefits that affect the bottom line.
The preparation and implementation of an employee tracking and monitoring policy must be done with care to achieve a balance between protecting the legitimate business interests of the employer and the privacy rights of employees.
By taking a holistic approach to building design and construction, contractors can transform traditional projects into more cost-effective energy-efficiency projects that improve the bottom line. It’s a big market opportunity that should not to be missed.
Construction executives are confident in the U.S. economy, but remain concerned about their ability to grow revenues, address the labor shortage and manage the costs of doing business (particularly providing health care to employees)
Gov. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.) signed a bill establishing “responsible bidder” criteria that contractors must meet when they submit bids to state or local governments for taxpayer-funded projects. The bipartisan effort passed the Minnesota House 84-38 and the Senate 59-0.