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Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Pennsylvania issues new COVID-19 measures that affect construction

November 19, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The order states that employers must “mitigate or eliminate” workers and site visitors who cannot wear or refuse to wear an acceptable face covering. Workers who are physically isolated, like in the cab of heavy equipment, as they perform their […]


Sustainability

Suffolk Technology announces 5 finalists for Boost program

November 18, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The finalists chosen by Suffolk to participate in the Boost program are: Canvas, a construction robotics company that seeks to increase productivity on jobsites and shave days and money off of construction projects. Diamond Age, a startup that claims it […]


Sustainability

$2.3B office tower breaks ground in New York City despite COVID-19 challenges

November 18, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Despite the fact that Manhattan’s office towers remain 85% unoccupied, according to the New York Post, the One Madison Avenue development team is betting on a revival of the sector once COVID-19 has passed. The most likely tenants for the […]


Sustainability

What contractors need to know about PLAs in light of Biden presidency

November 17, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

There are few issues that can polarize the construction industry like project labor agreements do. On their face, there seems little with which to argue — attractive wages set as a baseline, guaranteed worker benefits, a designated union representative to […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Capitol Hill Talks Could Set Fiscal 2021 Construction Funding

November 17, 2020

Via: ENR

As Congress begins its lame-duck session, one item that construction groups and companies will be studying closely is the fate of appropriations legislation to fund federal agencies, including their construction and infrastructure programs, through next Sept. 30, the end of […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Biden unveils DOT transition team

November 16, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Agency transition teams are in charge of reviewing current projects and ongoing initiatives, meeting with career federal employees and preparing the members of the incoming cabinet for their roles and priorities, according to Federal News Network. The rest of the […]


Sustainability

How office construction will change post-pandemic

November 16, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Even though companies have discovered how effective their employees can be working virtually, the office still holds value as a primary space for collaboration and socialization, the study found. The coronavirus outbreak and increased emphasis on virtual work have transformed […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

How To Safely Use Sealants and Coatings During Construction

November 13, 2020

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

There are many different types of sealants and coatings used in building construction. When applying sealants and coatings to any surface, you need to make sure that you’re following the standard safety guidelines. Take a look at the following safety […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Scope changes still top list of construction dispute causes

November 12, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The fact that scope of work changes were also the leading cause of disputes in 2019 shows the importance of preconstruction planning, and accurately capturing a project’s comprehensive footprint, as well as all parties’ roles, reponsibilities and risks on the […]


Sustainability

Readers Respond: Contractors nervous about what a Biden presidency means for the industry

November 12, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

After a contentious presidential election that is being disputed through the courts, news outlets this weekend called the race for former Vice President Joe Biden, saying he has more than enough electoral votes to secure a win over President Donald […]