Tag: legal

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 […]

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 […]