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UK Prime Minister Proposes Underground Roundabout

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has recently proposed yet another transportation pitch regarding the connection of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this time suggesting the const...


Biden Revokes Trump EO on Federal Architecture

In a move that revoked several executive orders from former President Donald J. Trump, President Joe Biden has reversed Executive Order 13967 of Dec. 18, 2020 (Promoting Beautiful Federal Ci...


NY Created Death Registry for Construction

A bill was recently signed into law in New York that creates a statewide death registry for the construction industry, as well as expands definitions on workers and reporting.


TX University Seeks Gym Repainting Bids

The Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, is seeking bids for the painting of the Kinesiology Building/Wisdom Gym. Tarleton State University was opened in 1899.


NYC Mayor Appoints 'Recovery Czar'

Earlier this week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced Lorraine Grillo as the Senior Advisor for Recovery. Grillo, who is currently the Commissioner of the Department of Design and...


Walsh Issues Boston Order After Disparity Study

Labor secretary nominee, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, announced an executive order last week that aims to create a framework to “enact race- and gender- conscious procurement goals.”


Environmentalists Threaten Suit Over Waterway Permits

At the beginning of the month, a coalition of environmental groups alerted the Biden administration that they would file suit if the Army Corps of Engineers failed to reconsider Trump-era pe...


CA School Seeks Remodel Bids

The Tulare City School District in Tulare, California, is seeking bids for the remodel of the Live Oak Middle School locker room. The Tulare City School District is home to over 10,000 stude...


Enbridge Releases 2020 Numbers, Line 3 Costs

In Enbridge Inc.’s recent release of its 2020 earnings report, the company revealed that the price tag for its Line 3 replacement project has gone up from CA$8.2 billion to CA$9.3 billion.


Bridge Builders Sue NY Thruway Authority

Tappan Zee Constructors, the design-build consortium currently working on the $4 billion Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge, has recently filed a lawsuit against the New York State Thruway Authority se...


EPA Settles with TX Reno Show Over Lead Violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled with Flipnmove Production and EQ media, Inc., over alleged violations of lead paint exposure regulations affiliated with one of the compa...


Hacker Distorts FL Drinking Water

On Friday (Feb. 5), a water treatment plant in Oldsmar, Florida, reported that a hacker had breached its computer networks and changed the level of sodium hydroxide from 100 parts per millio...


Repaint Bids Sought for CT Performing Arts Center

The town of Simsbury, Connecticut, is seeking bids for the painting of the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center. The center is the second-largest outdoor venue in Connecticut with space t...


Inquiry: Flammable Panels Sold as 'Default'

The first—and probably only—person from Arconic testified in front of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry earlier this week and revealed that the company sold panels that it knew were flammable becau...


MI to Develop Dam Safety Regulations

Reported at the beginning of the month, the Michigan Dam Safety Task Force announced that it would be delayed in submitting new safety measures to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.


EPA Announces Reviews, Chemical Webinars

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently sent two emailed press releases discussing both a review of its actions of the course of the previous administration, as well as announcing ...


Committee to Vote on Walsh for Labor Secretary

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is set to vote today (Feb. 11) on the confirmation of labor secretary nominee Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.


EPA Settles Pittsburgh Stormwater Violations

On Friday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had reached a consent agreement with the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA)...


Chicago Center to Break Ground After Delays

After years of delays, the federal review process for Chicago’s Obama Presidential Center concluded last week, giving the project a new estimated start date.


Navy Awards Nearly $1B in Construction Contracts

The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Pacific recently awarded seven companies a $990 million, five-year construction contract for projects primarily located in Guam and other var...


Seattle Adopts New Building Energy Codes

At the beginning of the week, Seattle City Council unanimously approved Commercial Energy Code updates set forth by Mayor Jenny Durkan that seek to advance electrification throughout the com...


Bids Sought for New Residence Hall in KY

The University of Louisville, in Kentucky, is seeking bids for the construction of a new residence hall. The University of Louisville is a state-supported school located in Kentucky’s larges...


AASHTO Releases COVID Relief Estimates for DOTs

Based on Highway Infrastructure Programs in the 2021 Division M of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, American Association of State Highway and Transportati...


Skanska Sued Over FL Interstate Project

In a complaint filed at the end of January, transportation and heavy civil construction company Lane Construction Corporation alleged that its joint venture design-build partner on Florida’s...


OSHA Updates COVID-19 Guidance Per Order

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued stronger worker safety guidance to aid employers in implementing a COVID-19 prevention program and to ...


Work Continues During Dakota Pipeline Review

Last week, a federal appeals court upheld United States District Judge James Boasberg’s order for a full environmental impact review of the Dakota Access Pipeline.


NYC Inks Deal with Tech to Track Safety Training

The New York City Department of Buildings has recently partnered with tech company myComply to build and administer software behind a new training credential database.


TX Tax Incentive Promotes Green Infrastructure

Last month, Houston City Council announced the approval of a new green stormwater infrastructure tax abatement program to encourage the implementation of green stormwater infrastructure in p...


CA Seeks Bids for Historic House Repairs

The California Department of Parks and Recreation in Sacramento, California, is seeking bids for the repair of the “First Brick House.” The building was erected in 1847 and was the first bri...


Buttigieg Sets Focus on Infrastructure

Last week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing regarding the nomination of President Joe Biden’s Transportation Secretary pick, Pete Buttigieg.


'Buy American' Rule Upped for Federal Projects

The “Buy American” policies initially set forth by former President Donald J. Trump got a boost earlier this week as President Joe Biden signed a new executive order aiming at increasing gov...


UK Unveils Regulatory Body for Construction

The United Kingdom’s Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick recently unveiled a new regulatory body that’s been established to oversee the safety of construction materials. The decision was influe...


Resolution Reached in Multi-Company PFAS Case

Chemical solutions company Chemours announced in a press release on Friday (Jan. 22) that it, DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (DD) and Corteva, Inc. (CTVA) had entered a binding memorandum of unders...


AIA Applauds US Climate Recommitment

Last Wednesday, President Joe Biden issued a statement announcing the United States recommitment to the Paris Agreement, done at Paris on December 12, 2015.


Steel Industry Organizations Plea to Keep Tariffs

Earlier this month, a group of several domestic steel industry associations penned a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to keep steel tariffs and quotas that were set in place by the ...


NRCA Announces Invite to 2021 Roofing Day

The National Roofing Contractors Association has invited all industry professionals to this year’s virtual Roofing Day in D.C. on March 23-24. The annual event serves as an opportunity for t...


Biden Revokes Keystone Pipeline Permit

As promised during his election campaign, President Joe Biden revoked the permit for the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline upon taking office on Wednesday (Jan. 20).


FL Seeks Bids for Community Center Project

The City of Gainesville, Florida, is seeking bids for the construction of the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center.


Biden Pauses Border Wall Work, Halts Funding

Shortly after being sworn into office on Wednesday, President Joe Biden issued a proclamation putting a pause to construction on the U.S.-Mexico border wall and rescinded the national emerge...


NY Announces Plans for Green Energy Program

Last week, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2021 State of the State address, outlining several proposals focused on creating the largest offshore wind program in the nation an...


COVID-19 Notification Law Enacted in CA

On Jan. 1, California’s AB 685 law officially went into effect, allowing state regulators to shut down jobsites that expose workers to an imminent hazard of COVID-19 infection.


USDOT Releases Hyperloop Standards Review

On Friday (Jan. 15), the United States Department of Transportation released the “Hyperloop Standards Desk Review,” which plans to aid policymakers in better understanding standards and regu...


DOL Issues Independent Contractor Clarification

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a final rule meant to clarify the status of independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.


Exterior Painting Bids Wanted for FL School

The Indian River County School District in Vero Beach, Florida, is seeking bids for the exterior painting of one middle school.


MI to Charge Former Gov for Flint Crisis

While specifics have yet to be announced, it was confirmed earlier this week that former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, along with his health director and other ex-officials from his administrat...


Disaster Funds Signed into Law

Marking the beginning of 2021, President Donald J. Trump signed S. 3418, the Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation Act—also known as the STORM Act—into law.


HUD Adopts Updated Safe Harbor Standards

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has adopted new safe harbors for the design and construction industry regarding the Fair Housing Act. This is the first update to the saf...


Codes Lawsuits Continue After Spring Ruling

The battle for intellectual property rights in the building codes sector rages on as the International Code Council and private company UpCodes are still in a legal dispute after an initial ...


Biden Taps Mayor Walsh for Labor Secretary

Last week, President-Elect Joe Biden announced several key members of his forthcoming economic and jobs team, including his pick for Secretary of Labor, for which he has tapped Boston Mayor ...


EPA Gathering Comments for TSCA Fees Rule

At the end of last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released for public comment a proposed set of updates to the Toxic Substances Control Act’s Fees Rule.


NYC Stormwater Rule Introduced for Overflow

In New York City, officials recently introduced what has been titled the Unified StormWater Rule (USWR), which if approved, will apply to construction within the city’s Gowanus area as part ...


NE Commission Seeks Bids for Cabin Upgrades

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska, is seeking bids for the upgrade of its cabins.


EPA Announces Final Lead Abatement Rule

At the end of last month, the EPA announced the final rule to lower the clearance levels for the amount of lead that can remain in dust on floors and windowsills after lead abatement.


Skanska Takes FL Liability to Court

Contractor and design-build team Skanska USA Civil Southeast turned to the U.S. District Court in Pensacola, Florida, last month in an attempt to significantly reduce or eliminate its liabil...


COVID-19 Relief Details $10B for Infrastructure

At the end of December, President Donald J. Trump signed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package, allotting $10 billion for highway infrastructure programs. The package was signed on Dec. 27,...


AGC Optimistic with COVID-19 Relief Package

Stephen E. Sandherr, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America, released a statement last month as the COVID-19 relief legislation passed through the United States House and Senat...


Transportation Agencies Issue Final Environmental Rule

Last Monday (Dec. 28, 2020), the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and the United States Department of Transportation issued a ...


LA Seeks Bids for Pavilion Construction

The City of Shreveport, Louisiana, is seeking bids for the construction of the Caddo Common Pavilion.


EPA Releases Final Risk Assessment of NMP

Near the end of December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the final risk evaluation for n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). This was the last step in the risk evaluation as required...


TXDOT Seeks Bids for New Admin Building

The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking bids for the construction of a new administration building.


Trump Signs EO on Federal Architecture Design

President Donald J. Trump has signed the, “Executive Order on Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture,” which orders all federal buildings in Washington, D.C., as well as new federal ...


Biden Nominates Buttigieg for USDOT Secretary

Last week, President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team announced that Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg to serve as the 19th Secretary for the United States Department of Transportation.


AIA Adopts New Rules for Justice Facility Design

Earlier this month, the American Institute of Architects Board of Directors adopted new rules into the association’s Code of Ethics.


GA College Seeks Bids for Roof Project

Athens Technical College—Elbert County Campus, in Elberton, Georgia, is seeking bids for the re-roofing of a building.


Lawsuit Filed Alleging Toxic Sandblasting Impacts

A Santa Clarita, California-based law firm has recently filed a complaint in the Los Angeles Superior Court against developer Five Points Development, alleging the company of failing to take...


House Passes $9.9B Water Legislation

Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, authorizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works mission areas for the next...


New NY Guidelines Leave 'Essential' Questions

At the beginning of the week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlines a new COVID-19 guidance plan for the state. Over the weekend the state updated the guidance for its COVID Cluster Action Ini...


USDOT Prepares for COVID-19 Vaccine Transport

At the beginning of the month, the United States Department of Transportation announced that it was ensuring that all its regulatory measures would be taken for the safe, rapid transportatio...


SBA Releases PPP Borrower Data

Following U.S. Federal Judge James Boasberg’s order to the Small Business Administration for the release of names and precise loan amounts of all Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Inj...


MI Seekings Bids for USAO Office Renovation

The General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service, is seeking bids for the renovation of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Marquette, Michigan.


BIG Tapped to Design Lunar Infrastructure

Bjarke Ingels Group has recently partnered with ICON, a construction technology developer, and SEArch+, to begin designed a sustainable habitat for the moon.


Court OKs Fund Diversion for Border Wall

Last week, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals approved the Trump administration’s plan in a 2-1 decision to divert $3.6 billion in funding from more than 100 military construction project...


AGC Sues SBA for PPP Loan Questionnaire

The Associated General Contractors of American announced earlier this week that it has filed a lawsuit against the Small Business Administration and the Office of Management and Budget in or...


Philly to Vote on New Construction Tax

A Philadelphia City Council Committee approved three bills last week that are making the way for a new tax on residential construction in the city.


EPA Issues Final Rule on Cleanup Insurance

In a news release issued last month, the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had finalized its rulemaking on financial assurance requirements for the Electric Pow...


Bids Needed for TX Hospital Department Reno

Harris County in Houston, Texas, is seeking bids for renovations in the Nuclear Medicine Department at the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital in Houston, Texas.


MN Gives Pipeline Final Green Light

At the end of November, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and independent Minnesota Public Utilities Commission granted a construction storm water permit for the Enbridge Energy’s Li...


PennDOT Looks at P3 for Bridge Backlog

Last month, the Pennsylvania Public Private Transportation Partnership (P3) Board approved what it’s calling the Major Bridge P3 Program, a new transportation initiative that will help accel...


Change in Bird Rule Could Impact Industry

An environmental analysis filed by the Trump administration last Friday (Nov. 27) could set up a rollback of some of the regulations in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, namely the range of lia...


FHWA Proposes New Transportation Standards

Last Tuesday (Nov. 24), the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding state department’s freeway and int...


EPA Sued Over Coal Rule Revisions

Last week, a coalition of nine environmental groups announced that they were suing the United States Environmental Protection Agency over finalized revisions made to coal ash and coal plant ...


Bids Sought for KS School Paint Job

The Topeka Unified School District No. 501 in Topeka, Kansas, is seeking bids for the painting of Topeka High School.


Senate Committee Releases 2021 Funding Bills

The Senate Committee on Appropriations released all 12 of its fiscal year 2021 funding measures and subcommittee allocations earlier this month, highlighting $74.8 billion for the transporta...


EPA Extends Comment Period on PV29 Risks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended the public comment period on the revised draft risk evaluation for C.I. Pigment Violet 29 (PV29). The EPA said that the extension s to g...


Biden Releases Plan to Tackle Climate Crisis

Following the announcement of Joe Biden as the United States’ new President-elect, the Biden-Harris transition team has since released its plan regarding climate change, highlighting the inc...


NY Announces $336M Flood Risk Protection

Eight years after Hurricane Sandy battered waterfront communities in the Rockaways and across New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced late last month that constru...


CA City Gas Ban Impacts Building Construction

On Tuesday (Nov. 17), San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a new city ordinance, banning the use natural gas or other fossil fuels in all new residential and commercial bu...


MI Governor Shuts Down Pipeline

In citing environmental concerns, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced the state will be shutting down Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline—which was built in the 1950s and crosses ...


NY Sub Agrees to Pay $3.13M in Fines

Recently, the­ United States Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts announced that VJ Associates, a group of companies based in Hicksville, New York, had agreed to pay $3.13 mil...


SBA to Release Names, Amounts of PPP

United States Federal Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently issued an order to the Small Business Administration to release the names and prec...


NASA Works on Commercial Space Tech

Last week, the United States National Aeronautics and Sp­ace Administration announced that it had selected 17 American companies for 20 partnerships to mature industry-developed space techno...


Grenfell: Docs Hint Companies Knew of Dangers

Last week during the Grenfell Fire Inquiry, emails from the cladding companies involved in the tower’s 2015 refurbishment revealed that officials at the companies knew that their materials w...


Bids Sought for DE Cafeteria Reno

The Delaware Office of Management and Budget in Dover, Delaware, is seeking bids for the renovation of the Carvel State Office Building Cafeteria. The Carver State Office Building is located...


Pipeline Co. to Pay $800K in Fines, Fixes

In a press release issued at the beginning of the month by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Office of the Attorney General Maura Healey, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co...


FAA Launches Second Drone Integration Program

One day after the closing of the Federal Aviation Administration’s three-year Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) on Oct. 25, the Administration announced the laun...


Grenfell Inquiry Expert Points to Fire Consultants

An expert witness brought in by the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has called the lead architect on the tower refurbishment “imprudent” for not employing a fire consultant specialist when designing ...


TX ‘Ike Dike’ Unveils Updated Plans

Announced at the end of October, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office released a second draft of its envisioned multi-billion-dollar coastal storm barr...


NASA Taps AL College for 3D-Printing Studies

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Alabama, has recently selected nearby Drake State Community and Technical College to help research 3D-printing technologies that will help...


Prospects for $10B WI Plant Could be 'Dead'

An analyst hired by the state of Wisconsin has called the $10 billion Foxconn project “dead” as tax breaks and government aid become more and more crucial to keeping the agreement afloat.


USDA Invests $891M in Rural Water, Wastewater

At the end of October, the Trump Administration announced that the United States Department of Agriculture would be investing $891 million in the modernization of rural drinking water and wa...


MD School Seeks Bids for Auditorium Reno

The Washington County Public Schools in Hagerstown, Maryland, is seeking bids for the renovation of an auditorium and stage at the Boonsboro High School. The Boonsboro High School was constr...


OSHA Issues FAQ on N95 Masks

Last week, U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration published a set of Frequently Asked Questions on how N95 respirators effectively protect wearers from coro...


Adjaye Answers Questions at Holocaust Memorial Inquiry

At a public inquiry into David Adjaye’s proposed U.K. Holocaust Memorial and Learning Center, the architect defended the decision to scale up the monument 23% from his original competition-w...


USDOT Announces Over $220M in Port Grants

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Transportation announced the award of more than $220 million in discretionary grant funding to improve port facilities in 15 states and te...


NYC MTA Inspector Requests Evaluation Reform

Earlier this month, the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority Office of the Inspector General released a report recommending a revamp of the agency’s current contractor and con...


Bids Wanted for CA Library Renovation

The city of Santa Cruz, California, is seeking bids for the renovation of the Garfield Park Public Library.


Legislators Introduce Flood Protection Bill

Announced at the end of September, Representatives David E. Price (D-North Carolina) and Lee Zeldin (R-New York) introduced legislation aimed at reducing the impacts of serve weather, such a...


DOE Announces $80M in Energy Funding

Recently, the United States Department of Energy announced an $80 million 2020 funding opportunity for its Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) program.


Bids Wanted for MD Detention Center Addition

Calvert County, in Prince Frederick, Maryland, is seeking bids for the addition of a program space to the Calvert County Detention Center.


AASHTO Renews Call for DOT Emergency Aid

At the beginning of the month, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials inked a letter to Congressional leaders renewing its request of $37 billion in direct federa...


Grenfell Inquiry Hears from Building Control

Moving on in the inquiry of London’s Grenfell Tower fire, officials heard last week that a restructuring at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council had created an unbalanced work...


USDOT Announces $321M in Rail Funding

Announced at the end of September, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao reported that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration has selected 50 projects...


CA College Seeks Building Reno Bids

The Yosemite Community College District in Modesto, California, is seeking bids for the improvement of the MJC East Electronics Building.


Canada Pushes $7.5B in Infrastructure Stimulus

Recently, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canada Infrastructure Bank would be launching a C$10 billion ($7.5 billion), three-year infrastructure plan to boost renew...


ACC, OSHA Renew Alliance

The American Chemistry Council and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced last month that they have renewed their ACC OSHA Alliance, “which continues to foster safer and...


FTA Announces Final Rule for PMO

At the end of September, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced a final rule amending FTA regulations for Project Management Oversight of transit ca...


NY Exec Pleads Guilty in Bid-Rigging Scheme

Audrey Strauss, acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced last week that former Director of Global Construction at Bloomberg LLC, Anthony Guzzone, pleaded guilty ...


Lawsuit Against Border Wall Revived

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a House of Democrats’ lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s authority to use...


USDOT Releases National Freight Plan

For the first time in American history, the U.S. Department of Transportation has released a National Freight Strategic Plan regarding long-term investments in infrastructure, the workforce ...


AIA Issues Support for Proposed Energy Package

The American Institute of Architects has announced support for a recently proposed energy package from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.


OSHA to Hold Whistleblower Teleconference

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced late last week that it is holding another teleconference to solicit public comments on the agency’s whi...


Navy Ship Delays Reduced, Plans Submitted

According to reports, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Navy ship days delayed by maintenance were reduced by 80% in fiscal 2020.


Grenfell: Clerk of Works Wasn't Monitoring Compliance

Late last week, the Grenfell Fire Inquiry found that the person on record as the Clerk of Works for the Grenfell Tower’s refurbishment was not, in fact, acting as Clerk of Works.


FAA Awards $335M in Infrastructure Grants

Late last week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced that the Trump Administration is awarding $335 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Feder...


PPP Forgiveness Could Change Tax Bills

According to reports, businesses that received Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program loans during the COVID-19 pandemic could experience higher taxable revenues.


TX Bullet Train Receives Federal Approval

On Monday, Texas Central Railroad announced via press release that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration had announced the pre-publication version of the fi...


Navy Seeks Input for Pearl Harbor Dry Dock

Earlier this month, the U.S. Navy launched a virtual 32-day public outreach and comment period regarding a new proposed submarine dry dock at the Pearl Harbor Navy Shipyard.


Docs of Expedited Projects Released to Public

The documents that detail some of the projects that have been expedited as a result of President Donald J. Trump’s recent executive order have been released to the public.


$1.5M in Liens Filed Against Las Vegas Stadium

Four liens have been filed against Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium, according to reports. The liens, which have been filed with the Clark County Recorder’s Office, total $1.5 million.


Seattle Releases Audit on Bridge Maintenance

The City of Seattle released an audit of its Department of Transportation last week, which found that the agency’s bridge-maintenance spending is inadequate and says that money is one of the...


Bids Needed for Exterior Residential Work in TX

The San Antonio Housing Authority in San Antonio, Texas, is seeking bids for the exterior rehabilitation of the Sunshine Plaza building and HVAC improvements. The San Antonio Housing Authori...


Court Strikes Down DOL's Joint Employment Rule

A federal judge in New York vacated most of a joint employer rule from the U.S. Department of Labor that was issued at the beginning of the year.


Reports Indicate N95 Material Still Short

The raw material needed to make N95 masks is still in short supply, according to the Associated Press. The AP reported late last week that meltblown textile—a crucial component for the masks...


New NEPA Rules Take Effect This Week

Changes to the National Environmental Policy Act went into effect this week after a district court judge dismissed the request for a preliminary injunction on the changes.


Reports Reaffirm Border Wall Erosion Concerns

Two new engineering reports are further questioning the structural integrity of a section of border wall along the Rio Grande River in Mission, Texas.


FHWA Announces $70M in Grants

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration published a Notice of Funding Opportunity for cities, states, tribal governments and federal lands agencies ...


Grenfell Inquiry Hears from Cladding Subcontractor

The cladding subcontractor on London’s Grenfell Tower refurbishment wrapped up two days of inquiry testimony earlier this week after the process went on summer break for the past month.


EPA Releases Final List for TSCA Fees

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the final list of businesses that are subject to fees for the 20 chemicals designated as high priority for risk evaluation under the Tox...


