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From the monthly archives: March 2018

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ABC Report: Safety Best Practices Can Make Construction Companies 670 Percent Safer

ABC released its 2018 Safety Performance Report to further the construction industry’s understanding of how to make jobsites safer through its Safety Performance Evaluation Process (STEP). Packed with infographics and practical takeaways, the report documents the dramatic impact of using proactive safety practices to reduce recordable incidents by up to 85 percent, making the best-performing companies 670 percent safer than the industry average. Read the rest of entry »

January Construction Unemployment Rates Down Year-over-Year in All 50 States

Continued strength in construction resulted in a 7.3 percent January 2018 not seasonally adjusted national construction unemployment rate, down 2.1 percent from January 2017 and the lowest national January rate on record, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by ABC. Further, estimated construction unemployment rates were down in all 50 states on a year-over-year basis. Read the rest of entry »

Top Award-winners Honored at ABC’s Excellence in Construction Awards

ABC announced ACI Mechanical as its Contractor of the Year, National Diversity Excellence Award winners, National Safety Award winners and America’s top construction projects at the annual Excellence in Construction® Awards on March 21 at ABC Convention 2018. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Recognizes the Best of the Best at the Careers in Construction Awards

ABC announced the winners of the Construction Management Competition (CMC), National Craft Championships (NCC), Craft Professional of the Year and Craft Instructor of the Year during its Careers in Construction Awards ceremony at the conclusion of ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif., March 22. Read the rest of entry »

Enforcement for Beryllium Standard Begins in May

On March 2, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it will begin enforcement of the final rule on occupational exposure to beryllium in general, shipyard and construction industries on May 11, 2018. According to an OSHA news release, the enforcement date was previously set for March 12, 2018, but this new timeframe aims to ensure stakeholders are aware of their obligations and compliance to the final rule. Read the rest of entry »

SBA Honors ABC Member Hensel Phelps

On March 20, Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2018 recipients of the National Small Business Week awards, including ABC member Hensel Phelps Construction Co. Read the rest of entry »

Governor Walker Signs Legislation to Combat Labor Shortage

On March 28, Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) signed legislation into law that will combat the current construction industry labor shortage in Wisconsin. The new law prevents more than one journeyman being required to oversee the work of an apprentice.  Read the rest of entry »

Indeed.com: Construction Careers Rank Among Best Jobs of 2018

Preconstruction manager and construction superintendent are among the top ten best jobs of 2018, according to employment search engine Indeed. Based on salary—jobs with a baseline salary of at least $75,000—and abundance of opportunity based on growth in job postings on Indeed.com, careers in construction are on the rise. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Joins Employers in Coalition to Protect Employer-sponsored Health Care

On March 20, 2018, ABC joined leading employer organizations to form the Partnership for Employer-Sponsored Coverage (P4ESC). The coalition will work to strengthen and protect employment-based health care coverage and will champion solutions to protect these benefits for hardworking Americans. Read the rest of entry »

Top Craft Professional, Instructor Honored at ABC Convention 2018

ABC named the nation’s top craft professional and craft instructor during ABC Convention 2018 last week in Long Beach, Calif. Richard Brown of Gaylor Electric Inc. was named 2018 Craft Professional of the Year, and William Fuller of ABC’s Greater Houston Chapter was named 2018 Craft Instructor of the Year. Read the rest of entry »
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