Thirty-two states added construction jobs in 2016 as a dearth of experienced workers kept contractors in many states from hiring as many employees as they would have preferred, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.
SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. introduced the availability of new patent-pending modular construction techniques for the Marley F400 Cooling Tower. For large-scale HVAC, power and heavy industrial applications, the company says its F400 Cooling Tower is the industry standard counterflow field-erected tower.
Construction spending remained in a yearlong holding pattern in September as declining public outlays offset strong growth in multifamily spending and several private nonresidential categories, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.
Construction spending held steady in August compared to July but is up nearly 5% for the first eight months of the year compared to the same period in 2015, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.
Two-thirds of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to results from a survey released by the Associated General Contractors of America.
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.