Bids Wanted for IL Roadway, Bridge Reconstruction

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of two bridges and reconstruction of the Eisenhower Expressway and St. Charles Road in DuPage Count...


USDOT Announces $1.2B in FAA Grants

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced last week that $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants are being awarded through the Federal Aviation Administratio...


Document of Expedited Federal Projects Released

Some of the projects that have been expedited as a result of President Donald J. Trump’s recent executive order have been revealed, according to recently released documents from the Interior...


Navy Issues $5B Multiple Award Contract RFP

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic, located in Norfolk, Virginia, has issued a Request for Proposals for an eight-year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Global Continge...


ABC Pens Letter for Trump Reelection

Late last week, the Associated Builders and Contractors formally announced its endorsement of President Donald J. Trump for reelection.


MI Hears Comments on Line 5 Tunnel

The Michigan Public Service Commission held a virtual public hearing last week for comments on the proposed Enbridge Line 5 tunnel, which if approved would run under the Straits of Mackinac.


Interim Company List for TSCA Fees Released

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released an interim final list of businesses that are subject to pay fees for the 20 chemicals designated as high priority for the next ri...


Bids Wanted for MA Historic House Painting

The Department of the Interior, National Park Service located in Quincy, Massachusetts, is seeking bids for the complete painting of the North and West sides of the Adam Beale House. The hou...


EPA to Terminate COVID-19 Compliance Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released an addendum on termination of the entity’s COVID-19 Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program.


ACA Responds to Air Quality Standards Proposal

The American Coatings Association recently released a response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to retain the existing National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone.


Judge Orders Work to Continue on Purple Line

Work is moving forward at Maryland’s $2 billion light rail project after a judge earlier this month issued a temporary restraining order against Purple Line Transit Partners LLC, preventing ...


Flint Reaches $600M Settlement with State

The state of Michigan has reached a $600 million settlement with Flint residents for the state’s role in the city’s water crisis. A summary of the deal shows that nearly 80% of the funds wil...


ORNL Debuts Smart Wall Technology

Earlier this month, researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory demonstrated what they are calling a “first-of-its-kind smart wall” that they say combined advanced manufacturing and b...


NYC Signs New PLA, Suggests Legislation

A new Project Labor Agreement has been announced between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration and the city’s building trade unions, according to an announcement last week.


Facade Inspections Get Stricter in NYC

Earlier this year, the New York City Department of Buildings adopted a new rule to its Facade Inspection and Safety Program that made changes to inspection and reporting requirements, common...


MD Tank Rehab Out for Bid

Anne Arundel County is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate the Crofton Meadows Elevated Water Tank in Crofton, Maryland.


Judge Rejects Lifting FIGG Suspension

A federal judge has denied FIGG Bridge Engineers’ and engineer William “Denney” Pate’s request to lift the imposed suspension from the Federal Highway Administration.


EPA Releases Energy Requirement Reductions

Last Friday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced two final rules for the oil and gas industry that the EPA says “removes ineffective and duplicative r...


MD County Passes Bird-Friendly Building Law

Maryland’s Howard County Council passed a bird-safety building mandate last month, making it the first area in the state to do so following a recent trend around the country.


FIGG Files Against FHWA Suspension

FIGG Bridge Engineers Inc., along with FIGG engineer William “Denney” Pate, have sued the Federal Highway Administration asking for the agency’s suspension of its eligibility to participate ...


NY Execs Face Charges, Sentencing

Multiple people involved with what the state of New York is calling a “bid-rigging” scheme have been charged or sentenced within the last few weeks in the state’s Southern District court.


Lawmakers Seek Records of Expedited Projects

More than two months after President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order advising federal agencies to expedite infrastructure investments and other activities to accelerate the United ...


EPA Finalizes Plans for Sherwin-Williams Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday (Aug. 10) that it has finalized its plan to address contamination at the former manufacturing plant and adjoining areas of the Sherw...


US to Reinstate Canada's Aluminum Tariffs

The U.S. is reinstating its 10% tariffs on raw aluminum imports from Canada beginning Aug. 16 following a proclamation issued by President Donald J. Trump late last week.


Court Lets Dakota Access Stay Flowing

Last week, a federal appeals court reversed a judge’s order to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline pending a full environmental review.


Bids Wanted for PA College Room Reno

The Community College of Philadelphia is seeking bids for the renovation of the music department room.


Environmental Groups Sue Over NEPA Changes

Just weeks after the Trump administration finalized changes to the National Environmental Policy Act, two environmental groups (culminating in more than 35 organizations) are suing the White...


USDOT Releases Toolkit for Rural Opportunities

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao unveiled late last week the Applicant Toolkit for the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success Initiative from the U.S. ...


Genoa Bridge Opens 2 Years After Collapse

Italy’s Genoa San Giorgio Bridge officially opened to the public on Monday. The structure replaces the Morandi Bridge, which collapsed almost two years ago to the day, killing 43 people.


Grenfell Inquiry Looks at Contractor, Worries

Recent testimony of the Grenfell Inquiry have focused on the contractor for the Grenfell Tower’s 2015 refurbishment, Rydon, with focus on how the company handled concerns not only about the ...


Bids Needed for CA Tank Painting

The City of Shafter is currently seeking contractors to coat and improve Tank No. 2 in Shafter, California.


USDOT Announces Availability of Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced last week the availability of $225 million in grant funding through its Expedited Project Delivery Pilot Prog...


FAA Awards $273M in Airport Project Grants

Over $273 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants have recently been awarded to various airports across the country, according to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.


Bids Wanted for FL Housing Development

The Key West Housing Authority in Key West, Florida, is seeking bids for the construction of a multi-family housing development. A total of 104 units will be constructed in this project.


LA Reaches $5M Deal for New Bridge Plans

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) has officially signed a deal with engineering firm Atlas Technical Consultants to serve as lead consultant on the new Miss...


OSHA Revises Rule on Access to Medical Records

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced earlier this week that it has revised the Rules of Agency Practice and Procedure Concerning Occupationa...


Bid Awarded for PA Bridge Rehabilitation

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a $42,161,667.22 contract to Trumbull Corporation, of Pittsburgh, for rehabilitation of the Neville Island Bridge in Robinson Townsh...


Roofing Organizations Send Letters to Congress

A coalition of roofing industry organizations, associations and professionals have come together to send letters to the White House and other political leaders urging them to support a propo...


PA Gets $66M for Water Infrastructure Projects

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced another investment in the state’s water infrastructure, this time in the form of $66 million going toward water, wastewater and stormwater proje...


SDOT Embarks on Cost-Benefit Analysis for Bridge

The Seattle Department of Transportation announced last week that it has begun the process of a cost-benefit analysis involved the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge.


Spellmon Confirmed as Next USACE Chief

Maj. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon was confirmed by the Senate earlier this week as the United States Army’s 55th Chief of Engineers. Spellmon, whose lieutenant position was also confirmed, was nom...


USDOT Claims $90B Saved via Deregulation

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced last week that it has saved the economy and consumers about $90 billion in regulatory costs under the Trump Administration.


PA Ground Storage Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The West Cocalico Township Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and recoat Tank Number One in Reinholds, Pennsylvania.


Seattle Mayor Declares Bridge 'Civil Emergency'

In an effort to secure funding to remedy the cracks found on the West Seattle Bridge (whether that be a permanent fix or a whole replacement), Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has declared the sit...


Act Proposed to Combat Architectural Exec Order

The American Institute of Architects came out in support of new proposed legislation last week that would overrule an anticipated Executive Order mandating classical architecture for federal...


Holocaust Memorial Decisions to Get Judicial Review

A judicial review will now take place regarding United Kingdom Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick and his handling of London’s proposed Holocaust Memorial.


Bids Wanted for OR Correctional Facility

The Oregon Department of Corrections in Umatilla, Oregon, is seeking bids for a building addition. The Two Rivers Correctional Institution, where this project takes place, is located 100 yar...


Trump Finalizes Environmental Review Revisions

Earlier this week, President Donald J. Trump announced that his administration has finalized changes to the National Environmental Policy Act that aim to not only reduce the number of projec...


Judges Orders Inspection on Border Wall Segment

Months after a privately funded section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall was completed, the 3.5-mile structure is showing signs of erosion.


Grenfell Inquiry: Officials Disagreed on Materials

In the most recent updates of the Grenfell Tower inquiry, it has come to light that there were disagreements between not only architects and building safety officers, but also between archit...


DOI Looking at Offshore Wind Proposals

The United Stated Department of the Interior is reportedly planning on issuing two proposed rules for offshore wind projects. The rules are expected to streamline the permitting requirements...


DOL Issues Final General Industry Beryllium Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued its Final Beryllium Standard for General Industry. While no major changes are reported in the rule, the DOL did include changes that it says are desig...


Bids Wanted for FL Waterway Bridge Work

The Florida Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform coating and bridge deck repairs on the William Lehman Causeway Intracoastal Waterway Bridges in Miami-Dade County, ...


Air Force Awards Contract for Icephobic Coating

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based industrial technology company Adaptive Surface Technologies, Inc. recently announced that it has been awarded a $499,000 Small Business Innovation Research Pha...


Notre Dame Work to Restore Latest Spire

French President Emmanuel Macron has officially dropped the unpopular idea of building a modern spire atop a restored Notre Dame Cathedral.


Manufacturers Press EU on Titanium Dioxide

The Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Association and its member companies, as part of a wider group of TiO2 producers, submitted an action to the General Court of the European Union seeking an...


Bids Wanted for IL Train Station Reno

The City of Naperville, Illinois, is seeking bids for improvement of the Naperville Metra Fourth Avenue Train Station.


Gordie Howe Officials Dismiss Pandemic Worry

Progress on the $5.7 million Gordie Howe International Bridge is moving right along and, according to officials, likely will not stop even if the area sees another spike in the COVID-19 pand...


Grenfell Inquiry Restarts, Looks at Fire Consultant

London’s Grenfell Tower Inquiry resumed earlier this week after a months-long hiatus—caused by the COVID-19 pandemic—with new testimony revealing that the principal fire engineer for the tow...


Dakota Access Pipeline Ordered to Halt for Review

The Dakota Access Pipeline has officially been ordered to halt operations after the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruling surrounding the recently ordered environmental rev...


Contractors Needed for TX Elevated Tank Rehab

The City of Deer Park is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and recoat the Coy Street elevated water storage tank in Deer Park, Texas.


US House Passes Bird-Friendly Legislation

Late last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, better known as the Moving Forward Act. While the legislation covers infrastructure, affordable housing and climate issues, t...


Some Lanes Reopen on Cracked FL Bridge

About 10 days after large cracks and falling concrete were discovered on the southernmost span of the southbound Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart, Florida, state officials have reopened four of th...


Bids Wanted for NJ Interior Painting

The West Orange School District in West Orange, New Jersey, is seeking bids for interior painting of the West Orange High School.


PennDOT Cuts Budget, Projects in Pandemic Wake

Weeks after the Pennsylvania economy “reopened” in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation are trying to grapple with how to pay for pr...


CA Authority to Consider Musk Tunnel Project

A transportation authority in California has reportedly halted rail system analyses in order to instead evaluate an unsolicited tunnel proposal from Elon Musk for a project involving the Ont...


Court Rules Against Shifting Funds for Border

In the latest development of the U.S.-Mexico border wall project, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled late last week that President Donald J. Trump cannot divert $2.5 billion of militar...


British PM Announces $1B in School Rebuilding

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a 10-year plan on Monday (June 29) to rebuild schools across England, pledging 1 billion pounds (roughly $1.2 billion) to the program.


MI Team Completes Dam Inspection

Earlier this month, a group of Michigan engineers from consulting firm TRC Engineers Michigan Inc. presented its 46-page visual inspection report on the failure of the Edenville Dam.


CDC Awards Contract for New GA Facility

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently awarded a $233 million contract for a new high-containment laboratory near its headquarters in Atlanta.


NJ Transit Issues Plan Without Funding

Earlier this month, the New Jersey Transit Corporation announced its development of a $5.8 billion, five-year capital plan and 10-year strategic plan, identifying a comprehensive vision for ...


Last Restrictions Lifted from Boston Construction

Boston construction is now in full swing after completing the last phase of its reopening of the industry, which began late last month.


Bids Wanted for CA City Hall Project

The City of San Ramon, California, is seeking bids for the reconfiguration of its city hall building. The City of San Ramon was settled in 1850.


Exec Order Suspends Certain Work Visas

On Monday (June 22), President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order suspending several types of temporary worker visas and green cards for foreign workers until the end of the year.


Nile Dam Disputes Continue, UN Requested to Intervene

Last week, Egypt reported that it had called on the United Nations Security Council to intervene on talks regarding the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in the Benishangul...


Democrats Announce $1.5T Infrastructure Plan

United States House Democrats introduced a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill last week, calling for an increase in funding for road and bridge repairs, in addition to funding for clean drink...


Comments Surround UK Holocaust Memorial Fate

More controversy has come to the surface over London’s proposed Holocaust Memorial in relation to Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick and his involvement in ministry planning.


Report: UK Has No Counts on Dangerous Cladding

A recent investigation by the United Kingdom’s National Audit Office has revealed that the government doesn’t know how many of its estimated 85,000 buildings 11-18 meters tall are clad with ...


MI Sues Dam Owners After Failures

Since the failure of the Edenville and Sanford dams last month, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that a new state lawsuit has been filed against dam owners Boyce Hydro LLC and...


Cuomo Opens New LaGuardia Terminal

Late last week Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled the brand-new Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, the project’s biggest milestone to date in the ongoing $8 billion renovation work, which includes the...


$618M AK Port Approved by Corps

At the beginning of the month, United States Army Corps of Engineers commander Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite approved a $618 million plan to expand the Port of Nome in Nome, Alaska.


OSHA Schedules Construction Advisory Meetings

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced that its Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health will meet via teleconference on ...


States Issue Injunction Against EPA Ruling

At the beginning of the month, nine states issued a brief to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, requesting a preliminary injunction that would halt the Environmen...


Court Rejects Call for OSHA Emergency Standard

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected a lawsuit filed in May by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations against the Occupationa...


MA Trade Group Presses Safety Regulations

Months after Boston was one of the first cities to shut down construction in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Massachusetts is working to reopen the state with strict safety guidelines.


Trump Requests Border Wall Input

At the end of May, United States Customs and Border Protection issued a request for information asking federal contractors to suggest new anti-breaching and anti-climbing technology and tool...


EO to Expedite Infrastructure, Waive Reviews

Last Thursday (June 4), President Donald J. Trump signed a second Executive Order, advising federal agencies to expedite infrastructure investments and other activities as to accelerate the ...


NY Begins Reopening with Construction Sites

At the beginning of this week New York City began opening up nonessential construction sites as directed by the phased reopening of the state put forth by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


Changes to PPP Pass Senate, Head to Trump

Last week, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill that updates terms of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program.


Bids Wanted for FL Interior Painting

The Hialeah Housing Authority in Hialeah, Florida, is seeking bids for the painting of interior hallways stairs at the Palm Centre Apartments. The Hialeah Housing Authority provides housing ...


EPA Limits Opposition of Energy Infrastructure

On Monday (June 1), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that the agency had issued a final rule that will both promote the construction of energy-base...


COVID-19 Aid, Infrastructure Package Discussed

Earlier this week, the United States Senate returned from recess with the intent to begin discussions on the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act.


USDA Invests $281M in Water, Wastewater

At the end of May, the United States Department of Agriculture announced that it would be investing $281 million in rural communities for water and wastewater infrastructure.


Holocaust Memorial Inquiry Officially Postponed

The public inquiry scheduled to take place over London’s Holocaust Memorial is now postponed until October in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.


ABC Michigan Files Suit Against Governor

In response to two emergency COVID-19 safety orders issued by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer earlier this month, the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan has filed a lawsuit again...


Bids Wanted for OR Fire Station Roof Work

The City of Eugene, Oregon, is seeking bids for the replacement of a roof and HVAC at Fire Stations 2 and 6. Fire Station 2 was opened in 1999 and is the largest station in Eugene.


$8B LaGuardia Project to Get Fast-Tracked

The state government and airlines are in agreement as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans for a “supercharged” reopening of New York City, which involves a fast-track for multiple inf...


Firm Involved with Grenfell Refurb Liquidates

The architecture firm that was in charge of the Grenfell Tower’s refurbishment has reportedly entered voluntary liquidation, owing more than 140,000 pounds ($171,513) to creditors.


Fisher Awarded $1.28B Border Wall Contract

At the beginning of the month, the United States Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $1.28 billion U.S.-Mexico border wall project in Southern Arizona to Fisher Sand and Gravel Company.


Judge Requires More Review for Pipelines

Earlier this month, Montana federal Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Morris announced that he was upholding a previous April ruling, which cancels an environmental permit for the Keystone XL ...


Bids Wanted for NV School Repairs

The Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada, is seeking bids for the repair and replacement of soffits at the Sparks Middle School.


OSHA Announces $11.5M in Harwood Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced the availability of $11.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants.


PA Wastewater Plan Receives Federal Approval

Last week, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) announced that its over $2 billion plan to remove seven billion gallons of stormwater and sewage from rivers and streams in the c...


OSHA Releases Revised Enforcement Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently adopted “revised policies” for enforcing its requirements with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic as diffe...


$1B Solar Project Signed Off by Trump Admin

Last Monday (May 11), the Trump administration officially approved the construction of the Gemini Solar Project, a 690-megawatt project slated to be constructed just outside of Las Vegas.


Bids Wanted for MO Schools Reno

The Moniteau County R-1 School District in California, Missouri, is seeking bids for the renovations to the California Elementary, Middle and High School.


St. Louis to Mandate Building Energy Standards

Last month, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen voted (via teleconference) to pass the new Building Energy Performance Standards ordinance, which sets new energy standards to eliminate greenhous...


Soo Lock Construction Kicks Off

Earlier this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially kicked off construction efforts at the $922 million Soo Lock project in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.


$8B Tunnel to Connect Denmark, Germany

Recently, the Danish Minister for Transport, Benny Engelbrecht, announced that construction on the Femern Belt link has been scheduled to begin on Jan. 1, 2021.


Supreme Court Throws Out Bridgegate Case

Last Thursday (May 7), the Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan announced in a 15-page ruling that the cases against New Jersey officials Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni—involved in the "Bri...


Estimates Sought to Coat Border Wall

The Trump Administration recently hosted a border wall project meeting at the White House regarding a possible design change.


Boston Talks Timeline for Essential Construction

Last week, the city of Boston released a timeline of an incremental reopening of the construction industry, noting that all sites that are currently open are in compliance with the COVID-19 ...


GA Code Ruling Sparks Ownership Questions

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled at the end of last month against the state of Georgia in a copyright lawsuit over annotations to its legal code, determining that annotations cannot be copyright...


WI Tech College Project Out for Bid

The Fox Valley Technical College, of the Wisconsin Technical College System, in Appleton, Wisconsin, is seeking bids for the remodeling of a computer lab located within the J. J. Keller Tran...


NY Budget Extends Prevailing Wage Regulations

Early last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a FY 2021 Enacted Budget that includes a directive to expand the state’s prevailing wage rules.


FAA Awards $1.187B in Grants to US Airports

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced late last week that the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration is awarding $1.187 billion in airport safety ...


NRDC Sues Over Water Protection Rollback

The Natural Resources Defense Council, along with its partners, announced just last week that they had filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of ...


Second Settlement Announced in CO Bid-Rigging

Late last week, a second settlement was reached in the alleged bid-rigging scheme on the $233 million Colorado Convention Center Project.


OSHA Releases Further Guidance on N95s

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued further interim enforcement guidance on the reusing of disposable N95 filtering face piece respir...


10X Materials Receives CARB Certification

Last month, abrasives company 10X Engineered Materials was granted the use of permissible dry outdoor blasting involving three of its advanced blast abrasives by the California Air Resource ...


USGS Releases Pyrrhotite Map of US

The United States Geological Survey released last week its first map of where the mineral pyrrhotite could occur in the United States.


Solar Tariff to be Reinstated

According to a notice published earlier this month in the Federal Register, the United States Trade Representative is planning to withdraw its exclusion of imported bifacial solar panels fro...


Senators Propose $19.5B Water Infrastructure Bill

Last week, two lawmakers on the Senate Environmental and Public Works (EPW) Committee released two pieces of draft legislation that would authorize the investment of $19.5 billion in the nat...


$569M Awarded for Border Wall Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District has recently announced the award of a $569 million contract modification to BFBC LLC, a subsidiary of Barnard Construction (Boz...


USDOT to Meet CARES Act Responsibilities

In a memorandum issued last Monday (April 20), Acting Inspector General Mitchell L. Behm wrote to the Secretary on supporting efforts made by the United States Department of Transportation t...


Report: Safe Practices Critical During COVID-19

A recent study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin projected the epidemiological impacts of allowing some or all construction workers in the Austin, Tex...


Study Predicts Hyperloop Operation to Begin in 2040

International research firm, Lux Research Inc. (Boston), has recently issued its report, “Analyzing the Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop,” claiming that the first passenger-carr...


WA Expects to Reopen Residential Construction

According to reports, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to reopen residential construction, among other types of construction projects, in the upcoming weeks while the state begins to r...


Bids Wanted for VA Neighborhood Center

The City of Lynchburg, Virginia, is seeking bids for the renovation of the Fairview Neighborhood Center. The Fairview Neighborhood Center hosts numerous programs for residents of all ages in...


PA Votes to Reopen Economy

In following Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement regarding a three-phase gradual reopening of the state’s economy, House Republicans have taken matters into their own hands, passing al...


OSHA to Hold Whistleblower Meeting

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced earlier this week that it will hold a teleconference meeting to “solicit public comments and suggestion...


Construction Industry Leads in PPP Loan Awards

The first round of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program reportedly saw the most money divvied out to the construction industry, according to data released by ...


Boston Rolls Out Construction Safety Guidelines

The first city in the United States to halt construction in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic is now releasing guidelines for when the industry reopens.


OSHA Releases COVID-19 Recordkeeping Guide

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued guidance for enforcing its recordkeeping requirements in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Bids Needed for Interior School Reno in IL

The Rockford School District No. 205 in Rockford, Illinois, is seeking bids for the interior renovation of the Flinn and Kennedy Middle Schools.


$1.3M Settlement Reached in CO Bid-Rigging

In an agreement announced earlier this week, construction company M.A. Mortenson Co. settled with the state of Colorado on charges that alleged bid-rigging on the $233 million Colorado Conve...


DOE Awards $25M to Gas Industry

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it would be awarding nearly $25 million in federal funding for cost-shared projects that aimed to promote advances in technolo...


EPA to Host Call Regarding TSCA Fees

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced in an emailed press release that it is hosting a call on the recently announced plan to reduce burden for certain stakeholders who are ...


USDOT Announces COVID-19 Relief Funding

At the beginning of the month, the United States Department of Transportation announced $25 billion in federal funding allocations for the nation’s transportation systems and $1 billion in f...


Former MTA Manager Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging, Fraud

According to a release issued by the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York, former Metropolitan Transportation Authority Manger, Paresh Patel, has pleaded guil...


Bids Needed for MI Admin Building Work

The General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service in Lansing, Michigan, is seeking bids for the modernization of a freight elevator located within the Charles E. Chamberlain Fede...


