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Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

UBC: $2.6B in taxes lost yearly to under-the-table pay

March 19, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) has levied a serious charge against the U.S. construction industry — that it is shorting the American taxpayer to the tune of up to $2.6 billion each year by making under-the-table payments to more […]


Construction Processes, Legal

OSHA fines 2 contractors $158K for 2 fatalities at Orlando hotel project

March 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA proposed the largest fine for PCL — $132,598 — for a willfully failing to make sure the formwork was designed and built correctly. Specifically, OSHA said that PCL used bolts and brackets on a shear wall to support the […]


Construction Processes, Legal

How to Avoid Disputes in Construction

March 11, 2019

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

Disputes in the construction industry are very common. Solving a dispute is much easier than preventing it in the first place. However, most investors and contractors don’t seem to realize this until they find themselves in the midst of such […]


Construction Processes, Legal

OSHA fines Pennsylvania contractor $209K for excavation violations

March 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The August 2018 inspection, according to OSHA, was prompted by a complaint, as was another Etna inspection pertaining to falls earlier that month. Agency records show that Etna still owes the Labor Department at least $10,365 in fines related to […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Trump Wall Plan Faces Hurdles in Congress, Courts

March 6, 2019

Via: ENR

President Donald Trump is facing challenges on Capitol Hill and in the courts over his emergency declaration, which would let him transfer funds from other construction accounts to pay for his long-desired wall along the border between the U.S. and […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Federal Union Prosecutions Point to Need for Audits

March 6, 2019

Via: ENR

Building trades officials and employees embezzled millions of dollars in recent years, raiding the bank accounts of their locals to pay for trips to Las Vegas, lavish jewelry, luxury cars, home renovations and even a new puppy, U.S. Labor Dept. […]


Construction Processes, Design, Financial, Legal

$1.5B KCI terminal construction cleared for takeoff

March 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

It has been more than a year since Kansas City, Missouri, officials and voters decided they would build a new terminal at the Kansas City International Airport, and it looks like they might finally be able to see construction start. […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Former Arkansas construction exec sentenced to 3 years prison for bank fraud

February 28, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

There are a wide variety of offenses that can land a contractor in prison, ranging from fraud to outright theft. Earlier this month Katrina Jo Pease, former employee of Seamless Construction in St. Johns, Michigan, was sentenced to 30 months […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Massachusetts contractors faced $2.7M in wage theft penalties in 2018

February 28, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

“Workers in the construction industry are particularly vulnerable to wage theft from dishonest contractors who cheat their workers,” Healey said. “As Massachusetts undergoes a historic construction boom, my office will continue to fight for exploited workers and ensure they are […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

Diverting funds for border wall could be slow going

February 26, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

This past weekend, Shanahan visited a portion of the U.S.-Mexico border with other defense officials, according to a DOD news release. The agency said Shanahan and others wanted “to get a feel for the situation at the Southwest border.” U.S. […]