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Craft Champion Competitors
Demonstrate Skills
at National Convention 

Nevada Insurer Announces Strong Growth
 At Annual Event

Conference Examines
"WRAP" Insurance

Giant Sucking Sound…
MGM Mirage Development Will Absorb All the Skilled
Construction Labor in
the Valley – And Beyond!

ABC Sierra Members
Receive $200,000 from Builders Insurance Company

Development Roundtable: Construction Liability
In Las Vegas

Strip Transformation Underway

Carson City project hefts
2nd heaviest panels in U.S.

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Elvis Has Left The Building … 
And the Building Isn’t
Feeling So Good, Either

Frontier Imploded to Make Way for World’s
Second-Largest Private Real Estate Development
By Ned Barnett

    Elvis has left the building.

    The New Frontier, site of The King’s first Las Vegas performance, has joined the Landmark, the Dunes and a host of other former Vegas landmarks as a pile of smoking rubble.  After a gaudy fireworks display, half-a-ton of high explosives were used to implode the historic (by Vegas standards) New Frontier to make room for a huge new development, slated to open in 2011.

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ABC Las Vegas and Builders Insurance Rewards Safety-Conscious Contractors
by Ned Barnett

     Southern Nevada construction businesses have the opportunity to save 10 percent on their workers’ comp coverage – right now – and as much as 30 percent based on their long-term safety performance, thanks to a new “Retro” workers’ comp insurance program – “SafetySELECT” – being jointly offered by ABC – the Associated Builders and Contractors of Las Vegas – and Builders Insurance, one of Nevada’s largest construction-trade workers’ comp providers.
     To be eligible for BIC’s SafetySELECT, according to Senator Warren Harding – the Executive Director at ABC – a non-member has to first join ABC, then sign up for this new workers’ comp “retro” program and immediately save 10 percent on what they’re currently paying for workers’ comp insurance coverage.

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The State of Nevada's Construction Industry - Today and Tomorrow
by Ned Barnett

      The Construction Zone recently conducted a frank and wide-ranging interview with Cindy Creighton, the Executive Director of the Nevada Subcontractors Association (NSA) – one of the real behind-the-scenes leaders of Nevada’s construction industry, and one of the most articulate and effective advocates of the construction industry in Nevada.

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“Fall Protection Month” Nets Results
Builders Insurance and Risk Services-Nevada Focused Their
Worker Safety Training on Fall Prevention and Ladder Safety

     A remarkable 88 percent of all construction industry on-the-job fatalities in Southern Nevada in 2007 have been fall-related. Nationally, falls rank second as a cause for workplace fatalities, but in Southern Nevada, it is clearly number-one. 

     In an effort to stem a rising tide of workplace injuries resulting from preventable falls, workers’ comp provider Builders Insurance named October as Fall Protection and Ladder Safety month, and developed special worksite education programs aimed at reducing falls among BIC’s construction company clients. 

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NSA Habitat House Completed
By Ned Barnett

     Nevada Subcontractors Association has stepped up to the plate – again – building another new home for Habitat for Humanity.  This new home, in Las Vegas off West Charleston , is a slab-on-grade two bed/one bath/one car garage single family home with about 890 square feet.  

      The new homeowner is a single mom.  Her father, a firefighter in Henderson , is also an electrician – he did all the electrical work on the home, continuing the Habitat for Humanity tradition that the homeowners contribute sweat equity to their new homes.

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Hispanics Land Two In Three New U.S.
Construction Jobs in Nevada, Nationwide

     Hispanics make up 13.6 percent of the U.S. employment population, but accounted for 36.7 percent of the 2006 U.S. employment growth, a study showed.  Most of the jobs Hispanic workers landed were in the construction industry, the Pew Hispanic Center said.    In fact, two out of every three new U.S. constriction jobs went to Hispanic workers, the center said.   

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Home Builders face threat of mold-related insurance claims

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Digging Your Own Grave
Trenching Safety Crucial To Avoid Cave-Ins

Trench fatalities represented six percent of all construction related deaths last year, and more workers died in trenches in 2003 than they did the previous year. With 50 trench fatalities officially recorded, another 16 workers died in or around trenches after being struck by something or falling into the very excavation they may have helped dig. 

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