Tag: legal

Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Illinois Senior Living Developer, Sub-Contractors Ordered To Pay $1.1M to Union Carpenters for Prevailing Wage Violations

February 24, 2020

Via: ENR

The Illinois Dept. of Labor is requiring the developer of a senior living center in Northbrook, Ill., and two subcontractors to pay more than $1.1 million to workers for failing to meet state-certified prevailing wage and benefit rates during the […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Construction issues linger at $1.1B US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis

February 3, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

General contractor Mortenson Construction, which achieved substantial completion on the project six weeks ahead of schedule in 2016 and also obtained the venue’s certificate of occupancy early, made the following statement: “We are aware the MSFA Board meeting included attorney-client […]

Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

P3 construction offered US contractors rewards amid risk

December 20, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In 2019, many large contractors publicly complained about projects that brought on added risk, saying they would move away from contract methods that exposed them to financial or legal trouble. One of the biggest pain points was the use of […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

NJ construction company pays OSHA penalties after 21 years of resistance

December 6, 2019


After more than two decades years of legal wrangling, OSHA has finally collected $412,000 in penalties assessed to a New Jersey construction company for safety violations – plus interest. The action comes after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

Construction Processes, Legal

What contractors should know about building on sacred land

October 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Usually, by the time shovels hit dirt on a jobsite, the ground they are breaking has been obtained and controlled by the owners and there’s no question that workers will be able to proceed with construction. But what happens when […]

Construction Processes, Legal

California agency to investigate bullet train board member

September 26, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

This is not the first time that the FPPC has started an investigation against an authority board member. Patterson previously lodged a complaint against Roy Hill, former deputy chief operating officer of the rail authority, for signing off on $51 […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Returning lawmakers could move on several infrastructure bills, including $287B highway act

September 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

As Congress reconvenes today after a five-week summer break, members will be considering several pieces of legislation of interest to the construction industry. Jimmy Christianson, vice president of government relations at Associated General Contractors of America, said he is hopeful […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Construction of controversial $2B Hawaiian telescope set to begin

July 16, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Opponents argue that Mauna Kea is a sacred site, and point to the 13 since-retired telescopes left behind there as construction debris. However, as part of the Notice to Proceed issued for the TMT project earlier this year, five telescopes […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Is That Even Legal?

June 24, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

How much time have you spent thinking about the legal side of architecture? If you are like most architects, you probably haven’t spent enough time thinking about it. While it may not be the sexiest part of the architectural profession, […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Federal Union Prosecutions Point to Need for Audits

March 6, 2019

Via: ENR

Building trades officials and employees embezzled millions of dollars in recent years, raiding the bank accounts of their locals to pay for trips to Las Vegas, lavish jewelry, luxury cars, home renovations and even a new puppy, U.S. Labor Dept. […]