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Construction Processes, Financial

Fluor decides to keep government business, faces SEC investigation

February 18, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Last fall, as part of a strategic review process, Fluor leaders announced that they were initiating plans to sell AMECO and the firm’s government business for a total of about $1 billion. CEO Carlos Hernandez said at that time that […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New Jersey DOL cites, fines Katerra sub for wage violations

February 18, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The task force’s report found that employee misclassification was most rampant in construction, janitorial services, home care, transportation, trucking, delivery services and other types of businesses that offer low pay for those in labor-intensive positions. The NJDOL found that 12,315 […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Legal

Virginia Construction Fire Ruled Accidental

February 17, 2020

Via: ENR

Fairfax County, Va., fire investigators say improperly discarded smoking materials caused a massive construction fire that caused more than $48 million in damage at an incomplete mixed-use complex in Alexandria on February 8. The fire, which investigators ruled as accidental, […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

JFK Airport Upgrade Continues With Approval of $3.8-Billion Terminal Expansion

February 17, 2020

Via: ENR

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has given the go-ahead for the next phase of JFK International Airport’s multifaceted $13-billion makeover—a $3.8-billion expansion of Terminal 4. Designed to consolidate Delta Airlines operations into a single terminal, the […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

January’s Nonresidential Construction Starts -14% M/M and -11% YTD

February 14, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

ConstructConnect announced today that the latest month’s volume of construction starts, excluding residential work, was $29.7 billion (green shaded box, Table 3 below), -14.0% versus December 2019’s figure of $34.5 billion (originally reported as $34.0 billion). The decline was greater […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Occupational fatality leads to lawsuit against PPE maker

February 14, 2020

Via: ISHN

The widow of a worker who suffered fatal injuries in a fall has filed a lawsuit against 3M, alleging that the manufacturer’s fall prevention product failed to perform according to representations made by the company. According to news sources, construction […]


Sustainability

SmartMarket Report Highlights How BIM Planning Enables Prefabrication and Modular Construction

February 13, 2020

Via: ENR

90% Of contractors, specialty contractors and modular builders using prefabrication or modular construction who were surveyed by Dodge Data & Analytics, said they achieved improved productivity, improved quality and increased schedule certainty when using these prefabrication and modular construction methods […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

Commercial, multifamily construction starts rise 11% YOY in top 20 metros: Dodge

February 12, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

While the value of multifamily starts declined overall, some of the top markets have been holding fairly steady and even saw starts increase last year. In fact, multifamily was the main driver of construction activity in York City last year, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Widow sues construction equipment supplier 3M for wrongful death

February 11, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The family of a worker killed on the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority’s (Sound Transit) $3.7 billion East Link light-rail project in the Seattle area is suing manufacturer 3M, alleging the company’s lifeline product failed and did not protect […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Construction to start soon on $3.8B Hampton Roads Tunnel-Bridge project

February 7, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Reilly also addressed how the project is meeting its diversity goals. To date, HRCP has awarded 77 disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) and small, women- and minority-owned (SWAM) contracts totaling more than $22 million, with “a significant number” going to companies […]