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    DOE proposes easing environmental reviews for certain storage, solar, transmission projects

    The proposed “categorical exclusions” would speed project reviews, the Department of Energy said Thursday.

    By Ethan Howland • Nov. 17, 2023
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    NYC tackles overdose deaths in construction

    At least 269 construction workers died of an overdose in 2020, by far the most of any occupation.

    By Nov. 15, 2023
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    LA’s I-10 to reopen in 3 to 5 weeks, no demo required

    After emphasizing that demolition was still an option late Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday new core samples indicated “surgical repairs” would suffice.

    By Nov. 14, 2023
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    Top 5 causes of construction lawsuits

    Understanding the common causes of cost disputes and overruns can help contractors avoid them, according to the latest Crux report.

    By Nov. 13, 2023
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    Miami commissioners delay heat standard vote

    The proposed rule would outline rights for employees who work outdoors and require companies to develop a mandatory heat exposure program.

    By Nov. 10, 2023
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    Large contractors, union shops better at anti-harassment training

    While more than two-thirds of contractors emphasize the importance of inclusion, just 34% of small companies and 42% of non-union shops do so, a new report found.

    By Nov. 8, 2023
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    Progressive design-build gains ground in US

    More transportation and water agencies are adopting the project delivery method, according to a recent panel at the 2023 Design-Build Conference and Expo.

    By Nov. 8, 2023
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    Racism in Construction

    Black workers find noose, figurine on Cleveland jobsite

    Contractor Cleveland Construction claimed the display, which contained the words “my motivation to work,” was not racially motivated. 

    By Nov. 3, 2023
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    Boston expands construction safety requirements

    The city will require safety plans, meetings and coordinators for construction and demolition projects, according to a new ordinance.

    By Nov. 1, 2023
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    Column

    The Dotted Line: Why the Amazon noose lawsuit is ‘a big deal’

    Construction attorneys say the litigation to hold an owner and its contractors accountable for jobsite hate symbols could have broader implications.

    By Oct. 31, 2023
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    Jacobs faces $15K penalty for safety violations on NASA project

    The fines stem from alleged infractions around lead-based paint, asbestos removal and PPE requirements during a job in Hampton, Virginia.

    By Oct. 31, 2023
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    AECOM to pay $11.8M to settle Katrina relief allegations

    The Justice Department alleged that the Dallas-based contractor violated the False Claims Act during its hurricane recovery work in New Orleans.

    By Updated Oct. 30, 2023
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    Boston’s year-old $2.3B Green Line Extension needs repairs

    GLX Constructors — composed of Fluor, The Middlesex Corp., Herzog and Balfour Beatty — finished the light rail project last year and will regauge the faulty tracks.

    By Oct. 26, 2023
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    Opinion

    Billions in deferred maintenance projects coming to US facilities

    A nationwide push to address delayed upkeep on public buildings and infrastructure will create myriad opportunities for contractors, according to a consultant.

    By Mary Scott Nabers • Oct. 25, 2023
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    Construction staffing firm did not hire women, Black workers, EEOC says

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit against a Minnesota firm where a recruiter quit after learning of the practice.

    By Oct. 23, 2023
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    Construction Inclusion Week

    Group calls for more Black prime contractors

    Construction CEO Deryl McKissak, whose ancestor started a building firm after being freed from slavery, founded AEC Unites with leaders from Turner and Jacobs.

    By Oct. 18, 2023
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    Texas DOT to pay Harbor Bridge builders $400M to resolve dispute

    A Flatiron/Dragados joint venture is building the $1.2 billion Corpus Christi, Texas, project that is five years behind schedule.

    By Oct. 17, 2023
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    Opinion // Construction Inclusion Week

    Diversity, not racism, must be construction’s default

    In an industry known for overcoming challenges, progress on inclusion doesn’t measure up, according to one construction CEO and author.

    By Melvin Gravely • Oct. 17, 2023
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    Gilbane-Turner claims 40% workforce diversity on Bills stadium

    After taking heat from a local legislator, the JV on the $1.7 billion job said it has awarded 55 contracts worth $163 million to underrepresented businesses.

    By Oct. 12, 2023
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    Top construction events for the second half of 2024

    It’s time to plan ahead. Construction Dive has you covered with a full list of industry conferences, expos and meetings on tap for the rest of the year.

    By Updated April 30, 2024
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    Greenbuild 2023: Building execs champion ESG

    Panelists at last week’s event urged contractors to craft a three-pronged strategy for environmental, social and governance initiatives.

    By Oct. 2, 2023
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    Most contractors unprepared for cyberattacks

    A new report follows warnings that hackers often target AEC firms’ clients.

    By Sept. 27, 2023
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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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    Column

    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