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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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    Racism in Construction

    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
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    The Dotted Line: What to know about New York's new construction wage theft law

    General contractors in the Empire State are now liable for ensuring that all project workers are paid in full.

    By Feb. 22, 2022
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    Feds probe diversity, civil rights claims on $1.5B Kansas City airport project

    City officials failed to track minority and female participation on the new terminal project, according to a Federal Aviation Administration document.

    By Feb. 17, 2022
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    Opinion

    Why private construction jobs are requiring surety bonds, too

    Bonding is no longer just a requirement for public works projects.

    By Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt • Feb. 11, 2022
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    Contractors prepare for enforcement of New York City vaccine mandate

    As requirements for private firms ramp up, an official told Construction Dive that the city will focus on educating employers rather than fining them.

    By Feb. 10, 2022
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    5 tech tools for contractors to head off COVID-19 claims

    The pandemic exacerbated many challenges, but it also fueled tech adoption in construction that could aid with problem-solving and communication.

    By Feb. 9, 2022
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    Baltimore County inspection official waived project fees, received favors: IG report

    Arnold Jablon improperly dismissed millions in fees for the developer of the $220 million Metro Centre at Owings Mills project.

    By Feb. 4, 2022
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    The top OSHA violations of Q4 2021

    This past quarter saw repeat offenders and fines that eclipsed $400,000, and incidents that included a worker electrocution and fall in West Virginia.

    By Feb. 1, 2022
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    The most important action you can take to make project teams safer in 2022

    Need to make your business smarter and workforce safer? It's time for EHS management software.

    Jan. 31, 2022
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    Senators raise questions about Balfour Beatty's military housing management

    The legislators want the Defense Department to address how a recent settlement will affect the developer’s contracts at 55 U.S. military installations.

    By Leslie Shaver • Jan. 28, 2022
  • Construction firm sues Tyson Foods for lack of payment

    Kentucky-based Gray Construction filed a $3.5 million federal lawsuit claiming the food giant hasn't fully paid it for a poultry plant in Tennessee.

    By Jan. 26, 2022
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    OSHA pulls temporary vaccine rule, says permanent mandate is in the works

    The agency also asked the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss challenges to the emergency temporary standard as moot.

    By Kate Tornone • Jan. 26, 2022
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    The Dotted Line: COVID-19 force majeure clauses are losing their punch

    Two years into the pandemic, owners are pushing back against contracts and bids that cite COVID-19 as an excusable delay.  

    By Jan. 25, 2022