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Category: Construction Processes


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

4 things to know before taking on an infrastructure project

July 17, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

These days, contractors in the infrastructure space might consider themselves lucky as the coronavirus crisis ravages other industries. Roads, bridges, tunnels and similar projects that end up serving a public need often push forward despite economic or social turmoil and […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Readers Respond: PPP loans help keep workers on payroll

July 16, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Thousands of the country’s construction-related firms have benefited from federal Paycheck Protection Program loans to help them weather the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus crisis. Data released last week by the the federal government showed that it issued $521 […]


Construction Processes, Legal

NYC construction inspectors issue 41 coronavirus-related stop work orders

July 16, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

DOB, construction workers and New Yorkers are all working to make sure COVID-19 safety protocols are observed at the city’s construction sites, and actual compliance has been relatively high, said Andrew Rudansky, press secretary for DOB. “A large chunk of […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Interaction of Expertise

New organic material unlocks faster and more flexible electronic devices

July 15, 2020

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

Lead researchers Dr Ankur Sharma and Associate Professor Larry Lu say it would help create the next generation of ultra-fast electronic chips, which promise to be much faster than current electronic chips we use. “Conventional devices run on electricity — […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Judge orders inspection of privately funded border wall segment

July 14, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Crane has delayed a status conference in the butterfly center’s action against We Build the Wall (WBTW), Fisher Sand and Gravel, Fisher Industries and others until an official inspection takes place. IBWC engineers have identified four areas of erosion that […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Friday Feedback: What’s your experience with PPP loans?

July 10, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

This week, the Small Business Administration and Treasury Department disclosed information about recipients of the Paycheck Protection Program, and thousands of construction-related firms are on the list. The data shows the federal government issued $521 billion in loans, with an […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Sustainability

New York’s MTA needs billions in federal funding after COVID-19 crisis

July 7, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Just weeks after New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority announced it was beginning its largest capital program ever, COVID-19 hit the region, and the area quickly became the epicenter of the coronavirus infection in the U.S. As the state grappled with […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Readers Respond: Environmental laws are important for construction

July 2, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

President Donald Trump’s recent executive order directing federal government agencies to waive environmental regulations and to take other actions necessary to streamline and expedite infrastructure projects was designed to help hasten the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The order […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Report: US cities’ massive budget cuts impact infrastructure, capital expenses

June 30, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The survey was based on input from officials at more than 1,100 municipalities across the country. Other findings include: 70% of municipalities have not received funding through the CARES Act. 13% of municipalities are making cuts to inspection, planning and […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Court: Trump administration can’t use military funds for border wall construction

June 29, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Despite the bigger issues of who gets to approve border wall funding or what decisions the president can make under a national emergency, the Supreme Court’s favorable decision toward the Trump administration last year was based on the likelihood that […]