August Was Robust for Single-Family Permits

Pro Builder

August Was Robust for Single-Family Permits. Single-family permits during the first eight months of the year rose 6.9% Simultaneously, permits for multifamily construction saw a perhaps pandemic induce decline of 6.2% of the total single-family permits issued.

Single-Family Permits 12% Higher Than Previous Year

Pro Builder

Single-Family Permits 12% Higher Than Previous Year. Nationwide, issued single-family permits in November increased 12.2% In November 2020, permits reached 888,217, whereas, in November 2019, permits hit 791,452. of the total single-family permits issued.

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Maryland is First State to Legislate Permitted Use of PFAS

Green Building Law Update

actually 3 separate bills) expressly permitting PFAS (. This much amended legislation as enacted purports to “prohibit” beginning October 1, 2021, the use of “Class B fire-fighting foam” that contains “PFAS chemicals” for testing purposes or training purposes , that is, non PFAS foam is to be used for training, but the bill permits PFAS use in Maryland when in anything other than testing and training with fire-fighting foam.

Modular Nuclear Reactor Permit Approved!

Collaborative Construction

The Tennessee Valley Authority received a permit to build a modular nuclear reactor. Use of modular nuclear reactors, combined with low cost oil and gas made available through fracking, ensures the US will have low cost energy for generations to come. This needs to happen YESTERDAY! As the name implies, the modular reactors are smaller than traditional nuclear power plants. They’re 300 megawatts or less in generation capacity, as opposed to 1,000 megawatts and up for a traditional plant.

Washington, DC issues permit for preliminary hyperloop work

Construction Dive

The permit, which lacks details, was issued to the Boring Company, owned by Elon Musk, just weeks after Baltimore issued a similar permit

Are after-hours construction permits worth the challenges?

Construction Dive

A lot of projects require or could benefit from work at night, but contractors need to weight permit costs, higher subcontractor fees and noise restrictions

September Single-Family Permits Rise as Multifamily Falls

Pro Builder

September Single-Family Permits Rise as Multifamily Falls. From the beginning of 2020 until September, total single-family permits increased 10.2% In 2019, the number of total permits hit 647,244 while total permits for the first nine months of 2020 reached 713,286.

Supreme Court Permits State Law Claims Against Superfund Property

Green Building Law Update

In an instructive environmental law decision last week, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the federal Superfund statute (the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act) does not preclude owners of adjacent contaminated land from pursuing state laws claims for money damages for nuisance, trespass and strict liability, but any cleanup of that land cannot be taken in the absence of EPA approval.

The First Permitted Tire Bale Home in New Mexico

Natural Building

I recently received the following email from Kimi Ishikawa: We are in the process of building the first-ever fully permitted tire bale home in New Mexico! We have started the foundation, and our tire bale recycling permit should be in the mail this Friday.

July Single-Family Permits See Year-Over-Year Increase

Pro Builder

July Single-Family Permits See Year-Over-Year Increase. There were more single-family permits issued in July this year than last year, with a year-over-year increase of 5.8%. In July 2019, there were 496,726 single-family permits issued nationwide.

Single-Family Starts, Permits Increased in June

Pro Builder

Single-Family Starts, Permits Increased in June. With low interest rates and high interest in homes, the demand for single-family starts and permits rose almost 12% in June. Permits for single-family homes so far this year are 3.4% cbroderick. Mon, 07/20/2020 - 09:36.

New USDOT rules would speed up project permitting

Construction Dive

For a long time, various federal agencies' environmental reviews processes have been siloed, causing a back and forth that results in inevitable delays

Kushner Cos. fined $210K for allegedly falsifying NYC construction permits

Construction Dive

The allegations revolve around reporting of rent-regulated tenants on building permits

Permits on the rise across the U.S.

Contractor Magazine

According to a new report from the NAHB, for the twelve months ending in December 2017, the total number of single-family permits issued nationwide reached 817,319

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Why Construction Projects Go Over Budget

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All Posts Division 01 - General Requirements Featured Articles General Construction Knowledge budget overrun budget variance budgets construction contractor cost over run costs over budget owner owner interference performance permit delays project teams renovation variance weather delays

Is a trench a permit-required confined space?

FDR Safety

A question sometimes comes up as to whether a trench or other excavation is a permit-required confined space under OSHA standards. The answer in broad terms is no, even though conditions in a trench can sometimes resemble those in a permit-required confined space, as Curtis Chambers points out in an excellent article. However, there are still similar precautions that must be followed under OSHA’s excavation standard , even if no permit is required.

Federal agencies promise to speed major infrastructure reviews and permitting

Construction Dive

Policies laid out in a new memorandum of understanding aim to reduce permitting time for major infrastructure projects to no more than two years

Facebook headquarters construction permits now exceed $1B

Construction Dive

A 523,000-square foot addition and four-story office building are among the projects planned at Facebook's main California campus

Army Corps to approve permit for $2B Arizona mine project

Construction Dive

Though still subject to contention, the construction project could take two-and-a-half years and employ more than 2,500

Permitted Earthbag House in Australia

Natural Building

The overall price came to $41,600, which includes the construction, permits, rain tanks and other elements. It took two years to get the necessary building permits and another 18 months to construct the home with the help of volunteers from Australia and abroad. “We The post Permitted Earthbag House in Australia appeared first on Natural Building Blog. Kate and Scott Ryan-Taylor recently built Western Australia’s first Shire-approved Earthbag dome home.

