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Construction Worker Shortage Impacting Thriving Hotel Industry

The hotel industry’s growth is in danger of being stunted by a shortage of construction workers, according to a new report from intelligence platform Skift. So reports Fox Business.

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PennEast Pipeline’s Fate Hangs in the Balance

The PennEast Pipeline Co.’s federal approval to begin construction of an underground pipeline from Pennsylvania to New Jersey is set to expire Jan. 19, but construction is still on hold as a permit fight is expected to head the U.S. Supreme Court. So reports Lehigh Valley Live.

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Construction Firm Fired After Documents Go Missing from MI6 HQ Renovation

"Sensitive” documents related to the layout of the London headquarters for MI6, U.K.’s intelligence service, went missing as construction firm Balfour Beatty was in the process of a refurbishing project. So reports CNN.

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ABC Calls for 'Wait-and-See' Approach Despite Momentum

Anirban Basu, the chief economist for the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), said “momentum” is expected to continue through 2020, but advised economic uncertainties require a “wait-and-see” approach. So reports American Survey.

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Construction Lagging in 'Millennial' Areas: NAHB

Construction growth has begun to lag in “Millennial” areas, according to a new report from the National Association of Home Builders. So reports Housing Wire.

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APAC Region Expected to See Major Gains Over Next 4 Years: Study

Demand for construction in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to rise nearly 5% per year and reach $123 billion by 2023, according to a Freedonia Group study entitled Global Construction Machinery. So reports The Morning Journal.

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Activists Take Issue with Construction Worker Detained by ICE

Approximately 20 activists rallied against the dentition of a Hard Rock Hotel construction worker who was hurt during the building’s collapse last month. So reports New Orleans Public Radio.

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Video: Construction Worker Tries to Remove Nail from Leg with Pliers

Derek Hinkley, a construction worker from Georgia, shot himself with a nail gun and tried to, unsuccessfully, remove a 3-inch penny nail from his leg with nearby pliers. So reports The New York Post.

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Law, Labor and Logistics on Tap for New England Industry Summit

The New England Real Estate Journal will host the Construction Trends of the Future summit later this month to address the latest developments in industry management, law, skilled labor and more. So reports the New England Real Estate Journal.

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Travers Solar Gets Greenlight to Begin Construction

Greengate Power announced the 400-megawatt Travers Solar project has been given official approval to move forward from the Alberta Utilities Commission. So reports CNBC.

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