OSHA is a well-known acronym in contractor offices across the country.
That's for good reason. An investigation from the federal agency could cost a firm major penalties in both dollars and public trust as they attempt to fix whatever the... (Read More)
We've heard some interesting things in this ongoing Washington state legislative session, but one proposal that's really caught our eye is the Forward Washington plan.
You've probably heard of it by now as we approach the home stretch of session... (Read More)
It can be tough to make it through the trials of the day.
There's work to do, maybe family to take care of. Sometimes the balance gets overwhelming. And sometimes there can be a loneliness that clouds things out and makes it nearly impossible to... (Read More)
We're not shy in talking up the state of construction.
That's for good reason. Last year was a dynamite period for construction as the industry broke records for both employment and unemployment levels, notching an all-time low unemployment rate... (Read More)
Winter Storm Maya hit Washington with a vengeance.
The weekend storm dumped 6-10 inches of snow on the Seattle area, knocked out power to more than 60,000 people, and prompted Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a state of emergency. After even more snow... (Read More)
What do you consider a good report card grade?
The question is relevant to the state of Washington this month after the American Society of Civil Engineers updated its review of our infrastructure systems. The ASCE rates these systems across the... (Read More)
A lot of ink is spilled on the issue of attracting new, young workers to construction.
But many of our workers are on the other end of the age spectrum. According to the CDC, by next year about one-fourth of all U.S. workers will be older than 55... (Read More)
Infrastructure is finally rising as a major political interest.
That's a good thing. Though it's long been priority for our national construction industry, infrastructure maintenance has been pushed aside for years in favor of cheaper, more... (Read More)
A new year is right on the horizon.
Looking back on the year that was, we can say our industry has done well: Construction employment is up, wages are on the rise, and new starts are trending positive.
But as with all good things, our... (Read More)