Small Business Loan Clarified for Construction

The U.S. Treasury Department recently released a clarification on its Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program just days after the Associated General Contractors of America ...


FL Water Management Approves Reservoir Contract

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) board recently approved a contract for the construction of the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Project.


Trump Issues Order Under Production Act

Last Thursday (April 2), President Donald J. Trump announced a memorandum on the Order Under the Defense Production Act Regarding 3M Company and its production of N95 masks.


FL to Accelerate Infrastructure Projects

While traffic levels appear to be down during the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced he wants to take advantage of the opportunity to focus on the state’s infrastruct...


Bids Needed for CT School Repairs

The Town of Guilford, Connecticut, is seeking bids for the upgrades at the Baldwin Middle School.


OSHA Extends Silica Exposure Program

According to a news release issued by the United Sates Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Respirable C...


Construction Continues Amidst Shutdowns

Although President Donald J. Trump announced that the country’s social distancing guidelines would be extended through April 30 at the beginning of the week, the construction industry remain...


Government Amends ‘Essential’ Workers List

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency recently released a memorandum identifying essential critical infrastructure workers during the CO...


Review Ordered for Dakota Access Pipeline

Last week, a federal judge ordered the United States Army Corps of Engineers to perform a new, full environmental review on the Dakota Access pipeline.


Trump Signs $2T Stimulus Bill for COVID-19

On Friday (March 27), President Donald J. Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus bill aimed to help American citizens experiencing lay-offs, companies suffering financially and the health care ...


EPA Considers Modifying TSCA Fees

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced its plan considering a proposed rule that would look at potential exemptions to the Toxic Substances Control Act Fees Rule.


AASHTO Seeks Funding for COVID-19 Shortfalls

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently inked a letter to Congressional leaders seeking support for the creation of a fiscal “backstop” for t...


WA Halts Construction; Boston Extends Pause

Last week, another state added to the list of places in the United States to halt construction in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.


$1.2B Contract Approved for Border Wall

Last Monday, the United States Department of Defense announced a contract modification worth $524 million for the design build of the Tucson sector barrier wall replacement project in Tucson...


Bids Needed for CA Admin Building Roof Project

Mendocino County, California, is seeking bids for roof and HVAC replacement at the Mendocino County Administration Center. Mendocino County is located on the northwest edge of coastal Califo...


Army Corps Begins Work on Temporary Hospitals

Within the past week, multiple state governors have been in talks with the Army Corps of Engineers for plans on site for temporary hospitals to combat capacity issues resulting from the COVI...


Fluor Awarded $1.8B Nuclear Contract

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Defense announced the award of a $1.8 billion contract to Fluor Marine Propulsion LLC (Arlington, Virginia)—a wholly-owned subsidiary of F...


AIA Pens Letter to Congress on COVID-19

Late last week, the American Institute of Architects 2020 President Jane Frederick, FAIA, and EVP/CEO Robert Ivy, FAIA, released a letter to Congress outlining a proposed infrastructure inve...


PennDOT Halts Work on Infrastructure Projects

Last Tuesday (March 17), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ordered all contractors to cease work on current projects for a minimum ...


NRCA Pens Letter to Trump on Coronavirus

The National Roofing Contractors Association recently sent a letter to President Donald Trump to express concerns over what are defined as “essential businesses” and “essential workers” duri...


NYC to Appeal High-Rise Demo Ruling

New York City is appealing a recent New York State Supreme Court decision that would force developers of a nearly complete Manhattan high-rise to demolish 20 floors of a a zoning dispute.


Bids Needed for NJ Residential Interior Work

The Perth Amboy Housing Authority in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, is seeking bids for interior door painting at the Birchwood at Perth Amboy, a senior rental community.


Grenfell Inquiry Suspended Amidst Pandemic

The Grenfell Inquiry panel has decided to suspend the hearings in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, inquiry leader Judge Martin Moore-Bick, released the announcement in a letter, no...


Settlement Reached in 2015 Plains Spill

Last week, the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced a civil settlement with Plains All American Pipeline L.P. and Plains Pipeline L.P. (Plains) regarding federal pipeline ...


Trump Calls Companies to Donate Masks

In taking steps to fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration has requested that U.S. construction companies donate their safety mask inventory to hospitals and health ...


Boston Halts Projects; AGC Releases Statement

Earlier this week, Boston became the first U.S. city to halt construction activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


US DOT Announces Port Funding Program

Announced earlier this month, $225 million in discretionary grant funding has been made available by the United States Department of Transportation through a Notice of Funding Opportunity.


1 Accused in NOLA Hard Rock Collapse Resigns

One of two inspectors who were suspended without pay last month for allegedly falsifying inspection reports for the New Orleans’ Hard Rock Hotel has resigned.


CO Journal Sues Airport Authority Over Records

In the latest of a slew of updates on Denver International Airport’s now $770 million renovation, the Denver Business Journal reported that it has filed a public-records lawsuit against DIA.


Bids Wanted for VA Gym Roof Replacement

Arlington Public Schools in Arlington, Virginia, is seeking bids for the roof replacement of the Thomas Jefferson Middle School gymnasium.


Grenfell Inquiry Looks at 2014 Refurb Regulations

The finger pointing continued at the Grenfell Inquiry this week as Studio E Architects Associate Neil Crawford claimed that the government knew of faults in its building regulations and did ...


NC Approves Green Tariff Solar Deal

Following a city council vote late last month, Charlotte, North Carolina, joined the solar business through a green tariff deal which involves the construction of a 35-megawatt solar farm, s...


Man Sued for Allegedly Stealing Bridge Tech

On Feb. 4, Hardwire LLC (Pocomoke City, Maryland) filed a lawsuit against Irvin “Skip” Ebaugh, IV and Infrastructure Armor LLC (Ocean City, Maryland) in the United States District Court for ...


DOL Finalizes Apprenticeship Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule yesterday (March 11) on the expansion of its Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs.


CA Government Proposes Rail Funding

Announced at the end of February, Representative Jim Costa (D-California) proposed legislation which would provide high-speed rail projects with approximately $8 billion per year.


EPA Looking at Fees Associated with TSCA

The Environmental Protection Agency announced earlier this week that it is working to address issues identified with implementing the Fees Rules associated with the Toxic Substances Control ...


EPA Proposes New Regulations on PFAS Chemicals

As a part of the U.S. Environment Protection Agency’s Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan, the agency recently proposed regulations on imported products that contain certai...


Grenfell Inquiry Updates Look at Architect Role

In the recent development of the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry, lead architect from firm Studio E admitted that he had not read the Building Regulations covering fire safety in high-rises.


Bids Needed for WA Apartment Project

The King County Housing Authority, in Seattle, is seeking bids for the exterior painting of the Fairwood Apartments. The King County Housing Authority owns 137 properties that provide housin...


Buffalo Launches Largest US EIB

At the end of February, Mayor Byron W. Brown of Buffalo, New York, announced during his 14th State of the City address that the city would be launching an Environmental Impact Bond (EIB).


WY Passes Wind Turbine Disposal Bill

At the end of February, Wyoming House of Representatives passed House Bill 217—which aims to ban the disposal of wind turbines in Wyoming-based landfills—in a 38-21 vote.


Trump Reverses CA Dam Fund Ruling

Following an appeal made by a California agency, the Trump administration announced last month that it would reimburse California more than $170 million for repairs to the Oroville Dam spill...


NYC Passes New Building Energy Codes

Keeping pace with its Green New Deal mission, New York City will now require all new and existing buildings to meet stricter energy efficiency requirements under a new energy code that was j...


Scientists Suggest Dams for Rising Seas

Government-employed Dutch scientist and oceanographer Sjoerd Groeskamp has recently proposed a solution to protect an estimated 25 million Europeans living in northern Europe from rising lev...


ACMA Hosts Infrastructure Day

Roughly 50 composite manufacturing business owners and leaders gathered earlier this month for American Composites Manufacturers Association’s fifth annual Infrastructure Day.


AG Grants Protections in Grenfell Inquiry

The United Kingdom Attorney General Suella Braverman announced late last week that she is granting the undertaking that allows individuals to give oral evidence in the Grenfell Tower inquiry...


Bids Needed for CA High School Project

The Sweetwater Union High School District in Chula Vista, California, is seeking bids for the addition of an elevator. The Chula Vista High School was established in 1946.


DOL Construction Safety Committees to Meet

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that it is holding a teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health Workgroups next week.


NLRB Issues Joint-Employer Final Rule

The National Labor Relations Board recently issued a final rule that lays out what makes two companies joint employers under the National Labor Relations Standards Act.


USDOT Applies for $1B in Grant Funding

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Transportation announced that it would be applying for $1 billion in discretionary grant funding for the Fiscal Year 2020 through the Bett...


AIA Responds to Architectural Executive Order

Late last week, the American Institute of Architects penned a letter to President Donald J. Trump in response to the draft Executive Order “Make Federal Buildings Beautiful Again.”


USDA, EPA Announce Rural Water Support

Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that aims to help water systems face the challenges o...


Multiple Regulations Waived for Border Wall

On Thursday (Feb. 20), a waiver made by the Department of Homeland Security's Acting Director Chad Wolf went into effect, surrendering certain procurement laws as to expedite construction on...


UK's Traditional Architecture Group to Set Panel

Britain’s Traditional Architecture Group has announced that it is planning to launch a new design panel to aid city councils in reviewing proposals and to offer a balance against the group i...


Los Angeles Mayor Signs Green Directive

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed off on “L.A.’s Green New Deal: Leading by Example” earlier this month, kicking off the city’s “Decade of Action.”


EPA Finalizes List of 20 Low-Priority Chemicals

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized its list of 20 chemical substances that it has identified as low priority under the Toxic Substances Control Act.


Bids Needed for AK University Work

The University of Alaska, Fairbanks is seeking bids for the modernization of an elevator within the Duckering Building.


EU Officially Publishes Titanium Dioxide Rule

The European Union has published the official delegated regulation to classify titanium dioxide as a suspected carcinogen by inhalation. The decision will be enforced after more than a year ...


UK Government Pursues Irish Sea Bridge

At a lobby briefing last week (Feb. 10), a spokesperson announced that U.K. officials are looking into British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s idea of building an Irish Sea between Scotland a...


Solar Tariff Review Finds Mixed Results

A midterm report released last week by the United States International Trade Commission revealed mixed results regarding the Section 201 tariff on solar cells and modules.


NJ Releases Climate Plan, Regulations

Late last month, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled an “Energy Master Plan” that outlines key strategies of his goal to reach 100% clean energy by 2050.


TX County Seeks Bids for Residential Work

Harris County in Houston, is seeking bids for the reconstruction of residential homes. Harris County is home to 4.6 million residents.


Proposal Aims to Accelerate Environmental Reviews

The Donald J. Trump administration has recently proposed a rule, modernizing and accelerating how environmental reviews are conducted under the National Environmental Policy Act.


NASA Funds In-Space Construction Technology

Westminster, Colorado-based space technology company Maxar Technologies has been recently awarded a $142 million contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to develop a ...


Reports: Draft Federal Order Targets Architecture

A draft order entitled “Make Federal Buildings Beautiful Again” could roll back a decades-long tradition that bars the government from taking a stance on an official architectural style, acc...


USDOT Announces $12.5M in Pipeline Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has recently announced the availability of $12.5 million in grant opportunities regarding safet...


OSHA Announces Website to Celebrate 50 Years

As part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s 50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, the organization has announced t...


Grenfell Official Moves Immunity Request to AG

Late last week, the chair of the Grenfell Tower inquiry, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, announced that he agreed to an application by multiple witnesses for immunity from prosecution relating to any...


OSHA Revises Silica Exposure Program

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the revision of the National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate work...


CPCA Applauds Paint Recycling in Canada

The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association recently applauded its industry’s paint manufacturers’ commitment to recycling, celebrating the better part of 10 years of the Canada-wide Action ...


OSHA Issues Injury, Illness Reporting Reminder

With the start of the new year, agencies are reminding employers covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule th...


Bids Sought for FL Beach Club Reno

The City of Sunrise in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is seeking bids for the renovation of a beach club. The City of Sunrise is home to 92,000 residents.


City to Submit Rejection of Holocaust Memorial

Local planners have revealed that they will officially oppose the proposed Holocaust Memorial slated to be constructed in London’s Victoria Tower Gardens.


House Bill Seeks $20B for Bridge Repairs

Currently, there are over 47,000 bridges that have been classified as structurally deficient in the United States. To address the issue, members of Congress introduced the Bridge Investment ...


Portion of US-Mexico Border Wall Falls

Last week, United States border patrol officers reported that a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Calexico, California, had fallen over into the Mexico side after experiencing high w...


Grenfell Inquiry Begins with Blame, Immunity

The start of the second phase of the inquiry into London’s 2017 Grenfell Tower fire has opened with the blame game, according to reports.


Navy to Begin Repairs on USS Ford

On Jan. 16, aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford departed from the Norfolk, Virginia-based Naval Station to begin various onsite rehabilitation, post-delivery testing and trials.


Europe Gears Up for NMP Restriction

With the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) restriction of N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) is set to take effect this spring, the agency recently released a new guideline available for industrial ...


EPA Announces Waterway Protection Rollback

In the latest action since the Trump administration announced the roll back of nearly 95 environmental rules, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has stated it will be reducing the numb...


Bids Needed for OH Ballpark Waterproofing

Hamilton County—in the area of Cincinnati, Ohio—is seeking bids for the concrete and waterproofing of the Great American Ball Park, home to Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds.


Grenfell Inquiry Panelist Resigns Over Conflict

An expert panelist on the Grenfell Inquiry panel, whose appointment caused outrage among the survivors and families of London’s Grenfell Tower Fire, resigned earlier this week citing a confl...


DOT Focuses on Rural Mobility Initiatives

During the World Economic Forum last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced ongoing mobility initiatives that the Department of Transportation plans to implement in rural ...


Trump Expands Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

Last week, President Donald J. Trump announced an expansion of his tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, claiming that the existing tariffs were not as successful as he’d hoped in restoring...


Opponents Sue Kinder Morgan Over Pipeline

At the beginning of this month, construction on the western phase of the Permian Highway Pipeline in Texas restarted after over a year of negotiations and legal issues.


US Steel Fined for Air Pollution Violations

After reaching a consent agreement in June 2019 with The United States Steel Corporation, the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) announced earlier this month that the company was char...


FEMA Updates Public Assistance Policy

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, which distributes billions of dollars in aid each year for communities to rebuild after disasters, recently released an update to its Recovery Interi...


NY Announces $275B Infrastructure Plan

Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state’s fiscal year 2021 budget, adding $175 billion to the five-year $100 billion plan introduced in 2016, upping the total for transport...


Philippine Association: Lead Phase-Out Complete

The EcoWaste Coalition, along with the Philippine Association of Paint Manufacturers announced earlier this month that the phase-out of all lead-containing paints in the Philippines used for...


Bids Sought for FL School Renovation

The Broward County School Board in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is seeking bids for the renovation of an elementary school. Lauderdale Manors Elementary School is home to around 500 students.


FHWA Extends Bridge Inspection Comment Period

Since proposing a 102-page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding updates to the National Bridge Inspection Standards in November, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has annou...


USDOT Announces $900M in INFRA Grants

Secretary for the United States Department of Transportation, Elaine L. Chao, recently announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity totaling more than $900 million in grants through the Infrast...


UK Cladding Ban Extension Proposed

England’s combustible cladding ban could soon be applied to more than high-rises as Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick recently put forth new measures with the goal to move “faster and further...


White House to Divert $7.2B for Border Wall

In the latest update on the U.S.-Mexico border wall saga, President Donald Trump is planning to divert roughly five times what Congress authorized to spend in the 2020 budget from Pentagon f...


USDOT Reveals Map to Inspire Investments

In the beginning of January, the United States Department of Transportation announced its release of a new interactive map, designed to highlight federal investments in major infrastructure ...


St. Louis Passes Solar Roof Mandate

Last month, St. Louis became the latest city to pass green roof legislation—in this case, roofs on new construction must be “solar ready.”


Bids Sought for AZ School Renovation

Amphitheater Unified School District No. 10 in Tucson, Arizona, is seeking bids for the renovation of the school’s welding lab.


CLEAN Future Act Framework Released

Last week, leaders from the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce released legislative framework for the draft Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CL...


OSHA Corrects Protective Equipment Rule

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration published a final rule in the Federal Register, issuing various corrections to its Walking-Working Su...


Contractor to Appeal Boring Machine Verdict

Recently, a Seattle jury announced its verdict regarding the 2013 incident in which a buried steel pipe resulted in the breakdown of Bertha, the Seattle tunnel borer used in construction of ...


$1.5M Approved for Pyrrhotite Research

Connecticut lawmakers recently announced that federal funding they sought to help pay for research on pyrrhotite has been included in a spending bill.


Contractors Sought for VA Medical Center Reno

The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking bids for various renovation services to a building at the VA Medical Center in Leavenworth, Kansas.


EPA to Celebrate 50th Anniversary This Year

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the theme for its 50th anniversary, which it will be celebrating at the end of this year.


Court Approves Border Wall Funding

In the latest move in the U.S.-Mexico border wall saga, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, based out of New Orleans, recently ruled that a certain set of Department of Defense funding could b...


NY Passes Design-Build Legislation

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ended 2019 with signing one more act into law—the New York City Public Work Investment Act, which authorizes some city agencies to use the design-build method for ...


NM Congress Proposes Transmission Law

Last month, New Mexico congresspeople introduced the Interregional Transmission Planning Improvement Act of 2019 (S. 3109)—a federal bill geared toward improving the Federal Energy Regulator...


Registration Now Open for Roofing Day 2020

The National Roofing Contractor Association recently announced that registration is now open for Roofing Day in D.C. 2020, which is slated to take place April 21-22.


Grenfell Tower Inquiry Panel Change Prompts Outcry

Grenfell United—a group of survivors and relatives of victims of London’s 2017 Grenfell Tower fire—expressed outrage shortly before the holidays when a change was made to the panel that will...


Assemblyman Proposes CA Bridge Replacement

An assemblyman is calling for a new, better replacement for California’s Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, a structure that has been plagued with problems dating back to crumbling concrete falling...


Gordie Howe Gets $15M in Federal Funding

Late last month, the first portion of U.S. federal funding to go toward the construction of the Gordie Howe Bridge was included in the $1.4 trillion spending bill signed by President Donald ...


EPA Finalizes List of 20 High-Priority Chemicals

Late last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in an emailed press release that it had finalized the list of the next 20 chemicals to undergo risk evaluation under the T...


Administration to Approve Largest US Solar Farm

The Department of the Interior recently announced that it would approve the construction of what would be, to date, the largest solar farm in the U.S., a venture located outside of Las Vegas...


PA University Seeks Bids for Room Repairs

The California University of Pennsylvania is seeking bids for various services to a room in its Dixon Hall building. This university has been in operation since 1852.


EPA Extends Comment Period for NMP

The Environmental Protection Agency announced last month the public comment period for the draft risk evaluation of more than 30 uses of N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) “to give stakeholders more ...


CA Seeking Bids for Medical Building Remodel

Kings County, in Hanford, California, is seeking bids for the Kings View Building remodel project. This building is part of the Kings View Behavioral Health System, and has been in the servi...


House of Representatives Passes $1.4T Bill

Earlier this week, amongst impeachment proceedings, the House of Representatives passed a $1.4 trillion spending bill, which included funding for President Donald J. Trump’s U.S.-Mexico bord...


UK Court Cuts Part of Combustible Cladding Ban

Part of the United Kingdom’s combustible cladding ban was thrown out by the courts earlier this month following a lawsuit filed by the British Blind & Shutter Association.


EPA's Toxic Substance Evaluation to Get Review

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it has contracted the National Academies of Science to conduct a peer review of the “Application of Systematic Review in Toxic Sub...


New NYC Green Roof Laws in Full Effect

The New York City Department of Buildings formally announced last month that the city’s new green roof laws took effect Nov. 15.


FL Seeking Bids for Parking Garage Rehab

The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority in Tampa, Florida, is seeking bids for its short-term parking garage rehabilitation project.


Mexico Accepts US Steel Deal

Earlier this month, Mexico lawmakers announced that the country would accept a U.S. demand regarding greater regional content on steel in the deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada if the ...


Border Wall Funding Blocked in TX

Earlier this week, a U.S. federal judge blocked the Trump administration from transferring $3.6 billion in Pentagon funds for the construction of border wall along the southern border.


NYC Proposes Bird-Friendly High-Rise Ordinance

In an effort to cut down on the number of birds who die flying into the city’s buildings each year, New York City lawmakers are suggesting legislation requiring “bird-Friendly” glass on the ...


Businesses Sue Over OR Pipeline Explosion

Over three years after a pipeline explosion, in Portland, Oregon, caused over $17 million in property damage and a number of injuries, two business owners recently announced their own intent...


Industry Reacts to Proposed Beryllium Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a proposal in early October to “more appropriately tailor the requirements” of beryllium exposure standa...


NOLA Hard Rock Won’t Get Implosion

After meeting with New Orleans officials, Hard Rock Hotel developer 1031 Canal Development LLC, announced a new conventional demolition plan for the partially collapsed structure.


UConn Updates CT Leaders on Concrete Research

Earlier this month, a team of scientists from the University of Connecticut met with local leaders to discuss research collected over the past year regarding the state’s crumbling concrete c...


Bids Wanted for TX Library Roof Replacement

The City of Mission in Mission, Texas, is seeking bids for its Speer Memorial Library and Mission Historical Museum roof replacement project.


More Charges Filed in Mariner East Case

On Tuesday (Dec. 3), the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, in Pennsylvania, announced additional charges in the ongoing case surrounding the Mariner East pipeline. The new charges l...


TN Plant Authority Hit With $145K Fine

The Tennessee Valley Authority was recently fined $145,000 by federal regulators at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for submitting incomplete and inaccurate information about a backup...


$1B TX Lagoon Complex Breaks Ground

Late last month, ground was finally broken at the $1 billion waterfront mixed-use project in Rowlett, Texas.


Tappan Zee Consortium Files Lawsuit

Last month, Tappan Zee Constructors, the consortium responsible for the construction of the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, filed a lawsuit against the New York State Thruway Authority. In the l...


Washington Monument Opens New Visitor Center

After concluding a three-year-long renovation, the Washington Monument has opened back up to the public and includes a new 1,000-square-foot Visitor Screening facility.


NYC Hit with Surprise Worksite Inspections

In an effort to reduce the amount of construction worker injuries in New York City, a team of building inspectors has formed to conduct surprise inspections at various major construction pro...


PA Man Sentenced in DBE Fraud Case

Earlier this month, Stamatios “Tom” Kousisis and his employer, Alpha Painting and Construction, Inc. (Alpha) (Edgewood, Maryland), were sentenced for wire fraud and other related charges.


PaintSquare Retracts DBE Article Statement

In a previously published article on PaintSquare Daily News, PaintSquare reported that Stamatios “Tom” Kousisis and his employer, Alpha Painting and Construction, Inc. (Edgewood, Maryland), ...


EPA's Ruling on Methylene Chloride Takes Effect

On Friday (Nov. 22), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that its decision to ban all retail distribution of methylene chloride to consumers for paint and coatings removal off...


