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Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Legal

Construction tech is the new investment darling for VC funds

July 30, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

The construction industry continues to tackle the challenges of rising construction materials costs, a skilled labor shortage and overall lack of productivity improvements, offering an expansive opportunity for disruption. According to the newly released JLL research report, “The State of […]


Construction Processes, Legal

San Jose contractor pays $250K to settle labor trafficking suit

July 26, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Nonprofit group Polaris tracks and reports on the problem of human trafficking, or what the group refers to as modern-day slavery. According to Polaris, traffickers, which include those who provide labor for the construction industry, use threats and other forms […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New York construction execs charged with minority fraud

July 24, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Unfortunately, some contractors see minority contracting fraud as an easy way to secure lucrative government contracts, but authorities are catching more and more of these scams and prosecuting the offenders. In April, a Wisconsin grand jury indicted Milwaukee-based contractor Sonag and its […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Texas Construction Firm Officials Sentenced in Contract-Fraud Case

July 13, 2018

Via: ENR

Two top officials of a Texas construction company—Honest, Experienced, Reliable Contracting Solutions LLC—have been sentenced to federal prison terms for defrauding the State Dept. through a plan to steer more than $1 million in contracts to the company, the Dept. […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Herc Solutions CEO gets 18-month sentence for government fraud

July 12, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Public contracting officials, whether working for federal, state or local agencies, are entrusted with making sure taxpayer money is spent wisely, fairly and according to relevant regulations. When they don’t, the authorities are quick to come down hard on them. […]


Construction Processes, Design, Legal

Report: Design-build to deliver almost half of US projects by 2021

July 9, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Design-bid-build (DBB) is the most widely used project delivery method in the United States, according to the Lean Construction Institute of America and other groups. Under this method, an owner contracts separately with a designer, who provides complete design documents, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

What contractors need to know about the tax act

July 9, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The general sentiment in the industry seems to be that the new corporate tax rate and the 20% deduction for owners of pass-through companies will let businesses reinvest more into expanding their operations. But some contractors will be paying more […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Many DC projects don’t comply with local hiring mandate

July 2, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Other local governments have no problem enforcing local hiring mandates and levying large fines against contractors that miss the mark. Detroit fined contractors working on the $868 million Little Caesars Arena, now home to the NHL’s Red Wings hockey team […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Fighting Wage Theft in the Construction Industry

June 29, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Wage theft is a serious problem in the United States that affects workers in many industries. The construction industry, both residential and commercial, is not immune to the growing epidemic of wage theft. Wage theft occurs when a worker is […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Global cement giant Lafarge charged with financing terror

June 29, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Lafarge hit a bump in its U.S. operations when, in 2008, attention turned to the amount of mercury Lafarge and other cement plant operators were pumping into the environment in Seattle, New York and other locations. At its facility in Ravenna, New York, […]