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Worker claims employer had him arrested based on his reporting of safety concerns

Construction Dive

A Department of Labor lawsuit alleges Boston-based Tara Construction facilitated an employee's immigration detention after an injury he reported sparked an OSHA investigation

World Plumbing Day Underscores Dire Need for Training Next Generation of Plumbers

Contractor Magazine

'Currently, millions of stable, highly-lucrative trade jobs remain unfilled, and the health of our communities is at risk '

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Scheduled Maintenance – 17th March

John Chaney

There will be scheduled maintenance this coming Sunday 17th March 2019 between the hours 6am-12pm AEDT (UTC+11). Monthly updates will be carried out on all Windows servers to improve stability and security. Email will be sent out when the system becomes available.

OSHA fines Pennsylvania contractor $209K for excavation violations

Construction Dive

Etna Construction did not provide employees protective systems or teach them how to recognize dangerous excavation conditions, the agency said

You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

“Show Me”: Assessing The Foundation For Worker Training

FDR Safety

FDRsafety continues to encounter situations where workers are allegedly “trained.” Unfortunately, we find that much of this training has no foundation… Let me explain. First, we fully understand that appropriate industry practice is to have an experienced worker training a new employee.

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“Show Me”: Evaluating Employee To Employee Safety Training

FDR Safety

FDRsafety continues to encounter situations where workers are allegedly “trained.” Unfortunately, we find that much of this training has no foundation… Let me explain. First, we fully understand that appropriate industry practice is to have an experienced worker training a new employee.

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Bosch Sponsors STEM Tech Challenge

Contractor Magazine

Students, coaches, mentors and volunteers must develop a strategy and design, build and program their robots based on sound engineering principles – Golden content for residential service contractors

Construction Marketing Ideas

Corey Philip writes, a powerful blog for contractors that primarily serve homeowners.

Kaiser Permanente takes aim at reducing chronic homelessness


Kaiser Permanente has entered into a partnership with Community Solutions to accelerate efforts to end chronic homelessness in 15 communities within the healthcare system’s national footprint


District Heating and Cooling Market to Exceed $400B by 2024

Contractor Magazine

As per estimates, the global DHC market was valued at approximately over $200 billion in 2017

Atlas World Group Expanding Illinois HQ

Business Facilities Blog

Atlas World Group Inc. will invest more than $1.1 million to expand its Evansville, IL headquarters, adding up to 75 new jobs by 2023. Read: Atlas World Group Expanding Illinois HQ at

Contractors and Students Unite at Margaret Chase Smith School

PC Construction Blog

Last month the students at Margaret Chase Smith School celebrated Kindness Month. One of their kind actions warmed the hearts of our project team constructing the school’s renovation and addition project. From the windows in. All Education & Campus Projects

Walking the Tightrope of Tough Decisions

Construction Business Owner

Tips on how to handle the hard conversations & move projects forward on the jobsite by expert Mark Anderson.


Avetta® – BROWZ® Merger: What it means and why it matters

The Safety Blog

Dan Hurdle and Leah Spaulding – Safety Services Company. Avetta® – BROWZ® Merger: What it means and why it matters. Last month, Avetta® and BROWZ®, two of the major Third Party Auditors (TPA) in the Contractor compliance management space, announced that they are merging. The merged entity will take the name of Avetta® and is now one of the largest TPAs in the industry. What does this merger mean for Contractors?

Trump FY 2020 Budget Has Many Construction Cuts, Some Increases

ENR Construction

White House also includes brief outline of long-term infrastructure plan, similar to 2018 version

Building smarter healthcare through better healthcare interior design

The Korte Company

Healthcare interior design projects pose unique challenges for design teams. Many of the finishes chosen for a new, expanded or renovated healthcare facility are more than just passive elements that create a “look and feel” of a facility.

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Shoring, its types and uses

Construction Cost Estimating

It is the construction of a short-lived structure to support provisionally an unsafe structure which supports walls laterally.

McDermott impairment charges, project costs result in $2.8B loss in Q4

Construction Dive

Despite challenges last year, the industrial contractor has $93 billion in the pipeline and expects to sell a business segment for more than $1 billion

Call for Speakers: BD+C’s 2019 Women in Design+Construction Conference


Now in its fourth year, Building Design+Construction 's Women in Design+Construction Conference brings together 150-200 AEC women leaders for professional development, leadership training, and networking. The event is organized and produced by the BD+C editorial and events teams, in colaboration with 32 industry experts who volunteer their time as advisors for the conference

H. Jack's Plumbing & Heating Provides 164,000 Meals to Northeast Ohio’s Needy

Contractor Magazine

More than $41,000 raised in January, historically the most challenging for food banks

March 2019 Construction Industry Stats

Construction Business Owner

American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the United States Census Bureau construction stats

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New MCAA President Takes Helm

Contractor Magazine

"The future is now," says Brian Helm, MCAA's 2019 President. Last week in Phoenix, he claimed the group's top spot after years leading MCAA’s Technology Initiative.

State Route 520 Steps Up as Next Major Seattle-Area Project

ENR Construction

The first phase of the next series of 520 projects in the Rest of the West package begins this spring, covering the area west of Lake Washington and the floating bridge

The Tech Your Drivers Need

Construction Business Owner

Western Star truck expert Tim Norton on technologies that increase operator safety & owner ROI

ENR Southeast's Top Design Firms Survey Remains Open

ENR Construction

So far, more than 100 architectural and engineering firms doing business in the Southeast have responded to this year's survey

CASE Announces 2019 Kickstart Landscape Business Development Winner

Green Industry Professionals

Daybreaker Landscapes wins a professional business consultation and a six-month lease on a compact track loader

Preliminary ENR MidAtlantic Top Design Firm Participants Released

ENR Construction

June's print edition of ENR MidAtlantic will include the annual rankings of the region’s Top Designer Firms

California Announces Plan to Swap Noisy Gas Lawn Mowers

Green Industry Professionals

California officials have a plan to swap noisy gas-emitting lawn mowers used by professional landscapers with electric mowers

Preliminary ENR New England Top Design Firm Participants Released

ENR Construction

The May/June print issue of ENR New England will include the annual rankings of the region's Top Design Firms

Claims Process Reopened for Victims of Landscaping and Snow Removal Businesses

Green Industry Professionals

Approximately 150 complaints were lodged against the businesses—from failure to complete services to non-payment of subcontractors

EPA Data Says Industrial Toxin Release is Down

ENR Construction

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2017 Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis indicates that since 2007, releases of toxic chemicals by manufacturers declined, despite a growing economy

Zeroing in on Zero-Turns

Green Industry Professionals

Green Industry Pros is proud to present our inaugural 2019 Zero-Turn Mower Spec Guide, providing landscape contractors with the information they need to help alleviate the burden of purchasing decisions

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Bona Fide & Certified

Construction Business Owner

In construction, do certifications matter? Read what it can and cannot do for you and your business here.