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Construction Input Price Growth Accelerates in September, Says ABC

WASHINGTON —Construction input prices rose yet again in September, according to an analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Non-residential construction input prices rose 0.8 percent in September and 4.3 percent compared to this time last year. Overall, construction materials prices rose...

NECA Convention Cites Key Changes to 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)

BETHESDA, Md – The most significant changes to the 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC) were presented during the 2017 National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Convention & Trade Show, Oct 7-10 in Seattle with the largest live industry audience in years. As the most widely recognized electrical standard in the industry, the NEC is updated every three years to reflect the newest...

Dodge Momentum Index Declines In September

NEW YORK – The Dodge Momentum Index fell in September, moving 8.4% lower to 116.4 (2000=100) from the revised August reading of 127.1. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for...

ATAS International, Inc. Introduces New Wall Cladding Profile

ATAS International, Inc. has introduced Versa-Line, a new wall cladding profile. This concealed fastener wall panel is designed for horizontal or vertical applications. Pre-punched fastener slots allow for quick and easy installation. The new Versa-Line panel is available in 12 3/8” or 16 3/8” coverage with a 1” panel depth and...

The Garland Company Unveils Redesigned, Customer-Centric Website

The Garland Company launches a re-tooled website to serve as a hub for industry users and a simple reference for customers. As part of The Garland Company, Inc.’s steadfast commitment to customer service and innovation, the company recently unveiled a redesigned website. The new site—still located at www.garlandco.com—is designed to further...

The Legalization Of Marijuana And Its Impact On The Construction Industry

As laws change regarding marijuana use, they present a whole host of ongoing human resource issues, especially for the construction industry. Attorney Trenton Cotney will help employers understand the complex issues surrounding the legalization of marijuana and its effects on the work place environment in his featured session, The Legalization of Marijuana and its...

NRCA Mourns Passing Of Its Former President Donald McNamara 

National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is saddened by the passing of Donald McNamara on Sept. 16 at the age of 81. McNamara was the majority owner of F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co., Inc. (FJAC) from 1967 to 1995. After his retirement, he helped lead the formation of Tecta America Corp. and also...

OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations for 2017

​The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2017. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the Top 10 on the Expo floor as part of the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo, the world’s largest annual...

ProMark Building Solutions

New Post-Frame Supply Business Opens in Southwestern Indiana

ProMark Building Solutions Begins Operations in Linton Linton, Ind. (Sept. 25, 2017) – ProMark Building Solutions, celebrated the beginning of operations with a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 25 at its new facilities located at 575 N. 1000 W. in Linton, Indiana. ProMark Building Solutions was formed out of the partnership of Elmer...