More on the Economy - Construction Added Jobs

Posted by Bruce W. Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

The U. S. Economy added 243,000 jobs in January – the fastest rate since April, 2011. The increase appears to be a solid one based on economic information collected in government surveys. The official government unemployment rate declined from 8.5% to 8.3%. Manufacturing added 50,000 jobs and 21,000 new jobs were added to construction. In a separate household survey, a huge 847,000 increase in employment for January was found. It takes some months for employment data to shake-out but all point to a continued recovery with lowered danger of a double-dip recession. A better job outlook may encourage disappointed job seekers to return to the job market pushing up the unemployment rate.
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Changes to Construction Law in 2012: Prevailing Wage Violation Penalties; Off-Haul Trucking

Posted by Kevin Jeffery on Mar 18, 2015

This is the third in a series on Changes to the Construction Law 2012 by Kevin Jeffery, Graniterock Legal Counsel.
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Changes to Construction Law in 2012: LLCs Can Now Become Licensed Contractors

Posted by Kevin Jeffery on Mar 18, 2015

This is the second in a series on Changes to the Construction Law 2012 by Kevin Jeffery, Graniterock Legal Counsel.
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Leadership Tune Up - Part Five

Posted by Bruce W. Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

Having an Effective Leadership Framework.  
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Tender Pavements

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

A tender or slow-setting asphalt pavement is defined as one that scuffs under horizontally applied shearing loads after compaction has been completed, such as when power steering turns are made by a stationary vehicle. There are several causes of “tender pavements” including a faulty mix design, low compaction, and liquid asphalt saturation. Although each of these causes contributes to tender pavement, the most common root cause of a tender asphalt pavement is premature application of a preventive maintenance surface treatment (i.e. sealcoat, slurry seal, chip seal).
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Changes to the Law in 2012: Prompt Payments to Subcontractors & Public Works Retention

Posted by Kevin Jeffery on Mar 18, 2015

This is the first in a series on Changes to the Construction Law 2012 by Kevin Jeffery, Graniterock Legal Counsel.
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Leadership Tune Up - Part Five

Posted by Bruce W. Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

No Fear of Repercussions for  Mistakes.  
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Building Relationships

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

On May 8, 1905, Granite Rock Company received the following letter from the General Manager of the Santa Cruz Beach, Cottage and Tent City Corporation:
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Leadership Tune Up - Part Four

Posted by Bruce W. Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

Performance Measurement   
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Economic Outlook from Comerica Bank

Posted by Bruce W. Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

ECONOMIC UPDATE… Robert Dye, Ph.D., Chief Economist at Comerica Bank provided his outlook for the U. S. Economy yesterday morning:  U.S. will emerge from the 2012 election with a plan and mandat...
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