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Construction Processes, Legal

The biggest Q4 OSHA contractor fines

January 30, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The fourth quarter of 2018 saw the Occupational Safety and Health Administration propose hefty penalties for several construction companies. In fact, the agency fined just one contractor alone more than $420,000. However, all of those contractors are relatively lucky they […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

FMI: Despite market growth, contractors should still ‘recession proof’

January 28, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Sometimes, the longer a good thing lasts, the louder rumblings get that a reality check could be around the corner, and construction industry economics is no exception. However, it’s smart to prepare for a wide variety of economic conditions, and […]


Construction Processes, Legal

OSHA relieves contractors from some electronic recordkeeping

January 25, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

One of the biggest objections to the original rule, when proposed, was that the information included on the more detailed forms would compromise both employee and employer privacy since the forms would be available to the public. Construction industry trade […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

Infographic: U.S. Large Project Starts – Medical Facilities and Law Enforcement

January 21, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs. This infographic looks at U.S. large project starts for medical facilities and law enforcement. At the same […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

Salesforce Transit Center officials move forward with steel girder repair

January 18, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In a December presentation to the authority, consulting engineer LPI reported that fissures in the damaged steel girders evolved from small cracks that formed in welded areas of the beams. This, the firm said, led to cracks in the flanges. […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Scaffold law, inefficiencies to blame for higher New York construction costs

January 16, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Infrastructure construction projects in New York City are particularly notorious for how much they cost versus comparable projects in other metros around the world. The cost for the East Side Access tunnel, for example, which will connect the Long Island […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Pentagon eyes military construction budget for border wall

January 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Despite the controversies surrounding the proposed barrier — i.e. who is going to pay for it and its central role in the longest federal shutdown in the country’s history — there is construction activity underway along the border. There are […]


Construction Processes, Legal

OSHA cites contractor in NYC mini-crane accident, proposes $155K fine

January 14, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The case may serve as an example for contractors that the line between OSHA and criminal investigations can sometimes become blurred. After conducting its own investigation, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced criminal charges of felony assault and misdemeanor reckless […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

Federal shutdown threatening some infrastructure projects

January 14, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The Oklahoma DOT this week announced that, because of uncertainty around federal funding right now, it would delay bidding for 45 projects worth $137 million. The Nevada DOT, on the other hand, said it received a first-quarter federal funding commitment […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Court fines construction business owner $531K for FLSA violations

January 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The vast majority of construction firms pay their employees what they’re owed, but there doesn’t seem to be a shortage of contractors who cheat their workers, be it to “save” an over-budget job or just out of plain greed. In […]