CA Board Seeks 8.6 Billion in BONDS

The project eventually is supposed to link Northern and Southern California with trains traveling up to 220 mph. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The California High-Speed Rail Authority voted Monday to issue nearly $8.6 billion in taxpayer-approved bonds to build the nation’s first bullet train as the state rushes to begin construction in July. Officials are… Read more »

OSHA Talks Crane Certification

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled a third informal stakeholder meeting to solicit comments on the crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard. The third meeting will be held from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. on April 3, 2013. The two meetings currently scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon… Read more »

Construction Labor Shortage

Reported today……Labor Shortages in Residential Construction Impeding Housing & Economic Recovery, Labor shortages have caused 46% of builders to experience delays, 15% have turned down projects and 9% have lost or cancelled sales.

March 17, 2013

Week ahead, stocks at support: Caterpillar (CAT), 3d Systems (DDD), Ebay (EBAY), F5 Networks (FFIV) Mar 09, 2013 (ACCESSWIRE-TNW via COMTEX) — Bridgewater, MA (March 9, 2013) – With the markets and most stocks hitting new highs we did a search to find solid company’s currently at strong support with some wiggle room to move… Read more »

March 13, 2013

Construction employment hits three-year high By Thomas Grillo The building boom is on. Construction companies added 48,000 jobs in February, the ninth consecutive month of job growth, as more people are working in construction than at any point in the last three plus years, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated… Read more »