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Construction spending has solid gain in November led by residential building

Outlays for construction projects rose 0.4% in November at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.63 trillion, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had expected a 0.7% increase. Spending in October was revised up to a … Continue reading

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Roofing giant takes on Tesla to make solar roof shingles more affordable

“We’re part of the world’s largest roofing manufacturer. We have access to materials that typical solar companies don’t have access to,” said Martin DeBono, President of GAF Energy. “No one has ever specifically tried to make a solar product that … Continue reading

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US construction firms struggle to find workers

“Construction jobs in the USA currently exceed pre-pandemic levels in only 18 states and Washington DC as firms struggle to find qualified workers to keep up with demand.” https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news

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US construction firms struggle to find workers

“Construction jobs in the USA currently exceed pre-pandemic levels in only 18 states and Washington DC as firms struggle to find qualified workers to keep up with demand.”https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news

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Prices Soar, Outpacing Bid Increases: AGC

“Prices of numerous construction materials soared again in November, outpacing the rate at which contractors raised their bid prices, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.” https://constructionequipment.com/prices

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Would Dramatically Higher OSHA Penalties Make Workers Safer?

“Contractor advocates say businesses could be ‘destroyed’ if the U.S. Senate passes the Build Back Better bill approved by the House in its current form, a future serious safety violation could carry a monetary penalty of up to $70,000—more than … Continue reading

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Navigating Supply Chain Disruption: 7 Strategies for Small Businesses

“According to the weekly pulse data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau Small Business Pulse Survey, domestic supplier delays were reported by 46% of small businesses at the end of November, up from 27% reported a year ago.  Further, those reporting … Continue reading

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Solar power advocates slam new California proposal to reduce subsidies

“California regulators on Monday proposed significant changes to the state’s solar incentive program in a move vehemently opposed by industry advocates. The new policy would reduce payments granted to solar customers for the excess power they generate — a policy known as … Continue reading

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OSHA’s Top 10 most cited violations for FY 2021

“Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501)has been OSHA’s most frequently cited standard for the past 11 fiscal years, and the other standards that make up the agency’s “Top 10” list have largely remained unchanged.” https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com

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