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Construction Processes, Legal

Appeals court upholds $687K builders risk exclusion on Balfour Beatty project

August 10, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Builders risk is a standard form of insurance coverage that protects a building under construction or renovation from various types of damage and losses, but, like any other insurance policy, it has a number of exclusions. Typically, according to The […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Trump Signs Bill Providing $9.5B for National Parks Infrastructure

August 4, 2020

Via: ENR

President Trump has signed legislation that will allocate $9.5 billion to trim the long list of backlogged infrastructure maintenance projects at national parks and other federal natural-resources agencies. The measure also establishes a new mechanism to pay for the upgrades. […]


Construction Processes, Legal

NYC Contractor Navillus Faces Criminal Charges Linked to Union Payments

August 3, 2020

Via: ENR

Navillus Contracting, a large masonry and concrete subcontractor on major union construction projects in New York City, faces an 11-count criminal indictment for allegedly cheating union benefit funds of more than $1 million between 2011 and 2017. Company President Donal […]


Construction Processes, Legal

House Passes New Water Resources Development Bill

July 29, 2020

Via: ENR

An important federal infrastructure measure has moved another step forward, with the House’s approval of a bill authorizing at least $8.6 billion in federal funds for 38 new Army Corps of Engineers construction projects, including flood and storm protection, river […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Arkansas neighborhood associations sue state, federal DOTs to stop $1B Little Rock project

July 27, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Attorneys for the neighborhood associations claim that the injunction is necessary as work is scheduled to start this month with utility relocation. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year or in early 2021. The 30 Crossing project scope of […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Congress Approves $9.5B Infusion to Attack National Park Project Backlog

July 23, 2020

Via: ENR

Congress has passed legislation providing as much as $9.5 billion over the next five years—and a dedicated revenue stream—to chip away at the persistently large infrastructure maintenance backlog in U.S. national parks and other federal lands The bill, the Great […]


Construction Processes, Legal

NYC construction inspectors issue 41 coronavirus-related stop work orders

July 16, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

DOB, construction workers and New Yorkers are all working to make sure COVID-19 safety protocols are observed at the city’s construction sites, and actual compliance has been relatively high, said Andrew Rudansky, press secretary for DOB. “A large chunk of […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Judge orders inspection of privately funded border wall segment

July 14, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Crane has delayed a status conference in the butterfly center’s action against We Build the Wall (WBTW), Fisher Sand and Gravel, Fisher Industries and others until an official inspection takes place. IBWC engineers have identified four areas of erosion that […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Friday Feedback: What’s your experience with PPP loans?

July 10, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

This week, the Small Business Administration and Treasury Department disclosed information about recipients of the Paycheck Protection Program, and thousands of construction-related firms are on the list. The data shows the federal government issued $521 billion in loans, with an […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Readers Respond: Environmental laws are important for construction

July 2, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

President Donald Trump’s recent executive order directing federal government agencies to waive environmental regulations and to take other actions necessary to streamline and expedite infrastructure projects was designed to help hasten the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The order […]