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Weekly Grind: Trump's Executive Order, Safety Risks, and More


How will Trump’s ‘Buy American, Hire American’ executive order impact construction?

Unlike other executive orders that aim to streamline project schedules and cut red tape, President Trump’s "Buy American and Hire American" measure could put more restrictions on the construction industry.

Save a life by standing down for safety.

Falls are the number one cause of death among construction workers, accounting for 37 percent of deaths in the industry. We can do better. Here’s what to do about it...

The property council of Australia just released a plan to fix the market.

A low deposit home loan scheme is among measures that would help ease the affordability problem crippling parts of Australia’s housing sector. Will it work?

Video: Homes are about to get a little pricier in the U.S....

The average cost of a new home in America could increase as the Trump administration imposes new tariffs on Canadian lumber. Find out by how much...

Your plans are at risk for being held back.

As the labor shortage in the U.S. continues only 17 states have added new jobs. If projects continue to remain manpower-intensive, plans in the pipeline could be hindered.

VIDEO: This construction material is being blamed for a five alarm fire.

Fire officials cite the type of materials used in construction -- all permitted by code -- as a factor in how hard the fire was to fight. It’s something that you might be using on your jobsite...

5% of a trillion dollar infrastructure plan is a HUGE opportunity. Will you take advantage?

No matter what size your contracting business, or what sector you operate in, the rise of P3s offers opportunities. Are P3 partnerships right for your company?

Survey: Workers intentionally take 'calculated' safety risks. Knowing why could save lives…

Sometimes workers take safety shortcuts to save time and money. But it’s how often they’re doing it that is turning heads, killing margins, and putting themselves at constant risk.

These are the top 10 largest construction project starts in Canada this year.

From airports and dams to subways and industrial complexes, these are the top 10 largest construction project starts in Canada so far this year. See for yourself...

Even the biggest build is no match for the next big thing in construction robotics.

The goal is to make construction safer, cheaper, faster and even more creative. This could be the tool to help get you there.


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