Turner Construction Company Establishes Accredited Construction Management Academy at York College in Queens, N.Y.

Turner School of Construction Management Reaches New Heights with Launch of Accredited Program at York College School of Business NEW YORK — Turner Construction Company, in partnership with the York College School of Business and the Small Business Development Center, have developed the first undergraduate accredited program based on the Turner School of Construction Management training program curriculum for York College students and area small businesses.   The course offering will begin on June 1 at the York College School of Business in Queens, N.Y. Turner staff along with professors from York College will lead the advanced Turner School of … Read more

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Construction Industry Adds Another 14,000 Jobs in April as the Number and Scope of Stimulus-Funded Projects Continues to Grow

Industry’s Recovery Remains Tentative with Unemployment at 21.8 Percent, Stimulus Funding Likely to Expire Before Private-Sector Construction Demand Resumes, Economist Notes Construction firms added 14,000 new jobs in April, the second consecutive month of employment gains for the industry, according to an analysis of new federal figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. After more than two years of dramatic job losses, the construction industry is once again adding jobs, thanks primarily to the increasing number of stimulus-funded projects now underway, the association noted. “As today’s report makes clear, the impacts of the stimulus are now being … Read more

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Master Builders of Iowa is AGC's Best Contractors’ Chapter

Associated General Contractors of America Names Des Moines, Iowa-based Chapter its Best Chapter of 2009, Citing Policy Work, Program Development and Service OfferingsThe Master Builders of Iowa was the best large chapter among the network of 95 chapters that make up the Associated General Contractors of America, the national trade association announced today. The statewide contractors’ group was selected in large part because of its policy, program and service successes during 2009, association officials noted. “This chapter essentially wrote the book on how to perform under pressure last year,” said Ted Aadland, the association’s president. “Despite all the challenges our … Read more

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Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) Offers Special Rate for Northeast Spring Meeting

The Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) has a special offer for Construction Superintendent subscribers as a result of the Construction Superintendent and SIA partnering media alliance. We have agreed to collaborate, to gather, develop and disseminate safety information; develop and conduct educational programs; and work with government entities at all levels to develop more effective safety standards. Scaffold Industry Association Northeast Spring Meeting When: Friday, May 21, 2010 Where: Doubletree Hotel Washington DC — Crystal City300 Army Navy DriveArlington, VA 22202703.416.4100 Cost:     Construction Superintendent Subscribers $60.00 Schedule of Events:7:30am – 4:30pm: Competent Person Training for Suspended Scaffold**Additional registration and … Read more

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