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Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Mass. Have Worst 12-Month Losses, While Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas and Walla Walla, Wash. Lead in Construction Job Increases Construction firms are experiencing widespread project deferrals and cancellations, along with disruptions to ongoing work and few new project awards, as the economic damage from the pandemic drags down industry employment in metro

Installing forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking systems on heavy-duty vehicles could eliminate more than 40% of rear-end crashes involving large trucks, according to an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study of SmartDrive Systems data. The study results were presented by Eric Teoh, the director of statistical services for IIHS, during an Oct. 20 FleetOwner webinar on

As a defensive driver, you can avoid crashes and help lower your risk behind the wheel. If you've been out on the roads, you know that not everyone drives well — but most people think they do. Some drivers speed aggressively. Others wander into another lane because they aren't paying attention. Drivers

New guidance from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration points out that under 29 CFR 1904.39(b)(6), employers are only required to report in-patient hospitalizations if the hospitalization "occurs within twenty-four hours of the work-related incident." For cases of COVID-19, the term "incident" means an exposure to SARS-CoV-2 in the workplace. So in

Who doesn’t want to have a detailed and coherent construction agreement in place on every job? It minimizes confusion, makes clear everyone’s respective responsibilities and should reduce disputes. You can do so by simply making sure you address the following six topics. 1. Define the scope You need to define what the

President Trump and candidate Biden should establish and implement a nationwide plan for the distribution of approved coronavirus vaccines, the Associated General Contractors of America advised today in a letter to the two presidential candidates (Trump and Biden). Establishing such a nationwide plan will help avoid the confusion, delays and potential economic hardships that would result

The House Oct. 1 voted 214-207 to approve $2.2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus legislation, called HEROES 2, that would provide state and local governments with $427 billion in aid. HEROES 2 is unlikely to receive a vote in the Senate given its price tag, which Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called

Members of the next wave of the workforce share what they look for in a career in an Associated General Contractors’ podcast. Generation Z’s perception of construction is evolving, but there’s still a lot more contractors could do to attract the next generation of workers, according to three Gen Zers interviewed

Construction employment decreased in 241, or 67 percent, out of 358 metro areas between August 2019 and last month, according to an analysis of new government data that the Associated General Contractors of America released today. Association officials urged Congress to pass new coronavirus relief measures before leaving town. “Although residential construction is