Legal/Regulation


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    Q&A

    Virginia pioneers adoption of offsite construction code

    Ryan Colker, vice president of innovation for the International Code Council, told Construction Dive what the update will mean for builders in the region and beyond.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Infrastructure builders optimistic, despite drop in some sectors

    Inflation and a lack of workers continue to challenge these projects amid the federal funding boost.

    By Jen A. Miller • Feb. 27, 2024
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    Column

    The Dotted Line: Preparing for NLRB’s joint employer rule

    Clear contract language and careful follow-through can help ensure that GCs aren’t liable for subcontractors’ employees.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Buy America rollout causes confusion and delays: trade groups

    The White House must adjust how it implements requirements for construction materials or risk weakening the impact of federal infrastructure funding, the groups said in a petition.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    H-1B visa final rule changes selection process in effort to prevent fraud

    Additional H-1B regulatory actions are on the horizon, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Jan. 30.

    By Ryan Golden • Feb. 7, 2024
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    NJ study finds wide disparity in public construction contracts

    Just 3.7% of prime contracts went to minority-owned businesses, while women won less than 10% of professional services dollars meted out by the state.  

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    The Dotted Line: Legal trends to watch in 2024

    Contracts are evolving in an era of persisting supply chain problems, inflation and cyber risks, construction attorneys say.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    Opinion

    5 benefits of arbitration for construction disputes

    Avoiding court can save time and money while leading to better project outcomes, says attorney Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt.

    By Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt • Jan. 26, 2024
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    What contractors need to know for 2024

    It’s anyone’s guess what will happen in the next 12 months, but these insights from construction pros can help bring the year into focus.

    By Construction Dive Staff • Jan. 25, 2024
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    JV issues warning after fans trespass on Bills $1.4B stadium project

    Gilbane-Turner said it will prosecute anyone intruding on the Orchard Park, New York, jobsite.

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    Maryland DOT settles suit for paying a man less than women for same job

    The state agency that oversees highway construction will give the worker $40,000 and a raise to bring his salary in line with his women counterparts.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    2024 OUTLOOK

    3 infrastructure trends for 2024

    The civil sector will confront a shifting regulatory landscape, burgeoning digitalization and evolving procurement norms this year.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    Swinerton to pay $2.3M fine over alleged Clean Water Act violations

    The San Francisco builder’s penalties stemmed from allegedly failing to use proper stormwater controls and conduct regular inspections across four solar farm sites in three states.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
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    ABC condemns independent contractor rule change

    In March, the Department of Labor will revert to a pre-Trump rule for determining a worker’s employment status, to the chagrin of some contractor groups.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
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    New York’s Prompt Payment Act creates issues for contractors

    Recent amendments that limit the amount of retainage an owner can hold could lead to an accounting nightmare for construction firms, a real estate attorney said.

    By Jan. 16, 2024
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    Challenges to DBE goals in federal contracts gain steam

    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down affirmative action last summer, a smattering of lawsuits allege reverse discrimination due to workforce participation targets.

    By Jan. 9, 2024
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    Florida woman sentenced to federal prison in construction fraud case

    Gabriela Inamagua pleaded guilty to charges that she ran two fraudulent firms that purported to supply services and labor.

    By Jan. 5, 2024
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    DOL rule would promote apprenticeships, tighten program labor standards

    Apprenticeships have received much attention of late as a way to funnel badly needed talent into key industries.

    By Kathryn Moody • Dec. 20, 2023
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    Top infrastructure stories of 2023

    From airport expansions and dam removals to federal funding and legal wranglings, here are the articles that were most popular with our readers.

    By Dec. 19, 2023
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    The Dotted Line: 2023’s top legal issues

    Construction Dive’s award-winning column examined the major legal topics facing contractors this year, including new regulations, avoiding disputes and the burgeoning role of artificial intelligence.

    By , Dec. 19, 2023
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    Illinois court asked: Are defects covered by general liability insurance?

    The ruling, passed down from the state’s supreme court, could affect which issues contractors choose to litigate with insurers across the country.

    By Dec. 18, 2023
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    Fed holds main rate steady, signals deeper cuts to borrowing costs in 2024

    Policymakers paused monetary tightening for the third consecutive meeting as traders in interest rate futures bet the Fed will begin easing in the spring.

    By Jim Tyson • Dec. 14, 2023
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    Project Milestones

    $2.6B airport project tops out after anti-bias training pause

    A Turner-Flatiron JV is building San Diego’s Terminal 1, which remains on track to finish in 2025 despite the discovery of racist graffiti.

    By Dec. 12, 2023
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    Financing woes put potential Vegas NBA arena on hold

    The $5 billion entertainment and hotel complex joins a number of other Sin City projects struggling with construction funding.

    By Dec. 7, 2023
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    White House proposes nationwide lead pipe replacement

    The EPA rule would update 9 million lines over 10 years and could cost up to $30 billion.

    By Dec. 5, 2023