ABC Chapter Sues Over Hiring Requirements

The City of St. Petersburg, Florida is being sued by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors for its contractor requirement to hire apprentices and disadvan...


CA Seeking Bid for College Building Reno

The Mt. San Jacinto Community College District in Menifee, California, is seeking bids for its Building 700 Remodel project. The Mt. San Jacinto Community College District is home to 26,000 ...


EPA Reclassifies Aerosol Can Waste

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a final rule adding hazardous waste aerosol cans to the universal waste program under the Resource Conversation and Recovery Act regu...


Poland Plans for $60B Nuclear Project

Poland, which has historically largely been reliant on coal, recently made moves to seek a foreign investor, which would hold a 49% stake in the company that would be spearheading constructi...


EPA to Hold Public Meeting on TSCA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it is holding a public meeting on Dec. 10 on the implementation of its Toxic Substances Control Act New Chemicals program.


Report: Construction Wages Up in 2018

According to an analysis conducted by the National Association of Home Builders on the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey, workers in constructio...


2 Dead After Bridge Collapse In France

On Monday (Nov. 18), a 155-meter-long (510-foot-long) bridge collapsed in southwest France, resulting in two fatalities and five others being injured. Though a criminal investigation has bee...


Design Work on TX Harbor Bridge Delayed

Earlier this month, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced the suspension of design work for the Harbor Bridge project, a move made after reports indicated that FIGG Bridge...


DOL Plans Safety Meeting, Requests Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor announced late last week that is has scheduled a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health for Dec. 12 in Washington, D.C.


FBI Investigates Permitting of PA Pipeline

Earlier this month, the FBI reportedly launched an investigation into how permits were issued by Pennsylvania government for the Mariner East pipeline, a project that carries natural gas acr...


FL Seeking Bids for Work on Historic Jail

Monroe County, in Key West, Florida, is seeking bids for replacing doors, windows and the roof on its historic Key West Jail, which was built in the year 1892.


DOT Announces BUILD Grant Recipients

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the award of $900 million in Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development grants to 55 projects across 35 states.


ABC Speaks on Safety at OSHA Meeting

The Associated Builders and Contractors announced late last week that its Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment and Workforce Developer, Greg Sizemore, spoke at a Nov. 7 Occupational...


Bridge Inspection Revisions Released

On Tuesday (Nov. 12), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and U.S. Department of Transportation released a 102-page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding updates to the Nation...


Full Demo for NOLA Hard Rock Planned

Although the bodies of two deceased workers remain in the rubble of the partially collapsed New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel, Mayor LaToya Cantrell reported that the city is preparing for a full ...


New $14M AL Bridge Visibly Sags

A $14 million bridge in Escambia County, Alabama, near Brewton, a project that is meant to replace the bridge next to it, is sagging, according to reports. There is also cracking present.


China Province Closes Glass Bridges, Projects

A province in China has closed all of its glass bridges, mountain viewing platforms and walkways due to hazards and structural concerns, according to reports. The structures were part of a n...


WA Seeking Bids for Apartment Reno

The King County Housing Authority in Washington is seeking bids for building renovations at Abbey Ridge Apartments in Seattle.


Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Clears Major Obstacle

A key permit has been granted for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, according to reports. The endeavor would carry natural gas from Russia to Germany, though the Ukraine has continued to e...


UK to Decide Holocaust Memorial Fate

The contention continues around London’s proposed National Holocaust Memorial as the government decided earlier this week that housing minister Esther McVey would decide whether plans for th...


AIA Releases Statement on Paris Climate Accord

The American Institute of Architects has spoken out on President Donald J. Trump’s official decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.


Environmental Rules Waived for TX Border Wall

In the latest installation of the U.S.-Mexico border wall saga, President Donald J. Trump recently allowed for construction to begin on a section of the wall in Texas without customary envir...


Harbor Maintenance Legislation Progresses

Late last month, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 296 to 109 in favor of the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act, H.R. 2440, a measure that would see the appropr...


Victims of Hard Rock Collapse File Suits

As a result of the partial collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, multiple lawsuits have been filed in civil court against the project’s construction leaders and other involved part...


First-Phase Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry Report Released

The long-awaited report from the first phase of London’s Grenfell Tower Fire inquiry was released last week, criticizing not only the response to the fire but the tower’s 2016 renovation.


FL Fire Station Seeking Bid for Repairs

Seminole County in Florida is seeking bids for the repairs of Fire Station 11. This project takes place in Altamonte Springs, Florida.


EPA Taking Comments on Methylene Chloride

The Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public input on a draft risk evaluation of more than 70 uses for methylene chloride, including commercial paint and coating removal, consume...


NY, NJ Approve $4.5B for Airport Projects

Last week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's Board of Commissioners approved the investment of approximately $4.5 billion for projects that aim to accommodate the continued rec...


SMART Act Proposed for Water Infrastructure

Earlier this month, United States House Rep. Harley Rouda, D-California, and Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, introduced H.R. 4687, the Sustainable Municipal Access to Resilient Technology in Infr...


Boring Company Vegas Tunnel Progresses

Earlier this month, construction work on The Boring Company’s tunnel for the Las Vegas Convention Center officially entered operation. A tunnel boring machine is also reportedly on site, as ...


DOE Announces $28M Award for Wind Energy

Last Tuesday (Oct. 22), the Department of Energy announced that in order to advance wind energy in the U.S., 13 projects had been selected to receive $28 million. Project topics focus on tec...


NOLA Works on Hard Rock Demo, Cranes

Last weekend, crews carried out demolition services for two damaged cranes that remained at the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans.


Puerto Rico Unveils $20B Grid Overhaul

Earlier this month, Puerto Rico revealed plans for a massive overhaul of its power grid, a $20 billion, 10-year endeavor that will bury power lines, up the use of natural gas and establish a...


GA College Seeks Contractors for Reno Bid

The Technical College System of Georgia is seeking bids for the renovation of the 1300 Building at Coastal Pines Technical College, in Waycross, Georgia.


EPA Releases Lead Progress Report

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by releasing a Progress Report on the Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and A...


Work on Mountain Valley Pipeline Ceases

The Mountain Valley Pipeline project has lost three important sets of permits, bringing construction to a halt. The permits were suspended in connection with the project’s impact on the envi...


Report: JV Withheld Info for $1.5B KCI Bid

According to a report by the Kansas City Star, the winning bidder of Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport Project, Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate, failed to dis...


DOL Rolls Out New Respirator Fit Protocols

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced in late September a final rule that includes two new fit testing protocols for ensuring correct respira...


MO County Seeking Bids for Jail Addition

Stoddard County is seeking bids for an addition to its County Jail in Bloomfield, Missouri.


EPA Proposes Lead and Copper Rule Amendment

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule amendment that would be the first significant overhaul of the Lead and Copper Rule since 1991, a proposal that bo...


Report: Garden Bridge Risks 'Downplayed'

A new report on the failed Garden Bridge project, authored by the London Assembly and published by the Assembly’s Garden Bridge Working Group, alleges that key stakeholders, which included t...


NYC Organizations Offer Free OSHA Training

New York City-based construction workers now have the option to receive free Occupational Safety and Health Administration training through city-based organizations Building Skills New York ...


DOL Annnounces New Members for Safety Committee

Late last month, the U.S. Department of Labor announced 12 new members selected to the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health.


Pipeline Acceleration Plans Backfire

The current administration’s attempts to fast-track energy projects, namely pipelines, have been met with increasing levels of resistance, according to reports. Most recently, plans for thre...


Contractors Needed for Historic Preservation in CA

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District is seeking bids for the Meek Mansion Painting Project in Hayward, California.


Titanium Dioxide Powder to Get Cancer Warning

Late last week, the European Commission officially decided to classify titanium dioxide in its powder form as a substance that is “suspected of causing cancer in humans.”


Solar Panel Tariff Exemption Rescinded

In a move that may provide a temporary boost to solar interests, the U.S. Trade Representative announced late last week the elimination of a tariff exclusion for bifacial solar panels, a tec...


Mackintosh Fire Report Not Expected Until 2020

A report that’s slated to come from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service about the cause of the second fire at the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building will not be released until next...


AGC Taps First Legislator of the Year

The Associated General Contractors of America announced last month that it has created a “Legislator of the Year” award to recognize members of Congress who play important roles supporting p...


NYC to Conduct ‘Deep Energy Retrofits’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced plans to conduct deep energy retrofits in nine city facilities, in addition to plans for identifying another 28 facilities for future re...


House Bill to Assist Local Bridge Repairs

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a program last Tuesday (Oct. 1), that aims to reestablish federal funding for repairs and replacements needed for local structural...


Pittsburgh Signs on to UN Buildings Initiative

Last month, the United Nations Economic Council on Europe and Pittsburgh’s Green Building Alliance signed an agreement, marking the official launch of the city’s International Center of Exce...


OSHA Weight System Could Increase Inspections

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently implemented a new OSHA Weighting System for the 2020 fiscal year.


EPA Talks Lead for Children's Health Month

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler recently participated in the Mid-Atlantic Lead Forum, to discuss the agency’s “Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood L...


San Diego Seeking Bids for Transit Project

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System is seeking bids for its Fashion Valley Elevator Replacement project in San Diego, California.


AIA Testifies at Energy Committee Hearing

Late last month, the American Institute of Architects’ 2018 President Carl Elefante, FAIA, testified before the United States House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy, ou...


DOL Taps New Directorate of Construction

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor selected Scott Ketcham as the new director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Directorate of Construction in Washington, D.C.


San Jose Sets Strict Large-City Emission Codes

In a unanimous vote by San Jose City Council last month, the city has agreed to adopt new building sustainability standards, also known as “reach codes.”


Tesla Faces Solar Panel-Related Lawsuits

Two lawsuits have recently been filed against energy company Tesla, both pertaining to the solar panel end of the business.


CA Worker Classification Bill Signed into Law

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 5 late last month, which aims to reduce instances of worker misclassification as independent contractors.


DOT Announces Pipeline Safety Rules

Early last week, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced three new pipeline safety rules intended to bolster the safety of more than 500,000 miles of both onshore gas t...


OSHA Announces Beryllium Rule Amendment

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced in an emailed press release late last week the finalizing of its June 2017 proposal to revise the beryl...


Contractors Needed for TX Library Reno

Bexar County is seeking contractors for the Bibliotech East renovation upgrades project, located in San Antonio, Texas.


EU Moves Forward with Titanium Dioxide Steps

After a regulatory consultation earlier this month, the European Commission says it will move forward with classifying titanium dioxide as a carcinogen, despite objections.


EPA Threatens CA Highway Funding

In response to the state of California’s reported negligence in submitting pollution-control plans, the Environmental Protection Agency recently threatened to cut transportation funding for ...


DOL Issues Final $35K Overtime Threshold

Earlier this week the United States Department of Labor announced a final ruling on overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, making 1.3 million American workers eligible.


OSHA Annnounces Recipients of $10.5M in Harwood Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced last week that it has awarded approximately $10.5 million is Susann Harwood federal safety and health t...


CA $15B School Bond Highlights PLAs

Introduced by Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach and Senator Steve Glazer, D-Orinda in December 2018, California Assembly Bill 48 is slated to go before voters in March 2020.


Officials Connected to Fukushima Acquitted

Over eight years since the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, three former operating firm executives have been found not guilty of negligence in light of the incident. Japan is also slated to dump ...


Border Wall Construction Progresses

Earlier this month, Jonathan Hoffman, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, reported that roughly a mile of border wall is being built every day. Otherwise, 22 archaeolog...


Northern Ireland-Scotland Bridge Proposed

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reportedly expressed interest in the construction of a bridge connecting Scotland with Northern Ireland. To date, he has requested that officials exa...


San Francisco Announces Renewable Energy Plan

Earlier this week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation that will transition private commercial buildings of 50,000 square feet and larger to 100% renewabl...


New Sinkhole Found Near PA Pipeline

A new sinkhole was recently found along the Mariner East 2 pipeline in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, late last week, according to reports. This marks the second sinkhole in the Middletown a...


Multiple VT Bridges Reported as ‘Non-Compliant’

After a whistleblower alleged that four Vermont bridges were built with “non-conforming construction” practices, the Vermont Agency of Transportation announced a full investigation into the ...


FHWA Announces $871M in Infrastructure Repair Funds

Earlier this month, the Federal Highway Administration announced that it had issued $871.2 million in Emergency Relief funding, to help make repairs on infrastructure in dozens of states, as...


Contractors Needed for HI Residents' Center

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is seeking contractors to complete a residents' center located in Honolulu.


NYC Schools See Paint Inspections, Remediation

Early last month over 1,800 children’s classrooms in New York City were reported to have been contaminated with hazardous, deteriorated lead paint.


DOL Apprenticeship Stirs Contractor Debate

The United States Department of Labor’s deadline for formal comments regarding a proposal to exempt the construction industry and the military from creating Industry-Recognized Apprenticeshi...


Group Sues to Preserve Historic ME Bridge

Working to preserve a historic bridge located in Mane, preservation groups recently filed a lawsuit against Elaine Chao, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and Bruce Van Not...


Off-Earth Nuclear Reactor Could Be Tested by 2022

A new type of nuclear reactor, intended for use in powering manned outposts on the moon and Mars, could be ready for in-space testing by 2022, project team members reported. No such testing ...


Employee Misclassification Ruling Stirs Debate

Recently announced, independent federal agency National Labor Relations Board determined that the misclassification of employees as independent contractors does not violate the National Labo...


EPA Releases Guide for Methylene Chloride Ruling

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency released a new guide to help methylene chloride processors and distributors comply with the final rule issued in March under the Toxic Substanc...


Contractors Needed for PA Government Building

The County of Northampton is seeking contractors to complete various repairs on its government center, located in Easton, Pennsylvania.


Military Funding for Border Wall Approved

Earlier this week, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper approved $3.6 billion in funding—largely pulled from military construction projects, including housing—to go toward building 175 miles of t...


$1.6B in Contracts Awarded for Seattle Rail

Last month, the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) Board of Directors announced that they had awarded two contracts totaling more than $1.6 billion for the Lynnwo...


EPA to Hold Evaluation Meeting on 1-BP Solvent

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it will hold a Toxic Substances Control Act Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals meeting to review the draft risk evaluati...


Panel Approves $100M Millennium Tower Fix

A panel of independent experts has recently approved a $100 million fix for the sinking and tilting 58-story Millennium Tower in San Francisco.


NV-CA High-Speed Train Back on Track

Announced last week, Virgin Trains USA is ready to connect a high-speed train between Las Vegas and Southern California after a series tax-related delays.


Marines Conduct New 3D-Printing Exercise

At the beginning of the week (Aug. 26), the United States Marine Corps announced a successful, first-known 3D concrete printing operation involving a three-inch print nozzle and new continuo...


Contractors Needed for SC Fire Station Reno

The City of North Charleston is seeking contractors to perform roof and exterior wall renovations for Fire Station No. 3 located in North Charleston, South Carolina.


EPA Settles with CA Firms Over Lead Paint

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday that it has settled with five Southern California-based construction firms for violations of the Renovation, Repair and Painting...


OSHA Requests Feedback On Silica Standard

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently seeking industry feedback on its respirable crystalline silica standard as it applies to construction. The comment period ...


NE Court Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

In a move that clears another hurdle for the Keystone XL pipeline, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled its approval of an alternate route for the pipeline that was proposed by TC Energy, once k...


Agency Announces $244M in Funding for Rail

Earlier this month, the Federal Railroad Administration announced the availability of $244 million in funding for railroad infrastructure projects.


Contractors Needed for OR Military Museum Remodel

The Oregon National Guard is seeking contractors to perform interior remodeling and finishing of the Archive Reading Room at the Oregon Military Museum in Clackamas, Oregon.


Another $305M in Border Wall Contracts Awarded

Work on sections of the U.S.-Mexico border wall continues to progress with the recent award of $305 million in contracts. The work is to take place along the border in Texas.


EPA Designates 20 Chemicals as Low Priority

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed to add 20 substances as low priority under the Toxic Substances Control Act.


Notre Dame Construction Resumes After Lead Scare

After experiencing an operational shut down due to lead contamination concerns, construction at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has reportedly resumed with stricter decontamination measure...


Owner of Brentwood Dam Sued to Make Repairs

The Attorney General’s office has recently requested that a Rockingham County Superior Court judge find that dam-owner Brentwood Dam Ventures LLC is in violation of various state laws in rel...


DOL Recovers $6M in Unpaid Construction Wages

In a press release issued by the office of New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a joint investigation between the New York State Department of Labor and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Construct...


Mountain Valley Ceases Pipeline Work

Late last week, Mountain Valley Pipeline developers voluntarily suspended construction on stretches of the pipeline in light of a recent lawsuit that sought to address concerns about the pro...


More Debate Surrounds London Holocaust Memorial

Officials on all sides are speaking out again—both for and against—London’s proposed National Holocaust Memorial.


MA City Seeks Contractor for Housing Repairs

The City of Waltham is seeking contractors to perform exterior repairs and reroofing of the Nahum Hardy Elderly Housing Apartments located at 51 Lake Street, Waltham, Massachusetts.


Firm Refusing to Settle in FIU Case

Companies being sued in light of the bridge collapse at Florida International University, which occurred roughly a year and a half ago, have decided to settle, though one last holdout may de...


Report: MA Offshore Wind Project Delayed

With work on one of the United States’ first significant offshore wind farms set to commence, the Department of the Interior has extended the environmental study of the project, casting the ...


EPA Proposes Revisions to NSR, CWA

Last week, a few proposals emerged out of the Environmental Protection Agency—including revisions to New Source Review regulations and changes to certifications under the Clean Water Act—tha...


DOL Releases Reminder for Injury Reporting

The United States Department of Labor is reminding employers to submit injury and illness data from 2018 to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


Contractors Needed for PA Marina Building Work

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is seeking contractors to perform partial demolition and construction of the Shikellamy Marina Building in Upper Augusta Tow...


Songbird Delays TX Pipeline Construction

The presence of an endangered songbird is blocking another infrastructure project in Texas, according to reports: The golden-cheeked warbler is one of a number of other endangered species li...


UT Tank to Retain Controversial Art

The aesthetic future of a water tank in Cedar City, Utah, was recently up for debate when the area council considered doing away with what has been known as a controversial mascot formerly u...


FL School Seeking Contractors for Reno

The Broward County School Board is seeking contractors interested in performing SMART program renovations on the Oakland Park Elementary School located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


PA Bridge Replacement Project Nears Completion

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is nearing completion of its Rapid Bridge Replacement project with commencing work on the last bridge in the program. The state department is wo...


MI Nuclear Plant to Be Inspected

An area of degraded paint was recently found in a power plant in southeastern Michigan, prompting an investigation by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The plant is reportedly operatin...


National Parks Face $12B Infrastructure Backlog

The National Park Service recently released a fiscal 2018 report that indicates around $12 billion in infrastructure work is currently under deferred maintenance, meaning potential safety th...


Companies Settle in 19-Year-Long CA Lead Case

A nearly 20-year-old court battle ended earlier this month when three manufacturers agreed to a $305 million settlement in a lead paint case out of California.


DOB Releases Map for NYC Safety Trainees

New York’s Department of Buildings released an interactive map last week showing the location of all the construction sites in New York City where workers and supervisors must have site safe...


Contractors Wanted for WI Museum Job

The City of Oshkosh is seeking contractors to perform exterior rehabilitation to the Oshkosh Public Museum located within the Algoma Boulevard Historic District, Wisconsin.


Hamburger Water Tower Project Progresses

The Hamburg, New York, water tower repainting project is on a roll: The Hamburger Water Tower Committee was recently granted tax-exempt status by the IRS. According to a local news station, ...


Vegas Stadium Budget Bumps to $1.9B

The budget for the new Las Vegas stadium—future home of the National Football League’s Raiders—has just gone up by about $40 million, bringing the price tag to $1.9 billion.


CA Lawmaker Introduces Heat Regulation Bill

About a week before the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a reminder for employers to protect their employees from the dangers of working in h...


Trump Expands American Steel Requirement

Earlier this month, President Donald J. Trump signed an order that would see the expansion of the use of American-made iron and steel in federal projects. The “Buy American” platform will pu...


Russian Floating Nuclear Plant Begins Operation

Floating nuclear power plant, Akademik Lomonosov, has recently been issued a 10-year operating license for its two onboard reactors from Rostechnadzor, Russia’s Federal Environmental, Indust...


Bid Out for Historic MI Lighthouse Painting

The Township of Grosse Ile is seeking contractors to repair and paint the historic Grosse Ile Lighthouse in Grosse Ile, Michigan.


OSHA Issues Heat Reminder to Employers

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released a reminder for employers to protect their employees from the dangers of working in hot weather.


Judge Approves $1.1B CT Rail Bridge

A federal judge recently ruled that plans for a $1.1 billion rail bridge, located in Norwalk, Connecticut, will be able to move forward. The structure to be replaced is currently 122 years o...


Mountain Valley Pipeline Coating Questioned

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has recently issued a request for “toxicological, environmental and health information” from the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s corporate attorney regard...


U.S. DOT Announces $477M in Grants to Airports

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced last week that the Department of Transportation will award $477 million in airport infrastructure grants.


Interior Painting Needed on NY Building

The New York State Department of Labor is seeking Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses to perform interior painting services on the Department of Labor Career Center building loca...


PA Contractor Faces Fines for Bridge Collapse

After being cited in January 2016 for serious violations which resulted in the partial collapse of the Pennsy Bridge in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, contractor Francis J. Palo Inc. is now facing $...


Protective Seawalls Could Cost Coasts $416B

In a recent report by the Center for Climate Integrity—a project of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development—in partnership with engineering firm Resilient Analytics, various...


Work on Mount Rushmore to Begin This Week

Construction projects on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial are slated to begin this week and continue through much of 2020, according to recent reports.


Regulations Waived for Border Wall Work

Over a week after a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from using $2.5 billion in funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Army Corps o...


$292.7M in Funding Announced for Ports

Just last month, the United States Department of Transportation announced a new Port Infrastructure Development Program.


Pool of Contractors Selected for $2B in NIH Work

The Department of Health and Human Services has selected 16 contractors to participate in an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract.


TX Judge Lifts Permian Pipeline Block

Construction on the $2 billion Permian Highway Pipeline will be allowed to proceed, according to a recent ruling by a Texas judge late last month. This means that plans can move forward with...


Coatings Company Wins 5-Year Military Contract

Late last month, coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it had recently won a five-year, $78 million contract with the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC), a deal that in...


DOL Talks Construction Safety Meetings, Appointments

In addition to announcing the Secretary of Labor’s appointment of 15 members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health, the U.S. Department of Labor has also annou...


Funding for Border Wall Blocked

On Friday (June 28), a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from using $2.5 billion in funding—money that was intended for military use—for building the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Th...


Contractors Wanted for MA Stadium Painting

Worcester Public Schools is seeking contractors to paint exterior grandstands of Commerce Bank Field at Foley Stadium in Worcester, Massachusetts.


NCDOT Proposes Protecting Island with Steel Wall

The North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry Division is looking to build a 1,000-foot-long sheet pile wall along the north tip of Ocracoke Island in order to protect the site, an a...


Canada’s OIT Ban Goes into Effect

First announced two years ago, Canada’s ban on octhilinone (OIT) as a material preservative paint officially went into effect on May 31.


