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DAN BRODBECK, 2014 National Chairman, Associated Builders and Contractors

This year, elections for all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 36 U.S. Senate seats, 36 governorships, and numerous state legislative and local government offices will take place Nov. ... more

Oct 1, 2014 5:00 AM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

In July, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (H.R. 803) (WIOA) became law. This important piece of legislation authorizes $9.5 billion for work force development and training and is an import... more

Sep 1, 2014 5:00 AM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently released another update to its regulatory agenda, including several items those in the construction industry should be following. In addition to providing u... more

Aug 1, 2014 5:00 AM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

On a construction jobsite, workers are a company’s most valuable asset. And keeping those people safe means the industry is always pushing to maintain the safest work environment possible.  The journe... more

Jun 1, 2014 5:00 AM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

During the past several years, there has been an increasing number of regulations imposed on the construction industry. And for construction, excessive regulations translate into higher costs, some of... more

May 1, 2014 5:00 AM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Business owners, including those in construction, should be aware of a proposal recently reissued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) designed to reduce the amount of time between when a unio... more

Apr 1, 2014 4:01 PM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Most of 2013 was characterized by moderate improvements in the construction industry’s economic outlook. According to Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) economic forecast for 2014, the U.S. co... more

Feb 3, 2014 8:49 PM Engineering, Procurement & Construction