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Architecture Billings Index Continues Improvement In March

Design activity increased again in March according to the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI) from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). March’s ABI score was 51.7. This is a good sign after seeing a decrease in design activity to start the year with a score of 49.9 in January, followed by a quick rebound in February […]


Construction Industry Sheds Jobs For First Time Since December 2013

The construction industry lost 1,000 jobs in March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This ends 14 consecutive months of steady job growth. The last time the construction industry shed jobs was back in December 2013 when it lost 16,000 jobs. With the revised numbers for January (41,000 jobs added) and February (29,000 […]


The Do’s & Don’ts of Scaffold Safety in Construction

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 Updating Eye & Face Protection Standards In Construction

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 […]

Vote For Your Favorite Construction Blog & Wish Us A Happy Birthday!

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 […]