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  • Union Strikes Over Outsourcing

    The question and consequence of outsourcing in the lighting industry-not just abroad, but domestically-recently took on a new character with the strike of IBEW Local 3's Fixture Division on November 8, 2004. According to the New York City Central Labor Council's website, this is the Fixture...

  • Letters

    Fiber-cement clip; more on employee theft of clients; attic-ventilation misconceptions; more

  • In the News

    Unions sue feds over safety gear; Lennar demands givebacks; energy efficiency earns tax credit; more

  • Letters

    Attic temperatures and asphalt shingles; cynicism vs. basic economics; when employees compete

  • Letters

    Legal debate; quality-control checklist; call for advice; woodpecker problems; more

  • Installing Sheet Piles

    When you live on a barrier island, just keeping your little piece of real estate from washing away is a constant struggle. Fred Sprinkle, a foundation and excavation contractor on Dauphin Island, Ala., frequently uses vinyl sheet pilings to keep the ground beneath his clients' homes from ending up...

  • Letters

    More on immigration; rain-screen siding; guardrail codes; vinyl sunburst; theft

  • Allocating Risk With "Additional Insureds"

    You're starting to get contracts on bigger and bigger jobs, even — can you believe it? — government contracts. Good for you. But it's important to know what you're getting into: These contracts may contain terms you don't typically see on smaller jobs.

  • In the News

    U.S.-Canada lumber deal; FEMA guidelines; OSHA ruse; lead threat; more

  • Letters

    Borate-treated lumber; illegal day laborers; slanted-news charge; of lawyers and engineers