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Canada Unveils Its Largest Net-zero Energy Institutional Building

Hamilton, Ontario, welcomed the completion of the Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation at Mohawk College’s Fennel Campus, being advertised as “the largest net-zero energy institutional building in Canada.” So reports Inhabitant.


Georgia Upscale Development Construction to Continue Amid Environmentalist Challenge

 federal judge declined to stop construction at a contentious high-class housing project in Georgia. So reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Merger Brings Two Construction Data Firms Under MidOcean’s Roof

Construction consulting and data companies Meyers Research and Metrostudy are merging as a result of an acquisition from MidOcean Partners. So reports Chron.


Construction Industry Unemployment Rates Hit Record Lows in Some States

In nearly every corner of the nation, construction industry unemployment rates in October were down year-over-year, according to newly released metrics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Principals Expect a Surge in Green Building By 2021: Report

Industry professionals surveyed for the Dodge Data & Analytics’ World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report said they expect significant growth in demand for green building, with 60% expecting to factor in environmental concerns into their projects by 2021. So reports Concrete Products.


450 Needles, Blood Found at NC Construction Site

Officials warned travelers to avoid the "Business 40" construction area after knives, drug paraphernalia, including needles, and blood were found at the construction site. So reports WXII12.


Impact to Oregon's Economy Unclear As Steel Prices Rise

Oregon's Office of Economic Analysis said its uncertain how steel tariffs will impact the state's economy, while local businesses have expressed concerns that rising prices will continue to hamper production. So reports KATU News.


Alabama Steel Firm Facing $320K in Fines for Amputation, Other Hazards

Montgomery, Alabama's Sabel Steel Service Inc. is facing $320,261 in penalties for exposing employees to a number of safety hazards, including exposing employees to amputation and fall at four of its facilities, according to the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


ABC Report: Year-over-year Material Costs Up 7.9%

Construction prices are up 0.5% last month and are up 7.9% year-over-year, according a new analysis from the Associated Builders and Contractors. So reports Construction and Demolition Recycle.


Michigan Worker: I Contracted Flesh-eating Bacteria at Work Site

Josh Munoz, a construction worker visiting family in Texas, said he nearly died after contracting a flesh eating bacteria on his leg. So Reports ABC 13.


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