To understand the Miller Act, it's important to note why the act was even necessary. A subcontractor's favored recourse for nonpayment is often a mechanics lien. Mechanics liens allow for a labor or material provider to encumber the property where work was done until they...
In the last month, five construction workers fell off roofs in the Philadelphia region. One of them died. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is calling on local construction firms to take necessary safety measures for their workers. OSHA is launching...
Construction input prices expanded in June, rising 1.1 percent on a monthly basis according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index released by Associated Builders and Contractors. The report marks the...
It's easy to notice major commercial construction projects underway during the summer, and this year is no exception. Business is booming, and local companies say they are doing well — one is actually having a record year — but competition is stiff, and it takes...
An upgrade in interior wall protection is more than just a facelift; it can reinforce branding as well as reduce long-term maintenance and repair costs.
Construction projects, like anything else in life, are subject to change. Design blunders, unanticipated revisions to building codes, an owner-driven switch in material selection — all of these events can lead to changes that...
With three million nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses occurring in 2014 alone, which is a $250 billion problem in the United States, the importance of risk reduction and the implementation of mitigation strategies is recognized in any industry. Of course,...
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