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New England and State Unemployment – August 2017

| October 6, 2017

Boston – The New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released New England and state unemployment numbers for August 2017.  These data are supplied by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program which produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, states, […]

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Construction Spending Increases in Most Categories

Construction Spending Increases in Most Categories

| October 2, 2017

AGC of America Report –  Year-over-year changes are mixed with big drops in infrastructure. Most major construction spending categories increased from July to August but activity was mixed compared to spending levels a year earlier, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that big […]

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Boston Leads New Wave of Relocated Corporate Urban Settings

| September 22, 2017

Submitted by JM Electrical Company, Inc.  Amazon’s recent announcement that it’s soliciting bids from North American cities to be the home of a second corporate headquarters is yet another reminder that today’s knowledge-intensive companies crave the energy, diversity, and youthfulness of modern urban areas.  In Boston, companies like GE, Vertex, and Reebok are flocking to […]

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Low Vibration Driven Ductile Iron Piles Provide Low Overhead Foundation Support

Low Vibration Driven Ductile Iron Piles Provide Low Overhead Foundation Support

| September 20, 2017

by Brendan FitzPatrick, P.E. Projects involving renovations to existing commercial and industrial facilities are often challenged to minimize disruptions to active operations.  Overcoming this challenge can require accelerating construction schedules and selecting construction practices and planning sequencing to minimize impacts on operations.  These projects are further complicated when renovations involve foundation work where foundation support […]

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