Real Estate and Construction

Real Estate Rebound : Estimating Market Performance: Real Estate is the major source of investment for many Americans; in fact, over 60 percent of the average American’s equity is in his home. With so much riding on the value of your home, the overall performance of...

One Segment of the Home Building Market Thrives

Despite all the bad new and economic indicators there is still one segment of the home building market thriving. The market to build homes for the affluent. For proof look no further than Disney. Last week they launched a new residential development with homes priced...

Let the caulking begin

The Associated Press: Home renovators alert: House passes Caulkers bill: WASHINGTON — Homeowners could collect thousands of dollars in Cash for Caulkers rebates for renovating their homes with better insulation and energy-saving windows and doors under a new economic...

LEED Benchmark

LEED: Establishes Important Benchmark for Smarter, Greener Construction: LEED: Establishes Important Benchmark for Smarter, Greener ConstructionThere was a time when the term ‘LEED’ – short for ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental...

Construction job Growth

Construction Job Growth Encouraging, But Hole Remains Deep: Construction Job Growth Encouraging, But Hole Remains Deep Washington, D.C. -The U.S. Labor Department reported that the jobs situation in the construction industry -a key driver of the U.S. economy –...

Drug Testing and Worker Comp Rates

How Drug Testing in the Construction Industry Affects Your Work Comp Costs By Michael L Carlson Here in Texas, it has been difficult to influence employers to implement drug testing in the workplace. In the construction industry, it has been even more difficult. As...