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Industry Too Lax on Cybersecurity: ENR FutureTech Panelist

Philip Weaver, senior director of IT for Warfel Construction Co., said despite phishing attacks rising 250% in 2018, construction company CEO’s continue to list cybersecurity relatively low on their rankings of concerns. So reports Construction Dive.


BridgeInvest Looks at 2nd, 3rd Construction Loan Fund

Miami-based lender BridgeInvest, banking on an increased demand for short-term loans, just closed a second fund, with another in the works. So reports The Real Deal.


Trump Pens Exec Orders to Spur Gas Pipelines

President Donald Trump signed two executive orders aimed at removing obstacles for the construction of natural gas pipelines. So reports The Hill.


Cal Poly Takes Home Top Honors in Student Competition

Students studying construction management at Cal Poly won top honors and more trophies than any other school at the 2019 Associated Schools of Construction regional competition held in Reno, Nevada. So reports the Cal Poly News.


Etna Facing $200K in Fines for Unmitigated Trench Hazards

Etna Construction Inc. was cited by OSHA for failing to protect workers from trenching hazards. So reports EHS Today.


Tariffs Worry Texans, But Activity Remains Steady

Tariffs imposed on steel, lumber and aluminum have caused concern for some Texas builders, but industry activity has been brisk despite subsequent cost increases. So reports D Magazine.


N.C. Crew Pinned Under Tractor Trailer, Two Airlifted

A trio of Browe Construction workers in North Carolina were pinned under a tractor-trailer on I-95 near Robeson County. So reports ABC News 11.


Hawaii Landfill Filling Fast on Back of Construction Boom

Oahu’s building boom is rapidly causing the island's only construction-designated landfill to fill up with debris. So reports Hawaii News Now.


Widower Sues Construction Firm for Not Anchoring Home Properly

The husband of Angie Walker, of Tennessee, is filing a lawsuit alleging Ralph Baxter Construction, LLC., the company that constructed their home, is liable for her death. So reports News Channel 5 Nashville.


OSHA Releases New Penalty Rates of Up to $132,598

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced maximum violation penalties will range from $13,260 for a "serious violation" to $132,598 for willful and repeat violations. So reports Newsday.


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