Category: Legal

Construction Processes, Legal

How to Deal With Teen Workers on the Construction Site

September 28, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Although the construction industry is in the midst of a boom, project managers can’t seem to find enough qualified workers. As a result, more teenagers and young adults are joining the construction workforce. While construction jobs are an excellent way […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

House Passes Water Resources Bill With $3.7B for New Corps Projects

September 14, 2018

Via: ENR

A new water infrastructure measure has moved a long stride nearer to the finish line, with the House’s unanimous passage of legislation authorizing at least $9 billion for Army Corps of Engineers civil-works projects and Environmental Protection Agency drinking-water and […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Report: Cuomo administration pushed bridge contractor to finish despite safety concerns

September 12, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors on major projects like the Cuomo Bridge can get caught between opposing political forces. These initiatives are often perceived as a sign of the ability — or inability — of elected officials to deliver major economic benefits to their […]

Construction Processes, Legal

OSHA cites, fines two Colorado contractors in deadly fall

August 28, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

When President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, there was an abrupt end to what it called a “shaming” style of Obama-era press releases issued prior to Trump’s inauguration. However, that doesn’t mean OSHA lightened up on enforcement, particularly […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Federal judge overturns verdict against Rand Construction

August 27, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Some small, local construction companies will never have to deal with regulations under FMLA and some other laws because they don’t have enough workers to trigger their mandatory compliance. However, as a company’s employee roster grows, so does its obligation […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Critics blame NYC’s scaffold law for rocketing insurance fees

August 2, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

While insurance costs have increased during the life of the project, there are other factors at play that would account for the $10 billion of extra costs the tunnel budget has accumulated since it was first discussed in the 1990s. […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Appeals court: Subcontractor doesn’t need to conduct investigation for ‘justifiable reliance’

August 1, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

This scenario was only likely to play out because all communication with the Corps about payment and Fisk’s right to submit a claim for damages for delays was funneled through DQSI, the general contractor, which is standard practice because DQSI […]

Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Legal

Construction tech is the new investment darling for VC funds

July 30, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

The construction industry continues to tackle the challenges of rising construction materials costs, a skilled labor shortage and overall lack of productivity improvements, offering an expansive opportunity for disruption. According to the newly released JLL research report, “The State of […]

Construction Processes, Legal

San Jose contractor pays $250K to settle labor trafficking suit

July 26, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Nonprofit group Polaris tracks and reports on the problem of human trafficking, or what the group refers to as modern-day slavery. According to Polaris, traffickers, which include those who provide labor for the construction industry, use threats and other forms […]

Construction Processes, Legal

New York construction execs charged with minority fraud

July 24, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Unfortunately, some contractors see minority contracting fraud as an easy way to secure lucrative government contracts, but authorities are catching more and more of these scams and prosecuting the offenders. In April, a Wisconsin grand jury indicted Milwaukee-based contractor Sonag and its […]