CA Worker Classification Bill Moves Forward

A California bill that aims to codify a way to better define whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee has advanced into the state Senate.


EPA Sets New Lead Standard

Last Friday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced new standards for lead, spec...


FIU Bridge Designer Testifies

Over a year after the bridge collapse at Florida International University, and a day after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released an investigative report that laid blame ...


New York Approves Climate Leadership Bill

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders have reached an agreement to pass Senate Bill S6599, which sets a net-zero emissions economy goal by 2050.


Contractors Needed for Historic Carriage House Reno

The City of Brighton, Colorado, is seeking contractors to perform complete restoration of the historic Bomley/Hishinuma Farm Carriage House located at 1594 Bromley Lane, Brighton, Colorado.


Trudeau Approves Trans Mountain Pipeline

On Tuesday (June 18), Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau once again approved the Trans Mountain Pipeline, a pipeline expansion that has drawn opposition from concerned parties. Trudeau’s g...


Work on Gordie Howe Bridge Blocked

Last week, Michigan House Republicans announced a budget plan that prohibits the Michigan Department of Transportation from using taxpayer money for the construction of the Gordie Howe Inter...


PA Cladding Company Named in Grenfell Lawsuit

Survivors of London’s fatal Grenfell Tower fire, along with the families of the more than 70 who died in the blaze, are suing material and product suppliers in a Philadelphia Court of Appeal...


ABC Construction Replaces CT Bridge in 2 Weekends

Bridge replacement work in Stamford, Connecticut, which addressed issues with a structure that was at the end of its functional lifespan, was cut down to two weekends thanks to the use of Ac...


Trump Considers Sanctions for European Pipeline

On Wednesday (June 12), President Donald J. Trump announced that using sanctions to block controversial pipeline Nord Stream 2, were still being considered as a form of action against the Ru...


Historic Facade Improvements Needed in VA

The Town of Front Royal, Virginia, is seeking contractors to perform phase one of facade improvements on 12 existing buildings on East Main Street and Royal Avenue.


Warning Disregarded Before FIU Bridge Collapse

In a new 115-page report related to the bridge collapse at Florida International University, which took place over a year ago, federal work-safety investigators determined that the street th...


Sham Construction Firms Defraud Feds $346M

Recently, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri announced the guilty plea of an Olathe, Kansas-based contractor for defrauding the federal government with respect t...


Block on Keystone XL Construction Lifted

Late last week, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rolled back a previous injunction that halted construction on the Keystone XL oil pipeline.


Report: UK's Hackitt Responds on Fire Safety

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has launched a fourth consultation on improving fire and structural safety of high-rise housing since engineer Dame...


$107M Contract Awarded for Rikers Island Project

Joint venture AECOM and Hill International have been recently awarded a $107.4 million contract by the New York Department of Design and Construction for the program and project management o...


WA Pipeline Explosion Fines Help Rebuild

Fines connected with a pipeline explosion that occurred in Bellingham, Washington, 20 years ago have continued to pave the way toward restoring the area, though the original incident claimed...


MI Officials Consider Selling Bridge

In an attempt to avoid a 45-cent-per-gallon increase in Michigan’s fuel tax on gasoline—a plan proposed to accumulate money to fix the state’s roads—House Republicans are now considering a p...


Exterior Painting Needed on DE Lighthouse

The Delaware Office of Management and Budget is seeking contractors to perform exterior painting services for the Delaware Breakwater Lighthouse located in Cape Henlopen, Delaware.


House Committee Approves Transportation Bill

Earlier this month, the United States House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would provide funding for transportation projects and bettering national resilience, as well as addr...


Las Vegas-SoCal Rail Project Delayed

Plans for a $4 billion high-speed rail project connecting Southern California and Las Vegas have been delayed by up to two years due to the company responsible being unable to land tax abate...


AGC Official Reacts to Immigration Bill

Amidst proposed new tariffs for Mexican imports, a new immigration plan layout from President Donald J. Trump and a new bill passed by the House that protects many undocumented workers, one ...


Mexico Announces Oil Refinery Project

To make Mexico more self-sufficient in terms of energy production, President Andres Manuel Lopez—known as AMLO—has announced the kickoff of a 150 billion-peso oil refinery.


CA Issues Nearly $600K in Wage Theft Citations

At the end of May, California’s Department of Industrial Relations reported that a Los Angeles-based Labor Commissioner’s Office issued citations for unpaid wages and various penalties to Un...


Debate Continues Around Mackintosh Fire

As debate continues about how the 2018 fire at the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building was handled, the most recent rift has come from Scotland’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and Externa...


Multiple Contracts Awarded for O'Hare Project

The city of Chicago signed contracts last week for the $8.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport inking the design team and three construction manager-at-risk.


US to Enact Tariffs on Mexico Imports

Late last week, President Donald J. Trump announced that starting June 10, a 5% tariff would be applied to all goods being imported from Mexico. These tariffs are a way of addressing the “em...


NV Governor Signs 2 Wage Bills into Law

In the latest of a slew of construction-related wage laws going into effect throughout the country, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed several new bills into law this past week—one that raises...


FL Bill Aims to Deregulate Hospital Construction

A bill making its way through Florida would deregulate the construction process for new hospitals, effectively putting such projects on a fast track.


NY Pool, Ice Rink in Need of Upgrades

The City of Rochester is seeking contractors to design, bid and perform construction administration services for the Genesee Valley Park pool and ice rink located in Rochester, New York.


TX Permian Highway Pipeline Trial Begins

On Tuesday (May 28), Judge Lora Livingston and the 261st State District Court in Austin began listening to arguments to decide the outcome of an anti-eminent lawsuit filed against Kinder Mor...


Work Continues on Private Border Wall Despite Order

Shortly after plans for a border wall being built on private property came to light, the mayor of Sunland Park, New Mexico, issued a cease-and-desist order to stop construction. The order wa...


Bill Stops Notre Dame Reconstruction Innovation

The French Senate has passed a bill that would require the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral to be rebuilt to its “last known visual state,” a move that pushes back against proposed innovation for...


Contractor Gives NOLA Workers Back Pay

After a recent investigation by the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, the agency has found Gomez Drywall Construction Inc. guilty of breaking federal rules on overt...


Judge Blocks Some Border Wall Funding

United States District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. recently blocked President Donald J. Trump’s use of money originally intended for military funding, for work on the U.S.-Mexico border ...


Contractor Sentenced for Defrauding NYSDOT

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York recently released information on the sentencing of Nathaniel P. Lorenz, CEO of Acme Powerwashing Inc.


Contractors Wanted for CT Apartment Rehab

The Trumbull Housing Authority is seeking contractors to perform complete modernization of 19 apartments and exterior rehabilitation to 167 apartments in the Stern Village elderly community ...


New CO Law Makes Wage Theft a Felony

Last Thursday, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed The Human Right to Work With Dignity Act (HB-1267) into law, which officially makes wage theft over $2,000 a felony theft.


Las Vegas Approves Boring Tunnel Deal

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority approved a $48.6 million contract with The Boring Company earlier this week for construction on the LVCC Loop. The Boring Company was original...


DOE Announces $33.5M in Energy Funding

The United States Department of Energy has recently announced that through an Advanced Building Construction with Energy-Efficient Technologies and Practices Funding Opportunity, it will be ...


Grenfell Tower Inquiry Release Delayed Again

The release of the public inquiry surrounding the 2017 fatal Grenfell Tower fire in London has been delayed yet again—this time until October.


TX Pushes Pipeline Damage Bill

Pipeline protesters could face up to 10 years in prison if they damage the oil or gas infrastructure or otherwise interrupt operations, according to a bill that recently passed both chambers...


OSHA Releases Final Rule for Various Standards

Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule, ultimately revising 14 provisions within recordkeeping, general industry, maritime and construction standard...


Trump Lifts Some Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

President Donald J. Trump recently announced that the United States will be lifting its steel and aluminum tariffs imposed on Canada and Mexico in exchange of a new monitoring and enforcemen...


Contractors Wanted for NY College Hall Reno

The New York State Dormitory Authority is seeking contractors to perform renovation of the Great Hall found within Shepherd Hall of the City College of New York in Manhattan.


University Sues over Stadium Defects

The University of Akron, located in Ohio, has filed a lawsuit against multiple companies over faulty concrete railings and cracking at its decade-old InfoCision Stadium–Summa Field.


Contractors Shortlisted for Border Wall Work

In the latest update to the U.S.-Mexico border wall saga, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently shortlisted 12 contractors to bid on construction work sometime during the next five years...


Offshore Platforms Corroded Prior to Oil Spill

Almost four years after a spill dumped roughly 140,000 gallons of crude oil onto Refugio State Beach, in Santa Barbara County, California, federal records indicate that offshore drilling pla...


ICC Sues Web Startup for Copyright Infringement

A lawsuit filed by the International Code Council has taken aim at a web startup company that aims to make code compliance easier for architects, construction professionals and building owne...


NYC Again Extends Safety Training Requirement

Last Wednesday, New York City Councilmembers granted a second extension for on-site construction workers to complete 100 hours of increased safety training as administered by the Occupationa...


UK to Replace Grenfell-Style Cladding

The Ministry of Housing recently announced that combustible Grenfell Tower-style cladding on private residential high-rise blocks will be replaced at the cost of roughly 200 million pounds (...


EPA to Hold Committee Meeting on Chemicals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that it will be holding the first meeting of its Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act.


AG Audit: PennDOT Diverted $4.2B from Repairs

According to Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, more than $4.25 billion has been transferred from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Motor License Fund (gas tax funding) to the stat...


Contractors Needed for MO Salt Dome Roof Restoration

The Missouri Office of Administration is seeking contractors to perform roof restoration on the Kansas City Stadium salt dome located in Kansas City, Missouri.


RI Announces $715M in Bridge Projects

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation recently announced that it would be investing over $700 million in construction projects for this year’s construction season. Plans include work...


NE Updates Decade-Old Building Efficiency Codes

Nebraska lawmakers could finalize a bill today (May 8) that would update the state’s energy codes for residential and commercial buildings.


AG: Mackinac Legislation 'Unconstitutional'

The law to create the three-member Mackinac Straights Corridor Authority, approved by the Michigan Senate back in December, has been ruled unconstitutional by the state attorney general. The...


Border Wall Protester Could Stall Contracts

One border wall contract bidder, a company that did not win the nearly $1 billion in contracts from the latest round of national emergency-appropriated funding, recently filed a protest with...


London's Holocaust Memorial Design Changed

Designs for London’s anticipated Holocaust Memorial have been adjusted following a recent outcry from park management and the public about the original design’s impact on the surrounding Vic...


June Start Date Announced for $3.8B Mexico Airport

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced at a recent news conference a June target date for construction to start on the new 72 billion peso ($3.8 billion) Felipe Angeles Air...


Construction Analytics Tool Proposed

A draft solicitation has recently been issued for the development of an analytics tool that would be able to detect large-scale construction projects and other “anthropogenic activity” world...


Trump Looking at Quotas to Replace Tariffs

As President Donald J. Trump works to update the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, one steel executive has gone on record to say he thinks a quota system will replace the current tariff...


Group Sues Over TX Permian Highway Pipeline

Hill Country, Texas, landowners, along with City of Kyle officials and Hays County, recently filed a lawsuit against Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline and the Railroad Commission in regard to the...


Lawmakers Reveal $2T Infrastructure Agreement

Just yesterday, President Donald J. Trump and Democratic congressional leaders announced the agreement of a $2 trillion infrastructure plan. The proposal focuses on roads, bridges, highways,...


NYC Passes Green Roof Bill

Last week, the New York City council approved a package of bills and resolutions intended for radical energy efficient improvements.


$746M Contract Awarded for Icebreaker

On Tuesday (April 23) the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded a $746 million contract to VT Halter Marine Inc. (Pascagoula, Mississippi) for the design and build of a next...


DOL Proposes Changes to Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a proposed overtime regulation that would result in more than a million workers becoming eligible for overtime pay.


Reno Needed for Historic TN Cabins

The City of Brentwood Department of Community Relations is urging contractors to bid on restoration of the Ravenswood Cabins at the Ravenswood Plantation Mansion in Brentwood, Tennessee.


Judge Rules in WA Tunnel Boring Case

In a ruling related to a 2013 incident when a buried steel pipe resulted in the breakdown of Bertha, the Seattle tunnel borer used in construction of the State Route 99 tunnel, a judge recen...


DOT Announces $900M in Infrastructure Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity on Monday (April 22), totaling $900 million in grants through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Dev...


Mariner East 1 Pipeline Resumes Service

The Mariner East 1 pipeline returned to resume service after a three-month shutdown, according to reports. The shutdown occurred after a sinkhole was found in Chester County, Pennsylvania, w...


NYC Introduces $14B Sustainability Plan

Earlier this week New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced what’s being billed as the city’s “Green New Deal,” a $14 billion plan that is aiming to reduce the city’s greenhouse emission...


President Trump Issues Keystone XL Permit

Late last month, President Donald J. Trump issued a new presidential permit for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, one that the president said replaced the one he granted just over two year...


Flint Water Receives $77M in Funding

Marking its five-year anniversary since the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced that the city would be receiving $77.7 million in federa...


NYC Promises to Implement Safety Law

New York City Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr., chair of the city’s Committee on Housing & Buildings, has recently promised to ensure Local Law 196, which requires all construction workers ...


Nearly $1B in Border Wall Contracts Awarded

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced the awarding of $976 million in border wall contracts, marking the first projects paid for with funding connected to President Donald J. T...


EPA Proposes Burden Reduction in TSCA Reporting

Just last week (April 12), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed amendments to the Chemical Data Reporting rule.


IL Joins Others in Contractor Wage Laws

The state of Illinois could soon become the next state to hold general contractors accountable for their subcontractors’ unpaid wages to employees.


Contractors Needed for FL Lighthouse Repairs

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners is seeking contractors to perform roofing repairs on the Key West Lighthouse Gift Shop located in Key West, Florida.


FL County Spills Wastewater into Wetlands

Sarasota County is still under fire after a 48-inch diameter pipe burst at the Bee Ridge treatment facility on Dec. 20, releasing an estimated 900,000 gallons of wastewater on site, some of ...


NYC Rail Rehab Considered Despite Funding

Project organizers for the Hudson Tunnel—a new rail tunnel slated to run between New York and New Jersey— are reviewing their options after key federal funding for the $13 billion project pr...


Acosta Talks OSHA Inspections, Budget Increases

The U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta recently told a House Appropriations subcommittee to expect a budget increase for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 2020 and a...


Hong Kong Plans $79B Artificial Island

The Hong Kong government has recently announced its plans to build what will be one of the world’s largest artificial islands.The Lantau Vision Tomorrow scheme is slated to ease the territor...


CO Bill Set to Make Wage Theft a Felony

Colorado is looking to pass legislation that would make intentional underpayment of wages a criminal offense.


'Leaning' NY High-Rise Sparks Lawsuit

Italy-based general contractor for the Seaport condominium project, Pizzarotti LLC, has recently filed a lawsuit against Fortis Property Group LLC (Brooklyn, New York).


NRCA Wraps Up Roofing Day in DC

The National Roofing Contractors Association wrapped up its annual Roofing Day activities on April 3 by meeting with officials at the White House to discuss workforce issues.


Contractors Needed for WA City Hall Project

The City of Woodinville is seeking contractors to perform painting and repairs on the Woodinville City Hall located in Woodinville, Washington.


WY Senator Introduces Worker Safety Legislation

A group of senators introduced legislation last week that would make the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program a permanent f...


CA Bill Aims to Better Classify Workers

An assembly member in California is sponsoring a bill that would codify a way to better define whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee.


Funding for VA Bridge-Tunnel Approved

Late last month, the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission, working in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Transportation, announced the approval of funding for th...


Construction on Soo Locks to Begin

Toward the end of March, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held an open house in Detroit to update their current and upcoming projects, including the Soo Lock project’s construction status.


Chicago Building Code to Get Major Overhaul

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, along with the city’s Department of Buildings, recently announced a major update to the city’s building code, representing the first major revisions to the standa...


MN Regulators Grant Final Approval for Line 3

Late last month, Minnesota utility regulators granted their final approval for Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement project, a move that rejected a previous appeal from project opponents for the re...


Floating Solar Plant Approved in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government has recently approved the installation of a 100-megawatt floating solar power plant in the Maduru Oya Reservoir.


Contractors Needed for HI University Work

Contractors are being sought by the University of Hawaii to perform painting and general repairs of Diamond Head Stairwell and vestibule located the Biomedical Sciences Building located at t...


Army Corps Awards $712M Design-Build Contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Kansas City District has recently awarded a $712 million design-build contract for its new Next National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency West headquarters.


$50M EPA Program to Look at Lead Exposure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently proposed a new $50-million grant program to expand the Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget efforts to protect children in an ...


Contractor Offers Cheap Border Wall Construction

A North Dakota-based contractor claimed earlier this month that his company could build 234 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border wall for $1.4 billion, a fraction of the funding the president is ...


PA Turnpike Approves Hyperloop Study

Imagine traveling the 360-mile Pennsylvania Turnpike, in what would take roughly 5 hours by car, in just 30 minutes. This once futuristic idea is slowly becoming a reality, thanks to the hyp...


Paint Job, Reno Needed for GA High School

Marietta City Schools is seeking contractors to perform renovations on Marietta High School located in Marietta City, Georgia.


Investigation Launched Over PA Pipeline Projects

Earlier this month, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and the Delaware County district attorney’s office announced that both would be launching an investigation into a 350-mile natu...


Flintstone House Owner Sued for Prehistoric Eyesores

The town of Hillsborough, California, just outside of San Francisco, is suing one of its residents who has made some landscaping changes to what is colloquially known as the “Flintstone Hous...


New Bill Allows Visas for Temporary Workers

Last Wednesday (March 13), U.S. Representative Lloyd Smucker, R-Pennsylvania, introduced two bills that will create a new immigration visa system for construction and other non-farm workers,...


Contractors Group Sues MN School Over PLAs

The Minnesota/North Dakota chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors is suing a Minneapolis school district over what it says are unconstitutional project labor agreements.


Atlanta Mayor Announces City’s First DOT

Mayor of Atlanta Keisha Lance Bottoms recently announced that she will be establishing the city’s first Department of Transportation.


RCI Announces New Name, Rebranding

Nonprofit organization RCI Inc. (traditionally known for roofing expertise) announced last week that it is rebranding, complete with new name, and will be known as the International Institut...


EPA Finalizes Paint-Stripper Rule

Last Friday, (March 15) the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule to prohibit the manufacture and importing, processing and distribution of methylene chloride in all paint...


Exterior Painting Needed for FL Gymnasium

Suwannee County, Florida, is seeking contractors to perform exterior painting repairs to the Douglass Center Gymnasium located in Live Oak, Florida.


FL Bill Targets Heat-Related Injury Prevention

A Florida lawmaker brought forth a bill last week that would set a statewide standard for those working outdoors in relation to heat illness prevention.


Funding Proposed for MI Soo Locks Project

To progress work on the Soo Locks, located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the Army Corps of Engineers proposed spending over $75.3 million on the locks next year. If approved, the money woul...


3 NY Painting Companies Charged with Fraud

The United States federal government has recently filed a civil fraud lawsuit against three New York-area painting contractors.


Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Deal Struck

Last month, Germany and France reached an amended agreement regarding the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will carry natural gas from Russia to Germany. The endeavor is reportedly still on sch...


Related, NYC Trades Council Reach Work Deal

After little over a year of back-and-forth, developer Related Cos. and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York have struck a deal that should end the slew of media w...


Funding for Oroville Dam Repairs Denied

The Trump administration recently announced that it will not reimburse the state of California for much of the repair costs associated with the Oroville Dam incident, citing that the project...


6 States Sue OSHA for Recordkeeping Rollback

Six states filed a lawsuit in federal court last week against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration alleging that the entity’s reversal on the Obama-era electronic recordkeeping ...


Officials: No Charges for Grenfell Fire Until 2021

Police investigating London’s fatal Grenfell Tower fire—a blaze in 2017 that killed more than 70 people—are now saying that they likely won’t be pressing any charges until 2021, after the pu...


CFTs Provide Corrosive-Free Aircraft

Those stationed at the U.S. Kadena Air Base (Okinawa, Japan) recently enlisted the help of contracted field teams to service its aircraft fleet, primarily targeting corrosion brought on by t...


EPA Settles with CA Firms Over Lead Paint

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced earlier this week that it has settled with two California construction firms for lead paint violations, reaching nearly $50,000 in penaltie...


Senate Confirms Wheeler as EPA Chief

The Senate has recently confirmed that former coal industry lobbyist, Andrew Wheeler, is to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.


Border Wall Prototypes to be Demolished

Late last month, demolition of the border wall prototypes, which originally went up 16 months ago, located at at the border between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, commenced. The prototypes ...


Construction Begins on $101M CA Border Section

Earlier this month, work began on the fifth border wall under the Trump administration. The section of wall in question—a replacement project for 14 miles of barrier in San Diego—is currentl...


EU Titanium Dioxide Decision Takes Another Step

Europe's discussion on whether or not titanium dioxide should e classified as a cause of cancer is slowly coming to a head as the European Commission now waits for a March 7 meeting of the R...


VA Announces Contractor for $3.3B Tunnel Project

Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam recently announced the contractor spearheading work on the construction of two new tunnels and widening a highway in the Hampton Roads area, a project that...


Construction Official Acquitted in DC Bribery Case

The vice president of a construction firm who was charged with bribing a D.C. Metro official was reportedly found not guilty last week.


IL Aldermen Decline to Repaint Bridge

Evanston, Illinois, has an eyesore problem: City aldermen recently declined to paint a rail bridge that does not belong to the city, according to reports.


Painting Needed at PA University Stadium

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is soliciting bids for the repainting of the Seth Grove Stadium in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.


MDOT, Private Firm Team Wins Award for I-94 Work

The Michigan Department of Transportation, along with the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Michigan, recently named the I-94 Modernization Advanced Bridges Project team as...


Government Aims to Terminate CA Rail Funding

On the heels of the state of California suing over President Donald J. Trump’s emergency declaration regarding the border, the Department of Transportation has announced it is seeking the re...


Judge Blocks Work on Keystone XL Pipeline

The Keystone XL pipeline is facing yet another delay: A federal judge based in Montana recently ruled that project owner TransCanada will not be allowed to complete some forms of pre-constru...


OSHA Reponds to Sales of Fake Training Cards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has responded to a case out of New Jersey, in which a training agent has admitted to selling more than 100 fraudu...


Garden Bridge Cost for Taxpayers Revealed

Taxpayers will be covering 81 percent of the 53 million pounds ($69.1 million) spent on the foiled Thomas Heatherwick Garden Bridge project, according to reports. The news arrives on the hee...


British Coating Federation Backs Forum Launch

Coatings sector representatives recently met with parliamentarians, academics and Lords to recognize the importance of the industry in driving manufacturing growth in the United Kingdom post...


Painting Services Needed for Multiple VA Locations

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is soliciting bids for a small business set-aside, term agreement for the as-needed coating services at any of the following three locations: the Jamestown ...


Final Crane Rule Enforcement Postponed

The U.S. Department of Labor announced last week that it is pushing back full enforcement of its new crane operator rule.


