Tag: florida

Construction Processes, Legal

Contractors face uncertainty over new Florida immigration law

May 18, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Aviral video shows a reportedly abandoned Florida jobsite. Local experts say immigrants who are not authorized to work in the U.S. have fled the state out of fear of deportation. They’re reportedly moving in response to a new law signed […]


Biden taps Florida construction exec for trade committee

March 8, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Murphy will serve alongside the heads of other companies such as Citigroup, United Airlines, CVS, FedEx and 3M, according to the Feb. 28 release. Murphy, a Democrat, served in the House of Representatives for the 18th congressional district of Florida […]


Superior nabs 2 Florida road projects for $112.5M total

November 18, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Jacksonville, Florida-based Superior Construction has landed contracts with the Florida DOT to complete improvements to the I-295 and U.S. Route 17 Interchange and to update the I-4 and Daryl Carter Parkway Interchange. Work for the I-295 project entails resurfacing the […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA cites Florida construction contractor after fatal incident

April 19, 2022


A federal investigation into how a 47-year-old carpenter was fatally injured on Oct. 6, 2021, at the Pinellas Gateway Express project in Clearwater, Florida found his employer violated safety standards by allowing workers to remain in a crane load’s danger […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

In wake of Surfside disaster, Florida contractors create building safety task force

October 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Members of the group represent the five chapters throughout Florida that make up the statewide association. They are: Mike Gruber – ECS Limited Jonathan Knudsen – Universal Engineering Mark LeBlanc – Specialty Engineering Consultants Steven Lockhart – Finfrock Noman McMillan […]


Brightline, Disney strike deal to build high-speed rail station near Orlando, Florida

December 1, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors working to expand the rail from South Florida to north to Orlando were able to shave about a year off of a more traditional construction schedule by using a box-jack system instead of conventional methods to build a train […]

Construction Techniques

$500M Florida sports district to use digital twin modeling

September 30, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Cityzenith CEO Michael Jansen said efforts are underway to develop the model of the core project site and the surrounding urban neighborhood, which will encompass most of Orlando. “The result will be the most advanced and feature-rich 3D digital twin […]


Florida to require sea level studies for coastal public construction projects

July 15, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The Florida DEP’s rule will use a “systematic, interdisciplinary and scientifically accepted approach” and assess flooding, inundation and wave-action damage risks over the proposed structure’s expected life or 50 years, whichever is less. The assessment must take into account, among […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Tolls may help Florida’s pending $10B infrastructure program

February 14, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

State DOTs around the U.S. are including more tolled options in their highway projects, particularly in areas of high congestion. These options sometimes include high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes. HOT lanes are simply high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes that allow those who […]

Construction Processes, Design

Florida Power & Light’s $888M plant designed for sea rise

December 5, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Since much of Florida is at sea level and is surrounded by water except for its northern border, the issue of sea level rise in the state is critical. Because of this threat, Monroe County, Florida, which includes Key West […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Mayo plans $792M of projects in Florida, Arizona

September 11, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

It is usually a requirement of the contract that construction companies performing work at existing healthcare facilities like Mayo train their workers on a variety of special procedures like dust, noise and infection control. These protocols not only protect workers […]


Number of construction workers to double in home stretch of New Jersey mega-mall

August 30, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Florida contractors and local officials are no doubt watching the progress of the American Dream project in New Jersey since Triple Five is in the process of winning approval for a similar project in Miami. Cost estimates for the 6-million-square […]

Construction Processes, Design

Florida mixed-use development uses wellness as the backbone of its design

August 13, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Aventura Parksquare is a new mixed-use development that spans 7.4 acres in Aventura, Fla. The recently completed development’s design places a heavy emphasis on wellness. This wellness-centric design approach includes extra-wide sidewalks for enhanced walkability, open staircases to support less […]

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 […]

Construction Processes, Legal

The 50 States of Construction: Why FL companies are keeping a sunny market outlook

April 11, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Florida may have been one of the states hit hardest by the Great Recession, but demand levels and market indicators have rallied to create an environment of optimism within its construction industry. Construction firms still carry lessons from the recession […]