From the monthly archives: June 2014

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Missouri Changes Interpretation of Discrimination Under Workers’ Compensation Law

In April, the Supreme Court of Missouri changed its longstanding interpretation of what an employee must prove to establish wrongful discharge or other discrimination under Section 287.780 of its workers' compensation law.

Contractors Shift Core Business Processes to Mobile Apps

Among construction firm that have deployed mobile apps, 64 percent use them for inspections, followed by 38 percent for work orders and 35 percent for checklists.

House Committee Approves Thermal Insulation Bill

  The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved H.R. 4801, a bill that would require the Secretary of Energy to prepare a report on the impact of thermal insulation on both energy and water use for potable hot water in federal buildings.

ABC National Office Certified Under New Green Globes Program

The Green Building Initiative certified Associated Builders and Contractors’ 19,380-square-foot national headquarters in Washington, D.C., under its new Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors program.

Facility Expansions Bolster Construction Training

In addition to a new workforce training center in Alabama, new facilities are set to open in Louisiana and Pennsylvania in anticipation of higher apprenticeship enrollment.

EPA and Army Corps Seek to Expand Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

  The public has until Oct. 20 to submit written comments on a proposed rule that aims to clarify the definition of “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act and significantly expand federal control of land and water resources across the nation—creating additional permitting and regulatory requirements.

What Are Today's Young Professionals Looking for in a Workplace, and What Makes Them Want to Stay at a Job Long Term?

Three young professionals give firsthand insight on what makes them want to join a company and stick around for more than a few years.

The Evolution of Energy-Efficient Insulation

Fiberglass insulation has been used in homes and commercial buildings since the 1960s, and while it still works, a more advanced, energy-efficient alternative has been capturing attention and market share in nonresidential construction: foam panels. Based on a number of qualities, foam panels have proven to lower heating and cooling costs throughout the life of a structure.

New Contract Document Management Technologies Aid Productivity

  With an online contract management system, contractors never have to be offsite because their legal agreements and forms are housed in the cloud, available wherever and whenever they need them.

Reduce Overhead Costs With Cloud-Based Communications

By simply using an on-demand app on any laptop or tablet, that device can be transformed into a voice, data and video collaboration tool that allows construction managers to connect with clients and team members across the country and around the globe.
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