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Sustainability

FDOT starts demo on damaged Pensacola Bay Bridge

September 29, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

As of Monday, the FDOT has inspected 202 underwater footings, 105 spans, 202 piers and 525 beams. So far, the agency’s assessment has revealed that: Five spans must be replaced in full. Two spans must be partially replaced. An as-of-yet […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Trump order bans ‘divisive’ diversity training for federal contractors, subs

September 29, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Trump issued the directive at a time when companies around the world, including those in the U.S. construction industry, have increased their focus on gender and race equity. Firms such as Turner Construction Co. have redoubled their efforts since nooses […]


Sustainability

ConstructConnect’s Hot Projects – September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of September 21 – 25, 2020. Our Hot Projects showcases three currently bidding or sub-bidding projects from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pulled from our extensive […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Arizona’s Infrastructure in ‘Mediocre Condition,’ Needs More Federal and State Funding, ASCE Report Says

September 28, 2020

Via: ENR

Arizona infrastructure has received a grade of C from the Arizona Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers in its “2020 Report Card for Arizona’s Infrastructure,” released Sept. 16 in Phoenix. ASCE says the state’s infrastructure is in “mediocre […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New York State Bans Hydrofluorocarbon Refrigerants

September 25, 2020

Via: ENR

New York has finalized regulations designed to significantly reduce the use of greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons—a refrigerant common in air-conditioning systems. New York joins California and Colorado, among other states, in finalizing regulations that phase out HFCs. With this action, […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Michigan fines 12 construction-related businesses for COVID-19 violations

September 24, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The citations that MIOSHA issued included: Failure to maintain social distancing when possible. Failure to require face coverings when social distancing cannot be maintained. Not having a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan. Failure to designate a COVID-19 workplace supervisor. Not […]


Sustainability

State Dept. Embassy Building Program Continues Busy Pace

September 24, 2020

Via: ENR

As the State Dept. office in charge of embassy construction adjusts to workplace changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic, it has continued to award a stream of construction and design contracts for new projects at posts around the world. Addison […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Labor Department proposes revision of independent contractor test

September 23, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The classification of workers as independent contractors or employees is a hot button issue in the construction industry. Some unscrupulous employers use the independent contractor status to deprive those that should be classified as employees of overtime pay, workers’ compensation […]


Sustainability

Not Sure How to Promote Your Construction Company? Start With Safety

September 23, 2020

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

Not only are we in the midst of difficult times, but we also have to account for the inevitability of a major recession, and that the economy is only going to get worse before it gets better. So, how does […]


Sustainability

How Time Tracking Can Help Contractors Improve Revenue and Productivity

September 22, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

The introduction of technology into the construction industry has paved way for automated time tracking solutions. However, these time tracking solutions are no longer restricted to their traditional purpose, i.e., calculating work hours and managing payrolls. Advanced construction accounting and […]