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Pittsburgh mayor cracks down on construction fraud

May 14, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The order stems from the findings of the city’s Joint Task Force on Construction Industry Fraud, which was founded in December 2018 and forwarded its final recommendations last month. Documented cases of fraud and labor violations were gathered by trained […]


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Lawmakers lobby for local infrastructure projects

May 6, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan is an ambitious, $2.3 trillion proposal that would see an overhauling of airports, highways, electrical grids, water systems, school construction, public transit and clean energy. Republican leaders — who countered Biden’s mammoth plan with their […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Pittsburgh pursues sustainable deconstruction policy

April 27, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Pittsburgh’s action to preserve materials from failing buildings follows a similar move by leaders in Portland, Oregon, almost five years ago, who said they were the first city in the U.S. to require such a deconstruction policy. Portland’s ordinance started […]


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What contractors need to know before going after public projects

April 22, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

President Joe Biden recently announced a $2.3 trillion U.S. infrastructure spending proposal, the American Jobs Plan, that promises billions of dollars in construction contracts to companies across the country who are trying to determine what a post-COVID-19 economy will look […]


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Biden nominates California safety chief as head of OSHA

April 14, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors can look to President Barack Obama’s administration for clues as to how a Parker-run OSHA might operate, said attorney Phillip Russell with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, who represents construction industry clients with OSHA citations and other safety […]


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Pennsylvania contractor charged with stealing $20M from employees

April 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

In the largest case of its kind on record, one of Pennsylvania’s biggest road and bridge construction firms has been charged with stealing more than $20 million from its workers, according to the office of State Attorney General Josh Shapiro. […]


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Senate confirms former union leader Marty Walsh as labor secretary

March 23, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Brown also highlighted Walsh’s union experience and said he can “defend workers’ rights to organize, to give them power in the workplace and crack down on corporate union busting.” Walsh’s nomination aligns with President Joe Biden’s campaign promise to create […]


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California city bans construction of new gas stations

March 19, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Petaluma, Calif., recently banned the construction of new gas stations within the city limits. The city totals less than 15 square miles and has 16 gas stations. A new law caps the number of stations at 16, even if some […]


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Virginia becomes sixth state to create a worker protection unit

March 16, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

State attorneys general across the U.S., according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute, have stepped in to protect worker rights using their relatively wide range of powers, enforcement and otherwise. Between mid-2015 and the summer of 2020, the […]


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Texas bill would continue border wall construction in the state

March 9, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Not only would the fund pay for infrastructure but technology and commercial vehicle inspection facilities at the state’s ports of entry. The bill would prohibit the clearing of indigenous plants, unless certain state and federal authorities sign off. The bill […]