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What is ICC Certification?

January 10, 2022

Via: gb&d magazine

Building and construction codes are ever-changing, and whether you’re building in California or Illinois there are differences in rules, but resources like the International Code Council (ICC) can help industry professionals navigate these regulations. In a world of codes, some […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New York State Bans Hydrofluorocarbon Refrigerants

September 25, 2020

Via: ENR

New York has finalized regulations designed to significantly reduce the use of greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons—a refrigerant common in air-conditioning systems. New York joins California and Colorado, among other states, in finalizing regulations that phase out HFCs. With this action, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Contractors sue NYC’s MTA over new debarment rules

January 7, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The new regulations, first enacted in June 2019, are part of the MTA’s attempt at cutting costs and waste from the agency’s construction process, particularly since it is about to embark on a five-year, $51.5 billion plan to upgrade and […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA plans multiple revisions to rules impacting construction industry in 2020

January 6, 2020

Via: BDCNetwork

OSHA is planning new regulations governing several workplace practices that will impact the construction industry in 2020. OSHA plans to issue a proposed rule in May that would amend parts of the cranes and derricks in construction standard. Revisions will […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Federal bill would end mandate for iron in water infrastructure projects, allow alternative materials

October 29, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Several municipalities have regulations in place that significantly restrict the types of materials available used for infrastructure projects. Those receiving funds from several federal agencies, such as the Federal Highway Administration would have to make changes, should the bill become […]


Construction Processes, Legal

DHS waives regulations for latest border wall contract

July 2, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Just days after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $33 million contract for about four miles of border wall construction in Starr County, Texas, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has waived […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Soft skills and hard hats

June 12, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

1.3% of the world’s GDP. This equates to $1.6 trillion of potential value, enough to meet half of the world’s infrastructure needs. The concept of “soft skills” is hardly new. In 1959, the US Army created regulations called “Systems Engineering […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Nevada governor signs prevailing wage, union bills

May 30, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Some business groups and contractor organizations consider a prevailing wage requirement to be anti-competition and believe that the free market should play a major role in deciding rates of pay beyond minimum wage. The anti-prevailing wage position is also often […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Federal judge overturns verdict against Rand Construction

August 27, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Some small, local construction companies will never have to deal with regulations under FMLA and some other laws because they don’t have enough workers to trigger their mandatory compliance. However, as a company’s employee roster grows, so does its obligation […]


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

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 […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA issues extension for compliance with crane operator certification requirements

December 4, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the employer’s responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2018. OSHA had issued a final rule in September 2014, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

OSHA fines NJ contractor $191K for scaffold safety violations

October 25, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Scaffolding-related violations typically make an appearance in OSHA’s annual top 10 list of most frequently violated safety standards. Incorrectly assembled or misused scaffolding equipment can create fall hazards as dangerous as those faced by roofers or ironworkers. And a fall […]


Construction Processes, Financial

NYC leads US metros with highest ‘hidden’ housing costs

August 28, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

These kinds of additional housing-related costs are one more element first-time buyers must consider before entering the market. Millennials are particularly in tune with and concerned about managing what they can afford, perhaps after witnessing the economic mess created by […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

1 million square feet of worker safety in Atlanta

June 28, 2017

Via: ISHN

Approximately 4,000 construction workers are about to be a little bit safer, due to a partnership formed recently between the Georgia Institute of Technology Onsite Safety and Health Consultation Program, Holder Construction Co., Associated General Contractors of Georgia Inc. and […]


Construction Processes, Legal

FL selects design for controversial $800M bridge in Miami

May 16, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Earlier this month, the Herald reported that Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado were at odds over the bridge design selection process. Regalado was part of the lawsuit that forced the state to make good on its […]


Construction Processes, Legal

What contractors need to know about the AIA’s 2017 contracts revamp

May 16, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

The American Institute of Architects’ standardized contract series is widely used across the construction industry, in addition to options from competitors like ConsensusDocs and the Design Build Institute of America. When the AIA issues revisions to its contract documents every 10 […]


Construction Processes, Legal

TX senate greenlights $100M for school construction projects

May 1, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Critics of charter school funding opposed the measure, arguing that they don’t have to meet the same standards that school districts do. Currently, charter schools’ construction projects must come out of pocket or rely on donations. Texas, which has several […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Breaking down construction safety by the numbers

May 1, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

The task of keeping workers safe on the job site isn’t an easy one. It requires negotiating the slew of rules and regulations in the industry and the nuances of different project types and worker personalities. All that activity means […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Substandard housing contributes to poor mental, physical health

April 19, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Because people tend to spend most their time indoors, particularly in their residences, their homes and neighborhoods play key roles in their overall well-being. Poor and low-income children face developmental problems and long-term damage to their physical and mental health […]