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Sustainability

7 ways to prepare for potential COVID-19 construction shutdowns

November 30, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

With COVID-19 surging out of control across the country, and daily death tolls approaching the highest numbers since the spring, many contractors are bracing for more government-mandated work stoppages on construction sites, similar to those ordered in the initial weeks […]


Sustainability

How the Biden administration might impact the construction industry

November 25, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

A new administration will be running the country in two months, and while there are many questions about how things will change, one thing is certain: A Biden presidency likely will be very different from President Donald Trump’s four years […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Port Authority of NY/NJ proposes $1.2B cut to construction spending

November 24, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The Port Authority oversees aviation, rail, surface transportation and seaport facilities in the New York City area. Although it’s not clear which projects would be impacted by the cuts, executive director Rick Cotton indicated that those under construction now — […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

PPP necessity form: What contractors need to know

November 24, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Construction firms that received a Paycheck Protection Program loan of more than $2 million got news late last month that they will be required to fill out a form verifying their need for the loan. The Small Business Association is […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

OSHA reveals most-violated standards related to COVID-19

November 24, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

In addition torespiratory protection citations, OSHA also cited employers with violations of: Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (Subpart 1904). Personal Protective Equipment (1910.132). General Duty Clause (OSH Act 5(a)(1)). On its website, OSHA says that in order to […]


Sustainability

Will Biden continue Trump’s construction-friendly regulatory environment?

November 23, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Inauguration Day is right around the corner, and with the swearing-in of President-elect Joe Biden, there are some things he has already said will change. Biden has been quite vocal about reversing some of President Donald Trump’s policies and programs […]


Construction Processes, Financial

PPP-funded expenses not deductible for borrowers that receive forgiveness

November 20, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The new guidance is in line with an IRS notice this spring that ruled out tax deductions for wages and rent paid with forgivable PPP loans in order to prevent a “double tax benefit.” The ruling, which means that contractors […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise, Procurement, Sustainability

The Future of Preconstruction is a Complete Data Journey

November 20, 2020

Via: ENR

A construction project starts well before the first shovel breaks ground, and its margin can be won or lost in this early stage. Preconstruction is becoming widely recognized as the most critical phase of a project when it comes to […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

A roundup of coronavirus outbreaks on construction sites

November 19, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry hasn’t been portrayed as having the widespread outbreaks of COVID-19 that have plagued other sectors such as meatpacking plants, nursing homes and health care facilities. But there is no national data clearinghouse that tracks COVID-19 outbreaks by […]


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 […]