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Category: Construction Processes


Construction Processes, Legal

Construction bond claims 101: Understanding the process

December 6, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Smart contractors always work to avoid claims situations but are also proactive about understanding the process. Leveraging their relationship with the right surety gives them the knowledge and experience of their claims team. Knowing the basics is the first step […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

1,000-Word Chart: Canadian Construction Material Costs

December 3, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs. At the same time, though, there are many topics (e.g., relating to demographics, housing starts, etc.) that […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

To Take Advantage of Infrastructure Bill Opportunities, Contractors Should Manage Data Better

December 2, 2021

Via: ENR

After several decades of under-investment in U.S. infrastructure, the construction industry finds itself on the precipice of a significant capital injection – a new U.S. government infrastructure plan. Not only does the plan propose to deliver upgrades to the nation’s […]


Construction Processes, Legal

5 Steps for Preventing Construction Site Theft

December 2, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

From building materials to tools to heavy equipment, construction site theft is an industry-wide epidemic. In addition to the direct costs of replacing the stolen goods, there is also the indirect cost due to increased insurance premiums, rental costs to […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Houston Bridge Revised Design Adds $300M to Price

December 1, 2021

Via: ENR

Officials in Texas have settled on plans to replace a flawed design for the new Houston Ship Channel bridge project over safety concerns, with an added build cost of nearly $300 million on top of the original $962 million price. […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Court Pauses Federal Contractor Vaccine Rule in Three States

November 30, 2021

Via: ENR

President Joe Biden does not appear to have the authority to require vaccines for employees of federal contractors and subcontractors, a federal court judge in Lexington, Ky., ruled Dec. 1, halting implementation of the mandate in three states that filed […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

US Doubles Tariffs on Canadian Softwood Lumber and Contractors Expect Higher Prices

November 30, 2021

Via: ENR

The Biden administration’s Commerce Dept. on Nov. 24 followed through with expected anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber producers, placing duties of 17.99% on their imports, more than twice the old rate of 8.99% from the Trump administration. […]


Construction Processes, Financial

When will contractors see a boost of infrastructure dollars?

November 29, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

When the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 passed, the public construction firms eagerly anticipated a windfall of funding and new projects. But then localities shifted the projects to other priorities. The Recovery Act “really amounted to a pretty […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Iowa Landscaping Contractor K&L Construction Accused of Tax Evasion

November 24, 2021

Via: ENR

The owner and office manager of an Iowa landscaping contractor that is barred from doing business with the state and federal government have been charged with dodging more than $1 million in federal taxes. Kevin Alexander, president of K&L Construction, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Appeals Court Punts on Whistleblower Suit Against AECOM

November 22, 2021

Via: ENR

A federal district court in New York City must now reconsider part of its decision to dismiss a former employee whistleblower’s complaint that AECOM fraudulently billed the U.S. Army under a $1.9-billion contract it held for maintenance and support in […]