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    TRU secures $100 million of wood frame builder's risk capacity

    Technical Risk Underwriters (TRU), Ryan Specialty's construction focused MGU, announces its new offering.

    By Chris Burns, President of Technical Risk Underwriters • May 16, 2022
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    White House vows to speed up environmental review for federal projects

    The new action plan will help streamline permitting and accelerate projects, Biden administration officials said Tuesday.

    By May 12, 2022
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    Lessons from California: Tips to keep transit projects on time, on budget

    A new study from UC Berkeley highlights common pitfalls and potential solutions for complicated builds.

    By April 26, 2022
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    Biden restores stronger environmental review for federal projects

    The updated National Environmental Policy Act could slow approvals for certain infrastructure projects, but help them resist lawsuits later on.

    By April 26, 2022
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    The Dotted Line: New Texas lien laws streamline process, but hurdles remain

    Extending lien rights to all tiers of subcontractors is a broader trend that affects other states as well.

    By April 26, 2022
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    Texas' first state-funded border wall section 'essentially complete'

    The 1.7-mile-long structure between Mexico and Texas was built with surplus wall panels from the federal government.

    By April 25, 2022
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    Government backlogs delay apartment construction

    Although approvals are jammed up in zoning and planning offices, local governments like Phoenix are seeking new ways to provide services.

    By Leslie Shaver • April 25, 2022
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    Q&A

    Construction attorney: Compliance 'weakest part' of supplier diversity efforts

    Paula Finch says diversity goals are designed to help lift all contractors, but enforcement programs are often under-resourced. 

    By April 25, 2022
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    Illinois suspends requirement for in-state workers on public projects

    The Illinois Preference Act is no longer in effect, as the state's unemployment rate has fallen below 5% for the first time since July 2020.

    By April 19, 2022
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    Biden administration mandates US iron, steel for infrastructure projects

    A construction association executive questioned whether the rules will add to already soaring construction costs and high inflation.

    By April 19, 2022
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    What contractors that work in Russia need to know

    The invasion of Ukraine has set off multiple crises. How should U.S. construction firms that work in Russia deal with these issues?

    By Anazette Ray and Michael Vardaro • April 18, 2022
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    'Especially concerning' potential code violations found at site of Amazon warehouse destroyed by tornado

    The local fire marshal reported that none of the facility's columns were ripped or torn at the base, suggesting they hadn't been secured to the foundation to prevent uplift from wind loads.

    By Updated April 15, 2022
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    Towers stand tall on $4.5B Gordie Howe Bridge

    ACS Infrastructure, Fluor and Aecon are building the long-awaited megaproject, which aims to alleviate congestion at a critical U.S.-Canada border crossing. 

    By George Kevin Jordan • April 12, 2022
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    NY contractors pay $1.3M to settle supplier diversity allegations

    The New York attorney general announced a $125,000 settlement with the Pike Co., the last of 10 firms that paid for allegedly making false minority participation claims on a major schools project.   

    By April 8, 2022
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    Missouri contractor charged with fraud for minority business claims

    Brian Kowert Sr. routed contracts worth $900,000 through two firms without actually engaging their services, a federal complaint alleged. 

    By April 6, 2022
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    Biden pushes 28% corporate tax rate

    Companies should prepare for new or higher corporate taxes in light of President Joe Biden's 2023 budget proposal, experts say.

    By Maura Webber Sadovi • April 1, 2022
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    DOE unveils new efficiency standards for federal buildings

    Major retrofits and new buildings constructed by the federal government must meet the latest IECC and ASHRAE codes beginning next year.

    By March 30, 2022
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    The Dotted Line: Lessons from the Maryland Purple Line's amended contract

    The light rail project could serve as a model of what to avoid in complicated P3 infrastructure initiatives.

    By March 29, 2022
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    White House warns US of possible Russian cyberattack linked to Ukraine invasion

    The broad warnings come after federal authorities convened more than 100 critical infrastructure organizations to share classified cyberthreat information.

    By David Jones • March 25, 2022
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    Worker fired from Meta project for leaving a noose on site

    Mortenson kicked a subcontractor's employee off the $1 billion Utah data center project that has seen two other similar incidents since November.

    By March 22, 2022
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    Jury awards $150M for 2019 Seattle crane collapse

    Jurors found four construction companies acted with negligence, and assigned blame for the deaths and injuries that resulted from the accident to three of them. 

    By March 21, 2022
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    What cyber incident reporting rules mean for critical infrastructure

    The goal of the legislation is to provide legal cover for companies to share threat intelligence with law enforcement and government agencies.

    By David Jones • March 16, 2022
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    What to know about Texas' new lien laws

    The law change went into effect this year. It extends the ability to make claims against a project to subcontractors and design professionals.

    By March 14, 2022
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    DOL proposes new Davis-Bacon rules

    The potential change to how prevailing wages on federal jobs are determined uses a system that was last in place in 1983.

    By March 14, 2022
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    Contractor faces jail time over worker death in 'extremely rare' sentence

    Washington-based owner Phillip Numrich pleaded guilty to attempted reckless endangerment, down from second-degree manslaughter.

    By March 8, 2022