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NY Gov. Sets Industry Advisory Council to Fix Public Contracts Process

January 21, 2022

Via: ENR

A New York construction industry advisory group, created under a law Gov. Kathy Hochul signed in December, will study and recommend adjustments to state public contracting to address damages incurred by contractors, subcontractors and others because of payment delays on […]


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Texas developer settles military housing fraud claim for $500K

January 18, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The DOJ’s resolution with Hunt comes less than a month after Malvern, Pennsylvania-based Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC), the U.S subsidiary of Balfour Beatty and one of the country’s largest providers of privatized military housing, pleaded guilty to one count of […]


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Supreme Court blocks OSHA vaccine mandate for large employers

January 14, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

As several of the justices hinted during oral arguments on Jan. 8, the issue of whether to stay OSHA’s ETS came down to the agency’s statutory authority granted to it under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Ultimately, the majority […]


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Supreme Court Denies OSHA Vaccine/Testing Mandate in 6-3 Ruling

January 13, 2022

Via: ENR

A 6-3 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court has placed a stay on the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing mandate for employers with 100 employees or more, including those in the construction sector. All justices appointed by […]


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Will US Supreme Court Majority Be Willing to Delay OSHA Vaccine-Testing Mandate?

January 7, 2022

Via: ENR

A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical of the Biden Administration’s legal authority to implement a COVID-19 vaccination-or test mandate with the depth and breadth of the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency temporary standard, as they […]


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New York Governor Signs Low-Embodied-Carbon Concrete Bill

January 4, 2022

Via: ENR

A new state law in New York promotes low-embodied-carbon concrete for public projects, and activists are hoping to get another bill passed this year that will push it further to meet carbon emissions goals. Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the bill, […]


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ASCE releases world’s first tornado safety building standard

December 21, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Scott told Construction Dive that the idea came out of cooperation between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the ASCE following the Joplin tornado disaster in 2011, which killed 161 people along a 6-mile path and caused […]


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Boston contractor, owner charged with perjury related to jobsite deaths

December 10, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

A Massachusetts district attorney indicted Atlantic Coast Utilities, along with its owner, Laurence Moloney, and an employee, Konstantinos Kollias, for perjury on Nov. 30. The Wayland, Massachusetts-based contractor allegedly lied on Mattocks-Higgins Affidavits of Workplace Safety, according to a press […]


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NYC contractors call new vaccine mandate ‘heavy-handed’

December 9, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors and unions expressed skepticism about the enforcement of New York City’s vaccine mandate on all private-sector workers. The announcement on Dec. 6 applies to employees working in person in New York City, and will go into effect Dec. 27, […]


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President Biden Outlines Federal Decarbonization Plan

December 9, 2021

Via: ENR

A new presidential executive order that calls for major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from federal buildings and facilities could have sweeping impacts for construction and design firms that do business for the federal government. President Joe Biden’s Dec. 8 […]