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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. […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Former Arkansas construction exec sentenced to 3 years prison for bank fraud

February 28, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

There are a wide variety of offenses that can land a contractor in prison, ranging from fraud to outright theft. Earlier this month Katrina Jo Pease, former employee of Seamless Construction in St. Johns, Michigan, was sentenced to 30 months […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Trump declares national emergency in goal of getting $8B for wall

February 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In order to tap the $2.5 billion from the DOD, according to The New York Times, the DOD would give the money to the Army Corps of Engineers, then the White House would transfer property along the border to the […]


Construction Processes, Legal

OSHA drone inspections come to jobsites, raise legal questions

January 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

“We don’t have a position yet since this is relatively new and small scale,” Brian Turmail, vice president of public affairs and strategic initiatives for the Associated General Contractors of America, told Construction Dive. “Our understanding is OSHA currently has […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Related files 2nd lawsuit against NYC labor union

May 10, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

This is the latest round in a legal battle between Related and the BCTC, which was kicked off by a March lawsuit that claimed the developer lost $100 million to questionable work practices by some unions party to the project […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Oregon House passes construction wage protection measures

March 28, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

This bill is similar to a measure that went into effect in California on Jan. 1 but has fewer teeth. In California, general contractors must pay valid wage claims whether or not the subcontractor has been paid in full. However, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Trump Calls for $1.5 Trillion for Infrastructure But Is Short on Specifics

January 31, 2018

Via: ENR

In his first State of the Union address, President Trump has asked Congress to produce new infrastructure legislation to provide “at least $1.5 trillion” in total investment plus a cut in federal project permitting time to two years or less. […]


Construction Processes, Legal

WA lawmakers greenlight $4B of construction projects

January 22, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Any kind of construction near water, or the diversion of water to allow for construction, is likely to raise concerns among environmental and other special-interest groups. One such instance is taking shape in a California legal battle over Gov. Jerry […]