Trump declares national emergency in goal of getting $8B for wall

February 15, 2019

In order to tap the $2.5 billion from the DOD, according to The New York Times, the DOD would give the money to the Army Corps of Engineers, then the White House would transfer property along the border to the […]

Construction fatalities up in New York state, down in NYC

February 5, 2019

In New York City, construction safety has a champion in Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., as well as in the Construction Fraud Task Force his office created. The task force goes after contractors that commit safety, wage and other […]

FMI: Despite market growth, contractors should still ‘recession proof’

January 28, 2019

Sometimes, the longer a good thing lasts, the louder rumblings get that a reality check could be around the corner, and construction industry economics is no exception. However, it’s smart to prepare for a wide variety of economic conditions, and […]

Construction Processes, Design

AEC firms practice what they preach

February 11, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

AEC firms that have been pushing wellness for years say they finally have a receptive ear with developers and owners. “Developers sell this; they see it as an exciting new trend,” says Colin Rohlfing, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President and […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Report: Elevator-related construction deaths on the rise

February 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

On Feb 2., a worker who fell 40 feet down an elevator shaft at the $3.6 billion Salt Lake City International Airport redevelopment project a few days earlier succumbed to his injuries and died. He was reportedly an employee of […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

ExxonMobil, Qatar Petroleum announce plans to build $10B LNG export facility

February 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

McDermott International on Tuesday said that it had been awarded — along with joint venture partners Chiyoda International Corp. and Zachry Group — a “mega contract” to build the Golden Pass project. McDermott did not release the exact contract amount […]