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Construction industry faces major labor shortage

Real estate developers are feeling the pinch because of the inflated cost of materials and a shortage of labor. A new report shows 80 percent of construction firms nationwide are having a hard

Construction Dollars Flow to Wright-Patterson AFB Due to

The Base Realignment and Closure BRAC process' last round moved several USAF research and training facilities to Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio.

What America's homebuilders need desperately

The construction industry has plenty of demand, especially to rebuild destroyed homes -- what it lacks is workers

Apartment buildings boost home construction industry

After a long slump, the home construction industry may be showing signs of life. But as Bill Whitaker reports, the real growth was found in apartment construction.

Keystone XL pipeline construction to start in 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. - The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge concluded that major

Why the housing shortage is set to get even worse

But in many parts of the country, construction activity isn't growing as fast as it could be -- thanks to a lack of workers. The construction industry's unemployment rate is at a record low.

The most dangerous U.S. state for workers

"The construction industry has a high fatality rate," she noted. "With that industry coming back from the recession, we've seen an increase in the numbers from that sector." Still, the number of

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Factor positive risk into project planning By Tom Mochal in Security on September 9, 2002, 12:00 AM PST Assessing risks is one of the core duties of a project manager.

1 in 8 U.S. workers has some hearing loss: CDC

The construction industry came in a close second in terms of hearing-impaired workers, at 16 percent, while manufacturing came in third at 14 percent.

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Enterprises are beginning to understand that consistent customer service is the key to remaining competitive in today's market. Learn why a critical step in meeting customer expectations involves

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Poor planning is project management mistake number one By Tom Mochal in CXO on March 14, 2003, 12:00 AM PST Among the five most common project management mistakes, inadequate definition and

Short Take: Construction industry site opens marketplace

ContractorHub.com has launched its online exchange for buying and selling materials and services in the $725 billion construction industry. Contractors and suppliers can conduct transactions

Can construction industry rise to online challenge?

Fragmentation happens when a particular sector or industry is controlled by numerous players. In the construction industry, the top eight companies in terms of market share control less than 20

A new blueprint for America's construction trades

After the Great Recession hit, hundreds of thousands of construction workers and skilled tradesmen and women left the industry - and those positions need to be refilled

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Whether a consultant or contractor, or whatever your role is in the IT industry, your reputation and references are key to landing the next contract. If you consistently wow your clients by

Accident at construction site kills 3 workers

RALEIGH, N.C. --An accident at a high-rise construction site in downtown Raleigh, N.C., killed three workers Monday and seriously injured a fourth, officials from the company said. The workers

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