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Construction Processes, Legal

Illinois contractor convicted of bribing mayor to win work

May 17, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Even though the government tries to make high-profile examples out of contractors who engage in fraud, it seems that there are always individuals who are willing to bet their reputations and futures in order to take in some extra cash […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Former manager of $3.3B school construction bond in California files whistleblower complaint

May 14, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Whistleblower complaints are one way that corruption or other malfeasance can be rooted out of public agencies, but they can also be used to make the government aware of private industry misdeeds as well. And whistleblowers in both the public […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA fines Montana highway contractor $225K for burns, fall

May 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Nelcon was also cited by the Mine Safety and Health Administration — an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor — in August 2017, according to the Billings Gazette, after an excavator and truck tipped into a mine pit while […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

CBP seeks public input on replacement of 78 more miles of US-Mexico barrier

May 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The Arizona projects, according to the Tucson Sentinel, would mean construction along three protected wilderness areas — the 330,000-acre Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and the 2,369-acre San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge. The Organ Pipe […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Losing bidder’s protest could stall nearly $1B in border wall contracts

April 30, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Fisher was selected in August 2017, along with several other contractors, to build a wall prototype. Since then, company CEO Tommy Fisher has offered to build 234 miles of border wall for $1.4 billion, a price that includes 214 miles […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Seattle Google campus crane topples, kills 4

April 29, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The companies involved are general contractor GLY Construction, based in Bellevue, Washington; crane subcontractors Northwest Tower Crane Service and Omega Morgan; and tower crane owner Morrow Equipment. An expert speaking to The Times compared the Seattle crane accident to a […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

After deadly week, NYC worker advocates demand better safety training

April 17, 2019

Via: ISHN

A coalition of New York City labor organizations is holding a protest today about safety training inadequacies in the city, particularly for immigrant workers. The protest comes on the heels of a particularly deadly week in the city’s construction industry, […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Bipartisan bill shoots for $125B infrastructure investment

April 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

More avenues for investment in the U.S. construction industry means more opportunities for contractors. After a partial appeal of FIRPTA in 2015, according to the AIA, foreign investment in both large and small U.S. cities increased by 33%, creating jobs […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Legal

Fall hazards get Florida roofer $133K of proposed fines

April 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Now is the time for contractors to get their jobsite safety practices and procedures in order. OSHA has 76 new inspectors going through training, and U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta recently told Congress that once those individuals are ready to […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Labor secretary: OSHA jobsite inspections likely to increase

April 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Acosta also told subcommittee members that he was able to take on new OSHA inspectors early in the Trump administration by lifting the White House hiring freeze at the agency. When Trump first took office, the new administration stopped what […]