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Construction employers added 19,000 workers to payrolls in March, bringing industry employment to the highest level since June 2009, while the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to the lowest March level in seven years, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

A one-day conference and exhibit was organized by the Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology (CIGMAT) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston, on “Infrastructure, Energy, Geotechnical, Flooding and Sustainable Issues Related to Houston & Other Major Cities” at the University of Houston on March 7.

FMI, a leading provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, has released its latest whitepaper, “Skills Shortages in a Booming Market - The Big Oil and Gas Challenge.”

On Feb. 12, the Department of Transportation/Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) updated its Gas Transmission Integrity Management Enforcement Guidance for Sections 192.901 through 192.951.

On April 11, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that the final rule to improve workplace safety and health for workers performing electric power generation, transmission and distribution work has been published in the Federal Register.

The United States and Canada will require annual average midstream natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids midstream infrastructure investment of nearly $30 billion per year, or $641 billion total over the 22-year period from 2014 to 2035, a new study finds.

CASE Construction Equipment has entered into a strategic partnership with Leica Geosystems to provide machine control technologies – both factory installed and aftermarket – throughout its line of construction equipment.

Protecting underground utilities and utility damage prevention is a shared responsibility.

Underground Imaging Technologies (UIT) LLC, A Caterpillar Affiliate, announced that Nicholas Zembillas has joined the UIT Advisory Board as the executive director and chairman.

James Vincent Joyce, 86, died on Feb. 24 in Andover, NY.

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