Construction Employment Declines or Stagnates Between May 2015, 2016

Construction employment declined or was stagnant in 131, or 37 percent, of 358 metro areas between May 2015 and May 2016, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. The data comes as years of underfunding have contributed to declining highway, transit and other public infrastructure just 60 years after President Eisenhower signed the first interstate highway act. The largest job losses from May 2015 to May 2016 were in Midland, Texas (-1,700 jobs, -7 percent), followed by Odessa, Texas (-1,300 jobs, -8 percent); Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas (-1,100 jobs, -6 percent); … Read more

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Academic Building at Trinity Washington University Dedicated

WASHINGTON, D.C. – JLL recently celebrated the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Trinity Washington University’s Payden Academic Center in Washington, D.C. JLL served as the project manager for the $38-million, 80,000-square foot, LEED-certified building that features state-of-the-art nursing and science labs, classrooms

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OSHA Announces Safety Stand-Down at Worksites Throughout Southeast

ATLANTA, Ga. – In 2014, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness while 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job – all of which was preventable. To raise awareness about these dangers, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, employers and trade associations will conduct a one-hour Safety Stand-Down at construction sites and workplaces in eight Southern states from June 27 to July 1. Workers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee will stop work voluntarily for one hour at 7 a.m. EDT to conduct safety training focused on … Read more

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Gilbane Building Company Installs First-of-its-Kind in the Region Proton Accelerator

Gilbane Building Company is building the Proton Therapy center at Baptist Health South Florida for the Miami Cancer Institute in Miami, Florida. Being introduced as ‘Pete’, a 220 ton breakthrough in cancer care, the equipment traveled nearly 4,700 miles on its transatlantic journey from Belgium. The highly anticipated Proteus PLUS three-gantry room configuration includes next generation pencil beam scanning capability, is the only one of its kind in the region. The 70,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, which includes support spaces for treatment and research, is only one of a handful of proton therapy centers in the country and the first in South … Read more

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