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7 things to know about starting a construction training program

October 14, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

At a time when many contractors are looking to help solve their labor woes by bringing in more workers, a new report argues that upskilling strategies can help companies close talent gaps in their workforce and increase retention. As more […]


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Voting Opens on New Washington State NW Contractors Union Agreement

October 7, 2021

Via: ENR

After three weeks of strikes and picketing, Washington state carpenters have agreed to a tentative agreement with the Associated General Contractors of Washington that includes a 15.43% total wage and benefits increase in a three-year contract. The Northwest Carpenters Union’s […]


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Construction industry leaders urge House to pass infrastructure bill

October 5, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Democrats are trying to move the bills in tandem to assuage progressives in their party who won’t vote for the infrastructure bill without the larger economic package. Centrists Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) are holding up the infrastructure […]


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These 8 new laws will impact construction in Texas

September 30, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

According to Hancock, the following laws will have a great impact on contractors who work in the state. Here’s more detail on what each one does: SB 219 Contractors Not Liable for Design Defects: In most states, the contractor is […]


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SEC asks companies for details on impact of climate change

September 24, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

SEC Chair Gary Gensler said in July he has asked agency staff to submit a proposal for mandatory climate risk disclosures for agency consideration by the end of 2021. Such reports may be required in an expanded Form 10-K and […]


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Contractors react to upcoming federal vaccine mandates

September 20, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Since President Joe Biden issued plans to mandate vaccines in some workplaces earlier this month, a number of construction companies are encouraging their employees to get vaccinated and are trying to figure out what the new rules mean for their […]


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Bill would reform New York’s public contracting process

August 16, 2021

Via: BDCNetwork

A bill to reform New York State’s public contracting process is under review by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The bill, originated by the New York Electrical Contractors Association, would create a 21-member Construction Industry Advisory Council on Public Contracting Reform to […]


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Texas contractor to pay $420,000 to settle racial harassment case

August 12, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

CCC Group will pay $225,000 to Gary Williams, a former employee who was allegedly the target of repeated harassment and discrimination, and $195,000 distributed among six other Black employees who worked for CCC Group in 2016 and whom the EEOC […]


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Pennsylvania contractor to pay $20.7M in wage theft case

August 10, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Hawbaker allegedly violated the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act and the Davis-Bacon Act, which seek to protect workers by ensuring all contractors working on state or federally funded jobs pay the same wage rates, determined by state and federal agencies. Contractors […]


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Dotted Line: Contractors can still be liable for failures years after project completion

July 27, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Within a day of the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Florida, the lawsuits began. While most of them to date have been aimed at the building’s condominium association, the city of Surfside and the engineering firms […]