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Outlook for Construction Improves for 2013 as More Firms Plan to Hire, Raise Bid Levels and Expect K

Significantly more construction firms are planning to add new staff than plan to cut staff while demand for many types of private sector construction projects should increase this year according to survey results released today by the Associated General Contractors of America and Computer Guidance Corporation.  The survey, conducted as part of Tentative Signs of a Recovery: The 2013 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook, provides a generally optimistic outlook for the year ev [...]

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EPA Warns Contractors to Get Certified Under the Federal Lead Renovator Rules

If you are performing construction work for pay in a home, apartment, or child-occupied facility built before 1978, you MUST be certified and use lead safe work practices unless you prove through testing that the job will not disturb lead paint. These and other requirements are part of a federal regulatory program called the “Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (LRRP)” rule.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) believes that far too many firms are not complying w [...]

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