International Trade Commission Approves AISC’s Fabricated Steel Dumping Complaint

March 21, 2019

Via: ENR

The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Mar. 20 that domestic producers were being harmed by imports of fabricated structural steel from Canada, China and Mexico. That means an investigation into whether Canada, Mexico and China’s imports are harming U.S.-based […]

OSHA fines 2 contractors $158K for 2 fatalities at Orlando hotel project

March 12, 2019

OSHA proposed the largest fine for PCL — $132,598 — for a willfully failing to make sure the formwork was designed and built correctly. Specifically, OSHA said that PCL used bolts and brackets on a shear wall to support the […]

Contractor offers to build 234 miles of border wall for $1.4B

March 7, 2019

Fisher has given previous estimates of between almost $11 billion and $12 billion for 700 miles of a cast-in-place concrete wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The company was also one of the contractors chosen in August 2017 to […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Bill would allow temporary visas for construction workers

March 19, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act, Smucker’s press release said, would help fill the estimated 6.7 million open jobs in the U.S. The Associated General Contractors of America has long been pushing for an overhaul of the U.S. immigration […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

LAX breaks ground on $5B automated people mover system

March 18, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Massive airport projects continue to provide plenty of work for contractors in that niche, which tend to be large firms like Fluor, usually as part of a consortium of other companies. For instance, LaGuardia Gateway Partners, a private consortium that […]


Newly developed building materials could have big impact on sustainability

March 15, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Recently developed products such as transparent wood, hydrogel embedded in walls, and bricks that help filter air pollution could make a substantial impact on building sustainability in coming years. Swedish researchers have developed a wood material that is 85% transparent […]