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HITT Contracting Inc. Repositions Tysons Metro Center I

Tysons Metro Center1 patioFALLS CHURCH, Va. – HITT Contracting Inc. has recently completed the repositioning of Tysons Metro Center I at 8251 Greensboro Drive in McLean, Va., formerly known as the Edmund James One building. Beacon Capital Partners called on HITT to bring its quality-first, value-added construction approach to this $5-million full-building retrofit, and HITT delivered.

OSHA Partners with VCC to Promote Construction Safety During Bass Pro Shop Project in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Better health and safety for construction workers during the Bass Pro Shop project in Little Rock is the goal of a new partnership formed between the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and VCC LLC.

"This partnership affirms a shared commitment toward providing a safer work environment on this project," said Carlos Reynolds, OSHA's area director in Little Rock. "This agreement will help to ensure that goal is accomplished."

2013 National Design-Build Awards Program Call for Submissions

The Design-Build Institute of America invites project team members to submit successful design-build project(s) for the 2013 National Design-Build Project Awards competition. Completed entries and entry fee payments must arrive at the DBIA National office in Washington, D.C., no later than May 21. As the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build project delivery, DBIA is committed to highlighting the best projects achieved through this integrated delivery method.

Construction Employment at Three-Year High

The construction industry added 48,000 jobs in February, the ninth consecutive month of job growth for the sector, as more people are working in construction than at any point in the last three and a half years, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned, however, that employment gains remain tenuous and could be undermined if Washington officials fail to reach a deal on federal investment levels later this month.

Construction Materials Prices Increase in February

Prices for construction materials jumped in February, driven by extreme increases in items used in new housing and nonresidential building renovations, according to an analysis of new federal figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the increased materials prices are hitting contractors struggling to recover from a years-long downturn in construction demand.

Brasfield & Gorrie Earns National Excellence in Construction Award

Ft  Stewart Exterior Front SignageWASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors announced that Brasfield & Gorrie’s work on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Troop Medical Clinic project in Fort Stewart, Ga., has earned the company an Eagle award in the Federal Government/Military - Less than $10-Million category of ABC’s National Excellence in Construction Awards. Brasfield & Gorrie representatives received the award Feb. 20 during the 23rd annual celebration at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Green Construction Focuses on Need to Control Building Energy Costs

FARMINGTON, Conn. -- Green construction is moving from a niche to the mainstream. Interest in joining the green construction market is growing. Regulatory instruments, governmental initiatives and financial support mechanisms, together with growing consumer awareness and expectations, all put pressure on construction market participants to adopt more green practices.

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