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Construction Processes, Legal

California agency to investigate bullet train board member

September 26, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

This is not the first time that the FPPC has started an investigation against an authority board member. Patterson previously lodged a complaint against Roy Hill, former deputy chief operating officer of the rail authority, for signing off on $51 […]


Construction Techniques

CMAA Finds Construction Still Lagging in Tech Adoption

September 25, 2019

Via: ENR

The construction industry is continuing to lag well behind other industries in its adoption of digital tools, despite the technology’s potential to significantly improve project delivery and business outcomes. That point was made repeatedly by presenters at the Construction Management […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Sustainability

States, Utilities Take Sides on Carbon Emissions Regulations

September 25, 2019

Via: ENR

A federal appeals court on Sept. 17 dismissed a set of lawsuits challenging the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, a policy aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, especially coal-fired plants. The lawsuits were moot after the Trump […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

The Dotted Line: How contractors ensure the project owner can pay

September 24, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors know that prompt payment of their pay applications is critical to a construction project’s success. Timely and accurate payments allow them to pay their employees, lower-tier contractors, material suppliers and other vendors as agreed, which not only helps make […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

NYC may revoke construction licenses after fatalities

September 24, 2019

Via: ISHN

The recent deaths of employees during construction projects may cost three New York contractors their special rigger licenses – if the city’s Buildings Department’s prevails in its effort to revoke them. The special rigger licenses of Wayne Bellet of Bellet […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Chicago Transit Authority Launches Red/Purple Line Modernization

September 23, 2019

Via: ENR

Most of the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red/Purple Line is more than 100 years old. On the city’s north side between the Lawrence and Bryn Mawr stations, the wooden tracks are supported by structural steel supports that are held together by […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Independent contractors now a big question mark in California after employment bill passes

September 20, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The issue the legislation addresses is divisive, particularly in the construction industry. “We are grateful for Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s leadership on this critical issue, and to the governor for signing AB5 into law,” said Dan Langford, executive secretary-treasurer at the […]


Sustainability

Building Relationships: One Construction Project at a Time

September 19, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

Strong relationships between general contractors and subcontractors are an important component of a successful project. These relationships don’t mature overnight, and it takes time effort from both parties to build a level of trust that evolves into a strong working […]


Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise

Substantial decline in Architecture Billings

September 19, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Demand for design services in August took a markedly downward swing compared to July’s already soft score, according to a new report released today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 47.2 in […]


Construction Techniques

AECOM generates cloud solutions for construction problems in 3-day hackathon

September 18, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

During a typical “hackathon,” groups of software developers meet over several days to engage in intensive rounds of computer programming. Participants motivate each other to share ideas and collaborate on technology-focused problem solving. While this doesn’t sound like a gathering […]