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Construction Processes, Financial

Arizona’s Infrastructure in ‘Mediocre Condition,’ Needs More Federal and State Funding, ASCE Report Says

September 28, 2020

Via: ENR

Arizona infrastructure has received a grade of C from the Arizona Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers in its “2020 Report Card for Arizona’s Infrastructure,” released Sept. 16 in Phoenix. ASCE says the state’s infrastructure is in “mediocre […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New York State Bans Hydrofluorocarbon Refrigerants

September 25, 2020

Via: ENR

New York has finalized regulations designed to significantly reduce the use of greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons—a refrigerant common in air-conditioning systems. New York joins California and Colorado, among other states, in finalizing regulations that phase out HFCs. With this action, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Labor Department proposes revision of independent contractor test

September 23, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The classification of workers as independent contractors or employees is a hot button issue in the construction industry. Some unscrupulous employers use the independent contractor status to deprive those that should be classified as employees of overtime pay, workers’ compensation […]


Construction Processes, Legal

What to do when an employee is afraid to return to the jobsite due to COVID-19

September 17, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors across the country are dealing with labor issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. Some workers who are receiving unemployment benefits are staying away from work until their assistance runs out, but others are being kept away by a more […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Is factoring the right move to help finance a construction project?

September 15, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Having enough cash on hand to pay the bills and fund new projects is always top of mind for contractors, especially labor- and material-heavy subcontractors that fund most of the activity on a construction project often months before the owner […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Federal court says DOL joint-employer rule ‘arbitrary and capricious’; ABC says judge ‘got it wrong’

September 15, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Woods’ decision in part focused on the four-factor test included in the final rule. The test considers whether the potential joint employer: Hires or fires the employee (not whether the employer has the authority to hire or fire). Supervises and […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Payroll tax deferral program could leave employers holding the bag

September 11, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The program’s implementation burden falls on employers. Those that decide to participate must let their employees know about the deferral and the added burden they’ll face to pay the money back next year. Guidance the IRS issued August 28 says […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

A Deeper Dive Into the U.S. PIP Construction Statistics Reveals a Deeper Dive

September 9, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

From an overview perspective, the Census Bureau’s put-in-place (PIP) capital spending statistics are providing a misleading picture of what is happening in the construction marketplace. They are too buoyant. In July, total PIP spending, seasonally adjusted and annualized (in ‘current,’ […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Congress is back, but presidential election may hinder relief for construction

September 8, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Elected leaders returning to Capitol Hill this week face several issues impacting the U.S. construction industry. Liability reform, a new highway funding package and Payroll Protection Program forgiveness are all on lawmakers’ to-do list. “We have this kind of mix […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Hudson River Tunnel Project Cost Rises to $11.6B as Construction is Further Delayed

August 31, 2020

Via: ENR

Costs for the proposed Hudson River rail tunnel project yo-yoed back up as planners postponed the projected start date by a year, according to documents dated Aug. 28 by the Gateway Program Development Corp. and the Port Authority of New […]