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Construction Processes, Legal, Sustainability

$2T COVID-19 package prioritizes relief for workers, small businesses

March 31, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has included three aid packages so far. Trump first signed an emergency supplemental spending bill March 6 making available more than $7 billion in federal assistance to government health officials and to […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Sustainability

5 steps to proactively prepare your construction project to get back online after the COVID-19 crisis

March 31, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Large swathes of the U.S. population are under unprecedented shelter-in-place orders, which exempt only “essential” or “life-sustaining” workers. Some jurisdictions define construction as an essential activity, at least for now. In other jurisdictions construction activity is stopped unless it’s related […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Sustainability

Construction workers express concerns about coronavirus, question their rights

March 30, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

As many construction industry employers try to stay afloat during the coronavirus threat, employees are concerned about their jobs but also about the risks they could be facing if they show up to work. Some are concerned about how social […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Update: Trump Signs Stimulus Bill With Billions, Potentially, for Construction

March 27, 2020

Via: ENR

President Donald Trump has signed the massive measure approved by Congress aimed at helping laid-off workers, financially strapped companies and a stressed health care system as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Final congressional action came on March 27, when […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Sustainability

Labor Department apprenticeship rule exempts construction programs

March 11, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

IRAPS are recognized by a third-party entity under standards established by the department in the new rule. Through these programs, individuals will be able to obtain workplace-relevant training and progressively advancing skills that result in an industry-recognized credential while getting […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Contractor allegedly stole trade secrets to underbid on botched NYC bridge armor installation job

March 5, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Hardwire also claims that Ebaugh posted a video to IA’s website and, in that video, revealed that details about the Kosciuszko Bridge project thereby violating security protocol. The FBI, according to Hardwire, is investigating the theft as well. Ebaugh is […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Illinois Senior Living Developer, Sub-Contractors Ordered To Pay $1.1M to Union Carpenters for Prevailing Wage Violations

February 24, 2020

Via: ENR

The Illinois Dept. of Labor is requiring the developer of a senior living center in Northbrook, Ill., and two subcontractors to pay more than $1.1 million to workers for failing to meet state-certified prevailing wage and benefit rates during the […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New Jersey DOL cites, fines Katerra sub for wage violations

February 18, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The task force’s report found that employee misclassification was most rampant in construction, janitorial services, home care, transportation, trucking, delivery services and other types of businesses that offer low pay for those in labor-intensive positions. The NJDOL found that 12,315 […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Legal

Virginia Construction Fire Ruled Accidental

February 17, 2020

Via: ENR

Fairfax County, Va., fire investigators say improperly discarded smoking materials caused a massive construction fire that caused more than $48 million in damage at an incomplete mixed-use complex in Alexandria on February 8. The fire, which investigators ruled as accidental, […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Occupational fatality leads to lawsuit against PPE maker

February 14, 2020

Via: ISHN

The widow of a worker who suffered fatal injuries in a fall has filed a lawsuit against 3M, alleging that the manufacturer’s fall prevention product failed to perform according to representations made by the company. According to news sources, construction […]