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What Roofers Need to Know About Hurricane Ian Response

“As the construction industry mobilizes to assist with cleanup and restoration, it is important for out-of-state contractors to understand the complexity and enforcement of Florida’s construction licensing laws.” Florida’s construction licensing is governed by Chapters 455 and 489, Florida Statutes. It provides that anyone engaged in construction must have the appropriate license. The definition of “contractor” […]

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Construction spending drops 1.1% from May, nonresidential -0.5%

“The U.S. Census Bureau on Monday reported that U.S. construction spending was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of almost $1.77 trillion in June, down 1.1% from May 2022 but up 8.3% from the near $1.63 trillion that the industry logged in June 2021.” https://theconstructionbroadsheet.com

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How OSHA’s general duty clause applies to heat incidents

Until OSHA publishes a new heat standard, contractors should follow the agency’s guidance regarding how to prevent heat illness and death on their jobsites, according to presenters Wednesday at an Associated General Contractors of America conference in Washington, D.C.https://www.constructiondive.com/news This guidance — basically rest, water and shade — will likely be enhanced by the new […]

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Employment trails pre-pandemic levels in 33% of states

“Construction employment has stalled in many states, even though contractors have plenty of projects needing  more employees, due to a dearth of qualified workers,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist, in a prepared statement. “Only half the states had an increase in construction employment last month.”https://www.constructionequipment.com

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Chicago proposes a $2Billion Dome for the Bears

“There’s a major effort to make sure that the Chicago Bears continue to actually play in Chicago — and it could end with the team playing in a dome.”https://www.masslive.com

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Roofing Day 2022: Back in the Capitol

“The annual two-day event, held by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), invites roofing professionals to meet with their congressional representatives and speak about critical issues facing the industry. After holding a virtual Roofing Day in 2021, event organizers and attendees were happy to have an in-person event.”https://www.roofingcontractor.com

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For PEAK Results Go with Ridge Vents

“The roofing contractor is preparing an estimate for a brand new roof for the homeowner and it’s time to evaluate the existing attic ventilation.” https://www.roofingcontractor.com

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JD Miles Newsletter April May Edition

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women in construction can ‘pave their own way’

“Here, Quinn talks with Construction Dive about her career choices, her favorite projects and the importance of finding a mentor.”https://www.constructiondive.com

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Construction worker pay grew at the fastest rate in 40 years as builders are desperate to keep up with the real estate boom

“The construction industry overall added 60,000 jobs in February, and wages for nonsupervisory positions saw the fastest rate of growth in 40 years, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.”https://www.businessinsider.com/construction

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