OSHA Issues Scathing Report After Investigation of Fatal 2018 Florida Bridge Collapse

In March of 2018, an under construction pedestrian bridge on Florida International University’s (FIU) campus collapsed onto an open street below, killing 6 and injuring several others. Many investigations and lawsuits are still ongoing after the tragedy, but OSHA has released their official report after a roughly 14 month long investigation.

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OSHA Releases Suicide Prevention Website for Construction Industry

According to a 2016 study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the construction industry sadly ranks first in total suicides and second in suicide rate compared to all other industries in the United States. In response, OSHA has recently published a webpage with resources to help prevent suicides in the construction industry.

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At least 1 killed, 6 Injured by Collapsed Crane Hits Occupied Apartment Building During Storm

As a storm blew through the Dallas, Texas area on Sunday afternoon, a tower crane standing near an occupied apartment building collapsed causing at least one fatality and 6 injuries.

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The Lien Zone Podcast Provides Valuable Construction Legal Advice

Construction Junkie’s annual Best Construction Podcast Competition is underway for 2019 and the voting booth is officially open.  As part of the contest this year, we will be highlighting one of the contest’s nominees each week.  This week we highlight The Lien Zone Podcast (TLZ).

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The Ultimate Construction Father's Day Gift Guide 2019

Father’s Day 2019 is June 16, so you better get started on gift ideas if you want to impress dad this year. Whether your father is contractor, handyman, or DIYer, we’ve got a lot of great ideas for him this year.

For more more gift ideas, be sure to check out our past Father's Day Gift Guides from 20162017, and 2018 or our Ultimate Construction Holiday Gift Guides from 201520162017, and 2018

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Chicago Firm Opens 105,00SF Modular Construction Facility, Will Employ 150

Modular construction has long been touted as the next great way to build – and for good reason.  Being able to build off-site, in climate controlled environments has a great deal of benefits.  As with any drastic change in building method, though, there are plenty of learning curves, but we’ve noticed many larger cities are investing heavily in the concept, showing that many are still confident that modular has its place.

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The CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio Podcast Dives Deep into Construction Equipment & Tech

As you may know, Construction Junkie’s annual Best Construction Podcast competition is underway for 2019.  Starting this year, I will be publishing an in-depth article about each of the competition’s nominees.  What better way to start than with last year’s contest winner:  CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio?

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The Ultimate Construction Career Guide

Managing careers in construction is something that both employees and employers struggle with.  For employers, trying to balance overhead costs and keeping talent is an age old challenge.  For many employees, there are a ton of uncertainties, like consistency of work and finding the right company for their skills and interests. To help those in the construction industry to make better career decisions, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) have released an e-book titled The Ultimate Construction Career Guide.

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The Top 5 Fictional Construction Workers from TV or Movies

If you’re like me, you get excited when a character on TV show or movie works in the construction industry. With all of the characters that I’ve met in the industry over the years, you’d think there would be more of them blessing the screen. Nevertheless, I’ve compiled my list of favorite construction workers from TV or movies.

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