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Obama, Biden announce $600 million initiative to close skills gap through job training and apprenticeships

Obama, Biden announce $600 million initiative to close skills gap through job training and apprenticeships

Today, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced a $600 million initiative that seeks to equip more workers with the skills needed to ...

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Business

Home starts up 2.8% in March, builder confidence up slightly

Home starts up 2.8% in March, builder confidence up slightly

Home starts rose 2.8 percent in March due to an increase in single-family homes, signaling what many analysts hope to be an end to construction ...

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Business

DOT now predicts Highway Trust Fund will run out of money by end of August

DOT now predicts Highway Trust Fund will run out of money by end of August

In its latest update of the Highway Trust Fund Ticker, the U.S. Department of Transportation predicts the HTF to run out of money by the end ...

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Safety

Construction worker dies after 10-story fall from NYC roof

Construction worker dies after 10-story fall from NYC roof

A construction worker died Monday afternoon after falling 10 stories in New York City. The man was working on the roof of an office building in ...

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Safety

Keeping your cool: 3 tips to avoiding heat stress on the jobsite

Keeping your cool: 3 tips to avoiding heat stress on the jobsite

With the long deep freezes all around the country this winter, most of us have been looking forward to lots of sunshine and warmer weather. For ...

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Business

Construction workers design and open coffee house filled with reclaimed wood

Construction workers design and open coffee house filled with reclaimed wood

As Brooklyn sees more and more of the development and renovation that come  with gentrification, one new coffee shop in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood was inspired by and ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Crews pull half-mile, 30 million-pound bridge into place in record-breaking slide

VIDEO: Crews pull half-mile, 30 million-pound bridge into place in record-breaking slide

Construction crews have completed a record-breaking bridge slide over the Ohio River. At nearly a half-mile in length and weighing in at more than 30 million ...

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Equipment

New concrete formula ditches Portland cement, adds strength and sustainability

New concrete formula ditches Portland cement, adds strength and sustainability

Should a few major trials hold up as expected, an Australian family company will have succeeded in developing a new concrete that is not only ...

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Equipment

Researchers finally know how tires make sound and the findings could save you money

Researchers finally know how tires make sound and the findings could save you money

Yokohama has announced that through work with the Japanese equivalent of NASA, the company for the first time has an understanding of how tires make sound. The ...

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Equipment

Hilti adds software enhancements to X-Scan and Ferroscan detection systems (VIDEO)

Hilti adds software enhancements to X-Scan and Ferroscan detection systems (VIDEO)

Building on products introduced two years ago, Hilti has added exportability to its PS 1000 X-Scan and PC 250 Ferroscan detection tools. These tools allow contractors ...

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Understanding your pickup’s max payload capacity and how helper springs make a smooth ride of a heavy load

Understanding your pickup’s max payload capacity and how helper springs make a smooth ride of a heavy load

Hauling 55-gallon drums of diesel, a bed full of pit run gravel or pallets of undercarriage parts are an every day occurrence for many pickup ...

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Telematics

How to save money and protect equipment by creating an anti-idling policy at your construction company

How to save money and protect equipment by creating an anti-idling policy at your construction company

In construction bids, nobody likes to leave money on the table. Yet the biggest controllable expense—fuel cost—is rarely scrutinized for savings. That’s unfortunate, given that the ...

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Business

South Dakota contractor’s work in his small town’s moment of crisis provides framework for growth

South Dakota contractor’s work in his small town’s moment of crisis provides framework for growth

Each February, Gale Nitteberg, his wife Sandy and their grandchildren pack up and head south for about a month to escape the harsh South Dakota ...

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Equipment

How to get the most work out of your compact track loader

How to get the most work out of your compact track loader

Compared to skid steer loaders, compact track loaders cost more, have slower travel speeds, are better in soft underfoot conditions, and handle slopes better. Common ...

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