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Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Trump looks to Supreme Court in effort to resume border wall construction

July 16, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The DOD has found money to put toward border wall construction from various accounts but has always maintained that the money was gleaned from savings or was not needed to advance military operations. The department’s first $1 billion of funding […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Federal Builders Miss in Contract Change Oversight

July 10, 2019

Via: ENR

Two leading federal construction owners lack agency-wide data and process control for contract changes that could delay cost resolution and even project completion, with impacts for contractors, particularly small firms, says a new U.S. government watchdog agency report. The Government […]


Construction Processes, Legal

DHS waives regulations for latest border wall contract

July 2, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Just days after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $33 million contract for about four miles of border wall construction in Starr County, Texas, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has waived […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Federal judge stops border wall projects paid for with military funds

July 1, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The same federal judge who in May temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s administration from spending $1 billion of military funds on U.S.-Mexico border wall construction expanded that ban to a permanent injunction on Friday. U.S. Circuit Judge Haywood Gilliam also […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Is That Even Legal?

June 24, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

How much time have you spent thinking about the legal side of architecture? If you are like most architects, you probably haven’t spent enough time thinking about it. While it may not be the sexiest part of the architectural profession, […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Procurement

Material suppliers sued in US over deadly London building fire

June 17, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Grenfell had undergone a substantial renovation in the years leading up to the fire, and, according to a BRE Global report on the fire, the pre-renovation makeup of the exterior would have been able to better withstand the fire. In […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Contractor’s defense in fatal fall: Victim was a subcontractor, not an employee

June 17, 2019

Via: ISHN

A Maine contractor who was indicted on manslaughter charges after the death of an employee – his own half-brother – maintains that he is not culpable because his workers are not his employees and he cannot compel them to use […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Privately funded group reaches deal with water agency to only lock its border wall at night

June 14, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The commission said that when We Build the Wall first applied for a permit, the agency asked the group more than once to relocate the gate because it was placed in such a way that it might funnel undocumented immigrants […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA places blame for FIU bridge collapse with engineer, contractors

June 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

While all eyes are on the National Transportation Board (NTSB), awaiting its final determination as to the cause of the deadly March 2018 pedestrian bridge collapse on Miami’s Florida International University campus, another federal agency, OSHA, has come to its […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Man defrauds feds $346M through sham construction firms

June 7, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Even though Ziegler was qualified to enter into those federal set-aside contracts, he didn’t run the day-to-day operations of Zieson nor did he wield significant control over deciding which projects to bid on or what subcontractors and material suppliers to […]