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Romney merits ABC nod

In perhaps the first such move this campaign season by a major national construction group, Associated Builders and Contractors endorsed Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

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Unions cheer Court's PLA Stance

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit, has struck down the state’s “Fair and Open Competition in Governmental Construction Act” (Public Act 98) curtailing local government units’ ability to exercise project labor agreements (PLAs) on construction contracts.

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HUD releases disaster-proofing building guide

Consulting firm Newport Partners in Davidson, Md., recently announced the initial results of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-funded research project, Safer, Stronger Homes: Protecting Your Risk During a Natural Disaster. The project team created a how-to guide of simple, low-cost mitigation strategies for both builders and homebuyers alike to improve their home performance during natural disasters.

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