The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Union pension funds start throwing their weight around

Union investment money is doing the talking - and in some cases, the walking - as organized labor is moving into a renewed strategy of using pension dollars to win work for members, improve their standing, and further union political goals. ..

Unions seek to create financial services powerhouse

Organized labor seems ready to start thinning out the herd of financial and insurance services that are offered to members. ..

New cardiovascular center implanted at U-M hospital

ANN ARBOR - Cardiovascular disease kills more Americans than the next five leading causes of death combined - claiming the lives of 35,000 Michiganians every year - which is the nation's 8th worst coronary death rate. ..

Building trades to benefit from Granholm's jobs plan

LANSING - Striking back at critics blaming her for the state's unemployment rate - which leads the nation - Gov. Jennifer Granhom on March 28 unveiled the "Jobs Today Initiative," a plan to jumpstart Michigan's economy. ..

Highway overpass makeovers: New philosophy beautifies bridges

LANSING - When it comes to designing and building bridges, the Ambassador, Blue Water, International and Mackinac are all proof that our state has done a great job on the big ones. ..

MDOT takes context sensitive approach to transportation projects

By Barbara Hicks

News Briefs


No pallets or forklifts in this new 'warehouse': only lofts

Urban lofts evoke images of transforming old commercial space into living quarters, complete with exposed structural steel, ductwork, conduit and brick walls. ..