Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports October 2017 total construction employment of 6.93 million, representing a 187,000-position (2.8%) increase from October 2016.
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Researchers at the Massachusetts Instritute of Techknoweldgy have developed a system that can 3-D print the basic structure of an entire building.
Tool Box Buzz released it’s rankings for one of the most used tools in construction; the cordless reciprocating saw. The entries were specifically put through tests they devloped that should resonate with the following users:
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President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. The construction industry’s total prescription opioid spent is 5-10% higher than any other industry represented in the study. There is a financial implication to this – a construction company with 100 workers can expect to lose $40,839 each year in Oklahoma, $43,538 in Massachusetts and $38,140 in Texas — three of the states with the highest frequency of opioid abuse. More information on the CNA study at Construction Dive.