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ABC Comments on OSHA’s Beryllium Proposed Rule

PEL) and short-term (15-minute) exposure limit (STEL), and makes minor changes to the ancillary provisions of the beryllium standard that are tailored for the construction industry. OSHA’s proposed changes to the ancillary provisions include the written exposure...

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Slips in September

Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell to 8.9 months in September 2019, down 0.1 months or 0.8% from August 2019 when CBI stood at nine months. “Today’s backlog reading indicates that pre-existing trends will...

Construction Contractors Less Confident in September

Leaders of the U.S. construction industry remained confident through September 2019 regarding near-term prospects for sales, staffing levels and profit margins, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors' Construction Confidence Index released today....

Construction Input Prices Unchanged in October, Says ABC

Construction input prices remained unchanged on a monthly basis in October but are down 2.2% year-over-year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential...

ABC Elects 2020 National Chair, Executive Committee

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 13―Associated Builders and Contractors’ Board of Directors elected Tim Keating, owner and president, R. C. Stevens Construction Co., to serve as the 2020 ABC national chair during the association’s annual Leadership Institute in San Antonio. Steve...