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Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Private Investment Seeks Gain As Infrastructure Politics Shift

December 6, 2018

Via: ENR

With politics shifting on U.S. infrastructure investment in the wake of the November midterm results, public-private partnership participants offered differing perspectives last month in Washington, D.C., on how the project finance approach will fit into looming federal legislation and burgeoning […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Federal judge allows preconstruction on stalled XL Pipeline

November 29, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

In the Nov. 8 order that halted work on the project, the judge said that the State Department’s original review was not thorough enough and ordered the agency to provide a supplement to its 2014 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

SNC-Lavalin Sees Solid Results Despite Legal Battles

November 8, 2018

Via: ENR

Despite perceived headwinds from ongoing legal actions tied to an alleged contract bribe scheme under long-departed management, current top executives of SNC-Lavalin Group expressed confidence to stakeholders and observers that the issues have not hurt the company bottom line. More […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

SLSCO wins $145M border wall contract

November 6, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

This marks the first new wall construction contract under President Donald Trump’s Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements executive order, which he issued back in January 2017, almost immediately after taking office. The directive, among other immigration-related items, calls for […]


Construction Processes, Legal

AIA addresses industry nuances with 13 contract updates

October 31, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Most commercial contractors are likely familiar with the AIA series of construction agreements and documents as they are used often throughout the industry, although there are new publishers like ConsensusDocs that have also come to market with their own line […]


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 […]