Top Contractors Chosen for Clippers Arena

Another stadium could be coming to the Inglewood, California, area as the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers are looking at three contractors to build a new privately funded arena and mixed-use proj...


Feds Sue NJ Contractor for $679K in Delinquent Fines

The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey filed a lawsuit last week against a New Jersey contractor in an effort to collect $678,053 in past-due fines issued by the Occupational Safet...


Chicago Proposes High-Rise Bird Ordinance

New legislation being proposed in Chicago is aiming to make the city’s skyline a little more bird friendly, according to proponents of the bill.


Mexican President Talks New Airport Terminal

At an event earlier this week Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador briefly described plans for the country’s main airport, saying that it will get a third terminal.


Marines Use 3D Printer to Custom Create Bridges

In researching technology options for troops in the field, Marines from the 1st Marine Logistic Group recently used a 3D printer to form a footbridge out of layers of concrete.


MN Group Pushing to Lower Age for Construction Work

Organizations in Minnesota are seeking to change a state law that prohibits minors from working on construction sites.


WI Public Pool in Need of Paint Job

The City of Beloit, Wisconsin, is soliciting bids for the coating of the Krueger Pool. The pool is considered a historical landmark in the city, and was built in the 1930s as part of former ...


Pittsburgh Water Authority Charged Over Lead

On Friday (Feb. 1), Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed 161 criminal charges against the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority, alleging that the authority had failed to notify res...


Plans for $10B WI Plant Now Unknown

Shortly after reporting that everything was on budget and schedule for its $10 billion Wisconsin campus, Foxconn Technology Group is now saying that it is reconsidering the kind of facility ...


DOJ Settles with Silver Line Concrete Supplier

Late last month, the Department of Jusice announced a $1 million settlement with Universal Concrete Products Corp. and its co-owner and president Donald Faust Jr., for civil allegations rela...


NYC Mayor Unveils Plan to Reduce Project Costs

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration announced a new initiative last week that he says will help control the costs and reduce the schedule times of capital projects unde...


Floor Reno Needed for Historic TN Theater

The City of McMinnville, Tennessee, is soliciting bids for floor painting at The Park Theatre.


Government Demands Garden Bridge Correspondence

In a move to investigate further into the failed London Garden Bridge project, the London Assembly recently issued a demand for correspondence from Transport for London that was written in c...


TX Lawmaker Proposes Pipeline Safety Measures

Earlier this month and related to last year’s gas leak that resulted in a child fatality, Texas Representative Rafael Anchia filed for legislation that would both up the oversight of natural...


Work Progresses on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Raw laying of pipe for the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will run natural gas from Russia to Germany is slated for completion in the middle of this year, and the first line wil...


Repairs Planned for Troubled SC Bridge

The James B. Edwards Bridge, also known as the Wando River Bridge, is set to undergo a number of repairs over the next 15 months, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation...


MD Board Rejects Gas Pipeline

Earlier this month, the Maryland Board of Public Works rejected a proposed natural gas pipeline, owned by TransCanada, that would run for three miles along the western part of the state, emp...


Contractors Needed for FL Roofing Project

Monroe County, Florida, is seeking contractors for the re-roofing of the Pigeon Key Bridge Foreman and Bridge Tender houses in Key West. The buildings are located on the island of Pigeon Key...


ArDOT Announces $142M in Transit Projects

On Wednesday (Jan. 23), the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) announced low bid results for 31 infrastructure projects, totaling $142 million. The projects are part of the larger...


Cost Overruns Plague $9B HI Light Rail

The first of four audit reports regarding the Honolulu Rail Transit Project has been released, with the state auditor’s office citing that the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s p...


TX City Sues Developer Over $1B Project

The city of Rowlett, Texas, filed a lawsuit earlier this month against developer Bayside Land Partners LLC over allegations that the firm defaulted on agreements for a $1.1 billion mixed use...


Sunshine Bridge Enters Next Phase of Repairs

Earlier this month, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that repairs to the Sunshine Bridge, a crucial connection for St. James Parish, Louisiana, hav...


WSDOT, Other Agencies Collaborate with Creatives

More state transportation departments are considering implementing artist-in-residence programs to look at public space and infrastructure in new ways, according to reports. In November, the...


MS Timber Bridge Self-Heals Over Time

According to a more recent structure inspection, a bridge supported with timber pilings, located in Lincoln County, Mississippi, is reportedly stronger than previously: The bridge can now su...


Contractors Needed for WI Mansion Work

The City of Superior, Wisconsin, is soliciting bids for the coating and re-roofing the Fairlawn Mansion.


EPA Sued Over Lagging Paint-Stripper Ban

Public health advocates have officially filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its failure to finalize a rule prohibiting the use of methylene chloride.


Phase One of Ottawa's Light Rail Nearing Completion

Phase one of Ottawa’s new $2.1 billion CAD ($1.5 billion) light rail project is nearing completion, with an opening date slated for the end of April.


Quebec Launches $4.9M Pyrrhotite Study

The National Research Council of Canada recently announced a research partnership with the Government of Quebec and Laval University to find a solution to problems stemming from pyrrhotite i...


Border Wall Prototypes Damaged with Tools

A recently revealed report indicates that all eight border wall prototypes, inspected by President Donald J. Trump in March 2018, are susceptible to breaching. President Trump has chosen a s...


Canada Building Code to Reflect Climate Change

Attendees at 2018’s Toronto Buildings Show got a rundown of how climate change standards are going to be incorporated into Canada’s building codes.


Contractors Needed for New Fire Station in GA

The City of Atlanta is soliciting contractors to construct a new fire station, which will reportedly be located in the northwest side of the city.


State Permit Granted for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Earlier this week, a Virginia state board unanimously approved a gas compressor station permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, a $6.5 billion, 600-mile shale gas pipeline spearheade...


EPA Considers Progress with Paint Stripper Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency is reportedly getting ready to finalize its rule on methylene chloride. According to government documents, the EPA sent proposals to the Office of Managem...


Pittsburgh Creates Construction Fraud Task Force

At the end of December, the Pittsburgh City Council voted 8-0 to create a task force geared toward addressing fraud in the construction industry.


PG&E Allegedly Falsified Gas Pipeline Records

Regulators recently revealed that in the years following the deadly 2010 San Bruno, California, pipeline explosion, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company continued to commit pipeline safety v...


Federal Grant Approved for WA Light Rail Project

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration recently approved a $1.17 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement for a 8.5-mile light rail project slated for Seattle. Th...


Court Rules Contractors Can Be Cited for Subs

A U.S. Appeals Court has confirmed that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration can cite a general contractor—even if its employees are not affected—for subcontractor safety violat...


Silver Line Phase 2 Faces Rail Tie Flaws

According to recent findings, phase two of Washington Metro’s $5.8 billion Silver Line extension, in Washington, D.C., is facing its own set of problems: Alleged faulty railroad ties could c...


Approval Granted for Germany-Denmark Tunnel

The German Ministry of Transport of Schleswig-Holstein state recently granted approval for the construction of an 18-kilometer-long (11.18-mile-long) sunken-tube road and rail tunnel link th...


MI Supreme Court Blocks Moroun Family Appeal

The Michigan Supreme Court recently blocked a May appeal from Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun, which looked to stop the state’s Department of Transportation from buying land ow...


Plans to Replace Morandi Bridge Underway

Demolition of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge began Saturday (Dec. 15), and well-known Italian architect Renzo Piano will be overseeing the structure’s replacement, his own design featuring 43 posts,...


Contractors Needed for SUNY Hall Rehab

The State University of New York is soliciting contractors for the rehabilitation of their French Hall main entrance lobby and stairs at its Canton, New York, campus.


MD Governor Unveils School Construction Plan

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan recently announced a plan for state-funded school construction to the tune of $3.5 billion.


Ontario Proposes New Construction Legislation

The government of Ontario revealed plans earlier this month to amend several regulatory acts that surround labor and construction.


Former Bloomberg, Turner Execs Face Charges

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced last week the indictments for former Bloomberg LP and Turner Construction Co. executives, as well as several subcontractors and vendors, on ...


Report: Bolt Failures in Cuomo Bridge

A number of steel bolts used in the construction of the Mario Cuomo Bridge broke apart during the building process, according to reports. There are also allegations that some in leadership p...


Donors to Sue Garden Bridge Trust Over Project

Wealthy individuals who provided financial donations to London’s Garden Bridge project are now seeking to sue the charity behind the endeavor, with one alleging that the money had been flush...


Contractors Needed for NY Store Fronts

The Town of Marion, New York, is soliciting contractors for the restoration of five building facades after the Empire State Development Corporation gave the town a grant to restore the stor...


MI Senate Approves Line 5 Oversight Panel

In a move to eventually see the replacement of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, which runs under the Straits of Mackinac, in Michigan, the state Senate voted last week to create the three-member ...


Ontario Proposes New Construction Legislation

The government of Ontario revealed plans earlier this month to amend several regulatory acts that surround labor and construction.


IN Man Scraps Bridge for Metal

The ownership of a railroad bridge in Hammond, Indiana, is up for debate in an unusual case in which a nearby resident dismantled the decommissioned bridge and sold it across state lines for...


Final Designs Submitted for UK Holocaust Memorial

Final design images have been released for London’s Holocaust Memorial project, which is slated to take shape in the Victoria Tower Gardens, beside the Houses of Parliament.


Repairs Needed at OH's Great American Ballpark

Hamilton County is soliciting contractors for the concrete and waterproofing repairs at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, home of Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds.


US Border Wall Plans Move Forward

Late last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the beginning of construction of a series of border wall gates in the Rio Grand Valley sector. A judge also ruled earlier this w...


Keystone XL Pipeline to Undergo Review

A Montana judge has ruled that TransCanada will be permitted to continue preliminary work on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, though the U.S. State Department will conduct another environmental...


UK Officially Bans Combustible Material in High-Rises

The United Kingdom announced last week details of its new ban on combustible materials following last year’s fatal Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed more than 70 people.


Cal/OSHA Cites, Fines Firm $141K in Trench Death

The California Division of Operational Safety and Health announced earlier this month that it has cited a general contractor—as well as imposed a $141,075 fine—in connection with a fatal tre...


Contractors Needed for MN Library Refurb

Hennepin County, Minnesota, is soliciting contractors for the refurbishment of the Eden Prairie Library.


Cal/OSHA Cites, Fines Firm $141K in Trench Death

The California Division of Operational Safety and Health announced earlier this month that it has cited a general contractor—as well as imposed a $141,075 fine—in connection with a fatal tre...


CA Officials Approve $43B Transportation Plan

Earlier this month, the board of directors for the Orange County Transportation Authority announced the approval of a $43.4 billion plan that will serve as a guideline for how infrastructure...


Lawsuit Dismantles IA Wind Turbines

A lawsuit filed by Fairbank, Iowa, residents has resulted in the dismantling of three wind turbines, stemming from a judge’s order that has only happened once before nationally, and is a fir...


Audit: CA Rail Plagued by Cost Overruns

A recent audit indicates that cost overruns—currently totaling $600 million for three projects, $1.6 billion total estimated to complete them—associated with the California high-speed rail p...


Trump to Nominate Wheeler as New EPA Head

President Donald J. Trump recently announced that he intends to interim Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler for the position permanently. Trump made the announcement...


$491 Million in Border Wall Contracts Awarded

On the heels of a border wall contract awarded earlier this month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the award of two more contracts: $324 million to Barnard Construction Co. for ...


Contractors Needed for FL Jail Complex Work

Sarasota County, Florida, is soliciting contractors for the pressure washing, waterproofing and coating of three buildings on the Sarasota County Jail Complex.


Southwest Light-Rail Construction to Begin

The prospect of a new light-rail line connecting Minneapolis to Eden Prairie recently overcame a significant hurdle on the road to construction: The Federal Transportation authority has issu...


Report: Design Flaws Found in FIU Bridge Design

More than eight months after the bridge collapse at Florida international University, the National Transportation Safety Board has released another preliminary report that indicates there we...


Grenfell Inquiry Taps New Architect Expert

The Grenfell Inquiry—a public investigation into the fatal fire that occurred at London’s Grenfell Tower in June 2017 that killed more than 70 people—has appointed a new architectural expert...


Contractors Needed for TX Sanctuary Repairs

The City of McAllen, Texas, is soliciting contractors for wall repairs at the Quinta Mazatlan, a wildlife sanctuary specializing in birds and environmental education.


Group Sues to Block Historic PA Bridge Replacement

An environmental protection group recently sued to stop the replacement of a historic bridge in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, citing the belief that the span can be reopened for traffic, its o...


NYC Pushes Back New Safety Training Deadlines

The New York City Department of Buildings recently announced that it has extended the deadline by which all workers need to complete the increased hours of construction safety training.


Government Agency Awards Border Wall Contract

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced earlier this month the award of a $145 million contract to build a section of border wal...


Genoa's Morandi Bridge to be Demolished

Three months after the collapse of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge, testing of debris from the site has begun, and a demolition date for what remains of the span has been set.


Judge Temporarily Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline

In a ruling late last week, a federal judge temporarily blocked the construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, citing that the Trump administration had not justified granting a perm...


Contractors Needed for FL Fire Station Painting

The City of Clermont, Florida, is soliciting contractors for the exterior painting of Fire Station One.


Brooklyn Man Fought to Fix Bridge Spelling

Earlier this month, a Brooklyn man was honored for pushing for the correction of the spelling on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, which has been painted with one “z” instead of the correct two...


Mountain Valley Applies for NC Pipeline Permit

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC filed an application Tuesday (Nov. 6) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a 73-mile pipeline that will act as an extension of the Mountain Valley P...


LA Bridge Repairs Get Completion Date

Nearly a month after a barge-mounted crane struck the Sunshine Bridge, a crucial connection for St. James Parish, Louisiana, repairs are well underway, with a completion date slated for Janu...


Field Order Issued After Pipeline Explosion

In late October, over a month after the Revolution pipeline exploded near Monaca, Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued a field order to the pipeline o...


Delaware to Invest $4B in Transportation

Delaware Gov. John Carney, joining Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan, announced late last month that more than $3.2 billion will be invested in the state’s infrastructure and transp...


Contractors Needed for FL Police Complex

The City of Fernandina Beach is soliciting contractors for the exterior painting of its police department complex.


EPA to be Sued Over Paint-Stripper Ban

Early last week, a group of workers and environment and public health advocates notified the Environmental Protection Agency of its intent to sue the agency over its failure to finalize a ba...


Report: Grant Not Tied to FIU Bridge Collapse

A recent audit, conducted by the U.S. Transportation Department inspector general’s office, related to the bridge collapse at Florida International University in March, indicates that there ...


Lawsuit Coming to EPA Over Paint-Stripper Ban

Earlier this week, a group of workers and environment and public health advocates notified the Environmental Protection Agency of its intent to sue the agency over its failure to finalize a ...


New $13B Mexico City Airport Officially Scrapped

Mexico City’s new $13.3 billion airport—which is about one-third complete—is officially scrapped following a public referendum which ended in 70 percent voting to cancel construction.


CA Transit Contractor Sues Owner for $150M

The general contractor joint venture that built the $2.2 billion Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco is now suing the structure’s owner—the Transbay Joint Powers Authority—for $150 mi...


Contractors Needed for NYC Playground Project

The Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority is seeking contractors for the restoration of the Rockefeller Park Playground in New York City.


UK Hands out Funds to Replace Cladding

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government confirmed last week that it has released 248 million pounds (roughly $319 million), the first round of funding, for...


Approvals Granted for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Virginia regulators granted approval for construction to begin on a 300-mile track of the $6.5 billion, 600-mile shale gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the sister to the Mountain Valley Pipeline...


Supreme Court Denies CA Lead Paint Case

Last week, the Supreme Court rejected hearing the appeal of a ruling that requires paint manufacturers to pay more than $400 million for lead-paint remediation in several municipalities in C...


Painting Needed at CA Baseball Stadium

The City of Lake Elsinore, California, is seeking a contractor to perform exterior painting work at Diamond Stadium, a minor league baseball stadium.


LA Bridge Closed After Crane Barge Impact

The Sunshine Bridge, a crucial connection for St. James Parish, Louisiana, was struck by a barge-mounted crane Oct. 12, forcing officials to close the bridge until further notice.


Geese Roost Once Again on PA Bridge

The graffiti geese of Pittsburgh’s 10th Street Bridge, often confused for dinosaurs, have once again come to roost thanks to approval from the Allegheny County Council and the original artis...


Ørsted Acquires Deepwater Wind for $510M

Danish energy firm Ørsted recently announced the expansion of its presence in the U.S. with the $510 million acquisition of Deepwater Wind from owner D.E. Shaw Group. The venture is to be ru...


Environmental Rules Waived for TX Border Wall

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced last week that any environmental regulations regarding the construction or repair of a section of U.S.-Mexico border wall for certain areas...


Coating, Repairs Needed for CA City Hall

The City of Dixon, California, is seeking contractors for the exterior coating and siding repairs at the Dixon City Hall, Engineering Department Office and Engineering Trailer. The project w...


Construction on the Gordie Howe Bridge Kicks Off

Construction work on the Gordie Howe International Bridge, crossing from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, was kicked off at a ceremony on Friday, attended by both Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and C...


Judge Blocks Release of FIU Bridge Records

Over half a year after the fatal bridge collapse at Florida International University, and after a more recent ruling that the Florida Department of Transportation must release the records as...


Court, Army Corps Block Mountain Valley Pipeline

The Mountain Valley Pipeline, to run from Virginia to West Virginia, is once again facing a series of challenges: Following a similar ruling from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals early la...


Exterior Work Sought for Historic GA Sites

The Town of Braselton, Georgia, is seeking contractors for exterior coating services for three town-owned buildings: Braselton Town Hall, the Braselton Retail Building and the Braselton Gris...


Michigan, Enbridge Strike Deal for Line 5

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Canadian oil transport company Enbridge recently struck a deal that would allow for the construction of a new pipeline 100 feet beneath the lake bottom, eventua...


Verrazzano Bridge Catches 'Zs'

Staten Island’s Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge will be catching some “Zs." The name on the bridge, spelled wrong for more than 50 years with one "z" instead of two, is now being corrected thanks ...


PA Commits $49M to Infrastructure Improvements

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday (Oct. 2) that over 40 transportation projects are in line for $49 million in grants from PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Fund. Out of the 42 ...


Concrete Cracking Problem Spreads to MA

Many Massachusetts homeowners could be facing the same issues with crumbling foundations that plague residences in Connecticut, according to reports. In response, some homeowners in Massachu...


UK Government Announces Cladding Ban

Government officials in the United Kingdom officially announced earlier this week a ban on combustible materials in the exterior walls of new residential buildings that are 18 meters and tal...


Report: Silver Line Garage is Sinking

Already plagued with problems, the D.C. Metro's Silver Line project, more formally known as the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, is now up against another issue: A garage being built as pa...


BSEE Rolls Back Offshore Safety Rules

Dozens of offshore drilling safety regulations, in place since the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, are being rolled back by the Trump administration as part of a newly published rule; th...


Council Sinks Golf-Ball Water Tower Idea

A proposed golf-ball design for a water tower in Ocean City, Maryland, that some hoped would be a hole in one has instead ended up in the rough of government bureacracy after opponents raise...


Canada NEB Reveals Faulty Pipeline Fittings

In a recent report, Canada’s National Energy Board revealed new findings regarding hundreds of faulty pipeline fittings customarily used on major oil and gas pipelines: The fittings are not ...


AIA Calls for Owner Cap-and-Trade Program

Earlier this month the American Institute of Architects joined the CO2toEE coalition and issued a call to make businesses and building owners eligible for reductions in carbon emissions that...


Concerns Evident Before Cuomo Bridge Opening

Weeks after the grand opening of the second span of the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo bridge was delayed twice, a recently revealed paper trail indicates that general contractor Tappan Zee Constructor...


San Francisco Sues Official for Permit Fraud

California construction engineering firm Santos & Urrutia and its two cofounders have been accused of camouflaging major excavation work on a few residences, according to a lawsuit from the ...


Canadian Bridge Collapses Hours After Opening

A new bridge built in the rural municipality of Clayton, Saskatchewan, collapsed only six hours after it was opened on Friday (Sept. 14), according to reports. Customary investigation method...


DC Metro Concrete Panels Will Be Sealed

Officials are now saying that no major fixes or replacements will be necessary on the concrete panels of the D.C. Metro Silver Line Extensions project. The update comes weeks after early tes...


Prep, Painting Needed at FL Amphitheater

The City of St. Augustine is soliciting contractors to paint the steel structure that supports the canopy of the St. Augustine Amphitheater.


OSHA Cites FIU Pedestrian Bridge Firms

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued the first citations related to the bridge collapse at Florida International University, marking unsafe practices that w...


More Inquiries Look into CA's Millennium Tower

Several months after a retrofit repair for the Millennium Tower was proposed, a new issue has come to light: Cracks appeared in a 36th-floor window, sparking concerns over whether the damage...


Silver Line Concrete Panels Will Be Sealed

Weeks after early test results were revealed, indicating that potential issues with concrete panels on the D.C. Metro Silver Line Extension project may not have been as bad as originally fea...


Congress Approves Spending, Delays DOT Talks

In a race against the clock to avoid a government shutdown, the majority of the U.S. Senate voted last week to approve a $854 billion spending bill that includes funding for the Department o...


Panel to Talk to Parliament About Mac Fate

Four experts have been invited to speak with the Scottish Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee to give their thoughts on how to move forward with the Glasgow School of Art...


Florence Wreaks Infrastructure Havoc in US South

As Hurricane Florence, downgraded over the weekend to a tropical depression, works its way through the Mid-Atlantic and out to sea as a weakened force, the picture of the devastation the sto...


Judge Questions Bridge Evidence Destruction

Several months after the collapse of the pedestrian bridge at Florida International University, it has come to light that 26 threaded steel rods—the kind being tightened on the bridge at the...


Grenfell Commission to Decide Tower Site Fate

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government recently announced that a commission will be formed to enable the Grenfell community on deciding a long-term plan f...


Repair, Repainting Needed at NOLA Barracks

The Louisiana Division of Administration is soliciting contractors for the repairs of 56 sets of shutters at the historic Jackson Barracks in New Orleans.


Bridge Painters Convicted on PA DBE Fraud

In late August, Stamatios “Tom” Kousisis, and his employer, Alpha Painting and Construction Inc., were convicted of conspiracy to commit and execution of wire fraud, and making false stateme...


No Charges Over Ontario Bridge Controversy

The investigation of an Ontario bridge replacement that ballooned to nearly twice its original projected cost has wrapped up with no indication of criminal wrongdoing.


MD County's Proposed Sealant Ban Sparks Debate

A Maryland county’s plan to phase out the use of pavement sealers made with coal tar has raised objections from local manufacturers, who argue that health risks from the products are exagger...


Workforce Advisory Board Calls for Members

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced in late August that the U.S. Department of Commerce, working with the White House, is accepting nominations for the American Workforce Policy...


NYC Contractor Sues Developer for $3.4M

Firms in New York City are embroiled in a $3 million battle over wrongful termination accusations regarding the revamps of a former Long Island hospital.


VA Mausoleum in Need of Repairs

The City of Suffolk, Virginia, is soliciting contractors for the repairs to the Cedar Hill Cemetery Mausoleum.


