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Category: Interaction of Expertise


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, Interaction of Expertise

Mechanics liens up 40% as COVID-19 pandemic disrupts industry

May 21, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The survey also showed that many contractors have become conditioned to accepting slow payments and their negative impact on productivity as the industry norm. More than 75% of those who responded to the survey said that they were generally happy […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Construction Set to Start On Critical Everglades Project

May 7, 2020

Via: ENR

A permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has cleared the way for construction to begin on the A-2 Stormwater Treatment Area, a constructed wetland in South Florida. Costing an estimated $207.8 million, the STA will be the first […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

MTA completes tunnel rehab 3 months early, $100M under budget

May 1, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

In January 2019, Cuomo brought on consultants from the engineering departments at Columbia University and Cornell University with the goal of finding a more efficient way to tackle the tunnel rehab. This effort resulted in the integration of construction techniques […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

The Economy Under COVID-19: Notes From the Trenches – April 27, 2020

April 27, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

There are currently two crises underway simultaneously. The advance of the novel coronavirus is taking a terrible toll in terms of physical and emotional well-being. At the same time, job losses resulting from ‘social distancing’ are sending the economy into […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Interaction of Expertise, Regulations

Biggest OSHA fines of Q1 2020

April 14, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Once again, most of the biggest OSHA fines in the first quarter of 2020 were related to falls. Despite OSHA’s emphasis on detecting these types of violations, which are the leading cause of accidental deaths among construction workers, some employers […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability, Uncategorized

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Construction Bidding & Jobsite Activity

March 23, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

It’s been 12 days since the World Health Organization (WHO) proclaimed the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. In the U.S. as of March 23, there have been approximately 38,500 cases and over 400 deaths due to the virus. That’s more than […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Construction can continue in New York, California and Illinois amid shutdown orders. In other regions, it’s banned

March 23, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

To help battle the coronavirus outbreak, governors of several states have shut down all but essential services in recent days. This has left building departments, state building associations and elected officials inundated with questions from contractors in affected areas. Heads […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

Boston 1st major US city to order halt on all construction

March 17, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The city will reassess the situation after the two-week span, Walsh said, adding that shutting down work sites was a difficult decision to make. “Construction is the core of our economy,” he said. Walsh’s announcement calls into question whether other […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

Economist: Contractors should prepare for a coronavirus-triggered recession

March 12, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

“The risk of recession over the next three to six months is arguably more elevated than at any period since 2007,” said economist Anirban Basu, noting that the U.S. economy has been defying predictions in an extended period of growth […]