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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 […]


Construction Techniques

Digital Resilience in Construction

December 1, 2020

Via: ENR

2020 has tested the leadership and fortitude of contractors all around the world. With project suspensions, supply chain interruptions, and new safety protocols, the past months have taught us all some new lessons. To learn more about how construction managers […]


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 […]


Sustainability

ENR ranks the top US specialty contractors

October 30, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

With total revenue of approximately $48.5 billion, the top 10 specialty contractors for 2019 were: Quanta Services, $12.1 billion Emcor Group, $9.2 billion Mastec, $7.2 billion Brandsafway, $5 billion APi Group, $4.1 billion Primoris Services, $3 billion Artera Services, $2.1 […]


Sustainability

Border wall breakup: Will blacklisting of contractors end if construction stops?

October 30, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

When the Trump administration started planning its program of wall replacement and new construction at the Mexican border, the political pushback was immediate. In fact, the opposition to building the border wall started during President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign after […]