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    Racism in Construction

    NY lawsuit alleges Black workers assigned to ‘the dungeon,’ denied PPE

    The complaint alleged a New York developer subjected Black employees to racial slurs, shorted their pay and denied them safety gear that was given to White workers.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    The Dotted Line: Construction’s top 3 disputes, and how to avoid them

    Plan for the unexpected, document everything and lean on third-party experts to keep issues out of court, attorneys say.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    Fluor to pay $33M settlement in securities fraud lawsuit

    A federal judge in Texas granted the motion for final approval for the settlement between the contractor and investors.

    By Nov. 14, 2022
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    Work resumes on $830M Obama Presidential Center project

    Construction was halted for three days following the discovery of a noose on the Chicago jobsite.

    By Updated Nov. 16, 2022
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    Racism in Construction

    Judge dismisses construction worker’s discrimination charges against Microsoft

    A federal judge ruled the software company was not the employer of a construction worker who performed tasks for a Skanska-Balfour Beatty JV.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    $1B Texas Harbor Bridge work resumes, completion delayed to 2025

    Texas DOT had forced Flatiron/Dragados to stop work over safety concerns.

    By Nov. 3, 2022
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    Top 10 causes of construction claims

    Firms need to turn to technology to help avoid issues like scope changes and incomplete design, according to a new report.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    NYC law targets construction sites as part of new rat abatement program

    The New York City Council passed the Rat Action Plan Thursday to help address the Big Apple’s notorious rodent problems.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    Q&A

    Associate commissioner of NYC DDC wants more design-build

    The city is largely restricted by state law to use the lowest bidder system, but Alison Landry hopes to modernize the procurement process in her new role with the Department of Design and Construction.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    Column // Construction Inclusion Week

    The Dotted Line: How to include anti-bias clauses in construction contracts

    To wrap up Construction Inclusion Week, lawyers discuss anti-harassment language in subcontracts to codify a unified approach against hate on jobsites.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    Clean energy companies warn building standard change threatens wind, solar projects

    “The stated goal of FEMA’s proposal is increased grid reliability, but when you needlessly make it harder to build resilient clean energy, the obvious effect is a reduction in reliability,” the Solar Energy Industries Association CEO said.

    By Ethan Howland • Oct. 20, 2022
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    Construction Inclusion Week

    Transportation leaders aim to boost equity in federal infrastructure efforts

    Six state DOTs have pledged to create more prime contracting opportunities for historically disadvantaged businesses in IIJA work.

    By Oct. 18, 2022
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    Construction Inclusion Week

    Construction pros call for immigration reform to fill surge of open jobs

    A lack of political will has stymied efforts to tap foreign-born workers for a coming flood of public and private projects, according to industry advocates.

    By Oct. 18, 2022
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    Q&A // Construction Inclusion Week

    Mortenson’s CEO on creating a playbook to respond to hate

    Dan Johnson talks about the importance of shining a light on jobsite discrimination and rooting out those who bring the industry down.

    By Oct. 18, 2022
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    DOL rule proposal could make more workers employees

    The Department of Labor may revert a Trump-era rule in an effort to curb worker misclassification in industries like construction, healthcare and retail.

    By Oct. 12, 2022
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    EEOC sues Schuff Steel for discrimination

    The leading steel erector denied the charges from the suit, one of four the agency has filed against construction companies in recent weeks.

    By Oct. 7, 2022
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    Construction executive’s house, cars vandalized by anti-development activists

    A radical group claimed responsibility for an attack on the Birmingham, Alabama-area home of Brasfield & Gorrie’s chairman and left a message on the driveway: “c u soon. it’s up to you if we make good on this promise.”

    By Oct. 6, 2022
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    Racism in Construction

    EEOC sues 2 Florida contractors for discrimination

    The suits allege managers harassed and belittled non-White employees, who were then fired when they complained.

    By Oct. 3, 2022
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    Sponsored by Merchants Bonding Company

    You can’t always avoid claims: How to be part of the solution

    Claims will happen, learn how to partner with your surety to save time, money and your reputation.

    By Jay Farley, Vice President – Claims, Merchants Bonding Company • Oct. 3, 2022
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    Builders face security, privacy risks as BIM takes off

    As state and federal agencies tighten cybersecurity regulations on their projects, here’s how contractors and subs can comply.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
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    Racism in Construction

    EEOC sues California contractor for national origin, sexual harassment

    Supervisors used derisive language against Latino workers and threatened to sexually assault them, the lawsuit claims.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
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    The Dotted Line: Cost escalations lead to more disputes

    Construction attorneys say price increases for labor and materials are causing friction between GCs, subs and owners.

    By Sept. 27, 2022
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    Collecting personal data improves safety, but increases contractor liability

    Companies could face legal consequences for failing to secure employee data.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • Sept. 21, 2022
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    Q&A

    XL Construction’s Chris Bailey talks inflation, supply chain and the need for immigration reform

    After correctly predicting that higher costs and supply chain impacts weren’t temporary in early 2021, the California-based contractor gives his views on the biggest challenges facing the sector now.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    Construction and COVID-19

    Feds won’t enforce contractor COVID-19 vaccine mandate

    Updated guidance indicates the government won't implement an executive order requiring the shot, but confusion remains.

    By Sept. 8, 2022