Victoria K. Sicaras is a freelance writer and former managing editor of Public Works. She is also an AEC editorial specialist with Constructive Communication Inc. (www.constructivecommunication.com).
Government pay is rising with each year we move further away from the recession The economy is strengthening, and the unemployment rate is at an all-time low. Are these factors enough to boost public paychecks?
Paychecks continue rising, but not enough to make up for ground lost during the recession and increasing benefits costs.
Safety is about more than wearing a hard hat or holding an occasional meeting. One Philadelphia construction company is committed to changing the mindset of employees to achieve zero injuries on every job.
Despite uncertainties over the global economy, U.S. presidential election, and even the weather, producers are bolstered by rising demand and revenue.
Some producers don't use the cement substitute at all, which increases their costs.