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Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

How Biden’s Inauguration Day executive orders will impact construction

January 20, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

After being sworn in today, President-elect Joe Biden will take a number of actions aimed at advancing his agenda and undoing some of President Donald Trump’s directives. Through executive orders, proclamations and other memoranda, Biden will address issues such as […]


Construction Processes, Financial

How much federal funding will each state DOT receive?

January 20, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

State departments of transportation are set to receive funds totaling $9.8 billion as a result of emergency aid from the $900 billion COVID-19 relief measure passed late last year. That number is a part of nearly $10 billion total earmarked […]


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

7 legal, other trends influencing construction in 2021

January 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

2021 will certainly be an interesting year in commercial construction as trends that had been on the horizon meet the impact of the pandemic. That also means it will be even more important for architects, contractors, engineers and owners to […]


Sustainability

Chinese Firms Win $1B Rail Contract in Tanzania

January 18, 2021

Via: ENR

The East African nation of Tanzania has signed a contract with two Chinese firms for the design and construction of a 341-kilometer single-track electrified standard gauge railway line. The $1.32-billion contract has been awarded to China Civil Engineering Construction Corp. […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Report: Collective bargaining agreements create ‘robust’ middle-class jobs for union construction workers

January 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

CBAs are agreements negotiated between employers and unions and cover work terms like rates of pay and other conditions of employment. The study said additional benefits for construction workers in northeastern Illinois covered by CBAs were: Wages increased by 11% […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Warehouse rents could slow their climb in 2021 as construction boosts supply

January 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Rents are breaking records, but the construction pipeline is, too. As of Q4, there were 360.7 million industrial square feet under construction with 94% of it intended for warehouse and distribution uses, according to the report. The South has the […]


Sustainability

2021 outlook: Top cities to watch for construction

January 12, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Last year saw some construction projects stalled because of stay-at-home orders related to the novel coronavirus or just general uncertainty about what the long-term impact of the global pandemic would be on the economy. However, U.S. contractors like Mortenson, AECOM […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

California enacts strict new COVID-19 notification law

January 12, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

In November, following similar actions in Virginia, Oregon and Michigan, California adopted an emergency temporary standard around COVID-19 that spelled out employers’ requirements to have a written prevention plan that includes notification to employees of potential exposure, steps for removing […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Law firms form alliance to take on international construction

January 11, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The need for an international construction law resource, said Steven M. Charney, chairman of Peckar & Abramson and co-founder of the LCL International Alliance, is because the construction and infrastructure industries have become increasingly international. “Thirty years ago,” Charney said, […]