Collaborative Workshops a Bargain!

Collaborative Construction

I feel a lot better about the prices Collaborative Construction charges for services after seeing what the IRS pays for speakers at its conventions! The IRS hired 15 speakers to present at the conference in Anaheim, Calif.,

Consider Collectively Bargained Workers' Compensation

Construction Business Owner

Collectively bargained workers' compensation gives building trade unions and union contractors the ability to create their own workers' comp system, tailored to their specific needs. You may have also heard of collectively bargained workers' compensation referred to as "carve outs" in the traditional workers' compensation system.

White House Offers Bargain on Tax Cuts, Infrastructure

Construction Equipment

Gene Sperling, the director of President Barack Obama’s National Economic Council, said that Obama is offering congressional Republicans “a grand bargain on jobs.”

Bargaining Room v. False Claims: 5 Tips for Negotiation of Construction Claims

Best Practices Construction Law

The issue raises an important question: What should a contractor do during negotiations to allow for some “bargaining room” so as to avoid any appearance of filing a false claim?

NYC alliance: Janus decision not 'death knell' for unions

Construction Dive

Supreme Court's decision that public-sector employees who are not union members cannot be forced to foot the bill for collective bargaining will not end organized labor in the city A director of a construction group said the U.S.

DebunkTheBIM: Is the fight with the 'dragon of building it' more.


DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people. I believe that hands-on manipulating of project information by all project participants is the key to achieving any meaningful improvement of the AEC industry operating within the post-gambling-era.

Update: Seattle Concrete Drivers Approve New Labor Deal

Construction Equipment

A full week after union drivers at CalPortland walked off the job and other Local 174 Teamsters in the sand and gravel industry prepared to do the same, all are now back to work after a deal was reached between the union and the five companies involved in bargaining

Craft Pay Ramps Up As Worker Gaps Grow

ENR Construction

ENR 3rd Quarterly Cost Report: Open shop wages are the highest in decades, while unions take a longer view in bargaining; more NYC residential work is being built nonunion, such as this condo in Brooklyn.

Update: Concrete Drivers Approve New Labor Deal

Construction Equipment

A full week after union drivers at CalPortland walked off the job and other Local 174 Teamsters in the sand and gravel industry prepared to do the same, all are now back to work after a deal was reached between the union and the five companies involved in bargaining.

DOL Seeks Comments on Rescission of Persuader Rule

Construction Equipment

Young Dealer Growing His Business the Old-Fashioned Way

Green Industry Professionals

Southern Chainsaw & Mower Parts is easing into equipment sales after establishing itself on high-value service and bargain-priced blades

John Cavanagh, 77, Was Leader in New York City Union Building

ENR Construction

Cavanagh was CEO of former contractor Morse Diesel who co-founded a leading city collective bargaining group. People

25 HR Compliance Terms to Know for 2018

Green Building Law Update

Collective Bargaining: One or more unions meeting with representatives from an organization to negotiate labor contracts.

Tocci Building Companies Enters Partnership with NERCC

Construction Superintendent Magazine

WOBURN, Mass. -- Tocci Building Companies has entered into a collective bargaining agreement with The New England Regional Council of Carpenters.

Labor Dispute Halts Construction at 30 Sites in New York

Construction Equipment

A collective bargaining agreement ran out between the council of carpenters and a trade organization called the Cement League Construction work came to a partial halt at approximately 30 sites after group of union concrete workers went on strike, reports Crain’s New York Business.

Court's Final Decision is Probably Not the Last Word

Construction Equipment

Detroit Board of Education ) that allows unions to require government workers in 23 states to contribute to the cost of collective bargaining, even if they are non-union members, stands

Union 63

SEIU uses new opening to go along on OSHA inspections

FDR Safety

The letter also said that employees in a workplace without a collective bargaining agreement may designate a union-affiliated individual to act as their personal representative.

Should “Prevailing” Wages Be Tied to Union Rates?

Construction Dive

Too often, say critics, the “prevailing” wages are the same as those negotiated in collective bargaining agreements. Featured …“Prevailing” Wages Based Solely on Union Bargaining AgreementsContractor Payments to Sub Seized by BankBy Bruce Jervis Prevailing wage statutes go back to the Great Depression era. The federal model, of course, is the Davis-Bacon Act.

I once worked for an architect that tortured his clients.


He taught me one of the most valuable work-related lessons in life: ‘The building is not important, people love getting a bargain’. I since learned that this ‘pursuit for the bargain’ is absolutely universal, yet strategically so often ignored by key building-project participants.

The Carpenter Contractor Trust An Introduction

Construction Marketing Blog

With a history of hard bargaining and an admirable dose of zealousness at the negotiating table, it wasn’t easy to set aside a sense of anticipated conflict and explore other approaches. It’s all marketing. Well, it isn’t, exactly.

Union 141

Client Relationships: 3 Reasons You Should Listen If Your Commercial Contractor Tells You No

Commercial Construction

If it’s clear the potential client is looking for a bargain price by opening the bid to a large number of commercial general contractors, we might choose not to participate.

