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    Racism in Construction

    Workers sue Amazon, contractors for nooses at Connecticut site

    A federal complaint alleges supervisors initially tried to keep the 2021 discovery out of the news before suggesting workers of color planted the items. 

    By Sept. 26, 2023
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    Some Republican committee members questioned the pace of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s rollout and its climate and equity aims.

    By Dan Zukowski • Sept. 26, 2023
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    The Dotted Line: How to prepare for Davis-Bacon updates

    There are a slew of changes that contractors need to be aware of, or risk paying back wages and penalties.

    By Sept. 26, 2023
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    NY announces first-in-the-nation state concrete mandate

    Set for January 2025, the state’s Buy Clean Concrete rules establishing greenhouse gas emission limits will cover all agency projects.

    By Sept. 25, 2023
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    Lactation pods keep nursing moms on the jobsite

    The spaces give women privacy for pumping breast milk, an action that is covered by the federal PUMP Act that went into effect late last year.

    By Sept. 25, 2023
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    This $1B federal lab project has been on hold since a worker’s fall in May

    An ironworker plunged approximately 23 feet at Fermilab’s accelerator project near Chicago, sustaining serious injuries including head trauma.

    By Sept. 21, 2023
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    Bill would mandate E-Verify nationwide, raise minimum wage

    The Republican-sponsored legislation would use a phased compliance schedule for small businesses.

    By Sept. 18, 2023
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    Building codes aren’t climate ready, but changes are coming

    Risk is growing from flooding and wildfires, said National Institute of Building Sciences panelists, and builders are relying on outdated guidance.

    By Sept. 14, 2023
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    The time is now to protect your firm from ransomware attacks

    Contractors are prime targets for hacks, but there are important steps businessowners can take to protect themselves, writes one cyber expert.

    By Stel Valavanis • Sept. 13, 2023
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    Best 10 states for small business taxes

    A new report analyzed federal data to find the most tax-friendly states for small businesses such as specialty contractors, subcontractors and home builders.

    By Sept. 12, 2023
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    Champlain Towers investigation yields more clues

    A preliminary NIST report points to deviations from design in the Surfside, Florida, condo’s pool deck construction.

    By Sept. 12, 2023
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    Fluor pays $14.5M to settle SEC accounting charges

    The Irving, Texas-based construction company neither admitted to nor denied the allegations stemming from two large scale, fixed price construction projects, according to a company statement.

    By Sept. 8, 2023
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    Balfour Beatty sued by EEOC for sexual harassment

    A worker allegedly texted explicit photos and made sexual advances to a woman working as a truck driver on a North Carolina highway project. 

    By Sept. 6, 2023
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    SEC cyber disclosure rules take effect: What to expect

    With enforcement on the horizon, many of the SEC's rules for material disclosures are subject to interpretation.

    By Naomi Eide • Sept. 6, 2023
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    Racism in Construction

    EEOC sues TNT Crane & Rigging for nooses, Nazi symbols in workplace

    Employees and managers regularly used a derogatory term when referring to Black workers, the suit claims.

    By Aug. 31, 2023
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    DOL proposes $55K overtime rule threshold, automatic 3-year updates

    An estimated 3.6 million U.S. workers would become eligible for overtime pay under the proposed rule, the agency said Wednesday.

    By Ryan Golden • Aug. 31, 2023
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    The Dotted Line: How to avoid skyrocketing dispute costs

    Big construction disagreements arise when there’s not just one error or issue, but a combination of things that went wrong, attorneys say.

    By Aug. 29, 2023
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    Readers Respond: Project schedules, costs feel the heat

    This summer’s extreme temperatures are having an impact on more than just worker safety, readers told Construction Dive. 

    By Aug. 25, 2023
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    Infrastructure act

    What to know about final Build America, Buy America guidelines

    The White House has clarified rules around which construction materials for federal infrastructure projects must be produced in the U.S.

    By Aug. 17, 2023
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    SEC cyber rule opens can of worms over insurance coverage

    Required disclosures could prompt more lawsuits as plaintiffs leverage what companies file with the agency, driving an increase in insurance exclusions, industry experts say.   

    By Robert Freedman • Aug. 16, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    Manufacturing megaprojects gobble up workers

    From Taylor, Texas, to Licking County, Ohio, multibillion-dollar factory projects are magnifying labor woes and driving up costs.

    By Aug. 14, 2023
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    Labor Department to host compliance seminars for Davis-Bacon rule change

    The agency’s updated prevailing wage regulation takes effect Oct. 23.

    By Aug. 14, 2023
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    Readers Respond: IIJA is boosting business for many contractors

    Construction Dive readers said they’re benefiting from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, but a lack of skilled labor and clarity around Build America, Buy America requirements is holding them back.

    By Aug. 11, 2023
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    Contractor pays $1.6M following Labor Department lawsuit

    R&R Construction Maintenance of North Carolina misclassified employees as independent contractors, the agency said.

    By Caroline Colvin • Aug. 10, 2023
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    Boston Green Line Extension builders sue STV for $35M

    Fluor, The Middlesex Corp., Herzog and Balfour Beatty filed suit against the engineering firm for its designs on the $2.3 billion MBTA light rail project.

    By Aug. 8, 2023