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MDOT pleased with smooth bridge slide over I-96

Date Posted: January 9 2015

LOWELL TWP. – Here’s a handy tip: if you ever have to slide a 4.6 million pound bridge, Dawn dishwashing liquid soap makes for a pretty good lubricant. That’s just...

News Briefs

Date Posted: January 9 2015

2014 construction rises 7 percent Total construction put in place for 2014 will be $62 billion greater than last year—a 7 percent increase according to the latest report from FMI, a...

News Briefs

Date Posted: January 9 2015

2014 construction rises 7 percent Total construction put in place for 2014 will be $62 billion greater than last year—a 7 percent increase according to the latest report from FMI, a...

Road repair package goes to the voters

Date Posted: January 9 2015

LANSING – Michigan’s legislature punted on its final opportunity in 2014 to raise money to repair our state’s crumbling roads, opting to let voters decide in a May special election...

Road repair package goes to the voters

Date Posted: January 9 2015

LANSING – Michigan’s legislature punted on its final opportunity in 2014 to raise money to repair our state’s crumbling roads, opting to let voters decide in a May special election...

Congress OKs pension reform bill

Date Posted: December 19 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A small attachment to a large $1.1 trillion spending package which passed Congress this month could be the first step toward improving protections for financially troubled multiemployer...

Frustration mounts over OSHA's slow adoption of new silica rules

Date Posted: December 19 2014

WASHINGTON D.C. – The process of adopting a new OSHA standard for reducing worker exposure to silica drags on, and on and on…. Within the building trades, getting a new,...

Good news for construction tempered by scarce work in infrastructure

Date Posted: December 19 2014

Just when you thought it was safe to declare that the U.S. construction industry is on the road to recovery… Well, it probably still is, but this is usually not...

News Briefs

Date Posted: December 19 2014

Wages, supposedly, are headed upward Wages among U.S. workers in general and the construction industry specifically are apparently going to start rising: which is what most economic models say they should...

Prevailing wage, 'community benefits' spared, for now

Date Posted: December 19 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A small attachment to a large $1.1 trillion spending package which passed Congress this month could be the first step toward improving protections for financially troubled multiemployer...

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