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Congressional showdown ends with Senate passing House’s $10.8 billion highway funding patch

Congressional showdown ends with Senate passing...

Posted by James Jaillet on Aug 01, 2014

The Senate on Thursday passed a 10-month funding bill that will prevent the Highway Trust Fund from going broke until ...

Rochester sees increase in female home builders as industry rebounds

Rochester sees increase in female home builders as...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 28, 2014

Women are having a big impact on the housing market in Rochester, New York, and not in the traditional sense. ...

Conductive “sensing skin” paint could stop cracks in bridges, concrete structures before it’s too late

Conductive “sensing skin” paint could stop...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 22, 2014

A new paint-on "sensing skin" would allow officials to retrofit bridges and other concrete structures with the ability to detect ...

Philadelphia unveils required construction, demolition project signage one year after fatal building collapse

Philadelphia unveils required construction, demolition...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 22, 2014

As a measure taken in the aftermath of a building demolition that killed six people last year, the city of ...

4 tips for developing a health and wellness program at your construction firm (and why you should)

4 tips for developing a health and wellness program at...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 16, 2014

Construction company owners are in a unique position when it comes to assessing and helping their employees manage their health ...

House passes $10.8 billion quick fix as highway construction funding nears insolvency

House passes $10.8 billion quick fix as highway...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 16, 2014

The House on Tuesday passed a nearly $11 billion quick fix that would stave off the looming insolvency of the ...

2 NYC construction firms charged in scheme that paid people to pose as safety inspectors at 40 jobsites

2 NYC construction firms charged in scheme that paid...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 14, 2014

Two New York City construction companies are facing charges of grand larceny among others for hiring unqualified people to pose ...

STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that could be a big opportunity to fix construction’s skilled labor woes

STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 11, 2014

A recent article at Business Insider revealed an odd wrinkle in the job market. According to Census Bureau statistics, less than ...

Smart Bricks are full-size, concrete Lego bricks designed for vertical construction

Smart Bricks are full-size, concrete Lego bricks...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 10, 2014

Bricks are a pretty basic element of construction and have been for centuries. But a company called Kite Bricks has ...

House panel’s proposed $10.5 billion stopgap for highway funding meets disapproval of Senators, AEM

House panel’s proposed $10.5 billion stopgap for...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 10, 2014

The House Ways and Means Committee has proposed a stopgap to fund transportation projects for eight months, but Sens. Barbara ...

White House, transportation leaders push Congress to find a long-term highway funding solution sooner rather than later

White House, transportation leaders push Congress to...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 09, 2014

The White House, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and several industry associations are urging Congress to find a highway funding solution ...

3 free safety apps you can put to work on the construction jobsite

3 free safety apps you can put to work on the...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 09, 2014

Being an effective safety manager means more than just holding your obligatory toolbox talk and annual safety training meetings. Developing ...

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