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Construction Processes, Legal

NY Gov. Sets Industry Advisory Council to Fix Public Contracts Process

January 21, 2022

Via: ENR

A New York construction industry advisory group, created under a law Gov. Kathy Hochul signed in December, will study and recommend adjustments to state public contracting to address damages incurred by contractors, subcontractors and others because of payment delays on […]


News

Sector watch: Data center construction will continue to surge in 2022

January 21, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

While that type of demand will likely cool off in 2022, a surge in orders by other users should keep activity in the sector humming along, according to industry experts, if enough workers can be found to build it out. […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Report: Construction workers receive $28B a year in public assistance

January 20, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The report analyzed construction workers’ families’ reliance on programs such as adult and children’s Medicaid, the earned income tax credit, temporary assistance for needy families and the supplemental nutrition assistance program. Analyzing data from six states — Connecticut, California, Illinois, […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Contech firm launches new banking service for contractors

January 19, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Briq Cash wants to solve what it calls “inefficiencies” surrounding payments in the construction industry, from time-consuming tasks like opening multiple accounts to digitizing files and data like receipts and invoices. “There’s different regulatory requirements that sometimes companies have to […]


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Maine DOT releases 2022 three-year work plan for infrastructure projects

January 19, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) recently released the 2022 edition of its three-year work plan. The work plan includes all capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations activities, planning initiatives, and administrative functions for calendar years 2022, 2023, and […]


Construction Processes, Financial

US DOT Releases 2022 Share of New IIJA $26.5B Bridge Program

January 14, 2022

Via: ENR

As the Biden administration continues rolling out funding provided in the $1-trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the U.S. Dept. of Transportation released the first year’s installment of a new $26.5-billion program to replace and rebuild aging bridges around […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Supreme Court blocks OSHA vaccine mandate for large employers

January 14, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

As several of the justices hinted during oral arguments on Jan. 8, the issue of whether to stay OSHA’s ETS came down to the agency’s statutory authority granted to it under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Ultimately, the majority […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Report: Materials prices soared 20% in 2021

January 14, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The producer price index for inputs to new nonresidential construction — the prices charged by goods producers and service providers, such as distributors and transportation firms — increased by 0.5% in December and 19.6% in 2021 as a whole, according […]


Construction Techniques

The 5 contech trends that will power jobsites in 2022

January 12, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry had a challenging but positive year in 2021, and the growth of construction technology has been one of the bright spots. With the pandemic forcing faster adoption of technological tools, experts and investors are recognizing the sector’s […]


Construction Processes, Financial

U.S. DOT to double investment in Regional Infrastructure Accelerators grant program

January 11, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) this week announced the Build America Bureau will add $5 million in grants to the Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (Accelerators) Demonstration Program. This brings the total investment to $10 million to expedite delivery of […]