Industry News

Modular Construction is Greener!

As Seen in Construction Canada - April 2012The benefits of modular construction are becoming more widely known. The reduced time spent onsite leads to fewer health and safety issues for construction workers, quality building, accelerated construction schedules, and a faster return on investment. The momentum of various green rating programs and standards is now drawing [...]

Court Strikes Down NLRB Union Election Rule

A federal judge has invalidated a new National Labor Relations Board rule that advocates say simplifies the process for workplace unionization elections, but opponents contend makes it harder for employers to prepare for those contests. In his May 14 decision, Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court  for the District of Columbia concluded [...]

Slight increase in residential and commercial construction

Numbers released for March show a slight increase in single-family home and commercial construction projects, allowing overall construction spending to make the first gains in two months. A steep drop in state and local government spending reigned in the increases; however, manufacturing indexes also showed increased levels, with the Institute for Supply Management showing the [...]