Tag: federal government

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

DOE unveils new efficiency standards for federal buildings

March 30, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Designed for HVAC professionals, the 2019 edition of ASHRAE’s Standard 90.1 code includes more than 100 energy-focused updates since the last edition was published in 2016. In addition, the 2021 IECC incorporates significant changes over the 2018 edition, including: Increased […]

Construction Techniques

The 5 contech trends that will power jobsites in 2022

January 12, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry had a challenging but positive year in 2021, and the growth of construction technology has been one of the bright spots. With the pandemic forcing faster adoption of technological tools, experts and investors are recognizing the sector’s […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Iowa Landscaping Contractor K&L Construction Accused of Tax Evasion

November 24, 2021

Via: ENR

The owner and office manager of an Iowa landscaping contractor that is barred from doing business with the state and federal government have been charged with dodging more than $1 million in federal taxes. Kevin Alexander, president of K&L Construction, […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Biden signs long-awaited $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

November 16, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Once signed, the $550 billion in new spending will be the largest new investment the federal government has made on infrastructure in decades. The infrastructure package includes “a 38% increase in road and bridge funding, and an infusion of highly-trained, […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Friday Feedback: What’s your experience with PPP loans?

July 10, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

This week, the Small Business Administration and Treasury Department disclosed information about recipients of the Paycheck Protection Program, and thousands of construction-related firms are on the list. The data shows the federal government issued $521 billion in loans, with an […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Readers Respond: Environmental laws are important for construction

July 2, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

President Donald Trump’s recent executive order directing federal government agencies to waive environmental regulations and to take other actions necessary to streamline and expedite infrastructure projects was designed to help hasten the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The order […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Friday Feedback: Will Trump’s rollback of environmental regulations help construction?

June 26, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

President Donald Trump issued an executive order earlier this month directing federal government agencies to waive environmental regulations and to take other actions necessary to streamline and expedite infrastructure projects. The order, designed to help hasten the economic recovery from […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

Construction employment increases by 20,000 in December and 151,000 in 2019

January 13, 2020

Via: BDCNetwork

Construction employment increased by 20,000 jobs in December and by 151,000, or 2.0 percent, in all of 2019, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that its recent survey […]


USDOT launches interactive map to encourage opportunity zone investment

January 13, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Communities qualify as opportunity zones if they are nominated for the designation by their states and are certified by the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. The zones carry significant tax benefits for businesses and others. When the federal government can […]

Construction Processes, Legal

California agency to investigate bullet train board member

September 26, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

This is not the first time that the FPPC has started an investigation against an authority board member. Patterson previously lodged a complaint against Roy Hill, former deputy chief operating officer of the rail authority, for signing off on $51 […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Man defrauds feds $346M through sham construction firms

June 7, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Even though Ziegler was qualified to enter into those federal set-aside contracts, he didn’t run the day-to-day operations of Zieson nor did he wield significant control over deciding which projects to bid on or what subcontractors and material suppliers to […]

Construction Processes, Design, Financial

McCarthy-HITT JV wins $712M design-build contract for NGA HQ

March 22, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Since the NW2 project is federally funded, the contract sets diversity requirements. Almost 7% of the construction workforce must be women, and each trade, such as carpenters and electricians, must have 14.7% minority participation. The St. Louis Building Construction Trades […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Federal government agrees to $1.2B Seattle light-rail grant

November 26, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The project’s initial budget has grown from an estimated $2.4 billion, reportedly because of increased costs of land, materials, debt financing, rail cars and system design features, on top of a required $170 million contingency required by the FTA as […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Banks are investing big in infrastructure despite stalled federal plan

September 5, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Wahba’s suggestion is similar to what the president has been advocating for, which is that states take more responsibility for infrastructure projects that are regional in nature and not look to the federal government for a significant percentage of funding. […]