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|September 10, 2020||Oil Workers Strike it Rich - Report||
The North America’s Building Trade Unions (NABTU) released two reports in July showing a high degree of satisfaction among oil and natural gas construction workers.
Tradespeople working ...Read more
|September 30, 2020||Market Changes Bring Down Pay for Contractors, But Raise Costs of Doing Business||
Construction costs are down for the first time in a decade due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s cheaper now for companies and individuals to hire home remodelers, paving contractors, and many ot ...Read more
|December 9, 2020||US Cuts Tariffs on Exceptionally Expensive Canadian Lumber in Half||
The U.S. Commerce Department seems to have followed the age-old adage “measure twice, cut once” in its decision earlier this month to reduce tariffs on Canadian lumber from 20 percent to 9 perc ...Read more
|December 16, 2020||Chicago City Council extends M/WBE set-aside program||
Chicago’s City Council has extended its set-aside program for minority- and women-owned businesses (M/WBEs) through 2021.
The purpose of extending the set-aside program for minority a ...Read more
|December 25, 2020||Trump Admin Grants Florida Permitting Authority over Wetlands||
It was an early Christmas present for Florida contractors when the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided last week to grant the state of Florida permitting authorit ...Read more
|December 26, 2020||US Government Orders Rail Crossing Safety Updates; Contracting Opportunities Likely to Arise||
The Federal government has ordered 40 states and the District of Columbia “to develop and implement highway-rail grade crossing action plans to improve public safety,” according to a press rele ...Read more
|December 28, 2020||Department of Transportation Will Broaden DBE Eligibility||
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced it will increase the cap of gross receipts on eligibility for businesses to qualify for participation in its Disadvantaged Business Enterpris ...Read more
|December 28, 2020||New Stimulus: A Shot in the Arm for Public Works Contractors||
Meanwhile, the omnibus, which funds the government through September, is giving more money this year than last to the Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, and the Federal ...Read more
|January 5, 2021||Contract Awarded for Preliminary Work on Commuter Rail Between Boston and Manchester||
The New Hampshire Executive Council voted unanimously on December 18 to give the go-ahead to the Department of Transportation to hire AECOM Technical Services Inc. to begin preliminary work on a co ...Read more
|January 13, 2021||Five Percent of LA School Contracts to go to DVBEs||
The Los Angeles Unified School District has committed to awarding five percent of contracts to Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs) in order to give them an opportunity to compete to provi ...Read more