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Construction industry avoids list of 10 worst jobs for the future

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 03, 2013

Construction industry avoids list of 10 worst jobs for the future

When I saw a report in Kiplinger on the worst jobs for the future, I had to take a look. The good news is the construction industry isn’t on this list. I’m sure it has felt like the industry is one ...

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Fuel consumption in construction up 5.8 percent this year

Staff Report - Feb 28, 2013

Fuel consumption in construction up 5.8 percent this year

WEX Inc. and IHS together on Feb. 26 released results of its WEX Construction Fuel Consumption Index (FCI), which indicated an increase of 5.8 percent in January compared to its level in January 2012. The WEX Construction FCI measures national fuel ...

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Does a drop in foreclosures mean we’re on the rebound?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 19, 2013

Does a drop in foreclosures mean we’re on the rebound?

Foreclosure filings are down, but does it really mean we're on the rebound? Dow Jones reports that the number of U.S. properties with foreclosure filings fell 28 percent in January from a year earlier, while foreclosure starts fell to a six-year ...

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GUEST BLOG: What the re-election of President Obama, Republican House majority, Democratic Senate majority means for the construction industry

Contributed - Nov 12, 2012

GUEST BLOG: What the re-election of President Obama, Republican House majority, Democratic Senate majority means for the construction industry

During the 2012 presidential campaign, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney gave relative lip service to the subject of rebuilding America’s faltering infrastructure. Rather than positioning infrastructure as an integral part of the nation’s fabric, both treated construction funding ...

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Applauding coming together in times of need but appalled at union bureacracy turning away volunteers crews

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 02, 2012

Applauding coming together in times of need but appalled at union bureacracy turning away volunteers crews

It's so great to see the construction industry help others in a time of need. After the tornado in Joplin, Mo., last year, several manufacturers lent equipment. When Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana back in 2005, it was the deadliest and most ...

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Construction industry loses 7,000 jobs in March

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 06, 2012

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that construction industry lost 7,000 jobs in March, inching the unemployment rate up to 17.2 percent from 17.1 percent in February, according to the April 6 Department of Labor employment report. Year over year, ...

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ABC names American Infrastructure as 2011 Contractor of the Year

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 23, 2012

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has named American Infrastructure, Worcester, Pa., its 2011 Contractor of the Year. American Infrastructure Chairman and CEO A. Ross Myers accepted the award on behalf of the company during ABC’s 22nd annual Excellence in ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Dec 04, 2011

The Greening of America's Highways Words like sustainability, carbon footprint and environmental stewardship have dominated the construction industry for the past half-decade, driving some highway engineers to protest the buzz and beg their information sources to go back to covering advances ...

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Applications and Innovations

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 03, 2011

Applications and Innovations

Fast, Dirty Water Handling the stormwater/erosion dynamic By Tina Grady Barbaccia Sediment. That’s the problem. Barry Fagan, Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) environmental program engineer and a certified professional in erosion and sediment control, says that the “construction industry spends millions of dollars each ...

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AGC: Construction fatalities decline by nearly 10 percent in 2009-2010

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 25, 2011

The number of construction fatalities declined by nearly 10 percent between 2009 and 2010 and by almost 40 percent during the past five years, according to an analysis of new federal data prepared by the Associated General Contractors of America ...

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‘We are a nation in desperate need of a sustained and credible effort to create American jobs’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 08, 2011

Building and Construction Trades Department President Mark H. Ayers says the July 2011 report released by the U.S. Department of Labor on Aug. 5 "is simply the latest piece of evidence that we are a nation in desperate need of ...

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ACPA to Congress and Administration: Focus on federal-aid transportation, FAA reauthorizations

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 03, 2011

With the debt limit crisis averted, Congress and the Administration should focus on reauthorizing two key legislative priorities: Federal-aid transportation reauthorization and the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization, says the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA). “The American Concrete Pavement Association recognizes the ...

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