House Passes Bill to Accelerate Border Wall Construction

cnstrctr

It allows homeowners to avoid the building permit process by submitting […]. All Posts Construction News arizona border border wall building permit construction perit permitcnstrctr Insight The article that we are featuring today was posted in the Arizona Capital Times and addresses a vote which was recently had in the House which allows private property owners to construct a wall or fence without prior approval from the municipality.

Single-Family Construction Permits Point to Building Growth

Pro Builder

Single-Family Construction Permits Point to Building Growth. Numbers for single-family home construction remained flat in May with a 675,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate, but permits are signaling a promising growth. Single-family permits jumped nearly 12% last month, only 1.8% cbroderick. Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:07. of what they were in 2019. Multifamily construction increased 15% in May as well, yet its future is not as bright as single-family construction.

Memphis, Tennessee, saw $1.3B of new construction permits in 2018

Construction Dive

As is trending in many U.S. metros, residents' demand for a live-work-play environment is drawing business and keeping contractors busy

Chinese developer completes $1B Metropolis, thanks to Los Angeles' design-permitting process

Construction Dive

Greenland USA credited the city's Parallel Design-Permitting Process as helping speed up construction of the four-building project, which hasn't been as easy for other Chinese mega-project developers in California

Total Housing Permits Up 4.7% in 2017

Construction Equipment

Building Permits. Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in December were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,302,000. The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for December 2017 today. This is 0.1 percent below the revised November rate of 1,303,000, but is 2.8 percent above the December 2016 rate of 1,266,000

San Francisco sues former city official for permit fraud

Construction Dive

Authorities claim that former building commission chief Rodrigo Santos used his knowledge of the city's permitting process to aid in the filing of false and misleading applications

New Housing Permits Drop to 8-Year Low in Southern California

Pro Builder

New Housing Permits Drop to 8-Year Low in Southern California. For the second quarter of 2020, new housing permits were down 27% in a year, according to Whittier Daily News. cbroderick. Tue, 08/04/2020 - 09:34.

Virtual radar could reduce permitting delays

Construction Dive

Two universities developed an augmented reality-based ground-penetrating radar system to show 3-D objects in real time

Keystone XL Pipeline Ruling Could Hamper U.S. Energy Project Permits

ENR Construction

Fish and Wildlife Service over endangered species in blanket water-body access permit Montana judge said Corps of Engineers should have consulted U.S.

TC Energy Stops Construction on Keystone Pipeline After Biden Pulls Permit

ENR Construction

President takes stance despite renewable-energy push by TC Energy

Users, Opponents Take Sides on Corps Nationwide Project Permit Makeover

ENR Construction

Fixes counter NWP-12 energy use battles, but a new administration could further alter its scope and final issue date

Court Blows Away Permits for Wind Turbine Eagle Kills

Green Building Law Update

Fish and Wildlife Service rule allowing 30 year permits to “take” bald and golden eagles. The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, which was enacted in 1940, imposes criminal and civil penalties against “whoever” shall “take, possess, sell, purchase, barter, offer to sell, purchase or barter, transport, export or import” bald and golden eagles, except as permitted by the Department of Interior Secretary. . On August 11, a federal court set aside the U.S.

Court Blows Away Permits for Wind Turbine Eagle Kills

Green Building Law Update

Fish and Wildlife Service rule allowing 30 year permits to “take” bald and golden eagles. The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, which was enacted in 1940, imposes criminal and civil penalties against “whoever” shall “take, possess, sell, purchase, barter, offer to sell, purchase or barter, transport, export or import” bald and golden eagles, except as permitted by the Department of Interior Secretary.

Corps, Users and Opponents Weigh In on Project Permit Makeover

ENR Construction

Revisions would counter NWP-12 pipeline use controversies, but a new administration could further alter its scope and final issue date

Indiana county issues $1B of building permits for second consecutive year

Construction Dive

million in permit value for construction and renovation of residential and commercial projects, Allen County, home to Fort Wayne, may break a five-year record At a daily pace of $2.2

Permitted Development Rules and Regulations: All You Need to Know

Constructonomics

Many of you may or may not be aware of the recent changes to UK permitted development rules which came into force on May 30 th 2013 and will remain in place until May 30 th 2016. Below, the experts at A & G Building and Maintenance Ltd offer advice on what accounts as a permitted development and what it means for house holders, bearing in mind though that these guidelines ONLY apply to houses and not to maisonettes, flats or other such buildings.

Transportation Research Board Hears Focus on Permitting, Rural Roads

ENR Construction

Safety, streamlined project permitting and technology are key priorities for the U.S. of Transportation in 2020

Supreme Court Delves Into Scope of Clean Water Act Permits

ENR Construction

Case centers on whether pollution moving through groundwater should require "point source" permit

3 myths about permit-required confined spaces standard

FDR Safety

OSHA’s standard for permit-required confined spaces is complex, but surprisingly misconceptions have persisted about three fairly easy to understand aspects of the standard. 2) “This standard does not apply to me because I have no employees who will be entering a permit- required confined space.”. 3) “I have no obligations under the OSHA confined space standard because I hire outside contractors to perform all work inside permit-required confined spaces at our facility.”.

TC Energy Stops Work on Keystone Pipeline After Biden Pulls Permit

ENR Construction

President takes stance despite push by TC Energy and building trades to add renewable energy elements to line construction and operation; unhappy Canadian officials mull options