Delaware Legislation Promotes Responsible Business Practices

  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.

New Standards Improve CTE Access in Michigan

  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.

Design-Build Most Prevalent in West Coast and Military Markets

  For the first time ever, more than half of construction projects exceeding $10 million are being completed through design-build delivery.

Economists Remain Optimistic That Construction Industry Will Gain Momentum

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.

Softwood Lumber: A Classic Resource Redefining Sustainable Building

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.

Investing in High-Quality Hi-Vis

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.

How to Avoid Legal Claims When Monitoring Employee Activities Using GPS Technologies

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.

Transforming Construction Projects Into Energy-Efficiency Projects

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.

Survey Reveals Signs of Economic Optimism

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)

Minnesota Law Establishes New ‘Responsible Bidder’ Criteria

  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.
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