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Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

DOL apprenticeship plan stirs debate among contractors

September 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The provision in question would recognize select groups as Standards Recognition Entities (SREs), which would establish criteria for structure, curricula and training for industry-recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAPs). This would allow industry groups, associations, schools, states, localities and unions to become […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal, Sustainability

Insurance Company Stresses Resilience With Competition

September 3, 2019

Via: ENR

The insurance industry is getting into the resilience business. QBE Insurance and Ashoka – which promotes social entrepreneurship— are in the middle of what may be the first-ever resilience-focused entrepreneurial challenge for the urban environment. “The fact is the climate […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

Industry leaders ask for government help as trades shortage worsens

August 29, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Construction industry leaders are asking the federal government for help in easing the worsening shortage of workers. According to a survey from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk, 80% of construction firms say they are having difficulty […]


Construction Processes, Legal

The Dotted Line: When contractors can walk off the job

August 27, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

When general contractors or subcontractors sign on to construction projects, they usually start off believing everything will run smoothly. But, during the course of the work, issues sometimes arise that force all parties to go running back to their contracts […]


Construction Processes, Legal

OSHA fines I-4 Ulltimate JV $15K for worker death

August 20, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

This was the fourth fatal accident on the project since construction began in 2015. The first death happened in February 2016 when another employee of the JV, 34-year-old Marvin Franklin, was hit by a dump truck filled with dirt. In […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

CBP awards $305M worth of Texas border wall contracts

August 20, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

CBP also gave Southwest a $33 million contract in June to build about four miles of similar border wall in Starr County, Texas. That money also came from appropriations, not the DOD or Department of the Treasury. The Trump administration […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Florida authorities investigating We Build the Wall

August 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

We Build the Wall announced after Memorial Day this year that it had substantially completed a half-mile to 1-mile section of border wall on private property in Sunland, New Mexico, during the course of the long holiday weekend. Contractor Fisher […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Report: Trump construction firm uses undocumented workers

August 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

E-Verify is a system, under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security, that allows employers to electronically check their employees’ eligibility for jobs through a web-based system administered by the Social Security Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Unpaid $412K OSHA fine lands New Jersey contractor in contempt of court

August 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Also wrapped into the same case is another Saites company, Avcon, which was dissolved in 2010. The government was seeking repayment of a $77,000 fine it said Avcon still owed, but the appeals court denied that petition. OSHA regularly makes […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Arizona court stops $1B Rosemont copper mine construction

August 2, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In April, Hudbay announced it was proceeding with $122 million of preconstruction work — i.e., water and power lines, engineering and geotechnical work, archeological site work and permit-related mitigation activities — at the mine property. At the time, the company […]