OSHA drone inspections come to jobsites, raise legal questions

January 8, 2019

“We don’t have a position yet since this is relatively new and small scale,” Brian Turmail, vice president of public affairs and strategic initiatives for the Associated General Contractors of America, told Construction Dive. “Our understanding is OSHA currently has […]

AGC: Contractors expect growth in 2019 amid labor supply worries

January 4, 2019

Category: Sustainability

One of the issues federal lawmakers are fighting over is U.S.-Mexico border wall funding, a sticking point that led to a partial federal shutdown that is still underway after two weeks. The Trump administration wants $5 billion for the wall, […]

Canada Government Audit Cites P3 Settlement Cost

December 27, 2018

Via: ENR

A private consortium of engineering and construction firms won more than $177 million in extra payments to keep its nearly $4-billion Toronto light-rail project on track, despite having agreed to shoulder cost overruns, according to an Ontario auditor’s report released […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

Federal shutdown threatening some infrastructure projects

January 14, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The Oklahoma DOT this week announced that, because of uncertainty around federal funding right now, it would delay bidding for 45 projects worth $137 million. The Nevada DOT, on the other hand, said it received a first-quarter federal funding commitment […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Safety professionals: Wearables can help mitigate the effects of jobsite fatigue

January 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In the construction industry, the problem of worker fatigue is more than just academic. The National Safety Council in October reported that 100% of the construction workers they surveyed had at least one risk factor for on-the-job fatigue and that […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Court fines construction business owner $531K for FLSA violations

January 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The vast majority of construction firms pay their employees what they’re owed, but there doesn’t seem to be a shortage of contractors who cheat their workers, be it to “save” an over-budget job or just out of plain greed. In […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Majority of contractors using offsite construction, survey says

January 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Offsite construction has been an ongoing construction trend for the last several years, but with such a large majority of stakeholders reporting that they are using the technique, as they did in the NIBS survey, it might be time to […]