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Construction Processes, Financial

Most contractors won’t pay more taxes under Biden’s infrastructure plan: CPA

April 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Most contractors won’t pay more in taxes under President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal, while the infusion of cash to fund more public construction projects would provide a significant upside for their businesses, according to a certified public accountant […]


News

Massachusetts Contractors and Developers Back Final Climate Bill

March 31, 2021

Via: ENR

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) on March 26 signed sweeping legislation that puts the state on the hook to slash carbon emissions to 50%—below 1990 levels—by 2030 on its way to “net zero” emissions by 2050. While praising the intent […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

CDC updates mental health guidelines for contractors

February 26, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

A recent article in the Scandanavian Journal of Public Health called COVID-19 and mental health in construction a “perfect storm.” The article’s conclusion urges governments, the industry and individual workplaces to act quickly to mitigate suicide risks. “Anticipating, preparing and […]


Construction Processes, Legal

The Dotted Line: 6 ways a construction contract can become unenforceable

January 26, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Most contractors are well aware that they must abide by the performance standards and scope-of-work requirements in their contracts or potentially face legal action. What they might not realize is that there are situations that could render their contracts or […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal, Sustainability

Insurance 101 for small contractors

January 22, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

For contractors and small construction companies, the importance of having the right amount of the right types of business insurance can’t be overstated. For many small businesses that don’t have adequate coverage, the cost of one liability lawsuit can be […]


Sustainability

Political unrest could hamper construction jobs, contractors say

January 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Unfounded allegations around the legitimacy of the presidential election, the Jan. 6 mob attack on the U.S. Capitol and President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial could have negative effects on American businesses, according to corporate leaders, some of whom have […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Sustainability

What’s in the new COVID-19 relief package for contractors?

January 7, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The term “construction” appears 636 times in the $908 billion pandemic relief package and $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump at the end of December. In other words, while the relief package […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Experts: Construction material shortages to continue in 2021

December 23, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The three big drivers — backlog, revenue expectations and contractor confidence — in the business group’s report “nudged up” slightly from the third quarter, but failed to reach pre-pandemic numbers. All three CCI scores were 70 or above in Q1, […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Tax changes on the horizon: What contractors need to know

December 14, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

As the end of 2020 approaches, even as many construction businesses are still struggling with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time to close out the year financially. That means it’s time for tax planning and the consideration of […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Sustainability

Contractors can require COVID-19 vaccinations for jobsite workers, lawyers say

December 10, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Attorneys from a prominent workforce law firm told contractors that it is within their legal rights to compel workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, during a webinar hosted Wednesday by the Associated General Contractors of America. D. Albert Brannen and […]