Category: Construction Processes

Construction Processes, Legal

San Francisco’s office development fees set to more than double

October 25, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The theory behind the linkage fees is that they will help meet the demand for new affordable housing generated by new nonresidential projects, but, for two of the largest employer organizations in the U.S., it’s not that simple. “ABC NorCal […]

Construction Processes, Legal, Procurement

Avoid the Pain Points in Trump Tariffs

October 25, 2019

Via: ENR

More than 1,000 days into the current administration, there is no escaping that the “Trump tariffs,” as they have come to be known, have caused a significant hike in material costs on most construction projects. The tariffs on imported materials […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Architecture Billings Index downturn moderates as challenging conditions continue

October 24, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

While architecture billings moderated in September, design activity shows signs of remaining sluggish at U.S. architecture firms, according to a new report released today from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score in September is […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Illinois readying $23.5B road and bridge construction program

October 23, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

According to the state’s calculations, the federal government will contribute almost $9.1 billion to the Rebuild Illinois program, approximately 40% of the entire estimated cost. Bond issues, as well as state and local funds, will pay for the balance. Some […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

NTSB determines probable cause for deadly FIU bridge collapse

October 23, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the probable cause of the deadly March 15, 2018, Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse was related to load and capacity calculation errors made by FIGG Bridge Engineers Inc. The board also […]

Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Legal

The top OSHA fines of Q3 2019

October 22, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA covered familiar territory as it doled out citations and fines in the third quarter of 2019. Excavation, fall and trenching hazards dominate the list, although there is one entry that deals with asbestos violations. OSHA did experience a shift […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

U.S. Construction at a Crossroads

October 21, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

ConstructConnect’s grand total construction starts statistics two-thirds of the way through 2019 are almost even with January-August 2018, -3.3%. The composition of starts this year, however, has undergone a dramatic change. It is much more heavily weighted towards very large […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Slow payments cost GCs and subs $64 billion annually

October 17, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Delayed payments are costing both general contractors and subcontractors tens of billions annually, according to a new study. The study was conducted by construction finance platform Rabbet, formerly Contract Simply, in partnership with Procore Technologies. A similar study by Rabbet […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Oklahoma approves $8B of infrastructure work

October 16, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The money for Oklahoma’s program will come from the Federal Highway Trust Fund, state income taxes and fuel tax revenues. The Eight-Year Construction Work Plan is updated annually, and this year’s rendition represents a spending increase of approximately $400,000 from […]

Construction Processes, Design, Procurement

Blow up your mindset: Recovery speed is about process and materials

October 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

When rebuilding after a disaster, applying design-build process and thinking is much more effective than is perceived. The Build Back Better¹ philosophy of recovery after a disaster has wide acceptance. But there is a culprit in its full potential: bias. […]