The price of construction materials and other inputs rose again in February, driven in part by an increase in the cost of steel and aluminum.Read More »
With the industry’s recruiting efforts bringing more young workers with little experience into the trades, what can contractors do to ensure their worksites remain safe?
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A motion to change the state’s unemployment insurance system could cost the construction and manufacturing industries tens of millions of dollars in additional taxes, according to the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau.Read More »
A lack of legislative language has construction lobbyists skeptical of subcontractor protections in a proposed project delivery reform bill.
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Fear of losing contract transparency is driving skepticism over a bill that would give the state more freedom to choose how it awards and delivers projects.
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By James Briggs With the state budget completed, lawmakers are returning to their districts after a busy and contentious legislative session. The Legislature particularly was active on construction issues. Among the bills passed during the first six months of 2011 ...
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