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    Construction restarts on Miami's deepest parking garage

    Residents at a neighboring property had expressed concern about construction causing soil erosion, cracks in concrete and ground movement.

    By Leslie Shaver • Dec. 23, 2021
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    Supreme Court to hear arguments on vaccine mandates for employers

    The news represents a course of action from the high court that is "unheard of," one attorney wrote.

    By Ryan Golden • Dec. 23, 2021
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    DHS to perform repairs on portions of border wall

    The existing border wall structure has safety issues that the Department of Homeland Security wants to address.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    The Dotted Line: In 2021, construction was all about navigating the fine print

    From "excusable" delays for supply chain issues to navigating vaccine mandates, construction leaders had to carefully read through contracts to account for the year's challenges.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    ASCE releases world's first tornado safety building standard

    Designed for critical infrastructure such as fire departments and hospitals, the new standards offer ways to protect a building from a majority of twisters.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
  • Protests, politicians and pushback: Some of the year's most contentious construction projects

    From a pipeline to a stadium to a highway, these six major builds have sparked fierce opposition.

    By Dec. 20, 2021
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    Construction employers work to keep the peace in the great vaccine debate

    As tensions flare over inoculations and with OSHA's mandate back on, contractors are using various approaches to minimize workplace conflicts.

    By Dec. 20, 2021
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    One Federal Decision will save time, money in infrastructure permitting

    The IIJA has reinstated the streamlined environmental review process for major infrastructure projects, first established in a Trump-era executive order.

    By Mary Salmonsen • Dec. 15, 2021
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    Fluor prevails in layoff notices lawsuit

    Michael Kennedy, general counsel of the AGC, said the case is part of a bigger trend of plaintiffs trying to hold one contractor liable for another's practices.

    By Leslie Shaver • Dec. 14, 2021
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    Boston contractor, owner charged with perjury related to jobsite deaths

    Atlantic Coast Utilities and its owner, Laurence Moloney, were among those indicted last week after allegedly lying about past OSHA violations.

    By Dec. 10, 2021
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    NYC contractors call new vaccine mandate 'heavy-handed'

    Construction firms in the city question the implementation and enforcement of required inoculations in the private sector.

    By Dec. 9, 2021
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    New York City inches toward drones for building inspections

    Drones have been gaining traction in industrial fields for some time, and offer a usable solution to inspecting buildings high off the ground.

    By Dec. 8, 2021
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    Texas man who used a dead person's name for PPP construction loan gets 9+ years in prison

    Lee Price III fraudulently obtained more than $1.6 million from the Paycheck Protection Program and spent it on a Lamborghini, a Rolex and a residence, according to the Department of Justice.

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    Construction bond claims 101: Understanding the process

    Knowing the basics is the first step for any contractor who wants to take on bonded jobs.

    By Jay Farley, Vice President – Claims, Merchants Bonding Company • Dec. 6, 2021
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    Did construction next door cause the Surfside, Florida, condo collapse?

    A lawsuit alleges that questionable construction practices at a neighboring building contributed to the tragedy, but attorneys for the defendants told Construction Dive they disagree.

    By Leslie Shaver • Dec. 2, 2021
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    The Dotted Line: Supply chain woes lead to possible breach, defect claims

    Protecting yourself during trying times comes down to specific contract language, and not cutting corners on jobs or materials.

    By Nov. 30, 2021
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    Construction firms search for legal loopholes to federal contractor vaccine mandate

    Some companies may explore spinning off separate LLCs, but the chances of success are low, according to guidance from attorneys and the government.

    By Leslie Shaver • Nov. 23, 2021
  • Congressional subcommittee looks into why $66B of infrastructure funds won't target minority contractors

    The Federal Railroad Administration, unlike DOT, doesn't have an established program to award contracts to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    Construction techies laud $100M in infrastructure act, push for more

    While industry experts praised the construction technology funding included in the infrastructure package, some are asking whether even more money should have been allocated for this booming segment.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    Court stays ETS employer vaccine mandate

    The 5th Circuit ordered the stay due to "grave statutory and constitutional issues with the mandate."

    By Kathryn Moody • Updated Nov. 8, 2021
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    Should climate change, racial equity factor into OSHA's new heat standards?

    The agency is soliciting comments on topics ranging from heat-stress thresholds to exposure monitoring.

    By Katie Clarey • Nov. 4, 2021
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    Former Navillus execs convicted of embezzling more than $1M in worker benefits

    Three former leaders at one of New York City's largest contractors were convicted of placing workers on the payroll of a contracting firm that issued fraudulent invoices.

    By Leslie Shaver • Oct. 28, 2021
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    White House announces guidelines to boost unions in the federal workforce

    Vice President Kamala Harris' announcement encouraging civil workers to join unions is a stark difference from the policies of former President Donald Trump, who worked to diminish their influence.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    The Dotted Line: 5 ways to protect yourself when taking over someone else's project

    Stepping into an existing project is a challenge. Experts suggest snapping photographs and ensuring clarity on payments before getting work started.

    By Leslie Shaver • Oct. 26, 2021
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    How A.I. can change the way you view your jobsite for the better

    In one year, a construction camera takes at least 25,000 photos of the jobsite. With thousands of photos, this visual data is rarely utilized to its fullest. When paired with an advanced visual data system, unlocking the insight behind the images is easy.

    Oct. 25, 2021