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Category: Construction Processes


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

DC-area utility: Purple Line construction dangerously close to water main

April 18, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The pipe supplies water to much of the county’s businesses and residents, and WSSC officials said the disruption in service that would accompany a water main break would be “devastating.” When a water main breaks, not only could customers be […]


Construction Processes, Design

$1B Las Vegas Circa Resort & Casino starts concrete work

April 18, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Circa joins the list of $1 billion-plus megaprojects underway in Sin City right now. In fact, local construction employment growth of 8.8% in the area last year was more than twice that of the rest of the nation (4%), the […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

After deadly week, NYC worker advocates demand better safety training

April 17, 2019

Via: ISHN

A coalition of New York City labor organizations is holding a protest today about safety training inadequacies in the city, particularly for immigrant workers. The protest comes on the heels of a particularly deadly week in the city’s construction industry, […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Bipartisan bill shoots for $125B infrastructure investment

April 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

More avenues for investment in the U.S. construction industry means more opportunities for contractors. After a partial appeal of FIRPTA in 2015, according to the AIA, foreign investment in both large and small U.S. cities increased by 33%, creating jobs […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Legal

Fall hazards get Florida roofer $133K of proposed fines

April 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Now is the time for contractors to get their jobsite safety practices and procedures in order. OSHA has 76 new inspectors going through training, and U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta recently told Congress that once those individuals are ready to […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Labor secretary: OSHA jobsite inspections likely to increase

April 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Acosta also told subcommittee members that he was able to take on new OSHA inspectors early in the Trump administration by lifting the White House hiring freeze at the agency. When Trump first took office, the new administration stopped what […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Colorado bill set to make wage theft a felony

April 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

According to the Colorado Fiscal Institute, more than 500,0000 workers in the state — many of them in the construction industry — lose $750 million a year because of wage theft. The institute’s analysis shows that the most common methods […]


Construction Processes, Financial

3 contractors compete for $1B overhaul of Shreveport, Louisiana, sewer system

April 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

CDM Smith, according to the Shreveport Times, is the current program manager for the sewer overhaul, but the company’s contract expires this month. City Engineer Patrick Furlong told the Times that working with the firm had been “challenging.” U.S. sewer […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Total February spending up 1%, highway segment up 9.5%

April 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

February’s spending numbers, which followed a January increase of 2.5%, were good news for the construction industry overall, as some economists, according to MarketWatch, had predicted a small decline. This year’s spending so far also represents a bit of a […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Building the wall: A construction timeline

April 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

A cornerstone to President Donald Trump’s agenda, construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has stirred up controversy from its earliest mentions on the campaign trail. Even after scaling back his vision for a “great big wall” of concrete […]