Tag: regulation

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

DOL proposes $55K overtime rule threshold, automatic 3-year updates

August 31, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

DOL’s announcement has been months in the making. During a June 2021 congressional hearing, former Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh told lawmakers the department was reviewing its overtime regulations, and the agency later confirmed a review shortly afterward. The agency […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

5 Green Buildings in California

August 22, 2022

Via: gb&d magazine

California doesn’t mess around. The state takes sustainability seriously and ranked 10th among the 2019 Top 10 States for LEED, according to the USGBC. CALGreen is California’s first green building code and the first in the nation state-mandated green building […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Missouri contractor charged with fraud for minority business claims

April 6, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Minority and women-owned business participation on construction projects has become a hot-button topic. Many government-funded projects set participation goals for underrepresented groups, while the industry has tried to change its White-guys-only image with diversity and inclusion initiatives. Hal Goldsmith, assistant […]


First Modular Standards Aim at Consistency in Design, Construction, Regulation

January 27, 2022

Via: ENR

Salt Lake City adopted the nation’s first two consensus standards that address offsite construction last March, six months in advance of their publication by the International Code Council and the Modular Building Institute. Though ICC and MBI expect other jurisdictions […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

The 6 largest OSHA fines of the third quarter of 2021

October 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA has wrapped up its latest quarter of fines for the period from July through September. Some contractors were penalized hundreds of thousands of dollars, with the highest fine totaling over $1 million, for a variety of violations ranging from […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Selecting the right delivery method for the job

August 30, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

From the pyramids to the Burj Khalifa, for centuries the ability to create sophisticated structures has been the yardstick by which civilizations have been measured. Just as our capacity to build has evolved over time, so too have the methods […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA sets fines at $1.3M for contractor in workers’ deaths

August 20, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Construction Dive reached out to Atlantic Coast Utilities and Moloney for comment through publicly available contact information for the company, but the individual who answered the phone claimed it was the wrong number. In a statement obtained by the Associated […]


22 states to end federal COVID-19 unemployment benefits

May 24, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Other states are also cutting off federal pandemic benefits, hoping that their unemployed residents will head back to work. As of Friday, May 21, according to CNBC, at least 21 other states are getting ready to opt out of the […]

Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

California enacts strict new COVID-19 notification law

January 12, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

In November, following similar actions in Virginia, Oregon and Michigan, California adopted an emergency temporary standard around COVID-19 that spelled out employers’ requirements to have a written prevention plan that includes notification to employees of potential exposure, steps for removing […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Contractors to benefit from latest round of PPP funding

January 5, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

One of the most anticipated aspects of the $908 billion coronavirus relief measure signed by President Trump last week includes $284 billion for a revamped Paycheck Protection Program. The measure — attached to a $1.4 trillion bill set to fund […]

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

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, 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 Techniques

Structural engineered wood products exempt from new EPA formaldehyde ruling

June 19, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Composite wood products must meet new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formaldehyde emissions regulations as of June 1, 2018. Among the products impacted: particleboard, medium density fiberboard (MDF), and hardwood (decorative) plywood. Structural engineered wood products manufactured for construction applications, […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Goals vs. reality: How the construction labor shortage is colliding with project hiring requirements

March 31, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

When a massive construction project comes to town, it seems everyone scrambles to get a piece of the pie. Understandably, if public funding is at play, then the political pressure is on local officials, developers and contractors to make sure […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Plaza Construction shells out $9M to settle overbilling claims

December 1, 2016

Via: Construction Dive

Lendlease also settled overbilling claims for $56 million in 2012, and James Abadie, principal of the company’s New York office, pleaded guilty to fraud related to projects including the New York Mets’ Citi Field and a renovation of Grand Central […]

Construction Processes, Procurement

NAHB seeking to boost wood imports from Chile as builders struggle with lumber prices

November 22, 2016

Via: Construction Dive

The National Association of Home Builders reported that representatives from the U.S. homebuilding industry have wrapped up talks with public and private interests in Chile around the possibility of importing more softwood and other lumber products from the country. The […]