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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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Tariffs, Tight Labor Market Expected to Hit Home in Booming Vegas

Las Vegas developers are bracing for impact as the Trump administration's tariffs on steel are expected to jump from 25% to 30% and companies are still struggling to fill open positions. So reports Law Vegas Review-Journal.

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U.S. Attorney Charges Hultgren for Death of Employee

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Dakota brought federal charges against Hultgren Construction for its alleged role in the death of Ethan McMahon, a former employee of the company. So reports the Argus Leader.

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Trump Organization Using Undocumented Laborers: Washington Post

The Washington Post is reporting that the Trump Organization is using undocumented workers through the Mobile Constriction Payroll LLC to do construction at golf resorts and its winery. So reports Construction Dive.

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Dallas-Fort Worth Leads Surge in U.S. Apartment Construction

Dallas-Fort Worth is the nation's top market for new apartment construction and rentals. So reports the Dallas Morning News.

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Construction Worker Saves Baby, Toddler from Fire

Mason Fierro, a construction worker in New Mexico, saved a 2-month-old baby and a toddler from a burning building in Albuquerque. So reports People.

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