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Construction Processes, Legal

Federal lawmakers propose $1.4B for border wall

February 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

President Trump has also hinted that he will pursue alternative funding options for the wall. Earlier this year, Stars and Stripes reported that the Pentagon was reviewing its roster of construction projects in anticipation of the possibility that the president […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

The basics of building commissioning

February 12, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Commissioning isn’t a new concept. The term actually dates back to shipbuilding; a commissioned ship is one that’s deemed ready for service. However, a ship must pass several milestones before setting sail. The equipment has to be installed and tested, […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Feds sue New Jersey contractor for $679K to resolve delinquent OSHA fines

February 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA’s Region 2, which encompasses the area where Frame Q does business and includes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, has an ongoing Regional Emphasis Program (REP) on fall hazards. Construction industry REPs and Local […]


Construction Processes, Design

AEC firms practice what they preach

February 11, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

AEC firms that have been pushing wellness for years say they finally have a receptive ear with developers and owners. “Developers sell this; they see it as an exciting new trend,” says Colin Rohlfing, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President and […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Report: Elevator-related construction deaths on the rise

February 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

On Feb 2., a worker who fell 40 feet down an elevator shaft at the $3.6 billion Salt Lake City International Airport redevelopment project a few days earlier succumbed to his injuries and died. He was reportedly an employee of […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Details emerge of prevailing wage deal between union, NYC on housing projects

February 6, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

This could create some additional friction between building construction unions and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio since he was a vocal critic of paying skilled trades like carpenters a prevailing wage during the dustup over the 421-a tax […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

Construction fatalities up in New York state, down in NYC

February 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In New York City, construction safety has a champion in Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., as well as in the Construction Fraud Task Force his office created. The task force goes after contractors that commit safety, wage and other […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Procurement

Trump executive order extends Buy American policy

February 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

By not purchasing materials made in the U.S. for projects that receive federal financial assistance, infrastructure contractors reportedly have left as much as $45 billion of sales for American manufacturers on the table, according to the Federal News Network. Each […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Nonresidential construction spending dips in November

February 4, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

National nonresidential construction spending declined 1% in November, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data recently released. The release of November data, originally scheduled for Jan. 3, was delayed by the partial government shutdown. […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Port of Alaska construction costs soar to nearly $2B

February 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

According to port officials, 90% of all the fuel and other cargo delivered to Alaska comes by ship, and the Port of Alaska handles 50% of that traffic. Its docks are 50 years old, and officials fear that the 10-year […]