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Oregon House passes construction wage protection measures

March 28, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

This bill is similar to a measure that went into effect in California on Jan. 1 but has fewer teeth. In California, general contractors must pay valid wage claims whether or not the subcontractor has been paid in full. However, […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Tax Reforms a Big Deal for Small, Midsized Builders

February 14, 2018

Via: ENR

The Trump administration and congressional Republicans pushed hard for a massive federal-tax overhaul in December that left virtually no segment of U.S. industry untouched, including construction. The $1.5-trillion Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, which went into effect […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Chicago approves $700M mixed-use project, includes city’s future 6th-tallest tower

February 12, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The Chicago Plan Commission has voted to authorize the $700 million One Chicago Square, a mixed-use project that includes what will be the city’s sixth tallest building when complete, according to Engineering News-Record. The taller of two skyscrapers will rise […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Trump Calls for $1.5 Trillion for Infrastructure But Is Short on Specifics

January 31, 2018

Via: ENR

In his first State of the Union address, President Trump has asked Congress to produce new infrastructure legislation to provide “at least $1.5 trillion” in total investment plus a cut in federal project permitting time to two years or less. […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Construction jobs up in 42 states

January 24, 2018

Via: Commercial Construction and Renovation

Forty-two states added construction jobs between December 2016 and December 2017, while 32 states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between November and December, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Survey reveals how construction leaders feel about 2018

January 23, 2018

Via: Construction Global

Following Brexit and the election of Donald Trump across the Atlantic, the construction industry has had to battle some strong headwinds. To find out how business leaders within the industry feel about the months and years ahead, SCC Design Build […]


Construction Processes, Legal

WA lawmakers greenlight $4B of construction projects

January 22, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Any kind of construction near water, or the diversion of water to allow for construction, is likely to raise concerns among environmental and other special-interest groups. One such instance is taking shape in a California legal battle over Gov. Jerry […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Recognizing and combating construction fraud

January 11, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Construction fraud — it happens in owner-contractor and contractor-subcontractor relationships, and it’s committed by employees of any type or size of contracting firm. Last year’s Kroll Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report showed that 70% of construction companies experienced at least […]


Construction Processes, Legal

A majority of Americans would pay more taxes for better roads

December 5, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

The results of the HNTB poll mirror similar feedback from a national Bloomberg survey earlier this year, which found that just over half (55%) of Americans would support an increase in the federal gas tax if it meant improvements to roads and […]


Construction Processes, Legal

FL relaxes contractor licensing laws in Irma’s aftermath

November 30, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Florida, which has a stringent set of contractor licensing laws, suspended its licensed roofing contractor requirement in 2004 when Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan rolled through the state causing extensive damage. The state’s building codes were overhauled after Hurricane Andrew […]