National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction Presents Webinar

At 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 1, the National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction presents Getting Ready for the 2017 Safety Stand-Down. The speakers for the webinar include: Chris Trahan Cain, executive director, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training Christine Branche, Ph.D., principal associate director, NIOSH, and director, Office of Construction Safety and Health Dean McKenzie, Director, OSHA directorate of construction Falls are the top cause of construction fatalities and account for 1/3 of on-the-job injuries and deaths in the industry. In 2012, CPWR, NIOSH and OSHA together launched a national construction fall prevention campaign. … Read more






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Winter Construction Tops Out Solis Hotel

ATLANTA, Ga. – Winter Construction has topped out the new Solis Hotel Two Porsche Drive. The new eight-story luxury hotel is adjacent to Georgia’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Porsche North America headquarters. The topping out at Solis Hotel is especially notable given the unique design of the roof, which includes a terrace lounge with panoramic views of the Porsche driver development track and landings and takeoffs at the airport. Winter is partnering with architecture firm HOK in the Design-Build delivery of the Solis Hotel. HOK also designed the Porsche North America headquarters. Both buildings reflect the understated elegance … Read more






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El Monte Gateway Development Team Celebrates Groundbreaking of Mixed-Use Development

SANTA ANA, Calif. – This month, El Monte Gateway celebrates a significant milestone in its ambitious transit-oriented development realization. On Thursday, Feb. 16, SVA Architects, the city of El Monte, California and the El Monte Gateway development team will celebrate the groundbreaking of a mixed-use apartment community, also known as Parcel 4. The project is composed of market-rate apartments with ground-floor commercial and retail uses; this new community is a key component of the El Monte Gateway Master Plan – a walkable and transit friendly district with linkage to bike trails along Rio Hondo River. Transit-oriented development El Monte Gateway … Read more






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Construction Job Growth Rebounds in 2017, ABC Says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National construction employment started 2017 on a high note, adding 36,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in January, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by the Associated Builders and Contractors. The 0.5 percent increase represents the best month for construction employment growth since March of 2016. The nonresidential construction sector added 14,900 net new jobs for the month, while its residential counterpart added 20,300 net new jobs (note that these don’t sum to the total due to rounding). The construction industry added 170,000 net new jobs on a yearly … Read more






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