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House passes $12.3 billion water infrastructure projects bill

House passes $12.3 billion water infrastructure...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 21, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $12.3 billion water infrastructure reauthorization bill on Tuesday, The Hill reports. The conference version of the ...

3 steps to establishing constant communication between workers for a safer construction jobsite

3 steps to establishing constant communication between...

Posted by Amy Materson on May 20, 2014

There’s a lot of safety buzz going on lately. More than 30 construction firms just wrapped up the first annual ...

Ancient buildings and artifacts in Istanbul reportedly being destroyed by construction

Ancient buildings and artifacts in Istanbul reportedly...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 19, 2014

In construction, one of the things many contractors make a concentrated effort at avoiding is destroying anything of historical value ...

Home starts jump 13.2% in April as apartment construction soars

Home starts jump 13.2% in April as apartment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 16, 2014

The construction of new homes in the U.S. jumped 13.2 percent during April due to warmer temperatures and a huge ...

Gimme shelter: Jobsite chaplains there for construction workers in troubled times

Gimme shelter: Jobsite chaplains there for construction...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on May 15, 2014

Review the news we’ve reported in just the past two weeks, and you get an idea of how stressful jobsites ...

Pittsburgh contractors say their problem is finding work, not workers… for now

Pittsburgh contractors say their problem is finding...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 14, 2014

Contractors in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania say it's not a skilled worker shortage that's causing them problems. It's a shortage of construction ...

Senate committee unveils text of highway reauthorization bill

Senate committee unveils text of highway...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 13, 2014

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee on Monday night revealed the text of its surface transportation reauthorization bill. Dubbed the MAP-21 ...

Worker killed at World Cup construction site brings tally to 8 deaths

Worker killed at World Cup construction site brings...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 13, 2014

Eight construction workers have died during the construction of the soccer stadiums that will host the World Cup in Brazil, ...

HammerHead’s pneumatic piercing tools handle underground installation with little disruption

HammerHead’s pneumatic piercing tools handle...

Posted by Amy Materson on May 08, 2014

Perform underground installation work with minimal disruptions to landscapes, buildings or traffic flow with HammerHead’s four new pneumatic piercing tools. ...

Komatsu sees profit jump 26% in FY 2013, but expects less demand in coming year

Komatsu sees profit jump 26% in FY 2013, but expects...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 07, 2014

Komatsu says an increase in demand for construction equipment in Japan, China and other regions offset a low demand for ...

Fire sparked by blowtorch at Southern California bridge construction site shuts down section of I-15 for nearly 2 days

Fire sparked by blowtorch at Southern California bridge...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 07, 2014

Officials in Hesperia, California closed down an entire section of Interstate 15 for about a day and a half between ...

Construction worker killed in early morning hit-and-run in Alabama work zone

Construction worker killed in early morning hit-and-run...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 05, 2014

A construction worker died early Friday morning after a vehicle struck him in a highway work zone in Hoover, Alabama, AL.com reports. The ...

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