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Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

ExxonMobil, Qatar Petroleum announce plans to build $10B LNG export facility

February 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

McDermott International on Tuesday said that it had been awarded — along with joint venture partners Chiyoda International Corp. and Zachry Group — a “mega contract” to build the Golden Pass project. McDermott did not release the exact contract amount […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Study: Difficult to control respirable silica levels during chipping, crushing

February 7, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

There is no indication that OSHA plans to amend the silica rule because of this or any other study that came out subsequent to the agency enacting the revised standard in 2016, when it lowered the PEL and instituted other […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Indictments cast shadow on Philadelphia construction industry

February 7, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Officials in Pittsburgh have not gone as far as introducing specific legislation to address malfeasance in its local construction industry, but the city council did create the Joint Task Force on Construction Industry Fraud. The task force will focus on […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Ensuring Construction Worker Safety in Extreme Cold

February 6, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

In light of last week’s polar vortex in the US, worker safety concerns have come to the forefront. In the construction industry, where deadlines are strict and the demand is high, extreme weather conditions may not phase some project managers. […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Details emerge of prevailing wage deal between union, NYC on housing projects

February 6, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

This could create some additional friction between building construction unions and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio since he was a vocal critic of paying skilled trades like carpenters a prevailing wage during the dustup over the 421-a tax […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

Construction fatalities up in New York state, down in NYC

February 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In New York City, construction safety has a champion in Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., as well as in the Construction Fraud Task Force his office created. The task force goes after contractors that commit safety, wage and other […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Procurement

Trump executive order extends Buy American policy

February 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

By not purchasing materials made in the U.S. for projects that receive federal financial assistance, infrastructure contractors reportedly have left as much as $45 billion of sales for American manufacturers on the table, according to the Federal News Network. Each […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Nonresidential construction spending dips in November

February 4, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

National nonresidential construction spending declined 1% in November, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data recently released. The release of November data, originally scheduled for Jan. 3, was delayed by the partial government shutdown. […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Port of Alaska construction costs soar to nearly $2B

February 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

According to port officials, 90% of all the fuel and other cargo delivered to Alaska comes by ship, and the Port of Alaska handles 50% of that traffic. Its docks are 50 years old, and officials fear that the 10-year […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

U.S. Construction Spending Increased 0.8% in November 2018

February 1, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

After being delayed a month due to the recent government shutdown, the U.S. Census Bureau just released the latest construction spending numbers for November 2018. Construction spending rose 0.8% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,299.9 billion. […]