New Federal Floodplain Regulations Rewrite 100 Year Floodplain

Green Building Law Update

In the name of resilience, reliability and green this proposed regulation will result in significant additional first costs for affected building.

Florida Suspends Some Roofing Repair Regulations

Construction Equipment

To aid in the clean up after Hurricane Irma, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued an emergency order that suspends certain roofing regulations for 37 counties listed in FEMA's Disaster Declaration dated September 13, 2017

Three Tower Cranes Fall to Irma, Reviving Regulations Debate

ENR Construction

local leaders are wondering whether Florida’s crane regulations are adequate for the highly vulnerable region With crews at work dismantling two Hurricane Irma-damaged cranes in the city of Miami and a third in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,

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Trump's Big Win: Less Regulation, More Infrastructure?

ENR Construction

Voters have now decided who will occupy the White House and control Congress, and weighed in on scores of local project funding and ballot issues; now awaited are details on how the changes will affect construction

New Safety Regulations for Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines

Construction Equipment

Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has announced proposed regulations to update critical safety requirements for natural gas transmission pipelines. . . The U.S.

Trump's Big Win Will Affect Regulations, May Produce Infrastructure Push

ENR Construction

Voters have now decided who will occupy the White House and control the U.S. Congress, while weighing in on scores of local project funding and ballot questions; now awaited are details on how construction will fare on key business issues

Federal Court Blocks Contractor 'Blacklisting' Regulation

ENR Construction

Court issues preliminary injunction, saying rule would cause 'irreparable harm' to federal contractors and subcontractors

Regulations, Executive Orders & Court Rulings: Part 2

Construction Business Owner

Election years often bring a flurry of legislative and regulatory activity that could significantly impact employers. And, as mentioned in the first part of this series ( read it here ), this election cycle is no different. In the first part, you looked at upcoming regulatory changes that will affect many organizations. In part two, take a look at court rulings and state laws that promise more expenses, paperwork and headaches for many more companies

Regulations, Executive Orders & Court Rulings: Part 1

Construction Business Owner

The first of this two-part series will describe some key changes in federal regulations that could potentially make it harder, costlier and less efficient for employers to run their organizations Election years often bring a flurry of legislative and regulatory activity. And this year is no different.

Labor Dept. Releases 'Blacklisting' Regulation

ENR Construction

White House says rule will ensure federal procurement officers do not award contracts to firms that violate laws to protect workers

Clarifying OSHA Recordkeeping Regulations for Multiple Business Establishments

The Safety Blog

The OSHA Recordkeeping regulation requires employers keep a record of serious injuries and illnesses using the OSHA 300 Log. In addition to creating new and updating current regulations, OSHA publishes interpretations and answers to questions about existing rules.

Contractor Group Sues NYC Over New Crane Safety Regulations

Construction Equipment

Chandler seeking a judgment to permanently block new regulations regarding the operation of crawler cranes in high wind environments . . Members of the Building Trades Employers Association (BTEA), an industry group representing 27 trade union contractor associations in New York City, filed an Article 78 petition Tuesday against the Department of Buildings in New York City and Commissioner Richard D.

After Fatal House Explosion, Colorado Seeks New Pipeline Regulations

ENR Construction

John Hickenlooper has ordered that all abandoned oil and gas pipelines be marked, cut 3 ft below the surface and capped

Senate Approves Trucking Regulations Bill

Construction Equipment

The U.S. Transportation and Commerce Committee approved a transportation regulatory package that would affect the trucking industry. The legislation moves to the House for passage, reports Trucker News. If passed the regulatory package would

Designers Are Seeing Shifts in Power Markets, Regulations

ENR Construction

Block Andrews, an environmental engineer with Burns & McDonnell, says the firm’s power-sector clients need services across a wide range of. applications, including transmission, new planning, research, environment, decommissioning and more, as utility operations become more diverse

Regulators Seeking Means to Grow Natural-Gas Network

ENR Construction

Utility regulators in the U.S. are looking for ways to get natural gas to more homes, a move that could spark the construction of new distribution systems and increase the demand for larger natural-gas transmission pipelines

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FMCSA Delays New Trucking Regulations

Construction Equipment

Former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator Annette Sandberg said that a number of proposed trucking regulations will be delayed, but published before the end of the current presidential term, reports Fleet Owner.

