Construction Fatalities Rise…So Do HSE Attacks

Weybridge, UK As reported by Ucatt construction union, the total number of construction deaths rose 25% last year, with a possible increase of 10-15% this year. Contrastingly, the proportion of employee deaths to convictions for companies responsible has decreased from 42% in 1998 to 11% in 2004. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been… Read more »

Construction Costs Rise

Beaver County, PA The cost of construction materials and products are rising, and contractors and construction sales people point to a common cause: rising oil costs. A report from The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) predicts that by the end of the year there will be a 6-8% increase in cost of construction materials…. Read more »

U.S. Department of the Interior Visits NAHETS

Press Release: On May 2, 2007, the Nevada School of Construction and NAHETS Corporate offices hosted a visit by members of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Lynn Forcia, Division Chief of the Office of Indian Energy & Economic Development-Division of Workforce Development, as well has two of her colleagues, Jody LeCompte-Garrison and Francis Dunne,… Read more »

Hybrid Heavy Equipment

It is expected that by 2009 hybrid pieces of heavy equipment will be sold commercially, in conjunction with Mack Trucks, a section of Swedish Volvo Group. They are directly involved with heavy equipment for the construction and mining industry. With gas prices on the rise consumers are constantly looking to cut on costs and find… Read more »