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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. […]


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 […]