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Construction Processes, Legal

New Jersey DOL cites, fines Katerra sub for wage violations

February 18, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The task force’s report found that employee misclassification was most rampant in construction, janitorial services, home care, transportation, trucking, delivery services and other types of businesses that offer low pay for those in labor-intensive positions. The NJDOL found that 12,315 […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Legal

Virginia Construction Fire Ruled Accidental

February 17, 2020

Via: ENR

Fairfax County, Va., fire investigators say improperly discarded smoking materials caused a massive construction fire that caused more than $48 million in damage at an incomplete mixed-use complex in Alexandria on February 8. The fire, which investigators ruled as accidental, […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Occupational fatality leads to lawsuit against PPE maker

February 14, 2020

Via: ISHN

The widow of a worker who suffered fatal injuries in a fall has filed a lawsuit against 3M, alleging that the manufacturer’s fall prevention product failed to perform according to representations made by the company. According to news sources, construction […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Widow sues construction equipment supplier 3M for wrongful death

February 11, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The family of a worker killed on the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority’s (Sound Transit) $3.7 billion East Link light-rail project in the Seattle area is suing manufacturer 3M, alleging the company’s lifeline product failed and did not protect […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Construction issues linger at $1.1B US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis

February 3, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

General contractor Mortenson Construction, which achieved substantial completion on the project six weeks ahead of schedule in 2016 and also obtained the venue’s certificate of occupancy early, made the following statement: “We are aware the MSFA Board meeting included attorney-client […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Clark suing Miami Beach for $90 million over convention center contract

January 31, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Clark’s allegations include claiming the city refused to pay for changes, didn’t reimburse Clark or its subcontractors for delays related to 2017’s Hurricane Irma, refused to grant appropriate extensions of contract time and unreasonably held retainage. Specific allegations that Clark […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Legal

Will Contractors Limit Weather Risk With Indexed Insurance?

January 29, 2020

Via: ENR

A winter nor’easter, described in the media as “snowzilla” because of its historic proportions, slammed the U.S. mid-Atlantic states on a January weekend in 2016, dumping more than 2 ft of snow on New York City. At times, winds exceeded […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Report: White House planning to divert additional $7.2B of military funds to border wall

January 15, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

There has already been reported pushback from lawmakers, both Republican and Democrat, about reallocating military funds again, with some expressing disdain at the administration’s attempts to divert Congressional funding after the fact. In order to make whole the Defense Department’s […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

Construction employment increases by 20,000 in December and 151,000 in 2019

January 13, 2020

Via: BDCNetwork

Construction employment increased by 20,000 jobs in December and by 151,000, or 2.0 percent, in all of 2019, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that its recent survey […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Contractors sue NYC’s MTA over new debarment rules

January 7, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The new regulations, first enacted in June 2019, are part of the MTA’s attempt at cutting costs and waste from the agency’s construction process, particularly since it is about to embark on a five-year, $51.5 billion plan to upgrade and […]