Economic Trends That Signal a Strong Construction Economy Ahead

by Pierre G. Villere I want to expand on my thinking in last month’s column, and start by dispelling what I am being asked about often these days: Will the construction economy stay strong? The answer is a resounding yes, and it will not experience a slowdown anytime soon. So there. There are too many positive indicators that signal a…

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Contractors’ data mining finds noon the deadliest hour on construction sites

Sources: Associated General Contractors of America, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff

A new report from AGC and Virginia Tech University’s Myers-Lawson School of Construction confirms or clarifies long-held observations concerning project site safety. “Preventing Fatalities in the Construction Industry” is based on individual examination of 2,338 construction fatalities reported over the 2010-2012 period in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (BLS/IIF) program.

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