House Committee Kicks Off Infrastructure Talks

February 2019 — Advocacy AGC-Led Coalition Letter Introduced at Hearing  On Feb. 7, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held its first hearing of the new Congress entitled, “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing in Our Nation’s Infrastructure Cannot Wait.” Witnesses included: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood; and […]

House and Senate Approves Spending Bill, President Signs Compromised Legislation

February 2019 — Advocacy Break Down of What’s in the Compromise Bill  On Feb. 14, the House and Senate voted to approve a spending bill, avoiding another partial government shutdown. While the legislation did not meet the president’s demand for border wall funding, he signed the compromise legislation and then took executive action in order […]

AGC of Massachusetts Hosts Industry-Wide Opioid Summit in Boston

February 2019 — Chapter News AGC of Massachusetts (AGC MA) convened a summit on Jan. 23, 2019, at the Westin Copley Hotel in Boston, for a ground-breaking panel presentation and discussion to address the devastating impact of the opioid crisis on the commercial construction industry and how the industry can join forces to more effectively […]

General Building Contractors Association Wins All Media Contest Awards

February 2019 — Chapter News Benjamin Connors and Lance Claiborne, both with the General Building Contractors Association, are being honored by Association Trends with 2018 All Media awards. Connors has been named a young and aspiring professional, while Claiborne made the leading association lobbyists list. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the All Media awards program […]

Nordson ASYMTEK Conformal Coating Products Receive Awards

Nordson ASYMTEK, a global leader in dispensing and conformal coating equipment and technologies, has received awards for two of its products that deliver conformal coating solutions.

Canada’s LuxMea Studio reveals 3D-printed Plethora sculpture

Canadian design studio LuxMea has unveiled Plethora, a large-scale, 3D printed outdoor sculpture made in marine-grade stainless steel. Photo courtesy LuxMea Studio The complex sculpture speculates on the evolution of ornament with the advent of digital technologies. “The Age of Mass Customization evolves from the development of digital fabrication tools, which break the traditional barriers […]

Better than before: 3 ways design can ease the transition to safety for survivors of abuse

I have a confession: the idea I had about a woman’s path from victim to survivor in cases of domestic abuse was all wrong. I thought that seeking emergency shelter meant looking for just that—an immediate, short-term, safe place to go that provides basic resources. In reality, a shelter needs to be much more than […]

Mexico Accepts US Steel Deal

Earlier this month, Mexico lawmakers announced that the country would accept a U.S. demand regarding greater regional content on steel in the deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada if the measure was implemented after the trade pact was ratified. In a more recent update, Mexico turned down such a request for aluminum, as the […]

Attention building design experts: BD+C editors need your input for our 2020 Color Trends Survey

If you are an architect, designer, interior architect, interior designer, or color expert/consultant on building design projects, we need your expertise for Building Design+Construction‘s 2020 Color Trends Survey. 

Friday Funny: Don’t Be A Bad Santa

If your weekend plans include shopping for your facility’s holiday gift exchange, here are 12 Secret Santa presents you should not add to your list, courtesy of – Read: Friday Funny: Don’t Be A Bad Santa at

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