Survey: Is US political unrest harmful to construction?

January 14, 2021

Category: Sustainability

Running a business is never easy but U.S. corporate leaders say that recent political and economic uncertainty could make it more difficult than ever. Unfounded allegations around the legitimacy of the presidential election, last week’s mob attack on the U.S. […]

How OSHA priorities could shift under President-elect Biden

January 5, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will no doubt bring changes to federal agencies, many with ramifications for the construction industry. One of the most critical for contractors is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which sets and enforces standards that employers […]

Big Mario Cuomo Bridge Consortium Targets Demolition Engineer in Lawsuit

December 29, 2020

Via: ENR

The Fluor-led design-build consortium that constructed the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge across the Hudson River north of New York City is moving into the next phase of its newest lawsuit related to the project costs. Since the bridge opened to […]

Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA raises penalty maximums, establishes new debt collection procedures

January 15, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The agency also announced that it is changing the way it collects citation penalties that have been levied against establishments, which OSHA defines as single, physical locations where business is conducted. Currently, all demands for payment after the first are […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Biden will ask OSHA to reconsider decision to skip emergency coronavirus standards

January 14, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA can, under certain circumstances, issue emergency temporary standards that take effect immediately and remain in effect until it issues a permanent standard, according to the agency. The follow-up standard is “subject to the usual procedure for adopting a permanent […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Report: Collective bargaining agreements create ‘robust’ middle-class jobs for union construction workers

January 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

CBAs are agreements negotiated between employers and unions and cover work terms like rates of pay and other conditions of employment. The study said additional benefits for construction workers in northeastern Illinois covered by CBAs were: Wages increased by 11% […]