AGC COO Shoaf to succeed CEO Sandherr in Q2 2024

Sources: Associated General Contractors of America, Washington, D.C.; CP staff AGC Chief Executive Officer Stephen Sandherr plans to retire from his post of 27 years, effective March 31, capping an overall 37-year tenure with the organization. “I am grateful to have retained the confidence of AGC’s officers and Board for these many years,” he says. “I am also fortunate to…

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Prometheus bio-concrete scales sound absorption performance

Prometheus Materials, Boulder, Colo. developer of bio-cement and bio-concrete technology debuting in molded, dry cast products, reports strong performance of 2-in. thick specimens subjected to ASTM C423-23, Standard Test Method for Sound Absorption and Sound Absorption Coefficients by the Reverberation Room Method. Testing at the Johns Manville Technical Center Acoustical Laboratory in Littleton, Colo. determined that the company’s bio-concrete—formulated with…

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Merit shop contractors report $1.5 billion in workforce development expenditures

Associated Builders and Contractors member contractors invested more than $1.5 billion to provide nearly 1.3 million course attendees with craft, leadership and safety education in 2022, according to the 2023 Workforce Development Survey, down from $1.6 billion in 2021. The annual assessment quantifies the scope of ABC members’ workforce development initiatives to advance their employees’ careers in commercial and industrial…

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ABC: Davis-Bacon updates add paperwork, skew prevailing wage math

Capping a 28-month rulemaking process in August, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule, Updating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations, which revises prevailing wage calculations and increases paperwork for contractors on federal and federally assisted construction projects. “This is yet another handout to organized labor on the backs of taxpayers, small businesses and the free market,”…

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Investor positions AK Masonry for organic growth, bolt-on deals

Sources: Maddix Capital, Lehi, Utah; CP staff A growth-stage private equity firm based outside Salt Lake City, Maddix Capital, has acquired a controlling stake in AK Masonry, citing plans to expand the South Jordan, Utah contractor’s services and reach. The firm worked with Hillcrest Bank, a division of NBH Bank, to secure partial financing to complete the deal.  “AK Masonry…

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Prometheus bio-concrete aces leading sound absorption test

Sources: Prometheus Materials, Boulder, Colo.; CP staff Prometheus Materials, developer of bio-cement and bio-concrete technology debuting in molded, dry cast products, reports strong performance of 2-in. thick specimens subjected to ASTM C423-23, Standard Test Method for Sound Absorption and Sound Absorption Coefficients by the Reverberation Room Method. Testing at the Johns Manville Technical Center in Littleton, Colo., determined that the…

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Ozinga cement terminal artfully conveys south Florida essence

Sources: Ozinga Bros. Inc., Mokena, Ill.; CP staff Ozinga formally dedicated a Port of Palm Beach cement terminal during a late-July ribbon-cutting ceremony, citing the facility’s unique machinery, powder transfer methods, and operations as a testament to a company legacy of construction and logistics expertise. The terminal centerpiece, a one-of-a-kind, 55,000-ton cement storage structure, was designed in a cooperative effort…

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Wall Street backdrop suits LEED developer’s milestone celebration

U.S. Green Building Council officials mustered early last month at the New York Stock Exchange to open the trading day and commemorate the 30th anniversary of their group’s charter. Beyond the milestone observance, the Wall Street event highlighted the Council’s role in spawning the green building industry through the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design rating and certification program.  “We…

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GivenHansco integration extends HaulHub Owners Link E-ticketing

Sources: GivenHansco, Gahanna, Ohio; CP staff Software and automation solutions provider GivenHansco is collaborating with Boston-based HaulHub Technologies to expand Owners Link, a two-way integration between construction material point of sale systems and state transportation agency project portals. HaulHub has programmed Owners Link as a trustworthy source of order electronic ticketing and data records for facilitating payments while adhering to…

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Non-union crews approach 90 percent of construction workforce

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of 2022 state union membership data published recently by UnionStats.com, at least nine out of 10 construction workers in private industry do not belong to a union in 26 states, up from 24 states in 2021. Nationwide, a record 88.3 percent of construction workers do not belong to a union, U.S. Bureau…

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