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Majority of construction firms have a hard time finding skilled workers

Wayne Grayson - Oct 24, 2014

Majority of construction firms have a hard time finding skilled workers

The problem of not being able to find enough skilled craft workers is reaching nearly universal levels in the U.S. construction industry, according to a new survey. In response, the Associated General Contractors of America today released a workforce development plan aimed ...

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Dear Congress: Let's avoid another HTF crisis

Brian Ethridge - Oct 06, 2014

Dear Congress: Let's avoid another HTF crisis

The Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) is urging Congress to pass a new long-term surface transportation measure as soon as possible. TCC says failing to do so will lead to another self-imposed funding crisis would undermine vital road, highway and transit ...

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New work zone training program to be offered in 2015

Amy Materson - Sep 30, 2014

New work zone training program to be offered in 2015

The Associated General Contractors of America will put $135,000 in grant money to good use in 2015, using the funds to implement safety training classes on highway work zones. According to both federal safety data and AGC survey results, work zone ...

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Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Kevin Jones - Sep 18, 2014

Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Transportation interests have written Congress to express opposition to the so-called “devolution” of the federal highway program and the proposed Transportation Empowerment Act. The bill, introduced in the House and Senate last fall, transfers almost all authority over federal highway and ...

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OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths likely; triggered by uptick in activity, less-experienced workers

Wayne Grayson - Jul 30, 2014

OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths likely; triggered by uptick in activity, less-experienced workers

If it seems like you’re hearing about a lot more construction-related deaths lately, you’re not alone. Anyone who pays close attention to news concerning the industry has likely noticed reports of construction worker deaths in the U.S. have come across ...

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Transportation advocates push for highway funding this week

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 09, 2014

Transportation advocates push for highway funding this week

Transportation advocates are flying to Washington, D.C. from all over the country to meet with lawmakers and discuss highway funding at the Transportation Construction Coalition’s (TCC) 2014 Legislative Fly-In on Tuesday and Wednesday. This year's theme, “The Time is Now: Fix the ...

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TCC’s 'Hardhats for Highways' campaign urges Congress to fix Highway Trust Fund

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 13, 2014

TCC’s 'Hardhats for Highways' campaign urges Congress to fix Highway Trust Fund

A group of associations and labor unions is working to alert Congress to the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) -- the main source of highway infrastructure funding, which could run out as early as August. The Transportation Construction ...

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Construction University: Marketing

Better Roads Staff - Aug 07, 2013

Construction University: Marketing

Know Your Business series, Part IV   Give people a business excuse to choose you above your competition  There are several contractor misconceptions about marketing, says Cynthia Paul with industry consultant FMI. First, marketing is not sales. Second, it’s not just directed at ...

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Let’s make construction work zones safer. It can be done.

John Latta - Apr 16, 2013

Let’s make construction work zones safer. It can be done.

A whole lot of highway contractors who work on our roads want to see tougher laws, fines and legal penalties for moving violations in work zones and more frequent safety training for workers on these jobs. This information comes from a ...

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Good news, bad news on construction employment front

Staff Report - May 07, 2012

The construction industry lost 2,000 jobs in April, following similar declines of 3,000 in March and 1,000 in February, but still added 63,000 jobs over the past year as the industry unemployment rate shrank to 14.5 percent—the lowest April level ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Jan 12, 2012

Highway Contractor

Another Testing 12 Months The recovery continues. Slowly. Slowly. It’s frustrating (again) to have to say it, but it appears that this new year will offer us more of the same. Last year virtually repeating itself, as did the year before that and ...

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Nonresidential construction employment increases

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 09, 2012

Nonresidential construction employment increased in December by 17,000 despite a 16 percent decrease in overall construction employment. Associated General Contractors of America officials said unseasonably warm weather likely extended the construction season, benefitting construction employment. “Nonresidential construction is clearly driving last ...

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