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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 […]


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

Via: ISHN

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 […]