• A New Look at Apprenticeships as a Path to the Middle Class

    After facing a steep falloff during the recession, apprentice programs are making a comeback, and have caught the notice of students, parents, and even some presidential candidates. Is this an option for the concrete industry?

     
  • A Look at Chaz Arthur's Collection of Framing Hammers

    One look at the 204 hammers in Chaz Arthur's collection and you'll know he doesn't just like these tools-he loves them. What's more, he probably knows as much about framing hammers as any man alive.

     
  • A Look at Chaz Arthur's Collection of Framing Hammers

    One look at the 204 hammers in Chaz Arthur's collection and you'll know he doesn't just like these tools-he loves them. What's more, he probably knows as much about framing hammers as any man alive.

     
  • A Look at Chaz Arthur's Collection of Framing Hammers

    One look at the 204 hammers in Chaz Arthur's collection and you'll know he doesn't just like these tools-he loves them. What's more, he probably knows as much about framing hammers as any man alive.

     
  • Convinence Sells the 18-Volt Cordless Angle Grinders

    These angle grinders won't come close to replacing a corded version for all-day use, but most of them are capable enough to have around for average jobs or whenever the convenience of cordless grinding and cutting is needed.

     
  • What Needs to be Done Before Disaster Strikes

    Critical infrastructure needs attention, but housing and light commercial buildings are another major area of need, and one that has been neglected to the detriment of the country, says Aris Papadopoulos, former CEO of TItan America. He advocates building disaster-resistant, resilient buildings...

     
 
  • Construction Industry Protests Proposed Overtime Rule

    Contractors and specialty firms are gearing up to fight an Obama administration proposal that could force the construction industry to give overtime pay to a huge new subset of its white-collar workforce.

     
  • 15 Tips for More Effective Meetings

    Keeping meetings, tight, effective and on-track takes discipline. And meetings that waste time also squander energy, productivity, and money. When you follow these 15 tips you gain respect and buy-in as you run meetings that are valuable, efficient, and productive.

     
  • Equipment Operator Pleads in Fatal Incident

    A heavy equipment operator who knocked over a brick wall onto an adjacent Salvation Army center killing six people and injuring 12 during a demolition project in downtown Philadelphia pleaded guilty Tuesday.

     
  • Concrete Blocks with Half the Cement

    A California-based company is developing alternatives to the traditional concrete block which use less cement, dramatically reducing the amount of carbon dioxide produced, including a block with no cement at all.

     
  • That Rash Could Ruin Your Livelihood, So Don't Ignore It

    'Epoxy sensitization' is the term for how your body reacts to the raw material and/or resin in epoxies. Some people never get a rash; others must avoid exposure to epoxies for the rest of their lives. Here's how to avoid making a career switch.

     
  • Construction Spending Up 12% Annually

    Construction spending in the U.S. rose 12% year-over-year in June, the Commerce Department said Monday. But on a monthly basis, the gain was the smallest in five months.

     
 
 
 
 
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