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S. Korea Dodges Steel Tariffs While Industry Speculates on Construction Impact

U.S. and Korean officials came to an agreement exempting South Korea from newly announced steel tariffs, but the controversial trade protection has still ruffled some industry feathers stateside.

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Dallas Builders Association Offers Rare Look Into Magnificent Custom Homes

The Dallas Builders Association will unveil five top-end custom homes during a special, self-guided tour this spring. So reports the Dallas Culture Map.

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Three Rivers Takes Home National Safety Award

Construction company Three Rivers Corp. was nationally recognized for its safety record earning an Associated Builders and Contractors National Safety Merit Award. So reports the Midland Daily News.

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Lawmakers Consider One-of-a-Kind Timber Law, Pass New Mandate

Washington state lawmakers passed a law requiring the building code council to develop rules regarding the use of mass timber in residential and commercial construction. So reports Construction Dive.

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Engineer Warned of Cracks Days Before Florida Bridge Collapse

Two days before the horrific fatal pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida, a lead engineer for the bridge warned state officials that he witnessed “some cracking” on the structure, but did not consider it an immediate danger. So reports The Washington Post.

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Winter isn’t Over: Safety Recheck Tips for Cold-Weather Construction Work

With many parts of the country still under deep freeze, CMs should take the time to remind crews about safety standards and precautions for cold weather construction work.

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ROI Payoff is Big for Buildings Designed to Withstand the Wrath of Nature

After months of hurricanes, wildfires and bomb cyclones pounding cities and towns around the U.S., it’s good news to hear that building to withstand nature’s fury has a big payoff. That's according to the National Institute of Building Sciences.

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Building a Future for Women in Construction

Despite the challenges women face in an industry where they make up only 9% of the workforce, women are using mentorship and advocacy to make progress and address specific workplace concerns. So reports Construction Dive.

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