Prevailing Wage Investigations & the Most Common Contractor Errors
By Aliecia Taormina, LCP Tracker Blog
So here’s the thing: investigations might capture your interest and elicit excitement when you’re watching an episode of CSI or your favorite crime-related tv show. But they’re no fun when you are the one being investigated.
Any contractors that have worked on...
HR Roundtable: What HR Should Stop, Start and Continue Doing In 2020
Steve Browne, TLNT
The July HR (Cincinnati) Roundtable had a unique facet about it because it marked the beginning of the 20th year of Steve being the facilitator of the forum. What started as a group of 15 people around a few, sparse tables has turned into a monthly gathering of 125+ people discussing various relevant and “hot...
Interactive Guide to the Most Common Commercial Building Code Violations
By Kim Slowey, Construction Dive
When a building inspector visits a construction project, every contractor’s hope is that the job will easily pass muster. Failure can cause delays to the project timeline while work to correct the deficiency is completed and a new inspection scheduled. In addition, in some jurisdictions, a re-...
The Paradox of STEM and Construction
By Peggy Smedley, Constructech
Construction is no longer just a collection of manual tasks. For generations now, technology has been infiltrating the daily work experience in the building trades. Universities and colleges are developing high-tech programs for construction trades, blending computer and laser technology into the...
Healthcare Focus in Construction Continues to Grow
By Peggy Smedley, Constructech
Hospitals and clinics, as well as in-patient and out-patient facilities, across the country are being expanded, remodeled, and improved, as healthcare continues to take center stage. In the past decade, changes in medical insurance programs, mostly in response to the Affordable Care Act, has made...
Cleveland Announces Site for New Police Headquarters in Opportunity Corridor Neighborhood
By Kim Palmer, Crain's
The city of Cleveland announced in a Public Safety City Council meeting Thursday, Nov. 14, that a 10-acre property in the Kinsman neighborhood has been selected as the site for the new campus-style police headquarters.
Since 2017, city officials have been searching for a new police...
$1.1 Billion in New Road Construction OK’d for Ohio, Including I-71 Express Lane
By Rick Rouan, The Columbus Dispatch
Major road construction in Ohio is getting back on track.
An infusion of new funding from a gas-tax increase adopted in the state’s transportation budget this year will be used to earmark about $1.1 billion over the next four years for major transportation projects across the...
Creating 'Cultural Change in Construction'
By Lewis Rice, Properties Magazine
The Contractors Assistance Association (CAA) celebrated its 10th anniversary in fine fashion last month at the Intercontinental Hotel on Cleveland Clinic's main campus. More than 200 diverse construction professionals representing owners, public officials, contractors, organized labor and suppliers...
Barton Malow Sets its Sights on a VDC-enabled Workforce
By Jenn Goodman, Construction Dive
While technology is helping construction firms to streamline workflows, increase communication among stakeholders and keep costs down, much of it is in the hands of a select few employees. The idea that virtual design and construction (VDC) efforts are only the responsibility of one department needs to...
Legislative Update - November 2019
Ohio Legislature Takes Up Prompt Pay
State Representatives Jon Cross and Bride Rose Sweeney have introduced HB 380. CEA and other construction groups worked with the sponsors to craft this legislation. The bill requires owners of private construction projects to pay the prime contractor within thirty-five days of...