The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Michigan construction outlook, 2006

By Marty Mulcahy
Managing Editor

22 Michigan Hardhats die on-the-job in 2004

There were 17 construction worker fatalities in Michigan in 2005 - a welcome reduction from the 22 Hardhats who were killed on the job in 2004. ..

Numbers reveal the state of Michigan construction

Following are some facts and figures about the construction industry in the State of Michigan, brought to light by Odell Jones III, chairman of the Associated General Contractors, Greater Detroit Chapter, and president of JOMAR Building Co. ..

U-M modernizes LS&A Building

ANN ARBOR - The University of Michigan's Literature Science and the Arts (LS& A) Building was built in 1948. Since then, technology, knowledge and educational techniques have advanced by leaps and bounds, but the building hasn't. ..

Noise associated with high blood pressure, stroke

"If losing your hearing isn't enough of a reason to use hearing protection, a new study provides additional motivation. The study shows that on-the-job noise contributes to high blood pressure which, in turn, can cause heart disease or stroke." ..

Wal-Mart's P.R. effort can't mask lousy deal for taxpayers

By Andrew Korfhage ..

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