OSHA increases penalties on South Dakota contractor after fatal building collapse

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued multiple citations for safety violations to a South Dakota contractor after a building collapse that killed a worker.

2015 South Dakota Plumbing Code now available

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The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has released the 2015 edition of the South Dakota Plumbing Code (SDPC).

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Throwback Thursday: Changing Light Bulbs

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Watch Kevin Schmidt , a project manager , climb 1500 feet to change a lightbulb in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Enjoy this week''s Throwback Thursday ! Construction history

Are Drones the Future of Construction?

ProCore

When Sioux Falls, South Dakota, decided to use. unmanned aircraft systems , popularly called drones, for surveying its parks and construction projects, the city found itself outside Federal Aviation Administration guidance on their use.

BF Expands State Energy Rankings With Natural Gas, Lowest Emissions And Biofuels Leaders

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Vermont took first place in BF ‘s new state ranking for Lowest CO 2 emissions, followed by Rhode Island, Delaware, South Dakota and Idaho in the top five. Illinois took the top spot in another new energy category, Nuclear Power Generation Leaders, followed by Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

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South Dakota approves use of ConsensusDOCS

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South Dakota, one of the few states in the country that closely regulates the language of construction contracts used on state projects, has approved the use of ConsensusDOCS on state government projects in South Dakota. Zikmund, president and chief executive officer of the South Dakota Building Chapter of the Associated General Contractors. South Dakota is showing the nation that there is a better, more efficient way to handle contracts."

Construction Jobs Increased in 36 States for August 2014

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Eagle Creek Software Services And South Dakota Team to Create 1,000 Jobs

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Eagle Creek Software Services has announced a partnership with the state of South Dakota and city of Vermillion to bring 1,000 jobs to the state. “This is a great day for South Dakota and the resurgent technology business in America,” said Gov.

New Report Reveals The 10 U.S. Areas Facing The Highest Climate-Related Risk Of Water Shortages

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Agricultural belt: Dakotas. A new report from the Columbia University Water Center, in conjunction with Veolia Water and Growing Blue, reveals that businesses and cities in America’s most iconic regions are now under greater risk of water scarcity.

OSHA: $100K Fine for Flash Fire Death

Construction Equipment

On May 6, 2016, a 38-year old pipefitter working at the Poet Biorefining-Hudson ethanol refinery in South Dakota was burned to death. The worker was removing a nine-foot segment of vent line on the sixth floor of the refinery's distillation building when 190-proof ethanol spilled onto him, flowed through the grated flooring, and ignited on the fourth floor due to the welding operations occurring there.

Mining Company Pays $10.3 M for Abandoned Gold Mine Clean Up

Construction Equipment

Congdon, is located east of Lead, South Dakota, in the northern Black Hills area. . . . The 360-acre Gilt Edge Mine site, leased by Coca Mines Incorporated and Thomas E. The contaminated area includes a former open pit and a cyanide heap-leach gold mine.

2014 National Electrical Code now effective in 12 states; 11 more to come online by January

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says that the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) is now effective in 12 states: Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming.

South Dakota prefers LEED over building code on state projects

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Four years ago, South Dakota passed a bill requiring all new government buildings and major renovations to be LEED-certified, with some exceptions. LEED is) much better than a mandatory building code because you get a little wiggle room in these projects,” said Mike Mueller, a spokesman for the South Dakota Bureau of Administration.

Subcontractor Discusses Safety on Copper Lounge Collapse

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. After the Copper Lounge building collapsed last Friday in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota, city inspectors said Hultgren Construction did not have the required permit to make structural changes. When the contractor began to remove a load-bearing wall that stood between the Copper Lounge Building and the next building south, the wall gave way killing worker Ethan McMahon and trapping Emily Fodness under the rubble for three hours

Interior Doubles Oil & Gas Reserve Estimates in North Dakota

Collaborative Construction

The Three Forks Shale formation, which lies mostly in North Dakota but extends into Montana and South Dakota, was not included in the estimates published by the Interior Department four years ago. The surge comes primarily because of the Three Forks shale formation, which lies mostly in North Dakota and crosses into South Dakota and Montana.

“Interview with a Construction Professor” Series with Pat Pannell at South Dakota State

C-School Blog

Professor Pat Pannell at South Dakota State was gracious enough to participate in this series. Associate Professor and Program Coordinator at South Dakota State University’s Construction Management Program (BSCM) in the Engineering Technology and Management Department in the College of Engineering. Thanks go to Professor Pannell and the entire Construction Management Department at South Dakota State University for providing information on the program.

Biggest Construction Companies In The US

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North Dakota. South Carolina. South Dakota. In the US there are a lot of construction companies doing different work within areas like commercial, institutional, industrial, and civil construction services. But who are the biggest construction companies in the US?

“Interview with a Construction Professor” Series with David A. Wahlstrom at South Dakota State

C-School Blog

Professor David Wahlstrom at South Dakota State was gracious enough to be the first faculty member to participate in this series. ASCE – Professor at the Construction Management Program at South Dakota State University. BSCE S Dakota State Col June 1964, MS S Dakota State Univ. Tenure Track, S Dakota State Univ. & Please keep in mind that this is South Dakota where you are expected to get 60 cups per pound of coffee!).

Masaba Partners with Mitchell Technical to Fund Welding Scholarship

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A South Dakota man will get a jump start on his career thanks to the Build Dakota Scholarship program and Masaba. Under the program, his education is jointly funded by Build Dakota and Masaba.

