Top

Category: Legal


Construction Processes, Legal

Trump declares national emergency in goal of getting $8B for wall

February 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In order to tap the $2.5 billion from the DOD, according to The New York Times, the DOD would give the money to the Army Corps of Engineers, then the White House would transfer property along the border to the […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Federal lawmakers propose $1.4B for border wall

February 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

President Trump has also hinted that he will pursue alternative funding options for the wall. Earlier this year, Stars and Stripes reported that the Pentagon was reviewing its roster of construction projects in anticipation of the possibility that the president […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Feds sue New Jersey contractor for $679K to resolve delinquent OSHA fines

February 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA’s Region 2, which encompasses the area where Frame Q does business and includes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, has an ongoing Regional Emphasis Program (REP) on fall hazards. Construction industry REPs and Local […]


Construction Processes, Legal

2 contractors settle SBA 8(a) fraud allegations for $3.6M

February 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The 8(a) application process is an extensive one with strict guidelines, particularly when it comes to who is actually making day-to-day decisions and controlling the qualified company. The SBA allows joint ventures and mentor relationships, but those arrangements must adhere […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Indictments cast shadow on Philadelphia construction industry

February 7, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Officials in Pittsburgh have not gone as far as introducing specific legislation to address malfeasance in its local construction industry, but the city council did create the Joint Task Force on Construction Industry Fraud. The task force will focus on […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Details emerge of prevailing wage deal between union, NYC on housing projects

February 6, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

This could create some additional friction between building construction unions and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio since he was a vocal critic of paying skilled trades like carpenters a prevailing wage during the dustup over the 421-a tax […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

Construction fatalities up in New York state, down in NYC

February 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In New York City, construction safety has a champion in Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., as well as in the Construction Fraud Task Force his office created. The task force goes after contractors that commit safety, wage and other […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Procurement

Trump executive order extends Buy American policy

February 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

By not purchasing materials made in the U.S. for projects that receive federal financial assistance, infrastructure contractors reportedly have left as much as $45 billion of sales for American manufacturers on the table, according to the Federal News Network. Each […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New Jersey lawmakers keep pressure on feds to help fund $13B Hudson River tunnel

January 31, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

A press release from Murphy’s office said that if one of the Hudson River tubes was to shut down for even one day, the regional and national economic impact would be $100 million. For this reason, the project would involve […]


Construction Processes, Legal

California wage deal could boost housing development

January 31, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

CEQA is often used as a big stick by environmentalists or others opposed to a California development because protests under the act can delay a project for a significant period of time. Being able to leapfrog over some of the […]