Top 10 Construction Stories This Week: OSHA’s COVID Vaccination Emergency Standard and its Court Battle

Also among the most-read stories: Wacker Neuson unveils its first mini skid steer, industry celebrates historic infrastructure bill, how to plan, pour, protect and place concrete in the cold, who’s the best US contractor?

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Cu Hire Veterans Shutterstock Via United RentalsShutterstock via United Rentals10. Three Ways Contractors Can Support Veterans Looking to Work in Construction

Construction can be a strong match for people transitioning from military to civilian life

Cu Rejected Conc Central Concrete Supply Co IncCentral Concrete Supply Co. Inc.9. How One Concrete Contractor Reduced Rejected Concrete Loads by 75%

Central Concrete wanted to measure slump and temperature as concrete batches move from the plant to jobsite, and to gain insights for improvement. They sought out an in-transit concrete management system and an in-transit concrete admixture for an answer.


Cu States Big Plans Manuel Fernandez FacebookManuel Fernandez/Facebook8. States Have Big Plans for Infrastructure Bill Money

The Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act was passed less than a week ago, but states are ready to put that money to work with these potential projects


Cu Inflation7. Inflation, Supply Chain and Workforce Issues Demand Contractors Sharpen their Balance Sheets in 2022

Construction is settling into an economic era in 2022 that's quite different from pre-pandemic decades; one in which successful business will depend more on how you balance debt to equity and capital to operating costs


Cu Const Deliver Adobe Stock Sasin Paraksa@SasinParaksa, stock.adobe.com6. Can the Construction Industry Deliver on What the Infrastructure Bill Promises?

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will provide much-needed relief to our nation’s fraying infrastructure. But does the construction industry have the technology to keep up?


Cu Best Cont5. Who is the Best Construction Contractor in the U.S.?

There may be no better time than now to be considered a top employer in the construction industry


Cu Cold Conc Hlxandr Adobe stock@hlxandr, stock.adobe.com4. Cold Concrete: Plan, Pour, Protect & Place

Discover the steps of the concrete process and how it is handled in cold weather — allowing you to detail your project in a cold weather plan. You’ll learn more about the four Ps of cold weather concreting: plan, pour, protect, and placement.


Cu Hi Bill Matt Graves Wirtgen AmericaMatt Graves, Wirtgen America3. Industry Celebrates Passage of Historic Infrastructure Investment

After months of debate, Democrats hammered out an eleventh-hour deal to send the historic $1.2 trillion bipartisan spending measure to President Joe Biden's desk


Cu W Nminiskid2. VIDEO: Wacker Neuson Unveils the SM100, Its First Mini Skid Steer

The new SM100 represents a confident entry for Wacker Neuson into the extremely hot mini skid steer market. Check out the video and go in depth with Editor-in-Chief Wayne Grayson on the capability and design of this new machine.


1. OSHA Releases COVID Vaccination & Testing Emergency Standard and Appeals Court Stays It

Starting on Jan. 4, businesses with more than 100 employees must require workers to either get vaccinated or be tested for COVID-19 weekly. Here's what's happening in the legal battle and what the standard requires.Cu Vax Adobe Stock jdoms@jdoms,