The Building Tradesman Newspaper

'If the economy picks up…'A familiar refrain to construction industry hoping for a better 2004

As the odometer flips into 2004, Michigan's construction industry seems to be settling into an unwelcome, stagnant pattern that exhibits an excess of "what-ifs" and a serious shortage of opportunities to put shovels in the ground. ..

Auto show 2004 Trades light up Cobo Center

Few construction jobs are as sought-after as those setting up Detroit's North American International Auto Show. ..

Overtime ban gets stay of execution, but prospects are poor

WASHINGTON (PAI)- President George W. Bush's plan to cut eight million U.S. workers from eligibility for overtime pay isn't quite a done deal, as we reported last month. But it's close. ..

Scaffold safety: Don't let what goes up, come down

By Jerry Faber
Safety Director
AGC-SE Michigan


'Freedom Tower' planned for NYC
NEW YORK - The "Freedom Tower" has been chosen as the design to replace the World Trade Center towers in Manhattan, and if constructed, would be the tallest building in the world. ..