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November 2023 wins: Contractors report their latest awards

November 29, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Project awards are the lifeblood of every construction firm, as they indicate new work and future revenue. Here, Construction Dive tracks the top project wins recently announced by the country’s biggest contractors, ranging from a solar facility and a port […]


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OSHA Fines Contractor in Fatal Sea Isle, NJ, Balcony Collapse

August 29, 2023

Via: ENR

A failure to properly stabilize a residential building balcony in Sea Isle, N.J. that later collapsed and improper securing of lifelines are among the findings of an investigation by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration into the fatal accident […]


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Gray Construction Named ENR Midwest Contractor of the Year

June 13, 2023

Via: ENR

Gray Construction Inc. of Lexington, Ky. has been firing on all cylinders lately, with revenue growth and several major projects. The firm reports 2022 revenue of $1 billion, up from $997.8 million in 2021 and–in a huge leap–up from $172.95 […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Contractor gets 6 years in jail, nearly $1M fine in Caltrans bribery scheme

April 18, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Candice Fields, Miller’s attorney in the case, did not immediately respond to Construction Dive’s request for comment. “This sentence sends a strong message that criminals who corrupt the competitive bidding process will face stern consequences,” said Assistant Attorney General Jonathan […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Contractor to pay $3.6M to settle unpaid shifts claim

February 10, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division enforces the FLSA. The law sets standards for minimum wage, overtime, recordkeeping and youth employment. However, many states also have minimum wage laws, and employers must pay workers according to which standard is higher. […]


Construction Processes, Financial

In Praise of Escrow for Taking Tension Out of Construction Payments

January 30, 2023

Via: ENR

I was working for a general contractor on several fast-track student housing projects in the late 1990s to fill a need in the Boston area, especially on smaller campuses that had limited space. One fast-tracked campus apartment project I remember […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Facing charges in worker’s 2021 trench collapse death, contractor surrenders to police

January 26, 2023

Via: ISHN

The owner of a Vail, Colorado construction company facing felony manslaughter charges has surrendered to local law enforcement after the Summit County Sheriff’s Office in Breckenridge, Colorado, issued an arrest warrant on Jan. 24, 2023, related to the findings of […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA fines Arkansas contractor $287K for confined space deaths

December 8, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2020 that 1,030 workers died in confined space incidents from 2011 to 2018, Of those, 61 died in sewers, manholes and storm drains. Employers must test confined spaces in pre-entry planning to find […]


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Independent Contractor Rule: Who Wins and Who Loses

October 27, 2022

Via: ENR

The construction industry would like to hold off and change the Biden administration plan to reverse a Trump administration rule on independent contractors. A new U.S. Labor Dept. mandate would likely force more employers to put them on staff—switching these […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Contractor Agrees to Pay $1.5M Over Contaminated Fill

October 21, 2022

Via: ENR

A contractor working on a highway project in Rhode Island has agreed to pay $1.5 million in fines and its former project superintendent pleaded guilty to criminal charges in deals with the U.S. Attorney’s Office over improperly sourced fill that […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Judge Rules Insurance Doesn’t Cover Construction Exec’s Secret Contract Edit Benefiting Dad

September 8, 2022

Via: ENR

A contractor that claims a former company executive stole from it by surreptitiously altering a contract after it was signed cannot recoup its losses from its insurer, a federal judge ruled August 30. The contractor, Chesapeake, Va.-based Heartland Construction Inc., […]


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Otto Construction Named ENR California’s Contractor of the Year Award

July 20, 2022

Via: ENR

Sacramento-based Otto Construction has been selected as ENR California’s 2022 Contractor of the Year. The 75-year-old company boasts a strong portfolio of projects across Northern and Central California that include senior living complexes, historical renovations, educational facilities and healthcare buildings. […]


Construction Processes, Legal

4 things every contractor should know about insurance

May 19, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Proper insurance is a critical risk-management tool for contractors, design professionals and project owners. Disputes are an inevitable cost of doing business, and the importance of understanding the types of insurance available and which claims might be covered has never […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Contractor optimism high entering 2022, per AGC report

January 13, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) has played a large part in this confidence boost. Respondents were most optimistic about highway and bridge construction, with 63% expecting a large dollar value of projects to compete for. They were also […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Contractor CentiMark Contests What It Sees as a ‘Gotcha’ OSHA Fall Protection Penalty

November 11, 2021

Via: ENR

Walter Visage was in a car down at street level outside the Pittsburgh manufacturing building used by W.W. Paterson, a manufacturer of towing and lifting equipment, when he spotted someone on the roof. It was 8 a.m. on Jan. 9, […]


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Maryland Extends Purple Line Contractor Search

September 15, 2021

Via: ENR

Maryland transportation officials have extended the process of selecting a new design-build contractor for the $2 billion Purple Line light rail project, pushing the deadline for having a new team in place to February 2022. The move, approved Sept. 15 […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Texas contractor to pay $420,000 to settle racial harassment case

August 12, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

CCC Group will pay $225,000 to Gary Williams, a former employee who was allegedly the target of repeated harassment and discrimination, and $195,000 distributed among six other Black employees who worked for CCC Group in 2016 and whom the EEOC […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Pennsylvania contractor to pay $20.7M in wage theft case

August 10, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Hawbaker allegedly violated the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act and the Davis-Bacon Act, which seek to protect workers by ensuring all contractors working on state or federally funded jobs pay the same wage rates, determined by state and federal agencies. Contractors […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Gilbane CEO: Impacts of material price squeeze will continue for years

July 14, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Gilbane Building Company CEO Mike McKelvy notes that COVID-19 is not the first pandemic that his company has faced. Founded in 1870, Gilbane was in operation during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 to 1920. Now, the contractor is expanding […]


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Construction Liens, $1.2B Loan Default Are Nightmares for NJ Mega Mall Owner

April 23, 2021

Via: ENR

The American Dream Mall has turned into a financial nightmare for its owners and the contractor and subcontractors who helped build the massive, newly minted New Jersey shopping center and entertainment destination. Canadian conglomerate Triple Five Worldwide, which opened the […]