More than a dozen New York City buildings inspectors and clerks have been charged with exploiting their positions as gateways to the city’s booming real estate industry to obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.
According to a recent ruling by the Nebraska Supreme Court, general contractors that exercise control over the worksite can be sued by a subcontractor’s injured employee.
With the commercial real estate market in recovery in many parts of the U.S., construction costs are rising.
The best way to build more tall wood buildings — and boost a higher-value wood products industry in British Columbia — is to manufacture them in factories, an audience of industry professionals heard during a recent symposium in Vancouver.
After a fatal fall, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Fastrack Erectors for seven willful and three serious safety violations and placed the company in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
The results are in, and after receiving more entries than ever before, the Ladder Association’s Idiots on Ladders contest has ended and this year’s “biggest idiot on a ladder” has been crowned.
"Safety first!" It's an easy mantra, but too often, too many in the construction industry fail to live up to that standard. Construction industry safety expert Matt Murphy says one of the biggest issues–and the biggest reason for OSHA violation citations–is fall protection.
SBCA's Load Guide was recently updated to include the provisions of ASCE 7-10 referenced in the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC).
The new THFI hanger from MiTek Builder Products is a “face-mount hanger” designed to attach I-joists to wood headers, and it can accomplish the task while requiring no joist nails.