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Washington state to develop building codes for mass-timber construction (access required)

While Oregon developers seem to be taking more direct action when it comes to mass-timber building techniques, Washington lawmakers are also trying to leave their mark on the industry. According to a recent report in industry publication The Architect’s Newspaper, ...

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Nationally, malls adapt to new shopping trends (access required)

Back in the days before teenagers began to walk around absorbed in a handheld device, they went to the mall. They met their friends there, played in arcades there, grabbed a snack and – perhaps most importantly for the economy ...

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Trade groups unite to improve construction site safety (access required)

The Associated Builders and Contractors and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals have reached agreement on a planned collaboration to improve occupational safety at construction workplaces across the country. The memorandum of agreement signed by the two groups March 19focuses ...

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New federal rules expand access to association health insurance (access required)

The federal government plans to loosen the rules regarding associations’ ability to offer health insurance, a move that some say could provide new options and others view as a potential issue for the insurance market. President Donald Trump last October ...

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Bird experts seek answers to glass-bird collisions (access required)

The Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis and other wildlife advocates are bringing some of the nation’s top bird mortality experts to town as they renew their push to protect birds from fatal collisions with the glass walls of U.S. Bank Stadium. ...

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For some companies, self-insurance can help keep costs down (access required)

With the costs of providing health insurance to employees continuously on the rise, some employers find themselves considering self-insurance, which, for the right kind of company, can be a more cost-effective way of offering such benefits. According to a 2017 ...

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Attorney disbarred over his work in Montana, Idaho (access required)

A Colorado attorney is agreeing to have his Wisconsin license revoked for conduct that got him disbarred in his home state. Philip Kleinsmith had been admitted to practice law in Colorado since 1967 but a hearing board in December 2016 ...

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Redfin Housing Demand Index starts year in high gear (access required)

The Redfin Housing Demand Index began the year strong at 130.5 in January, up 0.5 percent month over month according to Redfin, the real estate brokerage. The seasonally adjusted number of buyers requesting home tours remained unchanged from December to ...

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Experts more pessimistic about U.S. housing market following new tax laws (access required)

New changes to U.S. tax laws led 41 percent of survey respondents to lower their long-term expectations for the U.S. housing market, according to the 2018 Q1 Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey. The quarterly survey, sponsored by Zillow and conducted ...

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