The Building Tradesman Newspaper

'This is what happens when you vote that way'

Overtime protection for millions is probably dead ..

House of labor to be rebuilt? And with straw, wood or brick?

America’s union leaders will be taking a very close look at their organizations when the AFL-CIO’s Executive Council meets in mid-February. ..

Stay a while: Wayne State invites students with new residence hall

Wayne State University, long known as a commuter college, wants a substantial number of its students to stop commuting. ..

Personal Protective Equipment, Who Pays? The MIOSHA View

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) enforces workplace safety and health regulations under authority of the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act, Act 154 of 1974 as amended (MIOSH Act). ..

Slow release for Soo Locks money

SAULT STE. MARIE - Congress has been trickling out funds to build a new Soo lock in recent years, but a deluge of money is needed. ..

Ren Cen nearly a wrap

Nearly nine years after General Motors acquired the Renaissance Center for $75 million, the transformation of the five million square-foot complex into GM's headquarters is nearly complete. The final portion of the job is the most visible to the public: the transformation of the front, which faces Jefferson Avenue. Long-gone are the concrete bunkers in the front of the center which contained some of the Ren Cen's mechanical systems - but gave the center the feeling of a fortress. The center's new face includes a recently installed, prominent General Motors sign, a welcoming glass atrium, and granite steps. When GM's front porch is finished in January, it will mark substantial completion of more than $500 million in renovations at the Ren Cen.
MORTAR BETWEEN granite steps at the front of the Ren Cen is troweled into place by Bob Pugno of BAC Local 1 and Cleveland Stone.


News Briefs

Modest growth for 2005 building
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) predicts an overall construction industry growth rate of 2.9 percent in the U.S. in 2005. ..