IEC ED Niel Dawson Update – September 25th
Thank You for acknowledging the passing of my father, Franklin Hawkins. I appreciate all of you for taking time to pass on prayers, good thoughts and offers of help in my time of need. My father was proud of the work that IEC does to help anyone interested in improving their life. He often asked how the school was going and encouraged me to always do my best to take care of members and apprentices. Frank was especially proud that his grandson found a great job and career with an IEC Member Contractor. Thank You to those members that made a donation to the Georgia Industry Foundation for Training (GIFT), my father would be greatly honored that part of his legacy helps others succeed. He was a generous man and I am grateful to be part of the IEC Community.
The U.S. Supreme Court hasn’t always had nine justices—it started with six, went briefly down to five, back to six, then seven, then nine, and, during the Civil War, ten. If Trump confirms a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Democrats later regain the presidency and Senate, Democrats are threatening to change the number again. Read More.
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Dogs have already proven their ability to sniff out diseases ranging from cancer to malaria. While we don’t always know exactly what they are detecting to ferret out specific illnesses, the clues are likely tied to a dog’s ability to smell volatile organic compounds—the metabolic junk our bodies produce all the time, which can vary with illness. Read More
Massive resources are being poured into the development of a fast-tracked vaccine for COVID-19 as the United States enters the tail end of an unprecedented shutdown. Read more
Construction Backlog Indicator rebounded to 8.0 months in August, an increase of 0.2 months from July’s reading, according to an ABC member survey conducted Aug. 20-Sept. 1. The August backlog is a half-month lower than in August 2019. Read more
whether a worker qualifies as an independent contractor. READ MORE
Dr. Javier Irizarry with the Building Construction program at Georgia Tech is asking contractors to volunteer one person for an interview about the logistics of moving materials to/from and around your jobsites.
The research project needs input from both general and specialty contractors. Please consider sharing this with others on your project teams to increase participation.
The department’s research is related to drone technology, and its current/potential use to help with logistics. You don’t have to currently use drones for your input to be helpful. Please see this file to learn more about the project and then click on the below link to share your contact info with GT so they can schedule a short interview. See Attached File
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