Design-Build Gains Traction in Four States

Missouri, Alabama, Nebraska and New York advance design-build legislation.

Court Blocks DOL’s Final Persuader Rule

  The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a nationwide injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing the final persuader rule, keeping it from taking effect July 1. 

OSHA Finalizes Electronic Recordkeeping Rule

Effective Aug. 10, companies in high-hazard industries (including construction) with at least 20 employees must electronically submit injury and illness information, which OSHA will then post on its website.

Best Practices Can Make Contractors 720 Percent Safer

ABC's 2016 Safety Performance Report documents how proactive safety practices can dramatically reduce recordable incidents up to 86 percent, making the best-performing companies 720 percent safer than the industry average. 

Taking Construction to New Heights

The industry has just scratched the surface on drones’ capabilities, and contractors currently able to use them are pioneering the way. 

Succession Planning and Ownership Transfer: Do It Right the First Time

Many U.S. construction industry leaders are approaching the age of 60 and above, with a recent study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers concluding that 33 percent of all construction firms will be transitioned during the next five years. While construction firm owners have vast knowledge in their trade niche, most have limited experience in the sale and divestiture of their own business interests. 

Spending Stabilizes at Elevated Level; Supply Constraints Become More Apparent

While nonresidential construction spending growth struggles to maintain momentum, the balance of 2016 should prove a rewarding period for many construction companies. America’s consumer-led economic recovery remains in place, and construction backlog remains at elevated levels. 

It’s Time to Build in the Bots

  Savvy commercial construction executives already have adapted to an increasingly tech-forward and sustainability-focused world by creating buildings that seamlessly deliver WiFi connectivity and efficient heating, cooling and plumbing services.

Intelligent Machines

Construction equipment manufacturers are at the ready with a fleet of technology-rich machines that will revolutionize how contractors work. 

Wearables Wanted Onsite

Wearable devices—from exoskeletons that give workers nearly superhuman strength, to smartglasses and hardhats that provide technicians with spy-like visualization powers—are driving safety, productivity and decision-making on today’s construction jobsites. 
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Spending Stabilizes at Elevated Level; Supply Constraints Become More Apparent
While nonresidential construction spending growth struggles to maintain momentum...

All Contractors Will Be Affected by the New Lease Standard
All construction contractors’ assets and liabilities will be affected by the...

Tackling Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry
Historically, the construction industry has been characterized by a stoic, tough...

Texas AEC Industry Supports Inaugural KIDstruction Week
Dallas-based Schwob Building Company’s presence on a local Friendly Chevrolet...

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