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Category: Construction Processes


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Friday Feedback: What’s your experience with PPP loans?

July 10, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

This week, the Small Business Administration and Treasury Department disclosed information about recipients of the Paycheck Protection Program, and thousands of construction-related firms are on the list. The data shows the federal government issued $521 billion in loans, with an […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Sustainability

New York’s MTA needs billions in federal funding after COVID-19 crisis

July 7, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Just weeks after New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority announced it was beginning its largest capital program ever, COVID-19 hit the region, and the area quickly became the epicenter of the coronavirus infection in the U.S. As the state grappled with […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Readers Respond: Environmental laws are important for construction

July 2, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

President Donald Trump’s recent executive order directing federal government agencies to waive environmental regulations and to take other actions necessary to streamline and expedite infrastructure projects was designed to help hasten the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The order […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Report: US cities’ massive budget cuts impact infrastructure, capital expenses

June 30, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The survey was based on input from officials at more than 1,100 municipalities across the country. Other findings include: 70% of municipalities have not received funding through the CARES Act. 13% of municipalities are making cuts to inspection, planning and […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Court: Trump administration can’t use military funds for border wall construction

June 29, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Despite the bigger issues of who gets to approve border wall funding or what decisions the president can make under a national emergency, the Supreme Court’s favorable decision toward the Trump administration last year was based on the likelihood that […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Friday Feedback: Will Trump’s rollback of environmental regulations help construction?

June 26, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

President Donald Trump issued an executive order earlier this month directing federal government agencies to waive environmental regulations and to take other actions necessary to streamline and expedite infrastructure projects. The order, designed to help hasten the economic recovery from […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

How Construction Workers’ Compensation Losses Are Changing

June 26, 2020

Via: ENR

While much has remained the same in construction workers’ compensation claims, there’s a small difference that’s worth noting. Autos hitting workers now seems to exceed slips and trips that don’t involve a fall, accounting for 7.6%, or about $800 million, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

SeaWorld’s properties in Central Florida rack up $23M worth of construction liens

June 23, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Theme parks in Florida were dealt an economic blow when the spread of the novel coronavirus forced them to close their doors temporarily. A SeaWorld Orlando spokesperson told the Orlando Sentinel that they expect to be able to make payment […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Construction’s Paycheck Protection Loan Volume Climbs 42% Since April

June 22, 2020

Via: ENR

Construction’s volume of federal Paycheck Protection Program loans has jumped 42% since mid-April, updated Small Business Administration data show, but construction’s ranking slipped to third among industries, from first place after PPP’s first round of funding. The latest SBA ranking, […]


Construction Processes, Financial

House Panel Clears $494B Highway-Transit-Rail Funding Bill

June 19, 2020

Via: ENR

After a two-day marathon voting session, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has approved a measure drafted by Democrats that would provide $494 billion for highway, transit and rail programs over the next five years, with an emphasis on reducing […]