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Government Actions

When the private sector does not address a major issue, the public sector will often step into the vacuum and do it. The construction industry has been slow to embrace the principles of social responsibility and sustainable value, focusing instead on whatever it takes to be lowest bidder. As a consequence of this, government is adopting policies that reshape the rules for the industry.

In the four years since voters in Southeast Texas approved a $2 billion bond for construction in the Houston Independent School District, there's been progress on many of the...
August 19, 2016
Editor's Note: The Workers Defense Project in Austin is making progress in promoting its Better Builder Program, which seeks to ensure construction workers are paid correctly and...
August 15, 2016
The City of Philadelphia is taking a hard line on wage theft with some stiff penalties for employers caught stiffing their workers. It is such a tough law that some have...
July 26, 2016
Nearly $1 billion in planned construction of state-owned buildings in Texas represents a “golden opportunity” for commercial builders, according to a key official who said this is...
July 13, 2016
The Department of Labor has issued their enforcement rules for joint employment status of contract employees as part of their enhanced Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) enforcement...
July 11, 2016
A new Obama Administration rule aimed at giving unions more knowledge of discussions between employers and legal counsel is on hold after a federal judge in Texas blocked it...
July 06, 2016
Last month Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the arrest of Raimundo Hernandez-Argueta, owner of Naples construction company Complete Framing Professionals (...
June 30, 2016
Some sources believe that there were one million drones sold last year. According to those sources, up to 40% of those drones are being used in the construction and infrastructure...
June 29, 2016
Earlier this month, Jim Kollaer wrote here on Construction Citizen that more than 400 new high rises are planned for London's skyline:“That number is astonishing to me. That is...
June 28, 2016