The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Obama, GOP tax deal an ‘abomination’ for all but the rich

(By Robert Reich, Fmr Secretary of Labor) ..

Iron workers top out LG Chem

HOLLAND – Iron Workers helped power up the first phase of construction at the LG Chem Battery Plant, and they finished off the lion’s share of their work on Nov. 29 with a topping-out ceremony. ..

Let’s have a jobless summit to ease strained relations with ‘the rest of us’

(By Dave Johnson, ..

Transportation group forecasts a 4.4% drop in U.S. 2011 highway & bridge construction

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Continuing budget challenges for state and local governments, uncertainty surrounding a new long-term federal surface transportation bill, and winding down of infrastructure investment under the stimulus law will drive a 4.4 percent contraction in the U.S. highway and bridge construction market in 2011. ..

Industry employs real-life demonstration of fire sprinklers

DETROIT – The city has a huge problem with fires. The sprinkler fitters and the National Fire Safety Association have a solution. ..

Insulators add breath of life to asbestos research

DETROIT – Finding a cure or better treatment for asbestos-related diseases is close to the hearts of thousands of construction workers, many of whom themselves may be afflicted or have lost family and friends to the dreaded maladies. ..