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ARTBA offering scholarships to children of highway workers killed or disabled on the job

ARTBA offering scholarships to children of highway...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Feb 18, 2016

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association's Transportation Development Foundation is once again offering scholarships to the children of highway ...

Continued homebuilding gains boost construction spending 0.6% in September

Continued homebuilding gains boost construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 03, 2015

Sizable gains in homebuilding again led to an increase in total U.S. construction spending in September. Construction spending increased 0.6 percent ...

Three students awarded Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarships

Three students awarded Roadway Worker Memorial...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 12, 2015

The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation awarded its Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship to three students who each lost a father during ...

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80% planning to make new hires, buy new equipment

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80%...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 22, 2015

After finishing 2014 with employment at nearly a six-year high, hiring within the construction industry is expected to expand at ...

Construction adds 12,000 jobs in October, sees another big drop in unemployment

Construction adds 12,000 jobs in October, sees another...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 07, 2014

The U.S. construction industry has now added jobs for a 10th consecutive month with a gain of 12,000 workers in ...

Construction’s late recovery in Nevada heightens shortage of skilled workers as Tesla looms

Construction’s late recovery in Nevada heightens...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 09, 2014

After successfully wooing electric car maker Tesla to build its massive gigafactory through $1.25 billion in tax incentives, the state ...

Despite being among the only jobs that can’t be outsourced, U.S. is largely blind to construction industry’s worth

Despite being among the only jobs that can’t be...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 01, 2014

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article about the need for more apprenticeships. Sure enough, it contained a misconception ...

The Newbie’s Guide to Succeeding in Construction: 7 rules for your first week

The Newbie’s Guide to Succeeding in Construction: 7...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 12, 2014

Our industry needs young men. Young men need jobs. You would think these problems would solve each other, but there's a ...

Bill calls for the elimination of federal transportation funding

Bill calls for the elimination of federal...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 19, 2013

While most are trying to figure out a way to free up more federal funding for transportation, two Congressmen have ...

Phoenix contractors unable to meet demand of construction rebound due to skilled worker shortage

Phoenix contractors unable to meet demand of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 27, 2013

After losing nearly half of its construction jobs in the throes of the recession, Phoenix, Arizona is now in the ...

The construction industry now accounts for the most U.S. workplace deaths thanks to a 5% increase in 2012

The construction industry now accounts for the most...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 26, 2013

With 775 fatal injuries in 2012, private construction rose to the top of all U.S. industries in the number of ...

Construction spending up 0.5% in May to nearly 4-year high behind rise in government spending

Construction spending up 0.5% in May to nearly 4-year...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 01, 2013

Spending on construction projects in the U.S. saw a second consecutive month of gains in May, rising 0.5 percent to ...

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