California Governor Backs Prevailing Wage Expansion

  Gov. Jerry Brown (D) enacted two pieces of legislation that will expand prevailing wage requirements across the state.

NADCA Releases HVAC Standards

  The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) released its 2013 Standard for Assessment, Cleaning and Restoration of HVAC systems.

Industrial Summit Focuses on Safety, Quality and Training

  Associated Builders and Contractors brought together construction users and contractors at its first Industrial Users Summit to discuss industry safety, quality and workforce development.

States Announce Sustainable Energy and Transportation Projects

  Nearly 60 clean energy and transportation projects that could create 38,600 jobs were announced during the second quarter of 2013.

Health Care Compliance Tool Available

  The Department of Labor Labor issued a self-compliance tool to help people involved in operating a group health plan understand their responsibilities for provisions in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Dallas Continues Green Building Implementation

Dallas kicked off phase two of its Green Construction Ordinance—calling for all new commercial projects to meet the minimum number of points for LEED certification and comply with the city’s modified International Green Construction Code (IgCC).

OSHA Proposes Rule on Tracking Injury and Illness Data

Under a recently proposed rule, companies with 250 or more employees would be required to submit injury and illness records to OSHA on a quarterly basis.

Wisconsin Leaders Support Technical Education Funding

  The legislature passed several bills that dedicate more resources to career and technical education.

$550 Million Approved for S.C. Highway Projects

  The South Carolina Infrastructure Bank Board voted unanimously to allocate up to $550 million for state highway construction
projects.

Missouri DOT Unveils 20-Year Transportation Plan

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) expects revenues to reach $17.3 billion during the next 20 years, 91 percent of which is legally required to be spent on roads and bridges.

 

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