La. Construction Spending Reworked By Jindal

Construction work to restart on 49ers stadium after 2nd worker’s accidental death

Kent and I work with them through the process with small measurable steps showing the value of each change along the way.” At last month’s workshop, Breistol focused on recruiting, hiring and retention. She covered in detail the key to finding and keeping a high-quality staff to an audience of human resources professionals and business owners. “Business owners and hiring managers are surprised at the cost of turnover being in the thousands of dollars for a single bad hire. When it is explained to them how those costs are calculated, they can’t help but want to learn how to do a better job at pre-screening, interviewing and hiring the right person,” says Breistol. Breistol’s next workshop through SCORE will cover using the Internet as a hiring tool, and later this fall she will speak to the FIU Construction Management Student Chapter about employment strategies. In the last year, the construction industry has seen strong and steady growth, a welcome trend after years of slow or no growth. One metric for measuring the recovery of the industry is seen in the number of jobs posted online today.

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Residential construction spending doubled between 2009 and 2012 to $5.3 billion and it is expected to double again by 2015, though the production of new housing units is not keeping pace. In 2012, New York City added 11,000 units of new housing on $5.3 billion click this in residential spending, while in 2008, 33,000 new housing units were produced with $5.9 billion in spending. Non-residential construction, fueled in part by the World Trade Center and Hudson Yards projects, is forecast to reach $10.3 billion in 2013, up from $8.9 billion a year ago, rising to $10.8 billion in 2014 and $13.6 billion in 2015. The Building Congress forecasts 2.9 million square feet of office space will be in construction in seven Manhattan office towers during 2014, 2.6 million of which is located at the World Trade Center and the West Side. Back in 2003, government officials unveiled ambitious master plans for both the World Trade Center and Hudson Yards, said Building Congress Chairman John Dionisio, in a statement. After a decade, those ambitious visions and upfront capital investments are paying off. Government spending, however, forecast to increase from $13.4 billion this year to $13.7 billion in 2013, will drop to $13.5 billion in 2014 and $12.8 billion in 2015, and the Building Congress warns that the citys design and construction spending could fall to $7.5 billion in 2013, $7.2 billion in 2014 and $6.4 billion in 2015. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is expected to hold steady throughout the forecast period, though the report cautions that there is a fair amount of uncertainty in the government forecast, given a new mayoral administration is underway and changes at the City Council.

A delivery truck driver was crushed early Monday by a bundle of rebar being unloaded from his truck. An ambulance rushed the severely injured worker to a local hospital, where he died, according to a spokesman for Turner/Devcon, the construction company building Levi’s Stadium. The spokesman, Jonathan Harvey, said state workplace safety officials said Monday that while their investigation is ongoing and could take months, “the jobsite has been deemed safe and is permitted to reopen.” The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office identified the man as Edward Erving Lake II, 60, of Vacaville. He was an employee of Gerdau Ameristeel’s Napa Reinforcing Steel facility, a subcontractor working on the stadium, Gerdau’s spokeswoman Kimberly M. Selph said. In a statement, the 49ers said their “sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers affected by this tragedy.” The team also said there were plans to have support on-site Tuesday to help workers with their emotions following the tragedy.

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He said slowing them down to start more construction work keeps projects half-finished, and he questioned if that was an appropriate way to use taxpayer dollars. “On July 17, you came to us and you had these same projects and you said every one of these was shovel-ready and every one of these was a top priority. Now, a few months later, none of them are shovel-ready and none of them are a priority. What changed between then and now?” Kennedy said. Jindal’s facility planning chief Mark Moses said 18 of the 94 projects losing funding were completed and had money left over that could be reallocated. He said some projects had more money than they could use this year and others had slowed because their local funding had dried up or lessened. “It’s not that the other projects are more important.


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