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NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: May 28 2010

Downward trend for wage hikes Wage and benefit increases in the U.S. construction industry are headed south. The Construction Labor Report said that from Jan. 1 through May 3, 2010,...

Revenue drops hit Michigan contractors, and others, ENR says

Date Posted: May 28 2010

Last year at this time, the full effect of the recession hadn’t quite flattened the entire U.S. construction industry. But the economic steamroller was certainly full speed ahead. “In 2009,”...

Small uptick for construction hiring

Date Posted: May 28 2010

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...

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

Date Posted: May 28 2010

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...

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

Date Posted: May 28 2010

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...

AGC economist says to hold on for better days

Date Posted: May 14 2010

We are not on the way to a double-dip recession, as some feared,” assured Ken Simonson on May 3. He cited statistics supporting three successive quarters of economic expansion in...

Canadians make bid to move construction on Detroit River bridge

Date Posted: May 14 2010

DETROIT – Construction of a new Detroit River International Crossing into Windsor is getting momentum, spurred along by the April 29 offer of $550 million to the State of Michigan...

MDOT goes ahead with plan that assures more potholes

Date Posted: May 14 2010

LANSING – With no hope of seeing enhanced revenues through an increase in the state gas tax, and little movement on more road revenues from the federal government, the Michigan...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: May 14 2010

Job safety law full of flaws WASHINGTON (PAI) – The Occupational Safety and Health Act is full of flaws, so much so, one prominent worker advocate says, “some employers have...

New spikes for Cadillac Tower’s crown

Date Posted: May 14 2010

DETROIT – Among the city’s impressive collection of high-rise downtown buildings, the 40-story Cadillac Tower owns a unique, albeit brief historical claim. For about a year after it was erected...

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