Island Building Doubles as Bridge

Continuing a Faroese tradition of blending architecture with the landscape, architecture firm Henning Larsen designed the Eysturkommuna town hall, located in Nordragota in the Faroe Islands,...


US Introduces Exemption Process for Steel Quotas

An executive order signed last week by President Donald J. Trump allows for the possibility of specific exemptions from quotas placed on some countries to limit their exports of steel and al...


Engineer Questions Concrete Pier Reuse Idea

The controversy surrounding the possible reconstruction of a bridge that once straddled Boston and Quincy, Massachusetts, has been reignited by a new report from an engineer hired by Quincy ...


Trump Signs Steel, Aluminum Product Exclusions

Last week, President Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation allowing Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to give targeted relief from quotas limiting steel and aluminum imports from select coun...


Exterior Renovations Needed at OR Office

The Oregon Department of Employment is soliciting contractors for exterior cleaning and painting services at the Roseburg Worksource Office in Roseburg, Oregon.


Marines Build 3D-Printed Concrete Barracks

Earlier this month, the Additive Manufacturing Team at Marine Corps Systems Command, working in collaboration with Marines from the I Marine Expeditionary Force, used a 3D printer to create ...


$2.5B Bond to Help with TX Flood Prep

Residents of Harris County, Texas, hard-hit one year ago by the flooding rains of Hurricane Harvey, have approved a $2.5 billion bond measure to fund more than 200 flood-mitigation projects,...


Italian Architect Offers Morandi Replacement Help

In light of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge disaster, well-known Italian architect Renzo Piano has offered to help design a replacement structure signifying rebirth and redemption for the affected ar...


TX Voters Pass $2.5B Flood-Mitigation Bond

A year after Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas, voters in Harris County have approved a $2.5 billion bond measure that will allow commissioners to move forward with the more than 20...


OSHA Fines CO Companies $170K for Fall

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited two construction companies for a fatal fall that occurred at a Colorado worksite this past spring.


FHWA Debars PA Bridge Construction Firm

Almost three years after pleading guilty, Carl M. Weber Steel Service owners Dennis Weber and Dale Weber, as well as their conspiratorial business enterprise Karen Construction Inc. and its ...


NCDOT Prepared to Progress on 7-Mile Toll Bridge

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is moving closer to a project construction date for the Mid-Currituck Bridge, a project that has been beset by decades of delays. The record o...


MA to Help Homeowners with Crumbling Concrete

Late last month, Massachusetts legislators made sure that two provisions in the state’s budget were passed to help homeowners deal with crumbling concrete in their homes.


Sherwin-Williams Site Cleanup Suit Dismissed

Almost exactly a year after it was filed, a class-action suit that sought damages and medical testing for neighbors of the so-called “Sherwin-Williams sites,” EPA-designated Superfund cleanu...


Tappan Zee Remains Sunk for Artificial Reef

Pieces of the old Tappan Zee Bridge will be supporting a new kind of life: concrete and steel from demolition of the span were sunk 2.4 miles south of the Moriches Inlet, located in New York...


Boston Eyes Legislation for Net-Zero Buildings

A city councilor in Boston is preparing to introduce a proposal this fall that would incentivize developers to incorporate more net-zero designs in the city’s building boom.


Suit Targets Coast Guard Over Line 5

A lawsuit filed last week by an environmental group alleges the United States Coast Guard isn't sufficiently prepared to respond if there were a spill on Enbridge Energy's Line 5 liquids pip...


OSHA Issues New Silica Rule FAQs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced on Wednesday that new frequently asked questions and training videos on the use of respirable crystalline silica in construction w...


Judge, NTSB Squabble Over FIU Collapse Records

Over five months after the collapse of the pedestrian bridge at Florida International University, Leon County state court Judge Kevin Carroll ruled Tuesday that the Florida Department of Tra...


Judge Dismisses Sherwin-Williams Site Cleanup Suit

Almost exactly a year after it was filed, a class-action suit that sought damages and medical testing for neighbors of the so-called “Sherwin-Williams sites,” EPA-designated Superfund cleanu...


Groups Ask SCOTUS to Review CA Lead Case

The Association of National Advertisers and Atlanta Legal Foundation, a public interest law firm, have filed a “friend of the court” brief has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the lea...


Accessibility Upgrades Needed at Harvard Library

The town of Harvard, Massachusetts, is soliciting contractors for various accessibility upgrades at the the Old Town Library, a former site of the Harvard Public Library.


OSHA Issues Silica Rule Guidance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced on Wednesday that new frequently asked questions and training videos on the use of respirable crystalline silica in construction w...


AIA Pushes for School Design Legislation

Shortly after announcing an initiative to influence local, state and federal governments on updating school design guidelines, the American Institute of Architects made its way to the White ...


Report: Experts Knew of Corrosion on Morandi Cables

More than a week after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, new reports indicate that experts found corrosion on the cables of the bridge months prior to the disaster. Several...


CA Anti-Offshore Drilling Bills Pass Committee

Two bills under consideration by the California state legislature are intended to stop oil and gas drilling off the state’s coast before it begins, in a rebuke of the federal government’s ef...


Sides Clash at Line 5 Hearing

A hearing held Monday by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters examined the controversy around Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac, calling into question recent action by the ene...


$814M Bridge Build Planned for Tampa

The Florida Department of Transportation recently issued a preliminary Request for Proposals for the design and construction of Tampa’s new eight-lane Howard Frankland Bridge, the largest co...


Morandi Warned of Special Corrosion Risks on Genoa Bridge

The engineer who designed the Morandi Bridge, the span in Genoa, Italy, that collapsed last week, reportedly warned several decades ago that the bridge would need constant maintenance to rem...


Italy to Look at Infrastructure After Bridge Disaster

Only days after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, the government has proclaimed that there will be a nationwide safety assessment of its infrastructure, which may be mired ...


Contractors Needed for Painting CA Community

The San Joaquin County Housing Authority in San Joaquin, California, is soliciting contractors for exterior coating applications at the Buthmann Community. The 10 residential duplex building...


New Mexico City Airport Fate Up in the Air

A $13.2 billion project in Mexico City that could eventually become one of the world’s largest airports is hanging in midair as the country’s president elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador—know...


Phase II Grants Fund NDT Tools for Nuclear Sites

Radiation Monitoring Devices, a subsidiary of Dynasil Corporation of America (Newton, Massachusetts) announced last week that it received two Phase II grants for technology for nondestructiv...


Tariffs, Design Changes Bump WA Arena to $700M

The developer tasked with renovating Seattle’s historic KeyArena recently cited President Donald J. Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum as the cause for the rising price tag of th...


NTSB: Serious Cracking Before FIU Collapse

Cracks in Florida International University’s pedestrian bridge, found only a few days before it collapsed, were more extensive than originally indicated, according to new preliminary report ...


Activists Appeal Line 3 Replacement Approval

A pair of environmental groups have gone to court to challenge the approval of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 replacement project in Minnesota, arguing that the environmental impact statement appr...


Senator Questions United States' Tariff Process

The United States’ tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum are garnering criticism not only from many of the countries that have been subjected to the duties, but from members of U.S. Congress...


Judge Tosses Moroun Challenge to Howe Bridge

In the latest ruling against Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun, Wayne County Circuit Court Chief Judge Robert Colombo Jr. dismissed Moroun’s attempts to block the seizure of land...


Senator Questions 'Arbitrary' Tariff Process

The United States’ tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum are garnering criticism not only from many of the countries that have been subjected to the duties, but from members of U.S. Congress...


Hudson Yards Reaches Agreement with Carpenters

The developer of the highly touted Hudson Yards project in New York City, The Related Cos., announced last week that it has reached a labor agreement with the New York City District Council ...


Repair, Repainting Needed for Public PA Farm

Pennsylvania's Allegheny County is looking for contractors to perform repainting and repair work to two barns and a silo at Round Hill Park Farm, a 1,101-acre park and working farm open to t...


Senate Passes Bill with $1B for BUILD Grants

Early last week, the U.S. Senate passed a proposal that provides $1 billion in infrastructure grants for fiscal 2019—funding that would go to BUILD infrastructure grants, formerly known as T...


OSHA Moves to Change Recordkeeping Rule

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced in late July that it would be taking steps to roll back parts of the Obama-era "Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Il...


FERC Halts Pipeline Construction

Late last week the U.S. Federal Regulatory Commission ordered work on the 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would transport natural gas from West Virginia hydrofracking operations, to...


Chemical Firm, CEO Indicted Over Harvey Fires

Chemical firm Arkema and two high-level company officials were indicted late last week by a Harris County, Texas, grand jury over a series of exposions and fires at its Crosby plant during H...


Dominion, Orsted Progress on VA Offshore Wind

Plans for Virginia’s first offshore windfarm were recently kicked off with the announcement that Dominion Energy Virginia has filed with the state’s corporation commission for approval to bu...


Australian Bridge Proposal Sparks Debate

A proposal for a 14-kilometer (8.7-mile) bridge to connect Australia’s mainland to the natural tourist haven of Kangaroo Island has provoked intense discussion among politicians and neighbor...


Contractor Pleads Guilty in Metro Concrete Case

The quality-control manager who oversaw testing of concrete used on the D.C. Metro Silver Line extension project pleaded guilty Friday to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and ha...


Citation for Tank Contractor Withdrawn

More than two years after a citation was issued against Caldwell Tanks Inc. for not providing adequate ventilation for workers welding inside a water tank, Administrative Law Judge Peggy S. ...


Arkema, CEO Indicted for Harvey Incident

Nearly a year after Hurricane Harvey triggered a series of explosions at an Arkema chemical plan in Crosby, Texas, a Harris County grand jury has indicted the company and two executives for ...


Decision on Boston Bridge Rebuild Postponed

Continuing a saga of contention, a decision for the first of three city permits Boston needs to build a new Long Island Bridge has been postponed yet again, because the commission whose ruli...


OSHA Proposes Scaling Back Recordkeeping Rule

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced steps late last month to rescind parts of the Obama-era “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesse...


Contractor Sought for NE Ballpark Repaint

Sarpy County is looking for contractors to perform exterior painting work at Werner Park, a minor league baseball stadium in Papillion, Nebraska. Built in 2011, the 6,434-seat-stadium is hom...


Contractor Admits Guilt in Metro Concrete Fraud

The quality-control manager who oversaw testing of concrete used on the D.C. Metro Silver Line extension project pleaded guilty Friday to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and ha...


CA Company Charged $2M in Wage Violations

California’s Labor Commissioner’s office has recently issued several citations to an industry company amounting to nearly $2 million dollars in wage theft violations.


St. Louis Bridge Flagged for Deterioration Before Crash

Vehicular impact caused a 2,700-pound chunk of concrete to fall from the Lindell-Union Bridge in Saint Louis last week, killing one and injuring the driver who hit the bridge. According to r...


MD Latest State to Enact Contractor Wage Law

The state of Maryland is following California’s and Oregon’s lead as the latest state to pass legislation that holds general contractors accountable for wages unpaid by subcontractors.


Draft Assessment for New Keystone XL Route Positive

TransCanada’s long-planned Keystone XL pipeline is a step closer to being built after the U.S. State Department released a draft environmental impact statement suggesting that the alternativ...


UK Shipping Group Expresses Offshore Wind Concerns

The UK Chamber of Shipping recently warned that, as plans for offshore wind projects move forward, coordination will remain necessary to ensure that these endeavors do not endanger vessels o...


Pipeline Firms, Steelmakers Clash Over Tariffs

The battle over steel import tariffs in the U.S. is continuing to heat up, as an executive behind the Cactus II pipeline told Congress last week that the measures amounted to a “$40 million ...


NJ Rail Bridge, Slated for Demo, Collapses

A 405-foot-long New York, Susquehanna and Western railroad bridge, located in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, partially collapsed as a train was crossing it late last week; though slated for re...


Grenfell Inquiry Looks into Design Images

The inquiry into last year’s deadly Grenfell Tower fire continues as officials are now looking at photos of the London high-rises refurbishment.


Exterior Painting Needed for FL Apartments

The City of St. Petersburg, Florida, is seeking contractors for the coating of four buildings at the Jamestown Apartments and Townhouses complex.


SC Nuclear Plant Reports Leak

Radioactive uranium has been found leaking through the floor of a South Carolina Westinghouse factory, continuing a 35-year track record of plant issues.


House Infrastructure Chair Unveils Draft Plan

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pennsylvania, who serves as chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, unveiled a draft proposal Monday to provide the long-languishing Highway...


NY Construction Execs Charged with Fraud

Two men were indicted in an Albany, New York, court for allegedly stealing the identities of minority-owned Lorice Enterprises Inc. and Precision Environmental Solutions Inc. as well as for ...


Cracks Halt Pensacola Bay Bridge Construction

Thanks to cracks found in a section of concrete on the Pensacola Bay Bridge, construction on the $398.5 million project has been delayed twice over the past several months, raising concerns,...


CA Authorizes $2.7B in Water Storage Work

California officials have approved more than $2.5 billion in spending for water projects in the state, including new and expanded dams and reservoirs in the Santa Clara Valley and Contra Cos...


Early DC Metro Concrete Tests Favorable

Initial testing triggered by a whistleblower lawsuit, which called out faulty concrete panels on Washington D.C.’s Silver Line Metro stations, suggests that the problem may not be as widespr...


Study: Line 5 Spill Could Top $1.8 Billion

A new risk analysis performed by Michigan Technological University and released in draft form last week indicates that a worst-case release on Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline under the Str...


Early Silver Line Concrete Tests Favorable

Initial testing triggered by a whistleblower lawsuit, which called out faulty concrete panels on Washington D.C.’s Silver Line Metro stations, suggests that the problem may not be as widespr...


Corrosion Officially Blamed for Mumbai Bridge Collapse

An inquiry ordered after the collapse of a rail bridge at Mumbai’s Andheri station on July 3 has yielded initial results, with corrosion of steel brackets and the presence of additional weig...


DOL Rolls Back Union 'Persuader Rule'

The U.S. Department of Labor announced early last week that it has officially rescinded the Obama-era 2016 Persuader Rule, which was an extension of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclo...


Artist Fined for Vegemite Graffiti

An individual who painted a mural made of Vegemite, depicting an arch bridge, on the wall of Fremantle Train Station in Fremantle, Australia, is now facing a fine.


Contractors Needed for CA Park Expansion

The City of Rialto, California, is seeking contractors for the north and south expansion of Frisbie Park.


Report: Construction Disputes Dragged On in 2017

Global design and consultancy firm Arcadis recently released a report detailing that while the value of construction disputes in North America dropped for the fourth year in a row, the avera...


Artist Fined for Vegemite Mural

In a gesture of edible artistic expression, an individual painted a mural made of Vegemite, depicting an arch bridge, on the wall of Fremantle Train Station in Fremantle, Australia. Now, he ...


DOL Rescinds Union 'Persuader Rule'

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday that it has officially rescinded the Obama-era 2016 Persuader Rule, which was an extension of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.


Tariff Exemption Rulings Mixed for Oil and Gas

The Department of Commerce has issued some of its first decisions on oil and gas companies’ requests for exemptions from the new U.S. steel tariffs, with a major pipeline firm losing its bid...


Report: Construction Disputes Increased in 2017

A new report from global design and consultancy firm Arcadis (Highlands Ranch, Colorado) has revealed that although the value of construction disputes in North America dropped for the fourth...


Firm Pleads Guilty in Deadly NYC Fall

The company that was overseeing a Manhattan construction project where a worker died last fall has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.


Government Joins DC Metro Concrete Suit

The commonwealth of Viriginia and the U.S. government have joined a whistleblower lawsuit filed more than two years ago against the fabricator of concrete used on the D.C. Metro’s Silver Lin...


Army Corps Proposes $20B Floodwall for NYC

In a bid to protect New York City’s waterfront from another storm like Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presented several options for a $20 billion barrier that would stretc...


County Greenlights Return of Geese to Bridge

The graffiti geese of Pittsburgh’s 10th Street Bridge may be returning to roost thanks to a vote by the Allegheny County Council Tuesday that approved the repainting of the longstanding work...


Contractors Needed for Historic School Interior

The Town of Belmont, Massachusetts, is looking for contractors to paint the interior of a cafeteria at a historic elementary school.


Government Joins DC Metro Concrete Suit

The commonwealth of Viriginia and the U.S. government have joined a whistleblower lawsuit filed more than two years ago against the fabricator of concrete used on the D.C. Metro’s Silver Lin...


Judge Rules Bridge-Bid Suit May Continue

A suit filed in 2016 in reaction to a bridge-painting contract award in the Philadelphia area will continue, after a federal judge in New Jersey last month denied the Delaware River Port Aut...


Canadian Government Grants CPCA’s Exemption Request

The Canadian government recently granted the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association's request for an exemption from tariffs on U.S. goods coming into the country, as language could be inter...


Judge Allows Bayou Bridge Pipeline to Move Forward

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday (July 6) that construction will be allowed to move forward on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline project, which runs through ...


Tronox-Cristal Deal Approved by EC

The European Commission recently approved Tronox Limited’s acquisition of the Cristal titanium dioxide pigment business, even though the original deal closure date was anticipated by the fir...


Enbridge Sues Tug Firm Over Line 5 Damage

Enbridge Energy, operator of the Line 5 liquids pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan, filed suit last week in a federal court against VanEnkevort Tug and Barge, the company who...


Canada Grants Coatings Tariff Exemption

With concerns over countermeasure tariffs on U.S. goods rising, the Canadian government has granted the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association’s (CPCA) request for an exemption from these t...


Gordie Howe Bridge Contractor Named

The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority announced last week that international consortium Bridging North America is its "preferred proponent" to design and build the Gordie Howe International B...


EU Approves Steel Anti-Dumping Measures

The European Union voted Thursday to approve a combination of quotas and tariffs on steel products to offset a feared influx of “dumped” steel after the United States placed its own tariffs ...


EC Approves Tronox-Cristal Deal

The European Commission recently approved Tronox Limited’s acquisition of the Cristal titanium dioxide pigment business, even though the original deal closure date was anticipated by the fir...


EPA Admin Pruitt Hands in Resignation

President Donald J. Trump announced the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt via Twitter last Thursday.


EPA Head Pruitt Resigns

President Donald J. Trump revealed Thursday via Twitter that Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned.


EU Authorizes Steel Anti-Dumping Measures

The European Union voted Thursday to approve a combination of quotas and tariffs on steel products to offset a feared influx of “dumped” steel after the United States placed its own tariffs ...


Corrosion Questioned in Mumbai Bridge Collapse

A portion of a rail bridge collapsed at Mumbai’s Andheri station earlier this month, reportedly due to heavy rain, leaving five people injured and several thousand stranded. According to rep...


Dangerous Cladding Affects 300 Tower Blocks

More than a year after the Grenfell Tower fire claimed more than 70 lives, the U.K. government has disclosed that roughly 300 private tower blocks in the country have Grenfell-style cladding...


CA Lead Paint Ballot Measure Scrapped

On the day of the deadline to withdraw initiatives from California’s November ballot, manufacturers involved in a yearslong lead paint dispute did just that last Thursday, spiking plans for ...


Russian Official Proposes London-to-NYC Highway

There are road trips, and then there are road trips, but this one could beat them all: Head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin recently proposed a transport route that could theoretically ...


OSHA Reiterates July 1 Reporting Deadline

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reminding employers that electronic injury and illness reports for some are due Sunday.


Philly Council Passes New Construction Tax

The Philadelphia City Council narrowly voted last week to implement a new tax on construction projects.


Contractors Needed for Roofing in WY

The Wyoming Department of Administration and Information is seeking contractors for sprayed polyurethane foam roof recoats for four buildings in Cheyenne and Wheatland, Wyoming. The building...


MN Officials Approve Line 3 Project Permit

Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve the Line 3 replacement project sought by Canadian energy firm Enbridge Inc., a day after questioning company off...


Asian Steel Floods Canada After US Tariffs

Steel pipes and tubes used in drilling and transporting crude oil moved largely into Canada this spring, and the government is reportedly taking action to prevent a possible further flooding...


IL Man Debarred Over Bridge Bearings

Over two years since his initial sentencing for making false statements about highway projects, Joel De La Torre, a Chicago-based contractor, was also debarred in late May from doing busines...


Moroun Appeals to Trump on Gordie Howe Bridge

In the latest bid to prevent construction of the Gordie Howe international Bridge, the Moroun family, owners and operators of Detroit’s Ambassador Bridge, have released a TV commercial askin...


US Issues First Steel Tariff Exemptions

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced its first round of exemptions to new steel and aluminum tariffs Wednesday, at the same time noting that it is investigating whether some companies i...


Trump Executive Order Encourages Offshore Drilling

House Republicans issued a proposal last week that would saddle states with heavy fees, should the states not approve gas or oil drilling off their coasts, while President Donald J. Trump is...


Contractors Needed for GA Boathouse Center

The Augusta-Richmond County Commission is seeking contractors for the exterior painting of the Boathouse Community Center in Augusta, Georgia.


US Issues First Steel Tariff Exemptions

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced its first round of exemptions to new steel and aluminum tariffs Wednesday, at the same time noting that it is investigating whether some companies i...


ND Permits New Refinery Near National Park

Meridian Energy Group is a step closer to building its proposed Davis Refinery, near Belfield, North Dakota, after state officials approved a permit for the facility’s construction over the ...


Pipeline Builders Seek Tariff Exemptions

Several major U.S. energy companies, including Hess Corp. and Kinder Morgan Inc., are seeking exemptions from recently enacted steel-import tariffs.


Virginia DOT Studies Repairs for Impacted Bridge Beams

To address damage caused by over-height vehicles impacting bridges, the Virginia Department of Transportation recently released a study addressing feasible repair options to treat anything f...


Enbridge Outlines Line 5 Alternatives

Enbridge Energy released its report to the state of Michigan on possible replacement of its Line 5 pipeline Friday, concluding that a tunnel or an open cut with secondary containment would b...


$2B Housing Settlement Reached with NYCHA

The New York City Housing Authority settled with federal prosecutors last week after a civil complaint was filed arguing that the agency exposed its residents to lead-poisoning risks and lie...


PUC Staff Recommends Line 3 Replacement

The Minnesota Public Utility Commission will meet next week to determine whether Enbridge Energy may go forward with its plan to replace its Line 3 pipeline in that state, and PUC staff last...


Contractors Needed for Aircraft Display Repainting

The Department of the Air Force, Air Mobility Command is soliciting quotes from contractors to repaint an existing display cargo aircraft at the 628th Air Base Wing at Joint Base Charleston,...


Energy Industry Starts Campaign for Atlantic Drilling

The American Petroleum Institute announced last week that it has formed a new coalition to support the expansion of offshore drilling off the coasts of the southeastern U.S., enlisting a gro...


NY Official Pleads Guilty to $750M Bid-Rigging

A top executive of Buffalo, New York, general contracting firm LPCiminelli has pleaded guilty to fraud and conspiracy for his part in an alleged bid-rigging scheme involving hundreds of mill...


Contractors Needed for Interior Library Painting

Chester County is seeking contractors to paint the interior of the Hankin Library, located in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania.


