A new construction project at Volunteer State Community College will add a significant amount of classroom and study space at the Gallatin, Tennessee educational facility, northeast of Nashville.
National data suggests that, overall, growth is occurring in the construction industry, particularly in states such as California. However, there are three negative trends in the construction industry that are holding back growth and preventing an even more robust recovery.
A major San Antonio Highway construction project has been delayed, and project costs have tripled because of an endangered species of spider discovered on the construction site.
The recent easing of tensions between the United States and Cuba suggests that a related economic boom may likely be close behind. Relations between the two countries are the friendliest they’ve been in some 50 years, and some experts believe that associated increases in tourism and trade between the U.S. and Cuba will mean increased economic opportunity for south Florida construction contractors and other businesses.
Minneapolis construction hit an all-time high in 2014 with more than $2 billion worth of permits issued in that 12-month period. The city reached the substantial milestone with the issuance of a building permit for a single-family home on December 31, 2014, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Manufacturers are expected to increase construction of manufacturing facilities in the United States within the next five years, bringing back some operations from China.
New and innovative products introduced at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show demonstrate that consumers and manufacturers continue to have a keen interest in smart home technology.
The Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas, is a prominent venue for designers, developers and manufacturers to showcase their latest products. The 2015 show makes it clear that smart home technology remains a high priority among manufacturers and that these technologies continue to advance.
There’s always room for improvement in any business, but the first weeks of a new year provide a well-defined time for construction contractors to evaluate current practices and look at ways to change or improve the way things are getting done.
A new OSHA rule for reporting severe injuries requires adherence to strict time frames for reporting severe injuries and fatalities that occur on the job.