Misconception about the Davis-Bacon Act and Prevailing Wage Law Addressed during Webinar

Construction Dive

Paying the rates set forth in a union collective bargaining agreement does not necessarily ensure compliance with the prevailing wage rate under the federal Davis-Bacon Act. This is one of the key points that Littler Mendelson P.C.’s ’s Van Allyn Goodwin made during a 90-minute webinar, entitled “Understanding the Davis-Bacon Act and Prevailing Wage Law on Government Contracts,” that WPL Publishing and L2 Federal Resources recently hosted. Read more

Do the laws of math apply in Washington?

FDR Safety

Therefore, a person affiliated with a union without a collective bargaining agreement or with a community representative can act on behalf of employees as a walk-around representative so long as the individual has been authorized by the employees to serve as their representative.”.

Non-union employees may have union rep accompany OSHA inspector

FDR Safety

In addition, Fairfax said in the letter that employees in a workplace without a collective bargaining agreement may designate a union-affiliated individual to act as their personal representative.

Union 130

Big Government + Big Labor + Big Business = Screw U

Collaborative Construction

The section explains that “many feel that labor should pilot structural changes that would enable some type of formal affiliation for worker’s organizations that do not engage in collective bargaining.” Nothing good happens when Big Government crawls in bed with Big Labor and Big Business.

Retail Development: Top 5 Reasons for Shopping Mall Owners to Work with a Construction and Asset Management Firm

Commercial Construction

Investors are finding significant bargains on well-located shopping malls in high-density areas with strong consumer demographics. Englewood Construction can help real estate investors take advantage of terrific opportunities to reposition underperforming shopping malls into a strong asset.

Retail 177

Can Parties Knowingly Exploit Unlicensed Contractors?

Construction Dive

Can they accept the benefit of the bargain, construction work performed at considerable cost, and then refuse to pay on the grounds the contractor lacked a license? By Bruce Jervis Contractors performing work without proper state licenses are in great jeopardy.

2013 Central States Revit Workshop Registration

Revit OpEd

It was good fun, well worth your time and a great bargain. Registration for the next workshop opened 9 days ago, very sorry to be so slow to mention it. Please let me encourage you to consider spending a couple days (August 15-16, 2013) at the Scott Conference Center in Omaha soaking up Revit information and wisdom. I attended and participated in a couple sessions last year.

Six Ways to Control Rising Commercial Construction Costs

Commercial Construction

Take it from us…pay reputable architects well, rather than finding an obscure one that may seem like bargain. The summer construction season often brings rising costs. Englewood recently began work on Season’s 52 in Chicago.

Tiny Minimalist Home

Jetson Green

Prices for the Escape One start at $49,800, which is quite a bargain. The firm Escape has been making tiny homes for a while now, and their latest offering, the so-called Escape One, is just as well built as all the others.

Details of tendering method in construction

Construction Cost Estimating

Client will acquire the bargain possible. Tendering: Tendering stands for the procedure of making an offer, bid or proposal, or revealing interest in providing respond to an invitation or request for tender.

FYI – Pro Labor Is Not Necessarily Pro Union


But now, partially as a result of organized labor and collective bargaining, those days are gone and the working conditions and pay of folks in the construction trades is very fair and respectable – and this is for non-union projects as well.

Union 143

Commercial Construction Checklist for Reviving Stalled Commercial Projects

Commercial Construction

It’s not just foreclosed homes that are looking like a bargain to real estate investors in today’s market, but also distressed commercial assets. Bringing a stalled construction project back to life is easier to do if you perform the right due diligence.

LEED v4 has a New and Improved Registration Contract

Green Building Law Update

There is no doubt this Agreement is new and improved from the perspective of a project owner, but be aware, it continues to reflect the unequal bargaining power of the parties and is heavily weighted to protect USGBC and GBCI (including requiring owners to broadly indemnify USGBC). USGBC proudly boasts that LEED v4 has 80% fewer forms when compared to LEED 2009.

Member Value with DirtPail. Getting Best Results


They have an obligation to make sure that they keep their end of the bargain by being active with their listings. In an industry that is most likely the largest contributor in figuring our Nations GDP, one would tend to think that construction as a whole would be a market where a website that offers a simple way for both business and consumers to save money and time moving billions and billions of tons of dirt fill would be a good thing.

Are Project Owners Abusing Termination-for-Convenience Clauses?

Construction Dive

This sounds like a balanced bargain, yet contractors have long complained about the process. By Bruce Jervis The function of a “termination for the convenience of the owner” clause is straightforward.

Do Project Labor Agreements Restrict Competition?

Construction Dive

These are pre-hire agreements between a general contractor or a construction manager and a designated collective bargaining representative for all labor on the project. By Bruce Jervis Project Labor Agreements are controversial. Every constructor on the project must sign the PLA and agree to hire workers exclusively through the designated representative, but participation on the project is not limited to union contractors.

Union 40