Posted on 5/31/2016 7:04 AM By Joanna Masterson
It’s not easy to pass on one’s passion for something to other people in a way that makes them want to learn more, but that’s exactly what John Lupacchino of Gaylor Electric, Noblesville, Ind., has been doing for Gaylor University for the past 22 years and the Indiana/Kentucky Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) for the past 17 years.
Posted on 5/31/2016 7:01 AM By Joanna Masterson
Professional success isn't always about climbing the corporate ladder. Sometimes it’s best illustrated by someone who forgoes promotions to do what he truly loves and is undeniably good at. Scott Walters is that guy for Dan Vos Construction Company Inc., Ada, Mich.
Posted on 5/30/2016 8:39 AM By Joanna Masterson
The Associated Builders and Contractors Delaware Chapter has spearheaded a campaign to educate the public on PLAs, citing the fact that 92 percent of Delaware’s private construction workforce does not belong to a union and effectively would be shut out of competing for projects funded by their own tax dollars.
Posted on 5/30/2016 7:54 AM By Joanna Masterson
The more the word gets out that a company is truly supportive of its diverse staff for career enhancement, the easier it becomes to create a diverse team.
Posted on 5/24/2016 12:11 PM By Joanna Masterson
Affirming a U.S. District Court ruling from 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a decision that stops an unprecedented expansion of the Davis-Bacon Act onto the CityCenterDC project on the grounds that the District of Columbia was not a party to the construction contracts and that the project is not a “public work” because it is not publicly funded or government-owned or government-operated.
Posted on 5/24/2016 8:27 AM By Joanna Masterson
The heavy construction and engineering industry recorded the second most severe driving incidents for service-based vehicles—29 percent above the national average of 2.5 severe driving incidents per every 1,000 miles driven.
Posted on 4/26/2016 7:15 PM By Joanna Masterson
Average annual salaries for craft professionals ranged from just over $47,000 to nearly $89,000—not including overtime, per diem, bonuses or other incentives—according to NCCER’s 2015 Construction Craft Salary Survey.
Posted on 4/26/2016 7:05 PM By Joanna Masterson
Employers covered by OSHA’s final rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica have until June 23, 2017, to comply with the new construction standard, except for requirements for laboratory evaluation of exposure samples, which begin on June 23, 2018. Eight construction industry organizations have filed a petition for review of the final rule with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
Posted on 4/26/2016 5:48 PM By Joanna Masterson
“Contractors cannot be afraid of investing in the training and PPE required to do the job safely. Spending a couple thousand dollars here and there for training is nothing compared to paying that tenfold when you have an incident. Safety is good for business as it relates to efficiency and the bottom line, but also as it relates to the goal that every person on the jobsite leaves in the same or better condition as when they arrived.”
Posted on 4/25/2016 7:18 PM By Joanna Masterson
President Obama signed an executive order that creates a Federal Earthquake Risk Management Standard requiring new, leased and regulated federal buildings to meet seismic safety provisions outlined in the International Building Code and the International Residential Code.