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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 […]


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, Financial

Contractors to benefit from latest round of PPP funding

January 5, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

One of the most anticipated aspects of the $908 billion coronavirus relief measure signed by President Trump last week includes $284 billion for a revamped Paycheck Protection Program. The measure — attached to a $1.4 trillion bill set to fund […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Roofer Charged With PPP Fraud Says Boat Buy With Loan Is Legal

October 14, 2020

Via: ENR

In the short history of pandemic rescue loan program fraud, the charges against Casey Crowther stand out. On Sept. 2, officers from the Lee County, Fla., sheriff’s department arrested Crowther, the owner of Target Roofing & Sheet Metal, a $32-million-a-year […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Contractors file $16M of liens on Royal Caribbean’s Miami headquarters project

August 26, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Construction Dive reached out to Royal Caribbean about the liens but had not received a response by press time. During the company’s second-quarter 2020 earnings call earlier this month, Richard Fain, Royal Caribbean CEO and president, said all capital projects […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Racism saps safety and profits from construction, owners say

August 21, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Two of the construction industry’s most high-profile customers delivered a call to action to root out hate from jobsites during the closing keynote address of the National Institute of Building Sciences’ Building Innovation Conference this week. Compass Datacenter’s Nancy Novak […]


Construction Processes, Legal

NYC announces new PLAs, community hiring initiative

August 18, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

As part of the new PLA: Unions will prioritize referrals from ZIP codes where 15% or more of the population lives below the federal poverty level or are New York City Housing Authority residents, with the goal of using workers […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Court: Trump administration can’t use military funds for border wall construction

June 29, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Despite the bigger issues of who gets to approve border wall funding or what decisions the president can make under a national emergency, the Supreme Court’s favorable decision toward the Trump administration last year was based on the likelihood that […]


Construction Processes, Legal

SeaWorld’s properties in Central Florida rack up $23M worth of construction liens

June 23, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Theme parks in Florida were dealt an economic blow when the spread of the novel coronavirus forced them to close their doors temporarily. A SeaWorld Orlando spokesperson told the Orlando Sentinel that they expect to be able to make payment […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Justice Department joins whistleblower lawsuit against AECOM

June 5, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Post-Katrina, FEMA provided schools and universities with funds for the repair or replacement of damaged facilities, limited to the amount required to restore them to their pre-disaster condition. The full cost of replacement was available only if repair estimates exceeded […]