Tag: legal

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 Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA issues extension for compliance with crane operator certification requirements

December 4, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the employer’s responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2018. OSHA had issued a final rule in September 2014, […]

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 Techniques

The Role of Construction Companies Before, During and After Disaster

November 29, 2017

Via: ConstructConnect

When hurricanes or natural disasters hit an area, efforts turn to disaster relief and cleanup and calls go out to companies that specialize in these areas. The Coast Guard is called, rescue missions are deployed, and The American Red Cross […]

Construction Processes, Legal

OSHA fines NJ contractor $191K for scaffold safety violations

October 25, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Scaffolding-related violations typically make an appearance in OSHA’s annual top 10 list of most frequently violated safety standards. Incorrectly assembled or misused scaffolding equipment can create fall hazards as dangerous as those faced by roofers or ironworkers. And a fall […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Taxes funding US highway construction aren’t enough

September 18, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Improvements in fuel efficiency and a federal gas tax — which has remained unchanged since 1993 — have been largely responsible for stunted growth in gas-tax revenues that fund the HTF. To remedy that holding pattern, industry groups and lawmakers alike are […]

Construction Processes, Legal

How to survive a government shutdown

September 6, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

In 2013, after partisan squabbles around the Affordable Care Act, Congress failed to enact a spending bill, throwing the federal government into shutdown mode. As a result, more than 400,000 government workers were furloughed, and agencies deemed nonessential shuttered their windows […]

Construction Processes, Legal

New York City will require construction superintendents on building higher than three stories

September 1, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

New York City recently enacted legislation that will require contractors to hire construction superintendents for all major projects at buildings higher than three stories. Another new law requires the Department of Buildings (DOB) to notify OSHA about construction code violations […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

How will the UK General Election impact the construction industry?

August 31, 2017

Via: Construction Global

The snap General Election called by Theresa May led to much speculation about how it will affect various industries, and the construction sector is no different. Depending on the result, and how it will tie in with issues including the […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Green building advocates erect icehouses on Penn. state capitol steps to make point on codes

August 29, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Advocates aiming to prompt Pennsylvania legislators to update the state’s building codes erected two icehouses on the steps of the state Capitol in Harrisburg to make a point about energy efficiency. One 8-foot-by-8-foot icehouse was built to current code; the […]