Reclassifying Permit Required Confined Spaces

FDR Safety

I had the opportunity to view one of the best presentations on permit required confined spaces that I have ever seen. Mr. Burgess identified an often overlooked opportunity for temporary reclassification of an existing permit required confined space.

Mich. Governor Directs 'Streamlined' Infrastructure Permitting

ENR Construction

Gretchen Whitmer says state agencies must coordinate to avoid duplication during permit application review processes for large infrastructure projects

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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 (. Prior to the just concluded session of the Maryland legislature, the State’s laws and regulations were silent with regard to PFAS chemicals including PFOA.

Michigan Governor Directs 'Streamlined' Infrastructure Permitting Process

ENR Construction

Michigan agencies must coordinate to avoid duplication during permit application review processes for large infrastructure projects

Supply-Chain Obstacles Slow Down Construction Permitting

Pro Builder

Supply-Chain Obstacles Slow Down Construction Permitting. Persisting supply shortages and operational hurdles are causing a major drop in new construction permitting, according to Realtor.com. ldeakins. Wed, 10/20/2021 - 10:05.

Single-Family, Multifamily Permits Continue to Increase

Pro Builder

Single-Family, Multifamily Permits Continue to Increase. Single-family and multifamily permits are up in all four regions with the Northeast leading for both sectors. The total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date hit 589,146 in June, a 35.9%

Sen. Manchin Reveals Project Permit Reform Legislation

ENR Construction

Senate consideration of proposal in spending bill was condition West Virginia Democrat won from Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to support $369B climate funding package President Joe Biden signed in August

Supreme Court Permits State Law Claims Against Superfund Property

Green Building Law Update

In an instructive environmental law decision last week, the U.S.

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.

Single-Family Permits Increase in September

Pro Builder

Single-Family Permits Increase in September. Year-over-year single-family permits increased in nearly every U.S. YoY increase was reported from September 2020, and year-to-date permitting also saw substantial growth for the first 9 months of 2021, particularly in the South.

Single-Family Permits Post High Year-Over-Year Increase

Pro Builder

Single-Family Permits Post High Year-Over-Year Increase. year-over-year increase in single-family construction permits during the first three months of 2021 shows home builders will soon ramp up construction to meet buyer demand. of the total single-family permits issued.

Sen. Manchin Unveils Project Permit Reform Legislation

ENR Construction

Senate consideration of the proposal to be included in a stopgap spending bill was a condition the West Virginia Democrat won for his support of the $369B climate funding package President Joe Biden signed in August

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

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

Colorado Permits Reveal New-Home Construction Trend

Pro Builder

Colorado Permits Reveal New-Home Construction Trend. Single-family construction permits increased 7.6% from 2019 to 2020 statewide in Colorado, and breaking down the permits per county reveals a trend for new-home construction. Arapahoe County added 542 permits, for a 22.7%

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.

Florida will allow virtual inspections, building code enforcement, permit issuance

BD+C

Florida is about to make virtual inspections legal statewide

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November 2021 Records High Share of Single-Family Permits

Pro Builder

November 2021 Records High Share of Single-Family Permits. Year-to-date (YTD) single-family permits saw major gains over the first eleven months of 2021—here are the regions with the most growth. The number of single-family permits issued nationwide rose 15.9

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.

New-Home Construction Activity Increases Following a Surge in Building Permits

Pro Builder

New-Home Construction Activity Increases Following a Surge in Building Permits. million, while permitting saw a 6.5% December’s surge in housing permits may be an outlier, but permitting activity has remained strong in recent months.

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.

New-Home Construction Slowed in January Despite Increase in Permitting

Pro Builder

New-Home Construction Slowed in January Despite Increase in Permitting. New construction activity for both single-family and multifamily residential projects slowed during January 2022 despite an increase in permitting, Realtor.com reports.

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.

Solar Farm Overcomes Permit, Pandemic Hurdles

ENR Construction

A massive solar project spanning five square miles is being constructed in the desert near Palm Springs, Calif

California Orders Oil Fracking Permit Halt as Climate Change Mitigator

ENR Construction

Gavin Newsom directed state agencies to stop the permits by 2024 and weigh ending all oil extraction activities by 2045

Senate Climate Change Bill Sets Stage for Project Permit Reforms

ENR Construction

Manchin-Schumer compromise, with possible vote by Aug. 5, could push $6B Mountain Valley gas pipeline to finish line but also steer hundreds of millions into low-carbon building material labeling and use on federal projects

Where are Single-Family and Multifamily Permits Rising?

Pro Builder

Where are Single-Family and Multifamily Permits Rising? All 50 states experienced an increase in single-family permits in April compared to one year prior, but multifamily permits were much less stable. of the total single-family permits issued.

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.

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.

Multifamily developers report mounting delays in permitting and starts due to coronavirus pandemic

BD+C

Of this group, 85% reported delays in permitting due to COVID-19, up from 77% in round two (conducted April 9-14) and 76% in the initial survey (conducted March 27-April 1

White House Rolls Out 'Action Plan' to Speed Project Permitting

ENR Construction

An official says goal is "delivering projects on time, on task and on budget

Why Construction Projects Go Over Budget

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Single-Family Permits Issued Most in Southern States

Pro Builder

Single-Family Permits Issued Most in Southern States. Housing starts slowed in April after a booming March, but 46% of metro areas have issued more single-family permits than historical averages. We also identified the areas with the fastest/slowest growth of single-family permits.

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%

Single-Family Permits Increase 19.2% Across the Country

Pro Builder

Single-Family Permits Increase 19.2% The total number of issue single-family permits in January 2021 exceeded last year’s levels by 19.2%, for a total difference of 13,535 permits. The 10 states issuing the highest number of single-family permits combined accounted for 64.1%

Single-Family and Multifamily Permits on the Rise

Pro Builder

Single-Family and Multifamily Permits on the Rise. Despite supply shortages and high market demand in some regions of the United States, metropolitan areas like Houston, Texas and Newark, New Jersey are seeing a substantial increase in single-family and multi-family construction permits.

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.

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

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

Construction Dive

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