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Category: Construction Processes


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Google embarks on $13B data center expansion

February 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Silicon Valley is becoming too small and too pricey for tech workers to flourish and the same is true for their employers. The West Coast has long benefited from the economic impact technical powerhouses like Microsoft, Google and Amazon have […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Trump declares national emergency in goal of getting $8B for wall

February 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In order to tap the $2.5 billion from the DOD, according to The New York Times, the DOD would give the money to the Army Corps of Engineers, then the White House would transfer property along the border to the […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Tolls may help Florida’s pending $10B infrastructure program

February 14, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

State DOTs around the U.S. are including more tolled options in their highway projects, particularly in areas of high congestion. These options sometimes include high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes. HOT lanes are simply high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes that allow those who […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Federal lawmakers propose $1.4B for border wall

February 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

President Trump has also hinted that he will pursue alternative funding options for the wall. Earlier this year, Stars and Stripes reported that the Pentagon was reviewing its roster of construction projects in anticipation of the possibility that the president […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

The basics of building commissioning

February 12, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Commissioning isn’t a new concept. The term actually dates back to shipbuilding; a commissioned ship is one that’s deemed ready for service. However, a ship must pass several milestones before setting sail. The equipment has to be installed and tested, […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Feds sue New Jersey contractor for $679K to resolve delinquent OSHA fines

February 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA’s Region 2, which encompasses the area where Frame Q does business and includes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, has an ongoing Regional Emphasis Program (REP) on fall hazards. Construction industry REPs and Local […]


Construction Processes, Design

AEC firms practice what they preach

February 11, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

AEC firms that have been pushing wellness for years say they finally have a receptive ear with developers and owners. “Developers sell this; they see it as an exciting new trend,” says Colin Rohlfing, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President and […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Report: Elevator-related construction deaths on the rise

February 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

On Feb 2., a worker who fell 40 feet down an elevator shaft at the $3.6 billion Salt Lake City International Airport redevelopment project a few days earlier succumbed to his injuries and died. He was reportedly an employee of […]


Construction Processes, Legal

2 contractors settle SBA 8(a) fraud allegations for $3.6M

February 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The 8(a) application process is an extensive one with strict guidelines, particularly when it comes to who is actually making day-to-day decisions and controlling the qualified company. The SBA allows joint ventures and mentor relationships, but those arrangements must adhere […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

ExxonMobil, Qatar Petroleum announce plans to build $10B LNG export facility

February 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

McDermott International on Tuesday said that it had been awarded — along with joint venture partners Chiyoda International Corp. and Zachry Group — a “mega contract” to build the Golden Pass project. McDermott did not release the exact contract amount […]