The Building Tradesman Newspaper

As unions become ‘increasingly irrelevant,’ a show of wrath may be path to resurgence


Suite! U-M’s Big House grows up, adds seats, space, amenities

ANN ARBOR – Structurally, a bigger Big House is in place. Now the building trades, Barton Malow and its subcontractors are working against the clock to have the multitude of detail work at Michigan Stadium ready for its first game against the Connecticut Huskies on Sept. 4. ..

Revenue drops hit Michigan contractors, and others, ENR says

Last year at this time, the full effect of the recession hadn’t quite flattened the entire U.S. construction industry. ..

Small uptick for construction hiring

Construction firms added 14,000 new jobs in April, the second consecutive month of employment gains for the industry, according to an analysis of federal figures released May 7 by the Associated General Contractors of America. ..

Stimulus is stimulating, but there isn’t much else going on

U.S. construction industry activity dropped 9 percent from March to April, and through the first four months of the year, was essentially flat compared to the same period a year ago. ..