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Construction Processes, Legal

White House incentivizes stronger building codes, standards

June 7, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts “above-average hurricane activity” for this year’s storm season, which extends through November. The agency anticipates up to 21 named storms and six major hurricanes with winds of 111 miles per hour or higher. […]


Construction Processes, Legal

4 things every contractor should know about insurance

May 19, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Proper insurance is a critical risk-management tool for contractors, design professionals and project owners. Disputes are an inevitable cost of doing business, and the importance of understanding the types of insurance available and which claims might be covered has never […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Missouri contractor charged with fraud for minority business claims

April 6, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Minority and women-owned business participation on construction projects has become a hot-button topic. Many government-funded projects set participation goals for underrepresented groups, while the industry has tried to change its White-guys-only image with diversity and inclusion initiatives. Hal Goldsmith, assistant […]


Construction Processes, Legal

OSHA pulls temporary vaccine rule, says permanent mandate is in the works

January 26, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The withdrawal follows a Jan. 13 stay from the U.S. Supreme Court. Lawsuits questioned whether federal workplace safety law gives OSHA the power to enact such an emergency standard; finding that the challenges were likely to succeed on its merits, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

NY Gov. Sets Industry Advisory Council to Fix Public Contracts Process

January 21, 2022

Via: ENR

A New York construction industry advisory group, created under a law Gov. Kathy Hochul signed in December, will study and recommend adjustments to state public contracting to address damages incurred by contractors, subcontractors and others because of payment delays on […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Texas developer settles military housing fraud claim for $500K

January 18, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The DOJ’s resolution with Hunt comes less than a month after Malvern, Pennsylvania-based Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC), the U.S subsidiary of Balfour Beatty and one of the country’s largest providers of privatized military housing, pleaded guilty to one count of […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Supreme Court blocks OSHA vaccine mandate for large employers

January 14, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

As several of the justices hinted during oral arguments on Jan. 8, the issue of whether to stay OSHA’s ETS came down to the agency’s statutory authority granted to it under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Ultimately, the majority […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Supreme Court Denies OSHA Vaccine/Testing Mandate in 6-3 Ruling

January 13, 2022

Via: ENR

A 6-3 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court has placed a stay on the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing mandate for employers with 100 employees or more, including those in the construction sector. All justices appointed by […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Will US Supreme Court Majority Be Willing to Delay OSHA Vaccine-Testing Mandate?

January 7, 2022

Via: ENR

A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical of the Biden Administration’s legal authority to implement a COVID-19 vaccination-or test mandate with the depth and breadth of the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency temporary standard, as they […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New York Governor Signs Low-Embodied-Carbon Concrete Bill

January 4, 2022

Via: ENR

A new state law in New York promotes low-embodied-carbon concrete for public projects, and activists are hoping to get another bill passed this year that will push it further to meet carbon emissions goals. Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the bill, […]