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Fasten your seatbelts, Miami, it’s going to be a long and bumpy ride. Gird yourself. Learn how to meditate in your car. Stock up on podcasts. Or, better yet, leave town for four years.

To protect worker privacy, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that eliminates the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) to OSHA each year.

According to the latest Contractor Compensation Quarterly (CCQ)  published by PAS, Inc, construction support staff wages are to rise by an average 3.4% by 2018 year end and pay increases have been fairly consistent the past few years.

Is a trend really a trend if it repeats year after year? That's a valid concern in the commercial construction world. For a competitive and fragmented industry that happens to be resistant to some of the rapid evolution noted in others, participants and observers are continually seeing some of the same glacial movements take center stage.

Seventy-nine percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2019 but an almost equal percentage are worried about their ability to locate and hire qualified workers, according to survey results released today by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate.

Federico Maggi will never forget the first time he saw a crane being hacked. Last March, he was on a strange kind of road trip. Travelling the Lombardi region of Italy with his colleague Marco Balduzzi in a red Volkswagen Polo, the pair hoped to convince construction site managers, who they’d never met or spoken with before, to let them have a crack at taking control of cranes with their hacking tools.

Construction has been slow compared to other industries to adopt technology, but it’s starting to catch up as technology gets more sophisticated to accommodate the industry’s unique needs.

South Florida’s real estate market will get a jolt of new investment in 2019 from President Trump’s new tax law, despite concerns over rising interest rates, according to real estate professionals surveyed in the tri-county area.

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