U.S. Building Contractors Urge Industry Action On Climate Change | WFAE 90.7

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A group that represents U.S. building contractors, including more than 1,000 in the Carolinas, is calling on members to adopt climate-friendly practices and to work with government and business to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The 27,000-member Associated General Contractors of America says construction generates only 1 to 2% of man-made greenhouse gases in the U.S. But contractors can help the nation meet its climate reduction goals, said CEO Stephen Sandherr.

“The construction industry is key to any measures needed to make our economy more efficient, less carbon intensive and more resilient,” Sandherr told reporters Tuesday.

“The industry has a clear

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Worldwide Non-Residential Construction Industry Guide to 2025 – Featuring Bechtel, Balfour Beatty and Ferrovial Among Others – ResearchAndMarkets.com

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DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Non-Residential Construction Global Industry Guide – Market Summary, Competitive Analysis and Forecast to 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: Sector size (value 2016-20, and forecast to 2025). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the Sector.

Key Highlights

  • The non-residential construction market is defined as the value of work put in place annually for non-residential buildings. The five included segments are commercial construction, industrial construction, infrastructure construction, energy and utilities construction
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PPP forgiveness portal opens to business owners

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Dive Brief:

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening a streamlined application portal that will allow businesses with Paycheck Protection Program loans of $150,000 or less to apply for forgiveness directly, according to a press release. The portal will begin accepting applications on Aug. 4, and be able to service about 6.5 million borrowers.
  • The SBA has also created a PPP customer service team that will answer questions and directly assist businesses with their loan forgiveness applications. Operators can call this team at 877-552-2692, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. 
  • The vast majority of PPP borrowers
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Carrothers Construction celebrates 100th anniversary | Business

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PAOLA — Carrothers Construction Company has left its mark all throughout Miami County during the past 100 years.

Anyone who looks to escape the summer’s sweltering heat by taking a dip into the community pools in Paola, Louisburg or Osawatomie, will be doing so thanks to the work of Carrothers Construction crews.

In addition to having completed nearly 100 municipal swimming pools, the company also has developed a reputation as a leading constructor of water and wastewater plants for municipalities throughout the Midwest, including jobs in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Iowa, Colorado, Arkansas and South Dakota.

Even with the expanded

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How one construction company is navigating labor and materials shortages

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Out of all the challenges the construction industry is facing — from labor and materials shortages to coronavirus shutdowns making equipment parts difficult to acquire — Maurice Rahming, president of O’Neill Construction Group in Portland, Oregon, is most worried about finding workers.

“We’re all struggling to get the same small group of people,” he said in an interview with Marketplace’s David Brancaccio.

And while the pandemic may have exacerbated the problem, long-term trends are likely at work too.

“We have what we call the ‘silver tsunami,’ which is the quantity of people retiring out of the industry, and they’re not

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What are the pros and cons of working from a small office?

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Our offices provide an environment that we can work from. Even though most people would have preferred to get a big office, it is often not feasible for several reasons especially the limitation of finances. This is considering when setting up an office, you will have to spend money on office supplies. You can easily read office supplies companies online reviews on Luminablog.com to know companies that sells office supplies in the USA that are reliable and affordable. However, this does not mean that working in a small office does not have its advantages and disadvantages. Hence, this article will … Read More