Today we are going to talk about scaffold safety. On Monday, our local construction community was rocked by tragedy following a scaffold collapse. Three workers, Anderson Almeida, Jose Luis Lopez-Ramirez and Jose Erasmo Hernandez, were killed and another worker, Elmer Guevera, received serious injuries when they fell from a mast climber that collapsed while being […]
OSHA is finally getting around to updating its construction industry standards for eye and face protection. A proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2015 that would update the standards to be more in line with the general industry and maritime industry standards for eye and face protection. The purpose is […]
Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of March 16 – 20, 2015. Our Hot Projects showcases three projects from each state in our coverage area and are a combination of the most viewed projects in Construction Data’s Construction Lead Manager database by our customers. Alabama City Garage & Engineering/Street […]
Today, March 18th, marks the second anniversary of the official launch of Construction Data’s Building Blocks Blog and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who reads, comments and shares our posts on social media. We will continue striving to bring you the latest news and information about the commercial construction industry as […]
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) bounced back in February with a score of 50.4 to show an increase in design activity. This comes on the heels of a decrease in activity in January which recorded a score of 49.9. (Any score above 50 reflects an increase in design activity and scores below 50 indicate a […]
A number of state legislatures have wasted little time this year by enacting laws or introducing bills to either repeal or scale back their state’s prevailing wage laws. A prevailing wage, sometimes known as common construction wage, is the hourly wage paid to a majority of workers in a specific area for a given trade or […]
Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of March 9 – 13, 2015. Our Hot Projects showcases three projects from each state in our coverage area and are a combination of the most viewed projects in Construction Data’s Construction Lead Manager database by our customers. Alabama County Road 1651 Duck […]
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The mission of Construction Data’s Building Blocks Blog is to keep you informed by bringing you the latest news, insights, trends and legislation affecting the commercial construction industry. Our blog covers a wide range of topics from the most recent construction spending and employment data to the latest construction software, technology and apps to better run your business to construction safety tips to prevent accidents at the jobsite.
Our blog is home to the Construction Data Index (CDI), a premier user-based, forward-looking economic indicator for the commercial construction industry. This forecast tool reflects the future outlook of general contractors, subcontractors and building material suppliers. Our CDI survey polls industry professionals on how their commercial construction business is doing now relative to six months ago and how they see their business doing six months in the future. The CDI report is compiled quarterly to gauge the state of the commercial construction industry.
We also provide localized coverage of the commercial construction industry with our Hot Projects and our Bidding Landscapes series. Our weekly Hot Projects report showcases three of the most searched bidding and sub-bidding opportunities from each state in our coverage area by our clients in our Lead Manager database. Our Bidding Landscapes are compiled monthly and deliver an in-depth look at construction bidding in the various regions in our coverage area with breakdowns between publicly and privately funded projects and which industries are doing the most construction.