New Insurance Case: S.D. Supreme Court Rules that There is No Commercial General Liability Coverage for Property Damage to Insured Contractor’s Own Work and Building Materials during Its Ongoing Operations

Green Building Insider

The Supreme Court of South Dakota recently issued its decision in Swenson v. Auto-Owners Ins. 831 N.W.2d 402 (S.D. 2013), holding that the Care, Custody & Control, Performing Operations Exclusion, and Incorrectly Performed Work Exclusion eliminate commercial general liability (CGL) policy coverage for property damage to an insured contractor’s own work and stored building materials during its ongoing operations. Read more

Green Building Links Indigenous Americans to Past with Key to Future

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On the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the nonprofit Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation plans to build affordable net-zero homes and apartment complexes on a 34-acre property.

Construction Industry – Growth Statistics

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States with the largest drop in construction spending were South Dakota, Idaho, Oregon, the District of Columbia, and Vermont. 2014 showed an overall 4.76% annual growth rate for the U.S. construction sector. The largest states for non-residential construction, ranking highest first, were Texas, New York , California, Florida, and Louisiana. In terms of percentage growth 2014 vs. 2013, the largest gains were posted by Hawaii, Arkansas, Texas, Montana, Oklahoma.

Oil Shale in the Green River Formation

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The oil and gas remaining in the Permian Basin, the Eagle Ford Shale, the Barnett Shale, (all in Texas) the Marcellus Shale, (in NY, PA, WV and Ohio) the Bakken Shale (North and South Dakota) and the 4.2

Project Manager’s job at in SJ Louis Construction Inc

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Company Location - Rockville, Minnesota, 56369, United States North Dakota, United States South Dakota, United States Iowa, United States Wisconsin, United States Must for a candidate: Responsibilities- The manager has to guarantee safety and security on the jobsite.

constructionattorneyblog: No Arbitration for Aesthetic Effect

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A recent South Dakota case, Flandreau Public School District v. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago. He is also a licensed architect, having practiced architecture for a number of years prior to establishing his law practice in 1981.

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Energy Efficiency: California Regains Top Spot, Ties With Massachusetts

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The ACEEE State Scorecard identifies the following states as most in need of improvement: Louisiana (47); Kansas (48); South Dakota (49), Wyoming (50), and North Dakota (51).

Are Claim Settlements Producing Unexpected Consequences?

Green Building Insider

A South Dakota supplier of aggregate was twice victimized by faulty material testing: prior to bid submittal by an independent laboratory hired by the supplier and after contract award by the state highway department. By Bruce Jervis Claim settlement agreements can be drafted any which way. Sometimes they are drafted with broad, general language. Sometimes they produce unexpected consequences. Parties signing claim settlement agreements need to be aware.

Construction Jobs – 2016 Statistics

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South Carolina. South Dakota*. North Dakota. State Construction Employment (seasonally adjusted), Ranked by Latest 12-month % Change. March. January. February. March. 1-month gain or loss. 12-month gain or loss. Number. %. Number. %. Hawaii*. 33,500. 38,500. 39,200. 40,500. 1,300. 3.3%. 7,000. 20.9%. Rhode Island. 16,500. 18,800. 18,800. 18,700. 2,200. 13.3%. Massachusetts. 134,100. 147,100. 147,600. 150,100. 2,500. 16,000. 11.9%. Nevada. 67,900. 73,400. 72,800.

AGC of America Introduces New Officers to Lead Construction Industry

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Chuck Greco, chairman of Houston, Texas-based Linbeck Group, will serve as president; Mark Knight, president of Webster, South Dakota-based Foothills Contracting Inc., The Associated General Contractors of America announced the new officers who have been selected to lead the nation''s largest construction trade association.

Construction Industry – Growth Statistics

Building Information Management

States with the largest drop in construction spending were South Dakota, Idaho, Oregon, the District of Columbia, and Vermont. 2014 showed an overall 4.76% annual growth rate for the U.S. construction sector. The largest states for non-residential construction, ranking highest first, were Texas, New York , California, Florida, and Louisiana. In terms of percentage growth 2014 vs. 2013, the largest gains were posted by Hawaii, Arkansas, Texas, Montana, Oklahoma.

Battle of the Box

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We all know Obama had much greater priorities on his agenda, including his pledge to visit all 50 states during his presidency (44 hit 50 last year, when he landed in South Dakota for a legacy-capping photo op of Barack gazing up through his shades at Mt.

Do Suppliers Need to Track the Use of Their Products?

Green Building Insider

The ramifications of this dilemma are illustrated in a recent case from South Dakota. By Bruce Jervis Companies selling equipment or materials to construction contractors face a unique challenge. Payment security may exist in the form of public works payment bonds or private materialman’s liens, but there is a problem. These payment remedies are not general. In order to file a bond or lien claim, the seller must know the project into which the goods were incorporated.

State by State Incentives Guide

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A comprehensive guide to state incentives offered throughout the U.S. ALABAMA - updated for 2014. For a list of state economic development agencies, click this link. FINANCING. Alabama Infrastructure Grant Program: Funds are available to public entities for extension of water, sewer and road facilities to service new or expanding industries. Alabama Industrial Access Road & Bridge Program: Provides financial assistance to communities for industrial access to new and expanding industries.

STATE INCENTIVES GUIDE

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A comprehensive guide to state incentives offered throughout the U.S. ALABAMA. INCOME TAX CAPITAL CREDIT: Currently codified as Article 7, Chapter 18, Title 40, Code of Alabama 1975.

Crystal Ball 2013

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South Dakota claims 1886 deed unearthed in Badlands proves Bakken oilfield owned by state, demands $100 billion from North Dakota. It’s that time again.

Crystal Ball 2013

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South Dakota claims 1886 deed unearthed in Badlands proves Bakken oilfield owned by state, demands $100 billion from North Dakota. It’s that time again.