Surety Bonds Offer Protection for P3 Risks

While procurement methods for construction continue to evolve in the United States—including the increased use of P3s—construction risks remain the same. Surety bonds provide the best protection for owners, contractors, subcontractors and taxpayers.

Mid-Year Outlook: The Glass Is Half Full

Pension, endowment, life insurance and other funding sources are now flush with capital. Many have increased their real estate allocations given incredibly low interest rates and stock prices that appear expensive. In turn, this is translating into new apartment buildings, office space, hotels, casinos, fulfillment centers, factories, power plants, shopping centers and data centers.

Alaska Governor Signs LNG Legislation

  Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R) signed a bill (S.B. 138) that positions the state as a partial owner of a liquid natural gas pipeline that stakeholders have been trying to build since the 1960s, and advances the project into a preliminary engineering and design phase.

Learning Lifelong Skills Through the Trades

In the midst of learning technical skills that will help them succeed in the trades, the students in Cardozo High School’s Academy of Construction & Design are gleaning lifelong lessons that apply no matter what career path they choose to take.

Do Not Press Delete: A Primer on Document Preservation Obligations

  The explosion of e-discovery in litigation and arbitration unpleasantly introduced many companies to the concept of spoliation of evidence and the need to preserve documents once litigation is pending or even reasonably anticipated.

Decrease Hiring Challenges With Contract Skilled Labor

As the need for skilled craft professionals grows, more contractors are turning to contract labor available through staffing services that focus exclusively on the construction trades.

Playing Their Cards Rights

The stakes are high for contractors building and renovating casinos. These projects require acute attention to detail, strong time management skills and a mastery of installing complex specialty systems, along with experience in sustainable construction and energy monitoring techniques.

Executive Actions Signal Changes in Federal Contracting

Stymied by a gridlocked and bitterly divided Congress, President Barack Obama’s use of executive authority to promote his party’s political agenda in advance of the mid-term congressional elections has many stakeholders worried about a flow of heavy-handed regulations streaming out of federal agencies that could reshape the federal contracting landscape.

Using Customer Relationship Data to Attract New Business

With the right information technology, business leaders can improve the quality of their relationships to create new clients, more loyal customers and greater project opportunities.

Keep Construction Costs Down and Productivity Up With GPS Fleet Tracking

  Several moving parts are involved in delivering successful projects, and time management is crucial when deadlines are strict. With a fleet tracking solution, contractors can use automated reports for a detailed view of employee activity throughout the day, week or month.

 

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