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Google Plans to Build $600M Data Center at Old Power Plant Site in Ala.

Posted by on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 @ 12:06 PM
 

STEVENSON, Ala. (AP) — Google is converting an old coal-burning power plant in Alabama into a sleek data center running on renewable energy to fuel the additional computing capacity needed to process Internet search requests, show digital video, give directions, deliver email and store photos.

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Senate moves to take away VA construction authority

Posted by on Tue, Jun 23, 2015 @ 12:06 PM
 

WASHINGTON — Following the revelation of massive problems at the VA hospital project in Aurora, the U.S. Senate on Thursday agreed to legislation that would prohibit the agency from managing construction projects that cost more than $100 million.

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Shell-Led Natural Gas Export Project in Canada Clears Environmental Hurdles

Posted by on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 10:06 AM

The approval moves the multibillion-dollar LNG shipping project closer to a decision on whether to begin construction

CALGARY—A liquefied natural gas export plant proposed for Canada’s Pacific coast cleared a joint provincial and federal environmental assessment on Wednesday, moving the multibillion-dollar project closer to a decision by chief sponsor Royal Dutch Shell PLC on whether to begin construction.

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Canada, Construction

Contractors, Unions Optimistic About Industry Growth, But Labor Shortages Remain

Posted by on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 09:06 AM

A new study based on survey responses from nearly 1,000 construction industry respondents revealed that most construction contractors, labor unions and project owners are optimistic about the industry's growth over the next few years, The Association of Union Constructors announced June 15.

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Construction, Union Labor

YOU SHOULD KNOW…

Posted by on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 @ 15:06 PM

The White House’s goal to raise $2 billion in commitments from the private sector to invest in clean energy technology has exceeded expectations with the announcement that they have reached $4 billion. (USA Today)

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Topics: Construction Jobs, energy efficiency, Construction, Union Labor

Steam Generator Latest Major Delivery to Plant Vogtle Nuke Construction Site

Posted by on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 12:06 PM
A steam generator weighing 1.3 million pounds for the expansion of Plant Vogtle arrived Sunday, the latest of recent large deliveries to the nuclear reactor construction site near Waynesboro, Ga.
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Topics: Labor Unions, Construction Jobs, Construction

Drones to be Used at Danis Construction Sites

Posted by on Fri, Jun 12, 2015 @ 10:06 AM

MIAMISBURG-- A local construction company is now the second in the U.S. allowed permission to fly commercial drones.

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Cheniere reveals plans for additional LNG projects

Posted by on Fri, Jun 12, 2015 @ 10:06 AM

 Cheniere plans to expand its liquefied natural gas empire, adding two additional production units in Corpus Christi and partnering with a smaller Houston-based LNG company to build new projects in Louisiana.

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Haymarket Massacre: Why this labor turning point still matters

Posted by on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 @ 16:06 PM
The American labor movement first celebrated May 1 as a day for labor solidarity in 1886. On that day, as many as a quarter to half a million workers went on strike and held rallies across the country to call for an eight-hour work day. "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay!" was their rallying cry.
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Topics: Labor Unions, Construction Jobs, Organizing, Construction

Funding for New L.A. Law Questioned: “We need enforcement now. There’s wage theft now.”

Posted by on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 @ 12:06 PM

 As the Los Angeles City Council looks to create a new office to enforce local wage laws as part of its minimum wage hike plan, many experts want to know how they will fund it. 

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Department of Labor, Construction

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