Construction (Design and Management) Regulations

Rabbet Survey Sees Cost of Slow Payments in the Construction Industry Soar to $100 Billion in 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 9:02pm

Rabbet, a leading provider of construction finance software for real estate lenders and developers, today released the 2020 Construction Payments Report with insights into the rapidly accelerating costs associated with slow payments in the construction industry.

Key Points: 
  • Rabbet, a leading provider of construction finance software for real estate lenders and developers, today released the 2020 Construction Payments Report with insights into the rapidly accelerating costs associated with slow payments in the construction industry.
  • Based on a survey conducted in September 2020, general contractors and subcontractors estimate that the cost of floating payments for wages and invoices represents $100 billion in excess cost to the industry, a 56 percent increase from the cost reported in 2019.
  • To compile the data, Rabbet distributes a survey each year to general contractors and subcontractors representing a diverse set of trades.
  • This years report captures how 99 survey respondents across the U.S. managed working capital, bidding decisions, and project risks in the face of slow payments during the last 12 months.

MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) Promotes Ryan Stoll, LEED AP BD+C to Vice President

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:38pm

DALLAS, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --MYCON is pleased to announce the promotion of Ryan Stoll, LEED AP BD+C to vice president.

Key Points: 
  • DALLAS, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --MYCON is pleased to announce the promotion of Ryan Stoll, LEED AP BD+C to vice president.
  • Charles R. Myers, president and chief executive officer of MYCON, announced Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
  • As vice president, Stoll is responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships and managing preconstruction.
  • MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) is an award-winning, industry-leading commercial contractor based in Dallas, Texas.

SignOnSite is licensed by Trillium to provide a unique contactless worksite safety platform to help manage risk for complex construction projects

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 7:37pm

Trillium will be using the SignOnSite personnel safety application to manage and protect workers at new CNG station building projects.

Key Points: 
  • Trillium will be using the SignOnSite personnel safety application to manage and protect workers at new CNG station building projects.
  • SignOnSite provides construction companies and their workers with a robust, but simple risk and safety management system that leverages the technology already on construction sites.
  • SignOnSite takes a highly unique approach to risk and safety management.
  • For construction companies running complex projects, the increased efficiencies of a digital platform present a drastic increase in site management and safety risk management capabilities.

Tri-City Electrical Contractors, Migrates to Computer Guidance Corporation's Hosted eCMS ERP

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 4:05pm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Computer Guidance Corporation, the leading developer of cloud-based ERP solutions for the construction industry, today announced that Tri-City Electrical Contractors, Florida's largest electrical contractor, and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National 2020 Contractor of the Year, has migrated to CGC's Hosted eCMS ERP.

Key Points: 
  • SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Computer Guidance Corporation, the leading developer of cloud-based ERP solutions for the construction industry, today announced that Tri-City Electrical Contractors, Florida's largest electrical contractor, and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National 2020 Contractor of the Year, has migrated to CGC's Hosted eCMS ERP.
  • Headquartered in Altamonte Springs, FL, with 722 employees, Tri-City Electrical Contractors has become Florida's largest electrical, communications and service contractor.
  • "eCMS was the first construction-specific ERP in the Cloud and Computer Guidance Corporation has a long history in delivering a rock-solid platform with world-class services that ensure our clients both a smooth transition as well as long-lasting performance," stated Bob Shantz, Director of Infrastructure and Cloud Services, Computer Guidance Corporation.
  • Computer Guidance Corporation is part of the JDM Technology Group, a global construction-specific software conglomerate that serves more than 500,000+ in 40 countries and 6 continents.

ATIS Expands Conveyance Management Offering With Acquisition of Kenneth H. Lemp Elevator Consultant, Inc.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 3:00pm

American Testing and Inspection Services (ATIS) , a leading U.S. conveyance management company that helps improve device safety, compliance, and performance, has acquired Kenneth H. Lemp Elevator Consultant, Inc.

Key Points: 
  • American Testing and Inspection Services (ATIS) , a leading U.S. conveyance management company that helps improve device safety, compliance, and performance, has acquired Kenneth H. Lemp Elevator Consultant, Inc.
  • Lemp has been offering vertical transportation inspection and consulting services for over thirty years, with a primary focus on new elevator construction and modernization design and pre-design services, project management/administration, maintenance management and maintenance audits.
  • With this acquisition, ATIS has significantly expanded its capabilities to deliver full-lifecycle elevator and conveyance management services for building owners, property managers, contractors and architects.
  • Lemps consulting practice is a transformative step in advancing our mission to elevate conveyance safety, compliance and performance, said Chip Smith, CEO of ATIS.

