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Money U.S. construction spending up 0.3 pct., led by home building

In March, home construction increased at a 1.6 percent annual rate, while nonresidential construction increased 0.7 percent. But after the housing bubble burst, construction activity fell for the next five years. Gains in home building and nonresidential construction offset a drop in government projects. Residential construction grew at a 14.8 percent annual pace in the first three months of the year. construction spending advanced in March to its highest level in more than eight years.
San Jose Mercury News
02/05
15 Points

Pleasanton man killed doing electrical work at San Francisco construction site

SAN FRANCISCO -- A construction worker from Pleasanton was killed Friday in an industrial accident at a building site on the edge of San Francisco's South Beach neighborhood, police said Monday. The man, who has been identified by the San Francisco medical examiner as 45-year-old Mose Bamont of Pleasanton, was pronounced dead at the scene. Friday when he was found unconscious by co-workers, according to police.
San Jose Mercury News
02/05
5 Points
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Tech Apple Campus 2 drone flyover shows progress on the Theatre, solar panels, R&D facility & more [Video]

If progress continues at the current rate, Apple plans to complete construction by the end of the year and move in employees by the end of January 2017. As always, you can follow along with construction progress in our ongoing Campus 2 timeline here. That’s according to the latest relayed from CEO Tim Cook to employees a few months back.Here’s the full flyover video:Earlier this month we got a ground-level tour of the building site with some sneaky spy shots from within the spaceship.
9to5Mac
02/05
5 Points
1

Worker dies after falling ill at World Cup stadium site in Qatar 

Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images A general view of cranes and building works during the construction and refurbishment of the Khalifa International Stadium also known as National Stadium, in the Aspire Zone, Doha, Qatar, the venue for the FIFA World Cup Final 2022. on Wednesday.”The statement says that Prasad, who was a steel worker employed on the Al Bayt Stadium project, “received first aid treatment until paramedics arrived.
Daily News
01/05
17 Points
1

Hundreds of construction workers attend Workers’ Memorial Day ceremony to honor 17 workers killed at New York construction sites in 2015

and Eighth Ave., where Air Force veteran-turned construction worker Christian Ginesi died after falling 24 stories from a platform that was not powered correctly.Ginesi did tours of duty in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan,The 25-year-old was one of 17 construction deaths in the city last year . James Keivom/New York Daily News Construction workers and politicians gathered outside the church, across the street from the non-union hotel construction site where Christian Ginesi, 25, died last year.
Daily News
29/04
7 Points
1

Tech Apple Store in Marseille, France set to open May 14 as construction progresses at new SF store

The new retail store, located at the Les Terrasses du Port shopping mall, is Apple’s 20th location in France. Apple has officially announced that its new retail store in Marseille, France will open May 14 with the usual announcement on its website (via MacGeneration). That’s if including the shop within Galeries Lafayette that it opened last year as one of several boutique locations for sales of the Apple Watch.
9to5Mac
28/04
10 Points
1

Deputy mayor says city’s lawyers backed nursing home deal, not de Blasio

which is being sued by parents who claim the construction will harm kids in neighboring P.S. will host de Blasio fund-raiser in Brooklyn Mayor de Blasio's political allies hit with subpoenas . Joe Marino/New York Daily News Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris says de Blasio's office didn't know that the law department was filing papers to support a developer looking to build a nursing home on the Upper West Side.
Daily News
28/04
6 Points
1

Tech Ground-level video takes us for a walk through Apple’s Campus 2

Apple’s Campus 2 is expected to be completed by early next year and now we have some new video from within the spaceship ring itself. While a good portion of the structure itself is already built, there’s still a long way to go before Apple’s Campus 2 is ready for primetime. The second video shows a panoramic view of the spaceship ring from ground-level.In both videos, workers are seen progressing through the construction process.
9to5Mac
28/04
10 Points
1

EXCLUSIVE: Mayor de Blasio backs law firm in fight over lead-tainted project near Upper West Side school

Susan Watts/New York Daily News Hizzoner chose his cronies over kids in a lead-tainted project that has parents worried. “Mayor de Blasio's decision to file an amicus brief in support of this dangerous construction project next to a school baffles me,” she said. Susan Watts/New York Daily News The mayor's press secretary defended the “friend of the court” brief filed March 22 that sided with the developers. In January 2014, Berke became de Blasio’s campaign treasurer.
Daily News
27/04
5 Points

5,600 fish killed by chemical runoff from Colorado construction site

The High Country News account of the fish kill noted that construction initially sent a plume of cloudy water down the Big Thompson.The construction project that caused the die-off is part of a statewide recovery from the September 2013 floods. Chemical runoff from a construction site produced a massive fish kill March 7 on the Lower North Fork Big Thompson and Big Thompson River from Drake to west Loveland, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
The Denver Post
27/04
3 Points
1

Queens residents near MTA construction zone want sound barrier to block 'intolerable' noise

Dan Rivoli/New York Daily News Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (c.), who lives in Sunnyside, said the MTA reneged on an agreement to provide a sound barrier, perhaps one that uses vegetation to dampen noise.
Daily News
27/04
1 Points
1

Hydraulic lift crashes into Lower East Side apartment building

We were telling these guys (the lift’s workers), ‘This crane is funny looking.’”Workers often use this kind of hydraulic lift to bring sheet rock into a building, an FDNY spokesman said.FDNY Chief John Bley said the building suffered no structural damage, but officials ordered the top two apartments evacuated. by Rivington St.Ritchie Franco, 44, who lives nearby, said the lift was slowly tipping for two hours before it hit the window.“Hey, hey the crane is going to go through the window.
Daily News
26/04
6 Points
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Colorado wage complaints surge amid claims of payroll fraud, abuse of workers

Those companies that do proudly pay their workers are up against bad actors who make more money and cheat their own work forces. as a drywall hanger in northern Colorado and other states for most of the past 12 years. But the rates of wage theft among low-wage workers we're seeing now is alarming."Jerd Smith: 303-473-1332, [email protected] or twitter.com/jerd_smithStaff writer Alex Burness contributed to this report.
The Denver Post
25/04
11 Points
1

FDNY paramedics come to the rescue of construction worker who fell into a trench at Brooklyn construction site

Todd Maisel/New York Daily News Paramedics were able to perform triage on an injured construction worker in Brooklyn while in a trench. A team of FDNY paramedics saved an unconscious hard hat who fell into a trench Friday morning at a Brooklyn construction site.The worker, who has not been indentified, was hit by a falling object and knocked into a large trench along Schenectady Ave. near 49th St.EMS paramedics performed a difficult trench triage on the injured man .
Daily News
23/04
1 Points
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