Georgia-Pacific Gypsum's New Impact-Resistant Interior Panels Rounds out a Family of Dens Brand Gypsum Panels

ATLANTA, December 18, 2008 — In response to the increased demand for building materials with surface durability, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum introduces the newest addition to the Dens Brand of fiberglass mat, moisture- and mold-resistant gypsum panels—DensArmor Plus Impact-Resistant interior panels, which contain an additional embedded fiberglass mesh for superior impact and abuse resistance. It is ideal for construction of high-occupancy buildings, such as offices, hospitals, dormitories and other public buildings. “Georgia-Pacific Gypsum is an industry leader when it comes to offering builders and architects durable gypsum panels that resist damage to wall surfaces, and potentially decrease maintenance costs for repairing scuffs … Read more

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Proposed Infrastructure Investments Will Help Create or Support Over 1.85M Jobs in Less Than Two Years, University Economist Stephen Fuller Tells Congress

New proposed infrastructure and public building investments will create or support almost two million jobs throughout the entire economy in part because of the economic slowdown and massive construction layoffs that have occurred, George Mason University economist Stephen Fuller testified today. Professor Fuller, who made the arguments during Congressional testimony today on behalf of the Associated General Contractors of America, noted that the current stimulus plan’s proposed infrastructure investments would create or support more than 1.85 million new jobs between now and the end of 2010. He said that would include over 620,000 construction jobs, 300,000 jobs in supplying industries … Read more

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ABC Urges President Obama To Preserve Open Competition On Federal Construction Contracts

Jan 21 —Washington, D.C. — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement by 2009 ABC National Chairman Jerry Gorski, president of Gorski Engineering, Inc., Collegeville, Pa., urging President Barack Obama to preserve Executive Order 13202 barring federal agencies from requiring union-only project labor agreements on federal and federally funded construction projects:     “We need to heed President Obama's remarks in yesterday's historic inaugural address calling for investment in our nation's infrastructure that will help rebuild America's roads, bridges and schools. President Obama tempered those same remarks with his warning that those "who manage the public’s dollars" … Read more

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Develops Plan to Stimulate Economy and Create 1.6M Jobs in Building Sector

Recommendations Call for Funds for the Planning and Design of Energy Efficient Construction Projects Washington, D.C., January 14 — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast projects an 11 percent decline in design and construction activity in 2009. To revitalize the building sector, which accounts for about one in every ten dollars of the United States GDP, the AIA developed the Rebuild and Renew Plan, which details its recommendations for the allocation of funds in President-elect Obama's economic recovery plan. The AIA is calling on the new administration and Congress to create policies that ensure these monies … Read more

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