NABTU: Union, Wage Protections Must Underlie $1T Infrastructure Plan
Article written by Kathleen Brown, Construction Dive.
Union leaders and some of their congressional advocates are convening at North America’s Building Trades Unions’ 2019 Legislative Conference this week, and the need for infrastructure investment has been the resounding theme.
NABTU President Sean McGarvey kicked...
MetroHealth Breaks Ground on New ‘Hospital in a Park’
By Ginger Christ, The Plain Dealer
The MetroHealth System on Monday will break ground on the centerpiece of its $946-million transformation plan, an 11-story 264-bed hospital on its main campus on West 25th Street in Cleveland.
The transformation project kicked off in 2014, and already has included the expansion...
Signs of the Times: Labor Shortages, Liability Expansions and Cyber Threats
From the pages of ENR Sections Insurance Today
Total construction spending is on the rise, the economy is growing, and the insurance and surety markets are stable and strong. The value of construction put in place in 2018 totaled $1.3 trillion, a 3.3% increase from 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau Statistics, and all signs...
Legislative Update - April 2019
On the Level: Could “Time is of the Essence” Be Implied in Your Contract?
From the Frantz Ward LLP blog
Recently, the Fourth Appellate District of Ohio upheld a lower court ruling that created a “time is of the essence” clause in the dealings between the parties, when no such clause existed in their written purchase order, and no terms or conditions were incorporated by reference. S...
Acosta to Lawmakers: ‘I Fully Expect’ Inspections to Increase
This article is from the Safety+Health Magazine website.
Acosta appeared before the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee for the first time since Democrats won the majority in the 2018 midterm elections and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) took over as chair.
He pointed out that...
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Contractors Increase use of In-House Design to Better Manage Project Demands
By Jim Parsons is a freelance writer for (ENR) Engineering News-Record.
Contractors’ use of virtual design and construction technology can help expedite development and fabrication of building systems, but application of these tools still requires teamwide collaboration and understanding.