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!

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

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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

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.

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

Executive Order Reduces Air Permitting Timeframe for Some Construction

ENR Construction

The order directs quicker action on air permits in areas that don't meet national standards

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

Utility Permit Alone Might Not Propel East Coast Hyperloop

ENR Construction

The Maryland attorney general’s office has called into question the state’s permitting for the planned East Coast Hyper­loop project, sited near Baltimore

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.

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

Permitted Development Rules and Regulations: All You Need to Know


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.

Safety School: Emergency Response Plans for Permit Required Confined Spaces

The Safety Blog

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.

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.

Permits Filed for $9.4 Billion Chemical Complex in Louisiana

ENR Construction

Officials anticipate the facility in St. James Parish will bring in more than 8,000 construction jobs

Sabal Trail Natural Gas Pipeline Gets Final Permits

Construction Equipment

Army Corps of Engineers have finalized permits. Construction may start as soon as Wednesday on the $3.2-billion Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline now that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S.

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.

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.

AGC Wants Infrastructure Bill to Shorten Permitting Process

ENR Construction

Last year was a good year for the Associated General Contractors of America. AGC members got a boost from a business-friendly Trump administration that began rolling back regulations like the blacklisting rule and push through a tax-cut package that lowers the pass-through rate

Permits Filed for $9.4 Billion Chemical Complex in St. James Parish

ENR Construction

James Parish will be the site of a $9.4-billion chemical manufacturing complex that state officials anticipate will bring in more than 8,000 construction jobs

Court Rules Onsite Renewable Energy Permitted In All Zoning Districts

Green Building Law Update

In a hugely important judicial decision advancing onsite renewable energy, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has found ground mounted solar photovoltaics to be an “accessory use” permitted as of right in all zoning districts.

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Planned Northeast Corridor Hyperloop Gets First Tunnel Construction Permit

ENR Construction

19 grant of a conditional utility permit to build a 10.3-mile tunnel near Baltimore, but Musk’s construction firm, The Boring Co.,

New York Denies Natural-Gas Line Permit After Protests

ENR Construction

a permit for a natural-gas pipeline The New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation on April 7 denied National Fuel Gas Co.

Pawnee Nation Sues to Stop Drilling Permits

Construction Equipment

Bureau of Land Management, asking a judge to void recently approved drilling permits on tribal land and halt the issuance of new ones. The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit Friday against the Interior Department, Bureau of Indian Affairs and U.S. The lawsuit was filed by the tribe’s Attorney General Don Mason on behalf of the tribe and Pawnee Nation member Walter R. Echo-Hawk in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma based in Tulsa

Massachusetts Probes Wynn Casino Permit After CEO Sex Assault Allegations

ENR Construction

Construction on the $2.4-billion Wynn Boston Harbor continues despite the resignation of Wynn Resorts CEO Stephen A. Wynn, after The Wall Street Journal reported multiple sexual harassment and assault accusations against him

Case Study: Construction Permit Requirements

Construction Business Owner

Keeping track of all the permit requirements for various projects in different jurisdictions can be difficult. Even if you are aware of all the details, you may face lengthy delays for permit reviews.

Affordable housing initiative drives surge in residential unit permits in New York City


New York officials credit a first-quarter surge in residential unit permits in the first quarter to a property tax-break program for developers. The permits account for 6,343 units, which is the largest number since 2007

EPA's 2017 Construction General Permit now in effect


The Environmental Protection Agency’s 2017 Construction General Permit (CGP) went into effect on Feb. This permit requires compliance with effluent limits and other permit requirements, including the development of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan. A CGP is required for most sites that will disturb one or more acres of land

QR Codes Unlocking Secrets of NYC Building Permits | ENR.

ENR Construction

QR Codes Unlocking Secrets of NYC Building Permits. New York City building permits are sprouting up with QR codes that instantly unlock vast amounts of project information. Building permits posted on New York City construction sites are sporting an intelligent look these days as older permits give way to new ones bearing QR codes—those stamp-like squares of dots and dashes. It is now nearing the issuance of its 200,000th building permit with a QR code.

Construction Backlog Spurs Denver's Permit Office

Construction Equipment

Monday, Denver's City Council set aside nearly $1.4 million for the Department of Community Planning and Development (CPD) to spend on more staff and an expanded contract with an outside firm to help with plan reviews and roof inspections. The inspections are running behind in large part because of new roofs installed after hail storms last year, CPD says

FERC Grants Permit to $450M Northeast Pipeline Expansion

ENR Construction

25 granted a permit for Spectra Energy’s proposed Atlantic Bridge pipeline, a $450-million project set to expand natural-gas transport from the Marcellus shale region into New England and Canada The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Jan.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds EPA's Authority To Revoke Permit

ENR Construction

A ruling in a case involving Mingo Logan Coal could have implications for similar cases down the road, some legal sources say

Bring on digital, online building permits!


Assessing documents for permits seems to be another status quo that cannot be improved. Bring on digital, online building permits Have you looked at the file I posted yesterday? Most striking features? Navigation? Intaractability? For me? The ‘honesty’ of the information model.

Boston testing mobile building permit tracking app


The City of Boston is piloting a Web and mobile app that lets citizens track their permit applications online. The app called Permit Finder could free city employees from having to respond to the 30 to 40 permit status-related calls they receive each week. This is the latest move in a nationwide trend to make government operations accessible by phone or tablet.

Construction permits exceeded $2 billion in Minneapolis in 2014


Minneapolis achieved a construction milestone in 2014, when for the first time it issued $2 billion in new building permits in a single year. read more.

CalGEO working to solve GHP permitting issues, Title 24

Constructor Magazine

Ted Clutter. Several geothermal manufacturers and businesses demanded a hearing on the CEC’s proposed new rules, some of which affect other industries like energy efficient lighting. read more. Geothermal