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Construction News Tracker Video: US Construction Equipment Sales Triple

Construction News Tracker Video: US Construction Equipment Sales Triple

US sales of construction equipment tripled over the past 15 years, growing to contribute more than $57 billion annually to the US economy; plus more construction industry news on the September 18, 2014 edition of Construction News Tracker

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Plunging Multifamily Starts Drag Housing Down 14.4% in July

Plunging Multifamily Starts Drag Housing Down 14.4% in July

September 18, 2014
From National Association of Home Builders

Single-family starts slip 2.4% from July to August, but overall starts remain 8.0% above August 2013

Construction Starts on Miami's Tallest Tower

Construction Starts on Miami's Tallest Tower

September 18, 2014

The tower rises 1,000 feet above the bay and has hopes of being LEED Gold certified upon scheduled completion in 2017

NYC Plans to Spend Nearly $10B on Higher Education Construction Projects

September 18, 2014

While the majority of these projects will be privately financed by the sponsoring organizations, much of the cost for construction of public institutions will be paid by the state of New York

Yearlong Investigation Reveals Widespread Worker Misclassification in Construction Industry

September 18, 2014

McClatchy reporters in eight newsrooms spanning seven states spent a year unraveling the scheme, using little-noticed payroll records that show how widespread the practice has become and what it costs us all

Fall Protection Tops OSHA's Most Frequently Cited Workplace Safety Violations in 2014

September 18, 2014
From National Safety Council

For the second year in a row, fall protection was OSHA's top most frequently cited workplace safety violation in fiscal year 2014 with 6,143 violations

Nautiz X4 Multipurpose Compact Handheld Computer

Nautiz X4 Multipurpose Compact Handheld Computer

From Handheld US, a subsidiary of Handheld Group

The Nautiz X4 multipurpose compact handhel computer is designed for mobile workers and optimized for efficient field data collection especially in tough environments. Runs Android 4.2 or Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 High-brightness...

Builder Confidences Rises for Fourth Consecutive Month in September 2014

September 17, 2014
From National Association of Home Builders

Four-point gain in newly built, single-family homes puts builder confidence at its highest reading since November 2005

Dodge Momentum Index Stabilizes in August

Dodge Momentum Index Stabilizes in August

September 17, 2014
From McGraw Hill Construction

After a 5.7% July decline, the measure of nonresidential building planning inched up 0.2% on institutional building strength

BlueLine Rental Acquires JustRuss Rental in Alabama

BlueLine Rental Acquires JustRuss Rental in Alabama

September 17, 2014
From BlueLine Rental

BlueLine Rental, a provider of small to medium-sized construction rental equipment, announced today the acquisition of JustRuss Rental Inc., a full-service equipment rental company with three locations in Alabama.

AIC Constructor Certification Programs Granted ANSI Accreditation

September 17, 2014
From American Institute of Constructors (AIC)

American Institute of Constructors' Associate Construction and Certified Professional Construction certification programs recognize individuals for the skills, knowledge and professionalism needed to be manage the construction process

Construction Salaries in 2014 Averaging $16 Less than 2013

Construction Salaries in 2014 Averaging $16 Less than 2013

September 17, 2014

Volvo Offers Lifetime Frame & Structure Warranty on Select Construction Equipment

September 17, 2014
From Volvo Construction Equipment

Products covered include articulated haulers, wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, skid steer loaders/compact track loaders, motor graders, soil and asphalt compactors, and select excavators

Cummins Wins Frost & Sullivan 2014 US Overall Best Heavy-duty Truck Engines Award

September 17, 2014
How To Shoot Par In Your Construction Business

How To Shoot Par In Your Construction Business

When you install structure and accountability sessions into your company organizational standards, your company will become more professional and you will improve the results in your field

8 YouTube Channels to Help You Run Your Business

8 YouTube Channels to Help You Run Your Business

These eight YouTube channels off business management videos and tips that can help construction owners improve the way they run their businesses

Jury Rules Contractor Should Pay Woman $15.8 Million for Construction Zone Crash

September 16, 2014
Botani-Phase Decontamination Deodorizer from CleanMaster

Botani-Phase Decontamination Deodorizer from CleanMaster

From CleanMaster Corp

Hertz Names Three New Board Members With Icahn Ties

September 16, 2014
Fatalities in Construction are Down, but Still Highest Industry

Fatalities in Construction are Down, but Still Highest Industry

From U.S. Department of Labor
September 16, 2014
Book Now for First  ALH Conference & Awards In Miami

Book Now for First ALH Conference & Awards In Miami

From KHL Group
September 16, 2014
August Earthquake Highlights Urgent Need for Construction Retrofits

August Earthquake Highlights Urgent Need for Construction Retrofits

MiraPrime Aqua-Blok XL

MiraPrime Aqua-Blok XL

From Miracote, by Crossfield Products Corp.

OSHA Issues New Requirements for Reporting Severe Injuries

From Occupational Safety & Health Administration
September 16, 2014

OSHA, National Safety Council Renew Alliance on Worker Health and Safety

From Occupational Safety & Health Administration
September 16, 2014
Speakers Finalized for IPAF North American Convention

Speakers Finalized for IPAF North American Convention

From International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)
September 16, 2014