NEXT Coalition Chooses First Pilot Efforts in ‘Construction Safety Challenge’

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 2:00pm

Selected projects developed and submitted by Kwant.ai, GoContractor, Smartvid.io, Opal and Versatile, represent only a portion of those submitted to date as part of the coalitions Construction Safety Challenge.

Key Points: 
  • Selected projects developed and submitted by Kwant.ai, GoContractor, Smartvid.io, Opal and Versatile, represent only a portion of those submitted to date as part of the coalitions Construction Safety Challenge.
  • The first NEXT Coalition Construction Safety Challenge pilots are:
    GoContractor: GoContractor is an online contractor orientation platform that facilitates COVID-19 protocols by providing contact-free registrations, socially distanced site-specific and standard safety online orientations, zero-contamination check-in and check-out and central compliance tracking.
  • Smartvid.io uses artificial intelligence (AI) to make automated safety observations from progress photos that Haskell captures on its jobsites in Procore.
  • Swinerton provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout the United States and is a 100% employee-owned company.

Decker Electric Revamps Material Purchasing with PeerAssist's PCS (Purchasing Control System)

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 4:00pm

Successful contractors understand that the material purchasing process is critical and can help contractors to stay within budget and maintain/improve profitability on construction projects.

Key Points: 
  • Successful contractors understand that the material purchasing process is critical and can help contractors to stay within budget and maintain/improve profitability on construction projects.
  • Whether the construction project is large or small, construction material purchasing must be timely, accurate, ensure the best pricing, and executed with precision.
  • Without a system in place, contractors risk huge profits being missed and can encounter costly impact during the material ordering process.
  • The material purchasing process often lacks controls for this highly tedious process.

GLY Construction Announces New Safety Director Steve Heist

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 6:00pm

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GLY Construction , an employee-owned general contracting firm, has announced the appointment of seasoned industry safety expert Steve Heist as Safety Director.

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  • BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GLY Construction , an employee-owned general contracting firm, has announced the appointment of seasoned industry safety expert Steve Heist as Safety Director.
  • "Bringing Steve on this past January has augmented GLY's commitment to compliance, safety and wellbeing on and around our job sites," said Ted Herb, GLY President and CEO.
  • Heist works with the vice president of operations overseeing safety operations forall commercial projects and jobs shared with GLY's partners.
  • For more information visit, www.gly.com
    Founded in 1967, GLY Construction is one of the longest operating, locally owned general contractor and construction firms in the Pacific Northwest.

CDM Smith, Inc. and CDM Federal Programs Corporation Settle False Claims Act Suit with Federal Government

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 5:39pm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP announced that CDM Smith, Inc., a construction and engineering company, and its wholly owned subsidiary CDM Federal Programs Corporation, which serves government agencies, have agreed to pay $5.65 million to the United States to settle False Claims Act and contractual claims.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP announced that CDM Smith, Inc., a construction and engineering company, and its wholly owned subsidiary CDM Federal Programs Corporation, which serves government agencies, have agreed to pay $5.65 million to the United States to settle False Claims Act and contractual claims.
  • Sanford Heisler Sharp represented Relator Vincent Bevilacqua who filed the case against CDM Smith, Inc. and CDM Federal Programs Corporations in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia under the whistleblower provisions of the federal False Claims Act in December 2018.
  • Bevilacqua, a former employee of CDM Smith, alleged that CDM Smith and CDM Federal Programs Corporation engaged in a scheme to submit inaccurate cost and labor hour estimates and related certifications in a contract with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic.
  • CDM Smith and CDM Federal Programs Corporation agreed to pay approximately $5.65 million to settle the claims against them.

Safe Kit CEO urges construction industry to keep up COVID-19 safety standards

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 12:03pm

"It's critical that people stay aware of the risks and keep best practices in mind right now," said Euricka Alugas, founder and CEO of Safe Kit.

Key Points: 
  • "It's critical that people stay aware of the risks and keep best practices in mind right now," said Euricka Alugas, founder and CEO of Safe Kit.
  • Safe Kit is a woman-owned, highly licensed, certified job safety staffing and training company that implements comprehensive safety programs to prevent accidents and promote safety awareness.
  • Safe Kit offers safety training in various industries, including heavy industrial, wine and solar, construction, maritime, oil and gas and more.
  • In addition to safety training and staffing, Safe Kit also sells emergency safety equipment.