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Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

New York creates statewide construction death registry

February 25, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The legislation requires all coroners and medical examiners to report construction industry workplace deaths within 72 hours to New York State’s Department of Labor, which is tasked with maintaining the registry. Once that information is cataloged, DOL is then charged […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Smallest businesses get exclusive PPP application window

February 23, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The administration said the SBA will now calculate the loan amount for applicants without employees by using gross income instead of payroll. Businesses without employees were structurally excluded from the program or were approved for as little as $1 because […]


Sustainability

3 trends driving healthcare leaders to embrace prefab and modular construction

February 22, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

When healthcare facilities need to change a patient-focused space, removing barriers that cause disruption, downtime and health and safety are critical elements to manage. Without a doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified these pressures and created new ones. It has […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Construction Bidding Tips: Finding & Selecting the Right Projects

February 19, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Winning more construction bids isn’t a direct result of simply bidding more projects. Bidding on every project that comes your ways isn’t a smart or sustainable bidding strategy. Successful contractors know where they operate best and identify the right type […]


Sustainability

Commercial contractors tap into booming residential demand

February 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Plaza Construction, a New York City-based construction management firm that has mostly focused on commercial construction in recent years, has re-launched its luxury Plaza Homes division to meet surging demand in the sector as other nonresidential contractors pile into the […]


Sustainability

Biden calls union reps ‘real friends,’ seeks their infrastructure input

February 18, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The president described the United States as ranked “like 38th in the world in terms of infrastructure, everything from canals to highways to airports.” He said the country must do “everything we can do and we need to do to […]


Construction Techniques

Boldt Co. unveils modular COVID-19 vaccination unit

February 18, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The modules can function as individual, free-standing units, or connect with segregated spaces for healthcare workers and patients, Romano Nickerson, principal with Boulder Associates, said in the announcement. “Rather than converting gymnasiums or expo centers into vaccination clinics, VaxMod features […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

5 Ways Technology Improves Safety at Construction Sites

February 17, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction sites house nearly 6.5 million American workers and their safety is a key concern for employers. Despite this, the fatality rate in the construction industry is the highest in the U.S. Workers at these sites constantly have to monitor […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Skyrocketing steel, lumber costs threaten to slow construction jobs

February 17, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Late last year, Mike Taylor was paying around $750 per short ton for the rebar he uses in his concrete pours. Now, that price has spiked closer to $900, a 20% increase in a little over a month. “That could […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Nonresidential Construction Starts Trend Graphs – January 2021

February 16, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Below are six graphs recording 12-month moving averages of ConstructConnect’s nonresidential construction starts. When the value of the current month is higher than for the same month a year ago, the line will turn up; when lower, it will dip. […]