As Cement Suppliers Consolidate, Regulators Remain Wary

ENR Construction

A June settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and cement powerhouses Holcim and LaFarge included divestitures of North American assets. Equipment

Five-Alarm Fire in College Park, Md. Renews Calls For New State Code Regulations

ENR Construction

has renewed calls to regulate “light-framed, combustible, podium construction,” known as Type V construction, in low- to midrise buildings A five-alarm fire at a wood-framed apartment building under construction in College Park, Md.,

Dam Disasters: 11,300 State-regulated Dams at High-Risk

Construction Equipment

It's Infrastructure 2016 Week and the Huffington Post'stimely article, " America’s Crumbling Dams Are A Disaster Waiting To Happen", details the grave condition the nation's dams are in and why we should care.

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Major agreement reached on commercial AC/furnace regulations

Constructor Magazine

The new standards will save almost 15 quadrillion BTU (quads) of energy from more efficient equipment shipped over the next 30 years. read more. Business Development

FEMA wants to toughen flood regulation on projects using federal funds

BD+C

The Federal Emergency Management Agency proposed regulations recently that would require owners using federal funds on construction projects in flood-prone areas to build on higher ground

New federal regulations impact construction firms doing business with Uncle Sam

BD+C

Regulations Codes and Standards Federal contractors may be subject to several new rules in 2015 that impact how they are selected for contracts and how they do business with the federal government. read more.

EPA-Corps Water Regulation Draws Praise, Criticism

ENR Construction

Opponents expected to continue to push to block it in Congress and in courts. Policy

EPA Updates UST Regulations After 27 Years

Construction Equipment

EPA updated the 1988 underground storage tank (UST) regulations, which took effect Oct. This interactive 10-question quiz by BLR Safety Blog will test how well you know these regulations. The U.S.

The Regulations on the Trump Administration's Chopping Block

ENR Construction

The Trump administration takes step to repeal clean water rule, plans to stop or withdraw many other Obama-era regulations

South Miami Poised to Mandate Solar Panels

Green Building Law Update

Codes and Regulations Energy Solar Panel City of South Miami green building law rooftop photovoltaic solar panel South Miami Stuart Kaplow

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Denver Voters Petition Green Roof Mandate to the Ballot

Green Building Law Update

Codes and Regulations Green Building Denver green roof green building law green roof Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Stuart KaplowThe Denver Elections Commission has announced that the Denver Green Roof Initiative, a mandatory green roof ballot initiative will appear on the November 7 ballot.

West Virginia chemical spill highlights problems in regulation

MySafetySign

Just two miles upstream […] The post West Virginia chemical spill highlights problems in regulation appeared first on MySafetySign Blog.

Performance-based zoning: U.S. cities starting to loosen zoning regulations

BD+C

Regulations Codes and Standards Driven by New Urbanism, more than two dozen communities in the U.S. have loosened zoning restrictions in recent years.

EPA proposes new stormwater discharge regulations for construction sites

BD+C

The Environmental Protection Agency’s has proposed new National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit requirements regulating stormwater discharges from construction activities. .

Seattle imposes new construction regulation to address rat problem

BD+C

Seattle has implemented a new regulation to reduce the number of rats occupying vacant buildings. The new rat eradication regulation goes into effect in 2017. The port city ranks first in the U.S. in the number of rats living within its borders. It requires developers to prove they have consulted with a pest-control professional before any vacant building is demolished.

Changes likely to come to federal wetlands regulations

BD+C

Big changes may be coming to federal wetlands regulations after the Trump Administration rescinded the Obama-era Clean Water Rule.

Green Globes to be Approved in Maryland

Green Building Law Update

Codes and Regulations Green Building Green Globes LEED State Green Building Initiative green building law Stuart Kaplow Vicki Worden

Construction groups sue New York City over crane safety regulation

BD+C

A group of construction trade organizers and unions filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court recently over the city’s Dept. of Buildings newly enforced rule banning cranes from operating when winds exceed 30 miles per hour

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UpCodes aims to make researching building codes, regulations easier through searchable app

BD+C

It puts building regulations from multiple jurisdictions in one place and includes collaboration tools so team members can research and share notes on projects A startup called UpCodes wants to make code compliance easier for architects and builders through a new app.

2013 Interpretations of OSHA Regulations

The Safety Blog

Even while creating new regulations and amending current ones to fit the workplace’s changing safety standards, OSHA is hard at work providing guidance material to help employers follow their rules, and answering questions and providing guidance on existing rules.