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Agencies Work to Prevent Construction-Site Fires

Raymond O’Brocki American Wood Council According to the most-recent numbers from the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA (nfpa.org), U.S. fire departments responded to more than 3,700 construction site fires each year between 2010 and 20141. These fires caused $172 million in direct property damage annually to buildings of all materials that were under construction2. …

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Construction Industry Adds 8,000 September Jobs

Construction employment increased by 8,000 jobs in September to the highest level since October 2008, amid a tight labor market that may be keeping contractors from hiring as many workers as they need, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, VA. Association officials said construction employment …

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Good News in AIA 2016 Firm Survey

The AIA’s (American Institute of Architects, Washington, aia.org) annual firm survey report, The Business of Architecture 2016, contains good news for architects, contractors, and facility owners. Likely the best news is that non-residential-construction has almost returned to the level we enjoyed before the Great Recession. Nonresidential construction was estimated to be $450 billion by the …

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Construction employment up in 37 states and DC

Construction firms added jobs in 37 states and the District of Columbia between October 2013 and October 2014 while construction employment increased in 28 states and the District of Columbia between September and October, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that the …

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AIA releases eight new contract documents

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has added eight new documents to the AIA Contract Documents® portfolio. Six of these new documents belong to the Conventional (A201) family; the remaining two documents belong to the Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) family and the Program Manager family, respectively. The new AIA Master Agreements with Work Orders and Service Orders belong to …

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NCARB awards over $50,000 to two architecture school programs

Architecture programs at Parsons The New School for Design and Clemson University have been selected as 2014 NCARB Award recipients for developing innovative curricula that merge practice and education. Earlier today, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) announced the recipients at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Administrators Conference. The NCARB …

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U.S. engineering leaders see increased industry employment

U.S. engineering firm CEOs remain encouraged about overall industry performance and market trends, including strong signs of recovery in industry employment. So says the latest ACEC Engineering Business Index (EBI) which charts the health of the engineering industry. EBI is a diffusion index, consolidating hundreds of engineering leader responses nationwide on market and firm performance …

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