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OSHA inspected more construction sites last year than any other workplace

January 19, 2023

Category: News

OSHA inspected construction workplaces last fiscal year more than it inspected any other industry, an agency administrator told attendees during a presentation at Associated General Contractors of America’s Safety and Health conference Wednesday. Stephen Boyd, deputy regional administrator of OSHA’s […]


What is a Parapet Roof?

December 14, 2022

A striking, modern roof design is a surefire way to make a building stand out. And though there are many ways to build a strong and beautiful roof, one common roofing technique has stood the test of time: the parapet […]


As initial waivers end, builders will feel the impact of Buy America law

December 7, 2022

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has started to provide significant funding for new and rehab infrastructure projects. A provision in the IIJA is the Build America, Buy America Act, which impacts all federally funded infrastructure projects in the United […]


Construction Processes, Financial

In Praise of Escrow for Taking Tension Out of Construction Payments

January 30, 2023

Via: ENR

I was working for a general contractor on several fast-track student housing projects in the late 1990s to fill a need in the Boston area, especially on smaller campuses that had limited space. One fast-tracked campus apartment project I remember […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Facing charges in worker’s 2021 trench collapse death, contractor surrenders to police

January 26, 2023

Via: ISHN

The owner of a Vail, Colorado construction company facing felony manslaughter charges has surrendered to local law enforcement after the Summit County Sheriff’s Office in Breckenridge, Colorado, issued an arrest warrant on Jan. 24, 2023, related to the findings of […]


News

DPR Construction taps Mark Whitson as president

January 25, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

DPR Construction announced this week it has appointed Mark Whitson as president, effective this month. He will lead the firm with CEO George Pfeffer to “guide DPR’s shared leadership team and the organization into the future,” according to a press […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Empower workers to speak up about jobsite hazards

January 24, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Last week, Associated General Contractors of America’s health and safety conference offered attendees training and tips on how to walk the tightrope of creating an effective safety program. Here are some of the key takeaways from presenters. Empower workers to […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Construction is among the industries most at risk for ACA penalties

January 24, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The average annual employee turnover rate for the construction industry is 68%, according to data issued by job search site Zippia, more than 10 percentage points higher than the national average of 57.3%. Why does that matter? With new employees […]


News

2023 construction outlook roundup: Proceed with caution

January 23, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

U.S. contractors have a lot on their minds as they look to the year ahead. Snarled supply chains and rising inflation could bring higher costs and lower profits in 2023. Workforce shortages, which make projects take longer and cost more, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

NJ law allows contractors to use private inspections

January 23, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The move provides local governments with several avenues to speed up the construction permitting process, according to the release. For instance, the law also includes a more streamlined bidding process to contract with private inspection agencies or enter into shared […]