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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Generally, good news for U.S. construction

Date Posted: March 31 2017

The U.S. construction industry can't quite find momentum for a sustained run, but it is trending upward. New construction starts in February rose 2 percent from January, according to a...

Trades set ice rink concrete, seats at Little Caesars Arena

Date Posted: March 31 2017

An all-day concrete pour on March 8 resulted in the placement of a new surface to support the playing ice at Little Caesars Arena. The concrete encased a multitude of...

Clark's safety record gets noticed

Date Posted: March 31 2017

Lansing-based Clark Construction was named one of the safest companies to work for on March 22 by the Associated General Contractors of America. Clark won the award in the "Construction...

Building trades' McGarvey: Changing times bring changing strategies 'people on the other side of the aisle can help us'

Date Posted: March 17 2017

Strategists in the Democratic Party were playing checkers. Strategists in the Republican Party were playing chess. LANSING - Following are selected comments of North America's Building Trades Unions President Sean...

Construction takes a dip to start 2017

Date Posted: March 17 2017

U.S. construction spending got off on the wrong foot in 2017, falling one percent from December to January. But spending was up 3.1 percent compared to January 2016. The numbers,...

News Briefs

Date Posted: March 17 2017

MDOT chief: roads will get worse  Michigan's Republican-led Legislature had to be dragged kicking and screaming into adopting a $1.2 billion increase per year in road funding package in 2015....

Oakland U building more room for students to live on campus

Date Posted: March 17 2017

ROCHESTER - More room for students to live on campus is on the way to Oakland University. The Southern Student Housing Complex is under construction, and it will offer students...

Senate GOP kills pro-worker recordkeeping rule

Date Posted: March 17 2017

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI)—Blithely dismissing opposition from Senate Democrats and union leaders, Senate Republicans voted on March 6 to permanently kill yet another pro-worker Labor Department...

Trades vexed by anemic political clout...but are buoyed by prospects on the job

Date Posted: March 17 2017

LANSING - Like it or not, the political fortunes and the very existence of much of organized labor - as unsettled as they are - are nearly completely in the...

A win for nuclear science as FRIB nears construction hurdle

Date Posted: March 3 2017

EAST LANSING - Civil construction of the most powerful rare isotope accelerator in the world is nearing substantial completion. Michigan State University's Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) is on...

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