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Roadworks

Better Roads Staff - Jun 03, 2011

Roadworks

Before you can bid, tell me which candidates you contributed to. By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on what our government does that might be the thin end of the ...

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Contractors want infrastructure changes in D.C.

John Latta - May 23, 2011

Nothing fancy here folks. Coinciding with the TCC Fly-In's increasing the pressure on Congress to get to Reauthorizatioin,  Associated General Contractors call for some serious changes in the way the Feds handle infrastructure. I'm rushing and  in and our of ...

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AGC recognizes Turner Construction for safety

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 04, 2011

The Associated General Contractors of America recognized Turner Construction Co. as one of the safest construction companies in the United States with a 2011 Construction Safety and Excellence Award (CSEA). This is the second time Turner, the ...

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Construction spending tumbles to 10-year low

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Feb 03, 2011

Construction spending fell 2.5 percent in December to a $788 billion seasonally adjusted annual rate, the lowest level in a decade, reports the Associated General Contractors of America in analysis of Census Bureau data. All three major categories – private ...

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Construction firms plan to hire, not cut, workers

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Jan 25, 2011

More construction firms are planning to hire workers this year than are planning to make layoffs, according to a survey released by the Associated General Contractors of America and Navigant. While 55 percent of firms laid off staff and only 20 ...

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AGC: Construction employment up in 29 states

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 29, 2010

Construction employment expanded in 29 states between September and October, while fewer people are working in construction compared to last year in 39 states, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) reported in an analysis of state employment data released ...

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CARB, AGC discuss emissions rule delay

Marcia Gruver Doyle - Oct 08, 2010

The California Air Resources Board and the Associated General Contractors of America say they've opened a new agency-industry dialogue with today's announcement that CARB has delayed enforcement of its off-highway emissions rule until January, 2014. "In a sense," said Mary Nichols, ...

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Construction spending went up in August

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Oct 05, 2010

Total construction spending went up 0.4 percent between July and August to $812 billion. This rise was driven by increases in public construction activity, including stimulus and base realignment projects, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data released ...

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Cities add most construction jobs since 2008

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Sep 28, 2010

Construction employment expanded in 56 out of 337 metropolitan areas between August 2009 and August 2010, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. More cities added construction jobs during the past ...

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Financial District

Better Roads Staff - Jul 01, 2010

Stuck in traffic Delayed reauthorization costs keep adding up with no relief in sight By John Latta Traffic congestion and the delays it causes are costing the nation’s construction firms an estimated $23 billion each year, according to a new analysis by the ...

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RoadWorks: Down but not out

Better Roads Staff - Jun 01, 2010

RoadWorks:  Down but not out

Recession ruthless to equipment distributors. By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Tom Anderson Just as a rising tide is said to have the power to lift all boats, the Great Recession apparently leaves no-one behind. Equipment distributors have taken a pounding. While ...

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U.S. construction industry adds 14,000 jobs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 24, 2010

The nation's construction industry added 14,000 jobs nationwide in April, according to the Labor Department, marking the first back-to-back monthly gains in that sector since 2006, the Los Angeles Times reports. In all, 29 states gained construction jobs that month, according ...

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