MI, Enbridge to Discuss Straits Utility Tunnel

Michigan officials are reportedly working with Enbridge Energy on a possible plan to create a new “utility corridor” under the Straits of Mackinac that would contain the company’s Line 5 liq...


FTA Issues Rule to Encourage Private Investment in Infrastructure

At the end of May, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration issued its final rule for Private Investment Project Procedures, which is focused on encouraging pri...


ABC Calls for More Collaborative Safety Regulations

In a subcommittee hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Kwest Group President and Chairman of the Associated Builder and Contractors National Safety and Health ...


MI Promises Funding for Soo Locks Expansion

The state of Michigan has promised $50 million toward a massive project that supporters hope will expand the historic Soo Locks and allow more ship traffic through the St. Mary Falls Canal b...


Construction Begins on San Diego Border Wall

A section of newly redesigned replacement border wall is under construction along the U.S.-Mexico border, located roughly a half-mile from the Pacific Ocean and standing 18-30 feet tall.


US Imposes Steel Tariffs on Canada, EU

After months of discussion regarding possible exemptions, the United States allowed new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and European Union countries to take effect Friday, ...


Stadium Construction Allegedly Disrupts Business

The recent construction of the Orlando City Stadium has caused some backlash from a nearby business, which claims that the vibrations from the stadium’s construction cost it more than $1 mil...


Contractors Needed for VT Museum Painting

The Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services is seeking contractors for the painting of four structures at the Chimney Point Tavern Museum in Addison, Vermont.


US Lays Steel Tariffs on Canada, EU

After months of discussion regarding possible exemptions, the United States allowed new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and European Union countries to take effect Friday, ...


Pittsburgher Petitions to Save Bridge's Graffiti Geese

As Pittsburgh’s South 10th Street Bridge undergoes rehabilitation, a local artist has created a petition to preserve the landmark geese that are painted at the top of one of the bridge's tow...


Canadian Government Buys Embattled Pipeline

The government of Canada will buy U.S. energy company Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline in a CA$4.5 billion ($3.47 billion) deal that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hopes will expedite ...


DOL Announces Plans to Revisit Overtime Rule

The Department of Labor recently announced its latest regulatory agenda, in which it discussed plans to revisit the overtime eligibility threshold, as well as calculations for regular rate o...


NYC Introduces Safety Training Rule

Under a new law recently finalized in New York City, workers on many construction sites will be required to go through increased safety training.


FL Reps Look to Block Offshore Development

Florida’s House delegation is working to win a multiyear extension of the current moratorium against offshore drilling along the state's coasts; if the extension is won, they say, the morato...


MTA, Amtrak at Odds Over Penn Station Reno

Both New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and state officials recently accused Amtrak of planning to redevelop sections of Penn Station without input from other parties. A spokes...


CA Lead Paint Case Reaches Partial Settlment

One of the three companies in an ongoing legal battle in California has settled a lawsuit involving lead paint. NL Industries Inc., formerly known as National Lead Co., reached a $60 million...


Sunoco Pipeline Build Stalled Again

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission judge Elizabeth Barnes recently ordered the suspension of gas transportation through Sunoco’s Mariner East 1 pipeline, while also stopping any further ...


Boston-Quincy Row Over Bridge Heats Up

Boston and Quincy are once again arguing due to a sore spot related to the proposed Long Island Bridge: Quincy's City Council voted to ban commercial vehicles from the proposed construction ...


Mount Rushmore Getting $14M Renovation

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is finally getting a $14 million upgrade—work that has been deferred for the last six years. While public amenities are among the items to be renovated, ...


NYC Officials Finalize Safety Training Mandate

New York City officials have finalized requirements of a law passed last October that ups the safety training requirements for most of the city’s construction workers.


Contractors Needed for FL Exterior Walls

Okeechobee County, Florida, is seeking contractors to repair the exterior walls of the Alderman Building. The building was originally constructed in 1964 where it served as the county jail u...


MA, RI Award Offshore Wind Contracts

Both Massachusetts and Rhode Island have awarded extensive offshore wind contracts, bringing Massachusetts halfway to its goal of 1.6 GW wind energy capacity by 2027, along with Rhode Island...


NTSB Focuses on Crack in FIU Bridge Probe

As the investigation of the pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University continues, the National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday released a preliminary report focu...


US Imposes Duties on Vietnam Steel

The U.S. Department of Commerce ruled Monday that some steel products imported from Vietnam in recent years actually originated in China, diverted through the second country in order to circ...


Dubai Starts $107M Bridge Project

Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates, recently revealed the beginning of construction of the $107....


Silver Line Concrete Issues Allegedly Known Last Year

The timing of a whistleblower lawsuit has allegedly revealed that the issues with several flawed concrete panels along the $2.7 billion Silver Line Metro extension in Northern Virginia were ...


OSHA Announces Change to Crane Regs

U.S. workplace-safety regulators announced last week that they plan to change regulations regarding crane operation again after rulemaking nearly a decade ago that spawned confusion and cont...


Garden Bridge Trustees Aired Early Concerns

A new report indicates that the group behind the failed Garden Bridge, planned for London's River Thames, was made aware of several problems with the project before the contract was signed f...


US Lays Harsh Duties on Vietnam Steel

The U.S. Department of Commerce ruled Monday that some steel products imported from Vietnam in recent years actually originated in China, diverted through the second country in order to circ...


Work Starts on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Preparatory work for the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline recently started off the German coast, even though U.S. President Donald J. Trump has demanded that Germany drop the pipeline as...


Final UK Building Review Released

The highly anticipated government review of building regulations in the United Kingdom was released late last week by Dame Judith Hackitt, who said that industry indifference and ignorance l...


Silver Line Concrete Issues Reportedly Known Last Year

Issues with several flawed concrete panels recently discovered along the $2.7 billion Silver Line Metro extension in Northern Virginia were apparently known in 2016, according to the timing ...


OSHA Nixes Capacity in Crane Certification

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced late last week that it is now proposing a rule to clarify its crane operating regulations.


UK Will Pay for Recladding of Public High-Rises

Eleven months after London’s tragic Grenfell Tower fire, Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged that the government will fund the cladding replacements for all social high-rises, a project t...


Des Moines Ordered to Pay Contractor $1M

A bridge-construction firm has won a yearslong court battle with the City of Des Moines, Iowa, stemming from the company’s three-year suspension from city contracts after a 2013 project that...


Exterior Repairs Needed for FL Museum

The City of Orlando, Florida, is seeking contractors for various repairs of the historic Leu Gardens Museum house, including replacements of structural members, siding, re-roofing of all shi...


NYC Firm Allegedly Stole $10M from Workers, State

A New York City construction firm was recently indicted on charges that it stole more than $1.7 million in wages from its workers and swindled the state out of another $8 million.


Report: Worker Fled FIU Bridge Collapse

As the investigation into the pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University continues, new information has come to light: A crane that was at the site at the time of the inc...


Report: Better Cladding Originally Slated for Grenfell

A recent report has revealed that nonflammable aluminum panels had been proposed for the cladding of London’s Grenfell Tower—the site of a deadly fire last June that killed at least 70 peopl...


Steel Used on $1.6B Subway Project Questioned

Construction contractors working on San Francisco’s $1.6 billion Central Subway project allegedly put down 3.2 miles of the wrong kind of steel track, according to a letter from the city.


Pentagon Concerned About Gulf Offshore Expansion

The Pentagon said in a report to Congress Thursday (May 10) that offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico would cause problems for necessary military activities carried out in the reg...


CA Officials Pass Solar Panel Mandate

Last week, the California Energy Commission unanimously approved a mandate that will require most new homes to have rooftop solar panels, making it the first state in the nation to have such...


Contractors Needed for Rehab of Pennsbury Manor

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is seeking contractors for exterior preservation and restoration at Pennsbury Manor in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. This country estate is a ...


WI Shipyard Settles First Lead Exposure Suit

A Wisconsin shipyard has settled one of a number of lawsuits filed in the past two years by workers alleging they were exposed to lead hazards in violation of workplace-safety regulations.


Tweaks Proposed to CO Green Roof Mandate

During the most recent election cycle, Denver joined San Francisco with strict mandates on the city’s roofs, pushing for more buildings to be outfitted with green roofs in an effort to comba...


Gordie Howe Progresses as Contractor Withdraws

Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun has lost yet another lawsuit to try to stop construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge, while one of the contractors involved in a bid...


Vancouver Pipeline Debate Intensifies as Deadline Nears

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson recently announced his doubts about Kinder Morgan Inc.’s pipeline expansion moving forward, as there is too much resistance “on the ground," yet the deadline...


Another Lawsuit Surround NYC Hudson Yards

A group of unions recently added to a batch of lawsuits in New York City surrounding development firm Related and its Hudson Yards project.


OSHA, States Tussle Over Recordkeeping

Confusion remains just weeks after the U.S. Department of Labor announced it had corrected an “error” in the implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new electro...


Report: FIU Bridge Showed Cracking 10 Days Before Collapse

Cracks developing along a key support truss under the Florida International University pedestrian bridge that collapsed in March were a source of concern 10 days before the structure was put...


OSHA, States Spar Over Electronic Reporting

Weeks after the U.S. Department of Labor announced it had corrected an “error” in the implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new electronic injury and illness ...


Navy Says 'No' to Some CA Offshore Wind Plans

While plans for wind farms off the coast of California continue to move forward, the U.S. Navy may stand in the way of some development after releasing a map indicating areas where arrays wo...


Golden Gate Bridge Tower Inspections Underway

The towers of San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge are undergoing their first detailed inspection since the span opened in 1937, according to reports, with engineers rappelling over the...


TransCanada to Start Clearing for Keystone XL

Canadian energy corporation TransCanada is set to begin clearing brush in Montana in the fall to make way for the new Keystone XL pipeline, with construction anticipated as early as next yea...


Enbridge Fined Over Pipeline Inspections

Enbridge Inc., the Calgary-based energy company that owns and operates several major oil and gas pipelines in Canada and the northern U.S., has been fined $1.8 million over allegations it di...


Turner Construction Wins $520M CA Contract

The California Department of General Services recently awarded Turner Construction with a $520 million design-build contract for its part of a $597 million project that will house the Califo...


Bridge Contractor Settles for $10M Over Blackout

The firm that was working on building the new Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in the Outer Banks region of North Carolina when crews severed a major electric transmission line last July has prelimi...


Painters Needed for SC Career Center

The Central Carolina Technical College is seeking contractors to perform interior painting at the F.E. DuBose Career Center in Manning, South Carolina.


Vegas Stadium Under Political Fire

The future stadium of the National Football League’s current Oakland Raiders is still set for completion in August 2020, as design elements and costs of the Las Vegas project were finalized ...


Boston Mayor Plans to Float Bridge Spans

Plans to rebuild a defunct bridge in Boston Harbor are taking on a new shape after Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a new approach to the project: floating parts of the new span into t...


US Delays Steel Tariffs for Some Nations

The United States tariffs on steel and aluminum coming from various countries have been delayed as the U.S. continues negotiations that could head off duties for the nations.


Russia Unveils Floating Nuclear Plant

At the end of April, the world’s only floating nuclear power plant, created by Russia, started making its way toward Chukotka, a Russian Arctic port. There, the facility will provide power t...


CA Bill Would Strip DWR's Power Over Dams

A bill making its way through the California General Assembly would remove the troubled Oroville Dam and other dams and water structures from the purview of the state’s Department of Water R...


Faulty Concrete on DC Metrorail Requires Coating

Several flawed concrete panels, created with an incorrect cement-to-water ratio, found along the $2.7 billion Silver Line Metro extension in Northern Virginia, will reportedly need to be tre...


NY Contractor Indicted by FHWA for Defrauding Scheme

In a case connected with the reconstruction of the New York City Kosciuszko Bridge, 15 individuals and companies were indicted with charges of corrupting the government, bribery, bribe recei...


US Delays Steel Tariffs for Some Nations

United States tariffs on steel and aluminum coming from a host of countries, including Canada and the European Union, have been delayed as the country continues negotiations that could head ...


Architects Reveal Designs for Grenfell Overhaul

Six practices working in conjunction with residents of Lancaster West Estate—the location of the Grenfell Tower fire that claimed 70 lives this past June—have started putting together ideas ...


CA Residents Evacuated after Nearby Construction Fire

On Tuesday, a three-alarm fire on an under-construction apartment building resulted in the evacuation of 250 residents living in a nearby complex. While the cause of the fire has yet to be d...


Coating Will Remedy Faulty Concrete in Metro Project

A silane coating will be used to help treat several flawed concrete panels found on the $2.7 billion Silver Line Metro extension in Northern Virginia. The concrete issue stems from several d...


'Singing Road' Goes Quiet After Complaints

Residents of a Dutch village are singing a different tune after the installation of rumble strips that play the regional anthem on a nearby highway: The strips were installed to keep drivers...


Contractors Needed for NOLA Barracks Coating

The Louisiana Division of Administration is seeking contractors for the repair and coating of 13 porches at the Jackson Barracks in New Orleans.


Firm Sues Over Worker's Death in FIU Bridge Collapse

A month and a half has passed since the fatal collapse of a pedestrian bridge on the Florida International University campus, and another lawsuit has been filed—this time, Winsome Joy Campbe...


NYC Council Bill Talks Rooftop Turbines

The New York City Council passed a bill Monday (April 23) that would standardize the installation of wind turbines on rooftops, which is part of a larger move to reduce the city’s carbon emi...


Judge Recommends Route for Line 3 Replacement

A Minnesota administrative law judge has recommended that, if Enbridge's Line 3 replacement is to move forward, the new pipeline follows the route of the old, rather than the company’s prefe...


Architect Pays $1.6M for School Design Flaws

Ohio-based DNK Architects Inc. is to pay $1.6 million for design flaws associated with a school building project completed in 2006, which was negatively impacted by a botched roof installati...


Oroville Dam Construction Set to Begin May 8

Phase two of construction on the Oroville Dam is set to begin May 8, according to reports, marking an updated operations plan that implements aggressive outflows of up to 10,000 cubic feet p...


RIBA Notes Concern Ahead of Grenfell Review

Members of the Royal Institute of British Architects are making clear RIBA's concerns about the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, one of the many response to London...


Shipyard Firm Bankrupt After Failed SF Deal

A Washington state-based shipyard owner has filed for bankruptcy in the wake of its failed purchase of San Francisco’s Pier 70 shipyard, as the Port of San Francisco begins seeking a new ope...


3 More Plead Guilty in WI Fraud Case

Three more people are pleading guilty in a $200 million case out of Wisconsin that accuses a contracting firm of creating fake minority and veteran-owned businesses in order to win federal c...


MARAD Makes $19M Available for Shipyard Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration announced last week that it has $19.6 million set aside for this year’s Small Shipyard Grants, aimed at fostering efficiency, ...


Contractors Needed for CA City Hall Painting Work

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is seeking contractors for the interior painting and exterior wood trim staining and sealing for the City Hall and Bell Tower Regional Community Center in ...


Retrofit Proposed for Sinking Millennium Tower

The saga of the sinking Millennium Tower continues, but a fix may be in sight: drilling holes down to bedrock in order to stabilize one side of the tower while letting the other side sink do...


FAA Limits 787 Flights Over Corrosion Issue

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an airworthiness directive Tuesday placing limits on the flight of some Boeing 787 airplanes due to concerns about turbine corrosion, just hours be...


NTSB Issues Report on I-84 Bridge Collapse

A newly released report from the National Transportation Safety Board indicates the Georgia Department of Transportation is partly responsible for the fire that destroyed part of Interstate ...


WI Company Charged with $200M in Fraud

Owner of Wisconsin-based contractor Sonag Company Inc. Brian Ganos was recently indicted by the state’s grand jury for 22 counts of fraud, reportedly creating minority and veteran-owned busi...


MS Governor Orders 83 Bridges Closed

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency last week, ordering 83 locally owned bridges closed in response to a communication from the Federal Highway Administration indicati...


US Court: Ignorance of Safety Standards Not a Defense

A Georgia court has ruled against a company that claimed its foreman didn’t know the safety requirements for fall protection and therefore should not have been handed a nearly $50,000 fine a...


NY Man Appears to Be Building His Own Thruway Ramp

A new offramp has started to take shape along the New York State Thruway, south of Buffalo, due to the efforts of a local Seneca man. The reasons for the project remain unclear, but the root...


Reno, Waterproofing Needed for American Gothic House

The Iowa Department of Administrative Services is seeking contractors for the exterior building renovations and foundation waterproofing at the American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa.


Kinder Morgan Suspends Pipeline Construction

Energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan announced Sunday the suspension of all non-essential activities and related spending connected to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.


Paint Companies Accused of Dodging Lead Claims

Milwaukee’s mayor and an attorney representing more than 100 children are accusing paint companies of trying to dodge the blame for the city’s lead poisoning cases and the millions of dollar...


Painting Needed at WV Wildlife District HQ

The West Virginia Department of Administration is seeking contractors for cleaning and coatings work necessary at the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) District Three Headq...


Houston Agency Proposes New Floodplain Standards

In response to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, Houston's Department of Public Works has proposed that new structures in the 100-year and 500-year floodplains be built 2 feet above the...


Contractor Hit with Slew of Project Lawsuits

Hunt Construction Group is being hit with an eighth lawsuit regarding its Florida Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, this one coming from North Carolina-based CCK Construction Services for $1.2 m...


Rain Could Press Oroville Spillway into Service

The partially rebuilt main spillway at California’s Oroville Dam could be put into service as soon as this week as heavy rainstorms are set to hit the region and the lake is approaching its ...


Congress Orders Study on Transit Project Costs

The U.S. Government Accountability Office will be taking a look at the cost of mass-transit infrastructure projects in the country, and especially in the New York City area, to determine why...


FIU Bridge Victim Brings New Suit

It has been two weeks since the collapse of a pedestrian bridge on the Florida International University campus, and another lawsuit has been filed—this time against seven companies involved ...


Bahrain Touts Its Largest Oil Discovery

Officials from Bahrain say the country has struck black gold in the form of a new oil field off the country's western coast that represents the biggest petroleum find in the country in decad...


Dardanelles Bridge Construction to Begin

The foundations of the towers for Turkey’s new 1915 Canakkale Bridge were laid last month, marking the beginning of construction of the world’s longest suspension bridge after 2.3 billion eu...


GA 'Old Stone Church' Restoration Out for Bid

Catoosa County is seeking a qualified contractor who has experience with historical structures to restore a historical building known as “The Old Stone Church,” in Ringgold, Georgia. The wor...


Firm Creating 3-D Model of Grenfell Tower Fire

An architecture research firm is calling for anyone and everyone to submit their video footage of London’s fatal Grenfell Tower Fire with the goal of building a 3-D model of how the fire spr...


Border Wall Contract Award Raises Questions

A contractor hired to rebuild a 2-mile-long stretch of border wall in Calexico, California, is under scrutiny after media reports revealed it is connected to a contractor of a different name...


Enbridge Plans Line 5 Anchoring, Coating Checks

Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality has given Enbridge Energy a permit to install 22 new anchors on the floor of the Straits of Mackinac to help stabilize the company’s controvers...


Local-Hire Fines for Detroit Contractors Hit $5.2M

Contractors working on Detroit's Little Caesars Arena, failing to hire local residents as 51 percent of the project work force, have paid the city $5.2 million in fines. According to reports...


DOT Launches Probe of FIU Bridge Project

The U.S. Department of Transportation has officially started to investigate the collapse of the Florida pedestrian bridge that occurred March 14.


Contractors Needed for AK Courtroom, Clerk Counter

The Alaska Court System is soliciting bids for various upgrades to the Sitka Courthouse Superior Courtroom and Clerk Counter in Anchorage, Alaska. The courthouse is a poured-cement structure...


Record Gulf Offshore Lease Sale Nets Marginal Gains

The U.S. Department of the Interior opened its latest auction of offshore oil and gas drilling leases, touted as the largest ever, on Wednesday (March 21), but garnered bids for only about o...


DC Wharf Contractor Files $5M Suit Against Firm

The general contractor behind The Wharf, a $2.5 billion mixed-use development currently under construction in Washington, D.C., has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the project’s master ar...


US Opens Steel, Aluminum Tariffs to Exclusions

Days before new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the U.S. go into effect, the Department of Commerce announced Monday how companies seeking to bring steel into the country without ...


FL Bridge Collapse Survivor Sues Designer

The first civil lawsuit stemming from last week's pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida has been filed, claiming negligence on part of the companies in charge of the span’s design and constr...


OSHA Missing Electronic Records Submissions

According to a recent investigation by Bloomberg Environment, 200,000 employers have failed to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new electronic record-keeping r...


US Opens Steel Tariffs to Exclusions

Days before new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the U.S. go into effect, the Department of Commerce announced Monday how companies seeking to bring steel into the country without ...


More Grenfell Tower Building Materials Fail Tests

Officials investigating the fatal Grenfell Tower fire have released new details on the safety of the building’s materials.


PA Man Charged in False Snooper Certification

A Pennsylvania man has been charged after allegedly falsely certifying bridge inspection vehicles, along with one count of making a false statement.


Report: OSHA Missing Records from 200,000 Companies

A recent investigation by Bloomberg Environment has revealed that about 200,000 worksites have failed to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new electronic...


OSHA Budget Proposal Cuts Training Grants

A grant program that for four decades has funded safety training via nonprofits, schools and unions is on the chopping block in the Department of Labor's proposed 2019 budget, as the Occupat...


DC Launches Infrastructure Academy to Train Workers

On Monday, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser opened the District of Columbia Infrastructure Academy, a new training program focused on preparing workers for fast-growing jobs in infrastr...


Contractors Needed to Paint AZ Heliport Buildings

The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs is soliciting bids for the exterior coating of five buildings at the Silverbell Army Heliport (SBAHP) in Marana, Arizona.


Costs Rise, Timeline Extended for CA Bullet Train

The cost of California’s bullet train, which is slated to run from San Francisco to Los Angeles, could rise from $77.3 billion to $98.1 billion, with the completion date being bumped back to...


Green Tunnel Build Underway in Sweden

A 13-mile-long tunnel, slated to house six lanes of highway in one of the most extensive tunnelling projects in history, is under construction along the Western end of Stockholm, Sweden, and...


OSHA 2019 Budget Slashes Training Grants

In President Donald J. Trump’s budget proposal for 2019, $1.1 billion is slated to be cut from the Department of Labor, with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requesting the ...


DC Launches Infrastructure Academy to Train Workers

On Monday, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser opened the District of Columbia Infrastructure Academy, a new training program focused on preparing workers for fast-growing jobs in infrastr...


Trump Officially Institutes Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

A week after announcing he would institute new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, President Donald J. Trump acted on his promise Thursday (March 8), imposing new tariffs but exempting th...


Hudson Yards Files Suit Against Union Organization

Even as progress is made on Manhattan's $25 billion Hudson Yards complex, the developer is suing the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York for allegedly trying to incl...


NY State, City Talk Benefits of Design-Build

The design-build model, currently available only to certain authorities and agencies for public projects in New York state, is the topic of debate ahead of the state's April 1 budget deadlin...


DOT Announces $500M in TIGER Funding

The United States Department of Transportation has announced its latest round of TIGER grant awards, distributing $500 million to 41 infrastructure projects as part of a program that may be ...


Trump Officially Institutes Steel Tariffs

President Donald J. Trump, a week after announcing