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Construction Processes, Legal

Herc Solutions CEO gets 18-month sentence for government fraud

July 12, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Public contracting officials, whether working for federal, state or local agencies, are entrusted with making sure taxpayer money is spent wisely, fairly and according to relevant regulations. When they don’t, the authorities are quick to come down hard on them. […]


Construction Processes, Legal

What contractors need to know about the tax act

July 9, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The general sentiment in the industry seems to be that the new corporate tax rate and the 20% deduction for owners of pass-through companies will let businesses reinvest more into expanding their operations. But some contractors will be paying more […]


Construction Processes, Design, Legal

Report: Design-build to deliver almost half of US projects by 2021

July 9, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Design-bid-build (DBB) is the most widely used project delivery method in the United States, according to the Lean Construction Institute of America and other groups. Under this method, an owner contracts separately with a designer, who provides complete design documents, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Many DC projects don’t comply with local hiring mandate

July 2, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Other local governments have no problem enforcing local hiring mandates and levying large fines against contractors that miss the mark. Detroit fined contractors working on the $868 million Little Caesars Arena, now home to the NHL’s Red Wings hockey team […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Fighting Wage Theft in the Construction Industry

June 29, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Wage theft is a serious problem in the United States that affects workers in many industries. The construction industry, both residential and commercial, is not immune to the growing epidemic of wage theft. Wage theft occurs when a worker is […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Global cement giant Lafarge charged with financing terror

June 29, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Lafarge hit a bump in its U.S. operations when, in 2008, attention turned to the amount of mercury Lafarge and other cement plant operators were pumping into the environment in Seattle, New York and other locations. At its facility in Ravenna, New York, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Litigation looms in MGT Construction’s $28M debt, $50K assets bankruptcy

June 20, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The alleged financial improprieties at MGT, according to Richmond BizSense, resulted in a 2016 overpayment of cash distributions to participants in the company stock plan. They were ordered to return the money, but Thalimer made repayments on behalf of the […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Related files 2nd lawsuit against NYC labor union

May 10, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

This is the latest round in a legal battle between Related and the BCTC, which was kicked off by a March lawsuit that claimed the developer lost $100 million to questionable work practices by some unions party to the project […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Los Angeles city contractors must disclose any relationship to Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall

April 19, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The Los Angeles City Council is the latest public entity to push back against construction of a border wall by penalizing contractors or other businesses who bid or work on it, and certainly some construction companies will choose not to […]


Construction Processes, Legal

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, […]