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5 easy ways to beat the heat at a construction site

Aug 11, 2014

5 easy ways to beat the heat at a construction site

Outdoor construction sites rarely see ideal temperatures, especially during the dog days of summer. Workers may spend hours under the sun, which can be a huge health hazard if certain safety procedures aren’t taken. Surviving the hottest days of the year ...

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The 6 signs of a bad construction boss

Aug 08, 2014

The 6 signs of a bad construction boss

Managing employees can be one of the toughest jobs to face when running a company. Too often, contractors build their business without having any training, guidance or expertise in how to deal with their people effectively. If you’re in the black, ...

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MEN VS. WOMEN: Who are the better heavy equipment operators?

Aug 06, 2014

MEN VS. WOMEN: Who are the better heavy equipment operators?

Many people assume that operating heavy construction equipment is a man’s job. After all, these are big, powerful machines. Grease on the hands, mud-caked boots and the smell of diesel in the morning are just part of the job. No ...

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Martin Marietta reports huge 2nd quarter profits

Jul 31, 2014

Martin Marietta reports huge 2nd quarter profits

Martin Marietta Materials has reported strong second quarter earnings of $1.34 per share compared to 89 cents per share in the second quarter of 2013. Revenue for the company totaled $669.2 million, up from $561.3 million during the same period last ...

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Aggregates needed to fill sinkhole

Jul 23, 2014

Aggregates needed to fill sinkhole

Aggregates have many applications — whether in road building, home construction, or toothpaste, but here’s one you may have never heard before. A contractor in Alaska needed 100 tons of aggregates to fill a 75-foot sinkhole that suddenly opened up ...

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New home construction rises 6.5% in May

Jun 17, 2014

New home construction rises 6.5% in May

May represented a down month for residential construction in the U.S. as both home starts and permits decreased. U.S. home construction starts fell 6.5 percent in May as new construction on both single-family homes and apartments saw sizable declines. Builders started ...

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Construction spending rises 0.2% in March

May 02, 2014

Construction spending rises 0.2% in March

U.S. construction spending was up slightly in March due mainly to increases in private residential construction, now at its highest rate in nearly six years. Total spending rose in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $942.5 billion, up 0.2 ...

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Monterey looks to natural stone as drought approaches

Apr 08, 2014

Monterey looks to natural stone as drought approaches

It’s obvious that aggregate is a necessary part of life. It’s used in homes, on roads, and in countless other applications. But one less obvious segment of the aggregates industry has been gaining traction in the United States, and it ...

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Construction spending rises 0.1% in February, homebuilding falls 0.8%

Apr 02, 2014

Construction spending rises 0.1% in February, homebuilding falls 0.8%

Construction spending in the U.S. ticked up 0.1 percent in February despite a decline in homebuilding, according to preliminary data from the Commerce Department. Total spending rose in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $945.7 billion from the revised ...

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Construction industry gains 48k jobs in January

Feb 12, 2014

Construction industry gains 48k jobs in January

The U.S. construction industry gained 48,000 jobs in January, according to data released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The loss pushed the industry from 5.874 million jobs in December (revised from 5.851 million) to 5.922 ...

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Construction spending inches up 0.1% in December

Feb 04, 2014

Construction spending inches up 0.1% in December

U.S. construction spending slightly rose 0.1 percent in December, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from preliminary data from the Commerce Department, which show that total construction spending reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate ...

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Construction industry loses 16k jobs in December

Jan 10, 2014

Construction industry loses 16k jobs in December

The U.S. construction industry lost 16,000 jobs in December, according to data released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The loss pushed the industry from 5.849 million jobs in November (revised from 5.851 million) to 5.833 ...

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