Craft Champion Competitors
at National Convention
Insurer Announces Strong
At Annual Event
MGM Mirage Development Will Absorb All
Construction Labor in
Valley – And Beyond!
Receive $200,000 from Builders Insurance Company
Roundtable: Construction Liability
In Las Vegas
Carson City project hefts
2nd heaviest panels in U.S.
Tower Of Scaffold
Airport Expansion Creates
High Rise Challenge
Scaffold Safety Vital
Keeping Workers Safe
Sign Company Safety
Steel Safety Challenge
Met By Local Company
A Visit From Your
and other safety
Forklift "Train The
& Rigging Safety
Protection Means Wearing Your Harness Correctly
Safety Directors of the Month
more on the Safety Page
Has Left The Building …
And the Building
Feeling So Good, Either
Imploded to Make Way for World’s
Second-Largest Private Real Estate Development
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
, 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
, 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.
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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