December 17, 2013
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published two final rules that will apply to federal contractors. Both rules will take effect March 24, 2014. The rules significantly modify existing federal regul... Read More
December 3, 2013
The 2014 International Roofing Expo® (IRE) is seeking volunteers for Community Service Day, a home renovation and revitalization project being held Feb. 25, 2014, in Las Vegas. The IRE partnered with Rebuilding Together® Southern Nevada to host ... Read More
November 27, 2013
Written by Lucia Mutikani
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week and a gauge of factory activity hit an eight-month high in early November, hinting at some strength in the economy.
Other data on Thursda... Read More
November 13, 2013
Written by Matt Chaban
Now sporting the largest green roof in the city, the five-block-long convention center on the West Side has become the Jolly Green Javits.
At nearly 7 acres, it’s the second-largest such space at any building in the coun... Read More
October 28, 2013
Written by Bruce Buckley
After a sluggish 2013, the construction industry could see a gradual uptick in total construction starts in 2014, according the McGraw-Hill Construction’s 2014 Dodge Construction Outlook. McGraw-Hill Construction forecasts ... Read More
October 21, 2013
Written by Karen Smith Welch
May’s driving hailstorm continues to drive the construction economy in Amarillo.
Three quarters into 2013, roofing permits accounted for 43 percent of the $350.5 million in construction projects the city of Amarill... Read More
October 10, 2013
Written by Ray Sprague
It’s storm season on the East Coast, which recent experience shows can be devastating not only for homeowners, but for small-business owners, as well. Experience also teaches us that taking precautions against big storms ... Read More
October 3, 2013
Plywood long ago lost its market leadership to oriented strand board (OSB), which is now the most-used sheathing and subflooring material. Estimates put its market share as high as 75%, with much of that dominance thanks to cost-conscious production bui... Read More
September 26, 2013
Written by Tricia Lynn Silva
Construction firms in Texas added 24,200 employees to their payrolls between August 2012 and August 2013, according to the latest analysis by Arlington, Va.-based Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
In Augus... Read More
September 17, 2013
Brookville, OH – Leads are the lifeblood of every residential home improvement contractor and gathering leads on potential customers is like mining for gold. Once you discover a “lode”, you have to protect it so others don’t take... Read More