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- Trades employment takes hit. Cole, David // Journal of Business (10756124);8/20/2009, Vol. 24 Issue 17, pA15
The article reports on the increasing rate of unemployment for construction workers particularly carpenters in Spokane County, Washington. According to industry observers, the increasing unemployment rate for these workers was the result of the decrease of expected construction projects. Kate...
- Construction Week. Grogan, Tim // ENR: Engineering News-Record;7/15/2013, Vol. 271 Issue 2, p9
The article presents U.S. construction industry news briefs as of July 15, 2013. The unemployment rate for construction workers in America reportedly dropped to under 10 percent in June 2013. Construction contractors discovered a burial ground while digging a sewage line in Ignacio, Colorado....
- Dragados to draft in foreign experts on Crossrail project. // Building Design;5/6/2011, Issue 1964, p11
The article reports on the plan of Dragados SA, a Spanish construction firm, to draft in foreign specialist workers to work on the Crossrail project known as "C305" in Great Britain. It says that all site labour will be employed from within the country while some specialist high-level tunnelling...
- ANALYZE THIS. // EC&M Electrical Construction & Maintenance;Jan2010, Vol. 109 Issue 1, pC2
The article presents several statistics related to electrical designs and the construction industry in the U.S. including the number of construction workers who lost their jobs, the drop rate of new constructions in November 2009 and the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) ratings.
- Slowdown Eases Supply Shortages. Seiders, David F.; Farnsworth, Christina B. // Builder: The Magazine of the National Association of Home Builde;Sep2000, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p102
Reports that the slowdown in the United States homebuilding industry has resulted in more laborers and lower materials prices. Unemployment rate in the construction industry; Shortage of construction workers; Supply of building materials; Government measures to prevent inflation.
- Inside a Safety Turnaround. Illia, Tony // ENR: Engineering News-Record;5/11/2009, Vol. 262 Issue 15, p26
The article recalls the accidents that occurred at the CityCenter mixed-used development in Las Vegas, Nevada. CityCenter was called "CityCemetary" by its trade workers because of the six deaths and 1,000 accidents that occurred at the site. Fatalities at the construction started in February...
- FRAME WORK. // Contract Journal;8/12/2009, Vol. 448 Issue 6732, p5
A photograph of a worker at a construction site in the Devon village of Kingskerswell, England, is presented.
- 10.8%. // EC&M Electrical Construction & Maintenance;Dec2008, Vol. 107 Issue 12, pC8
The article reports on highest percentage of an unemployment rate of construction workers in the U.S. for the month of October. Accordingly, in the past year, payroll employment has decreased by 1,078,000. Construction accounted for nearly half of those losses (508,000) including 49,000 in...
- Re-engineering of Premium Computation Formulas tor Construction Workers' Compensation Insurance: Critical Factors and Methods. Kamardeen, Imriyas // Architectural Science Review (University of Sydney);Mar2009, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p28
Existing formulas to compute premiums for workers' compensation insurance (WCI) for construction projects have been found ineffective and lead to detrimental losses for insurers. This study developed a new set of formulas to address this problem. A combination of a literature review,...