Tag: Government Regulations

Construction Processes, News, Procurement

Home building costs soar due to government regulations, material price increases

May 18, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Changes to building codes over the past 10 years have added the most to regulatory costs. Averaged across all homes, the cost increases associated with codes account for 9.9% of a builder’s construction costs, and 6.1% of the final house […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

NYC may revoke construction licenses after fatalities

September 24, 2019


The recent deaths of employees during construction projects may cost three New York contractors their special rigger licenses – if the city’s Buildings Department’s prevails in its effort to revoke them. The special rigger licenses of Wayne Bellet of Bellet […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA considering changes to silica standard

August 19, 2019


OSHA may “broaden the circumstances” under which certain employers would be permitted to comply with its Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction, according to a request for information and comment issued by the agency last week. Specifically, OSHA is looking […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSH enforcement across the USA

November 20, 2018


From east to west, north to south, both federal OSHA and state-level agencies stay busy conducting investigations and issuing citations to companies who violate safety regulations. This review of recent cases indicates a variety of citations issued, for confined space, […]