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Constructive Changes – A Primer

  By Jonathan R. Mayo, Smith Currie A “constructive change” occurs when an owner action or omission not formally acknowledged by the owner to be... »

Safety

One More Step Toward Agressive Enforcement of OSHA’s Construction Silica Standard

From Fisher Phillips Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog OSHA Publishes New Construction Industry Silica Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). With no fanfare whatsoever, OSHA supposedly... »

News

The Social Side of the Industry: Sain Associate’s Fish Fry

On September 7, what some would argue was the entire construction industry gathered for Sain Associates Annual Fish Fry. Held in a historical setting at... »

Workforce Development

ABC Announces Next Future Leaders Series

ABC of Alabama is excited to announce the next installment of Future Leaders in Construction (FLIC). FLIC brings together a handpicked group of the industry’s... »

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ALABAMA CONSTRUCTION NEWS is a quarterly magazine published by ABC of Alabama and is the only statewide construction trade publication in Alabama.

Workforce Development

ABC Announces Next Future Leaders Series

ABC of Alabama is excited to announce the next installment of Future Leaders in Construction (FLIC). FLIC brings together a handpicked group of the industry’s... »

Construction

Untapped Potential: Closing the Training Gap for Corporate Boards

By Tracey Smith and Michael Mangum , FMI; Reprinted from FMI Quarterly In today’s race for talent, organizations are spending more time and money training... »

Safety

Riding the Storm Out—A Reminder on Employer Issues During Bad Weather

By John W. Hargrove, Bradley When everyone’s phone issues that loooong beep indicating a hazardous weather warning or when you see Jim Cantore in your... »

Workforce Development

It is Critical to Revitalize the U.S. Workforce Development System

From NCCER At the crossroads of a thriving future society and innovation lies the nation’s construction industry, where everything begins. The backbone of our society... »

Safety

Concussions Aren’t Just a Risk for NFL Players: Hardhats Versus Safety Helmets

From Fisher Phillips Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog While recently meeting with a group of contractors, I noticed that three large general contractors were... »

Workforce Development

ACT Students Get Life Lesson Series

Last Thursday, Shades Valley High School Family and Consumer Science Teacher Brittany Bryant visited the Academy of Craft Training to talk with students about essential life skills... »

Economic

Important Fiscal Year-End (and Beginning) Considerations for Government Contractors

By Aron C. Beezley, Bradley While many federal contractors operate on a fiscal year that coincides with the calendar year, the federal government’s fiscal year... »

Workforce Development

Construction Worker Shortage in Birmingham

There is a shortage of construction workers in Birmingham, and it's having an impact on the Magic City. With more than enough jobs to go... »