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

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!

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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

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

House Passes Bill to Accelerate Border Wall Construction

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It allows homeowners to avoid the building permit process by submitting […]. All Posts Construction News arizona border border wall building permit construction perit permit

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

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

White House Aims to Change Infrastructure Permitting

Construction Equipment

Bloomberg reports that the White House is reviewing a plan to change the way it issues environmental permits for infrastructure projects. If the proposal sees fruition, it could speed National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews for roads, bridges, pipelines, powerlines, etc.

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

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

Construction Dive

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

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

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

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

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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L.A.’s expedited permitting process credited with faster approvals on $1 billion project

BD+C

The completion of the $1 billion Metropolis development in downtown Los Angeles was aided by the city’s streamlined permitting process, according to the developer

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.

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

Santa Rosa Recreates Permitting, Construction System 'On the Fly'

ENR Construction

The city has a five-day turnaround for homeowners permits and makes all documents available online

Can Trump gain support for streamlining infrastructure permitting process?

Construction Dive

The president wants permit approvals to take no more than two years, but the plan needs lawmakers' backing

White House advances plan to revise NEPA, wants faster infrastructure permitting

Construction Dive

National Environmental Policy Act rules, which were issued in 1978, have not seen a significant revision since 1986

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

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

Mixed Reviews for EPA Move to Speed Energy Permits

ENR Construction

Environmental Protection Agency guidance aimed at streamlining permit approvals for natural gas pipelines and other energy infrastructure projects is murky, at best, and could lead to more frequent legal skirmishes, some observers say The outlook for new U.S.

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.

The Changing Role of the Permit Expediter

Construction Informer

By: Charlie Nadler With the hopes of encouraging commercial and retail development and delivering a much needed boost to the economy, some cities are moving forward with plans to digitize the building permitting process. By having design professionals such as architects, developers and property owners submit the permit application materials online, cities like Chicago are making [.] Architecture and Design Process building permits

Safety School: Emergency Response Plans for Permit Required Confined Spaces

Safety Services Company

Here are four basic questions to check that your emergency response plan for permit required confined spaces is complete. Other Safety School articles that examine the more academic concepts of occupational safety: Emergency Response Plans for Permit Required Confined Spaces.

Senate Lawmakers Seek To Expand Infrastructure Permit Council

ENR Construction

Bill would increase the types of projects under Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council's purview

Microsoft HQ permits exceed $169M in past year

Construction Dive

Renovation at the technology giant's Redmond, Washington, campus done thus far is part of a major expansion it plans to begin before the end of the year

Appeals court scraps 2 permits for $6B Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Construction Dive

An attorney said the decision would force the pipeline — which could tally $3 billion in construction costs and 17,000 jobs — back to square one, but Dominion Energy said the ruling may just cause a minor delay

Senate Lawmakers Seek to Expand Infrastructure Permit Council

ENR Construction

Bill would increase types of projects under Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council's purview

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.

Did Speedier Permits Save $1 Billion So Far?

ENR Construction

Bill would increase the types of projects under Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council's purview

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.

Comment on the Permit to Kill Eagles with Wind Turbines

Green Building Law Update

Fish and Wildlife Service has announced it is soliciting comments through November 12, 2013 on the issuance of a take permit “for recurring eagle mortalities” associated with the operation of the Shiloh IV wind turbine project in Solano County, California. The U.S.

What Infrastructure Needs: Smart Permitting

ENR Construction

The Trump administration has begun to lay out its infrastructure rebuilding strategy, and it is increasingly clear that a cornerstone involves private-sector funding through public-private partnerships (P3s

Trump Order Would Could Ease Pipeline Permits

ENR Construction

In an attempt to speed construction of multistate pipelines, liquefied natural gas terminals and cross-border infrastructure projects, President Donald Trump has signed two broad executive orders directing agencies to change current review processes, including Section 401 permits under the Clean Water Act.

North Las Vegas Expedites Construction Permitting

Construction Equipment

The program cuts the wait time from plan submission to issued permit from months to just days Architects, landscape architects, engineers and civil engineers now have the option to 'self-certify' themselves under a new program offered by the city of North Las Vegas.

Santa Rosa Recreates Permitting, Construction System 'On the Fly'

ENR Construction

The city has a five-day turnaround for homeowners permits and makes all documents available online

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.