Opportunity Zones: Window Of Opportunity

Business Facilities

The new federal qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) tax credits are expected to unleash up to $6 trillion in capital investment in more than 8,700 economically distressed areas in the U.S. Read: Opportunity Zones: Window Of Opportunity at BusinessFacilities.com.

Understanding Opportunity Zone Guidelines

Business Facilities

Just as with any planning technique, comparison of the potential benefits of Qualified Opportunity Zones to other tax deferral or elimination strategies remains crucial. Read: Understanding Opportunity Zone Guidelines at BusinessFacilities.com.

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There’s Still Time To Invest In Qualified Opportunity Zones

Business Facilities

The IRS has extended a critical deadline for investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones until the end of the year, hoping to entice investors who have largely sat on their money during the global pandemic.

Seismic Zones in India

The Constructor

Seismic zones in Indian subcontinent is divided into four seismic zones (II, III, IV, and V) based on scientific inputs relating to seismicity, Earthquake Engineering earthquakes Seismic

$1.97B Allegiant Stadium reaches end zone

Construction Dive

The Las Vegas Raiders’ future home is complete, although the team’s inaugural season will be played in front of 65,000 empty seats

How to Prevent Covid-19 in Work Zones

Construction Equipment

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association has produced a video that shows contractors how to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as Covid-19 in work zones.

Construction Zone Safety

Construction Equipment

Police in Greendale, Wisconsin posted this photo to remind drivers to be alert and drive carefully through construction zones. The incident happened Monday afternoon when the car somehow managed to get entangled with road work. How it happened is still unclear

Miami-Dade approves zoning change to encourage TODs

Construction Dive

The county's new zoning allows for higher density residential construction along six transit corridors

Zoning Clearance Thoughts

Revit OpEd

A long time fellow Revit traveler reached out to me via Revit Lifeline last night asking about zoning clearance ideas. They also want them to prove it doesn't extend into a zone that leans back into the site.

No More Overlooking Work Zone Accidents

FDR Safety

In a study recently published by the Associated General Contractors, work zones and those occupying them see an astounding amount of accidents. Not all of us have teenagers to worry about behind the wheel, but every single person who gets behind a wheel of a car this summer is almost guaranteed to drive through a work zone while traveling from point A to B. The post No More Overlooking Work Zone Accidents appeared first on FDRsafety

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Zoning Laws Stop Wind

Green Building Law Update

The application of zoning laws, many of which date to the 1920s are bringing alternative energy projects to a halt in 2014. Most zoning laws, including those in New York, do not provide for or otherwise recognize an equitable doctrine that would allow for the tolling of the time period of zoning approvals. Such is a bar to large and expensive projects that require special zoning approvals, as many alternative energy projects do.

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Goodyear, AZ: Foreign Trade Zones Benefit International Businesses

Business Facilities

Read: Goodyear, AZ: Foreign Trade Zones Benefit International Businesses at BusinessFacilities.com. Goodyear has many successful FTZs, which help foreign and international businesses establish and grow operations while limiting tariffs and fees.

TexAmericas Center Designated A Federal Opportunity Zone

Business Facilities

Read: TexAmericas Center Designated A Federal Opportunity Zone at BusinessFacilities.com. The census tract containing the industrial park is among seven in Bowie County, TX, to receive the new federal designation.

Cars vs Work Zones

Construction Equipment

Thirty-nine percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America.

U.S. road work-zone fatalities up 7%

Construction Dive

Officials says more traffic and road work and distracted driving are to blame for the increase in fatalities

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USDOT launches interactive map to encourage opportunity zone investment

Construction Dive

The map highlights infrastructure and transportation improvements that can create greater access to the distressed areas, making them more attractive to investors

Tips for Winter-Proofing a Work Zone

Construction Equipment

To make construction sites safer this winter, here is a list of safety tips that will lower risks and threats: Planning and hazard assessment Before the winter season arrives, an article in OHSCanada suggests doing a hazard assessment involving management, clients, contractors, and workers.

Working in a Disaster Zone

Construction Business Owner

Construction work can be dangerous in normal situations, but a jobsite in a disaster zone, whether natural or manmade, has its own inherent risks for crew and equipment.

First-of-its-Kind 5G Zone To Foster Innovation In Indiana

Business Facilities

Read: First-of-its-Kind 5G Zone To Foster Innovation In Indiana at BusinessFacilities.com. The new 5G hub will invite businesses, researchers, and universities to develop next-generation solutions in Indianapolis.

Opportunity Zones: Opportunities for Sustainable Development


Introduced in 2018 with an expiring benefit already in 2019, Opportunity Zones (OZs) will continue to commandeer more and more cocktail hour discussions in the real estate world through the end of this year and beyond. Opportunity Zones for Developers. Opportunity Zones for Investors.

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. Zoning Hearing Board of the Township of Lehigh.

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Are Work Zone Speed Cameras a Money Grab? Or an Essential Site Safety Technology?

ENR Construction

Motorists groups and taxpayer advocates write that highway work zone speed cameras are a corrupt enterprise designed to defraud motorists, while contractors and DOTs tout their effectiveness at stopping accidents.

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NYC zoning loophole challenged in case that would require removing top 20 floors of tower

Construction Dive

Though the state supreme court ruled that 200 Amsterdam combined two lots to exceed height limitations, a workaround that has since been invalidated, the partial demolition mandate is now up in the air. For one, the dangers and financial repercussions could be deemed too severe

Oregon rescinds tsunami-zone construction ban


The Oregon legislature has repealed a ban on construction of new critical facilities in tsunami inundation zones. The action now allows fire stations, police stations, and schools to be built where tidal waves caused by offshore earthquakes could strike the coast. .

South Texas county backs $1.8B steel mill project with new reinvestment zone

Construction Dive

State and local governments are willing to compete for projects like the Steel Dynamics mill in San Patricio County in part because they stimulate the economy during construction

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Cities modify density zoning to spur more affordable housing projects


With housing affordability reaching crisis proportions in many cities, local officials are implementing new zoning regulations to catalyze more home construction.

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The Most Green Building Friendly Zoning Code in the Nation - Baltimore?

Green Building Law Update

Baltimore City is poised to adopt a new zoning code that is among the most ''green building friendly'' land use ordinances in the country. The Baltimore City Zoning Code was last comprehensively updated in 1971. Green Local Government Sustainability building code zoning

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New York State Adds NYU Incubators As START-UP NY Development Zones

Business Facilities

New York State Adds NYU Incubators As START-UP NY Development Zones appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

A tale of two zones

Contractor Magazine

But how often do you see a system that has to take care of two zones with completely different thermal characteristics? This snowmelt system has to accommodate for two different surfaces. Snowmelt jobs aren’t that uncommon anymore.

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


have loosened zoning restrictions in recent years. Driven by New Urbanism, more than two dozen communities in the U.S. Cities are opting to use form-based codes, a concept less concerned with the use of buildings and more with their appearance and the way they relate to each other. read more.

President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

On January 9, 2014, the President announced the next step in those efforts by naming the first five “Promise Zones.” THE PROMISE ZONES INITIATIVE. The five Promise Zones announced are part of the 20 that will be announced over the next three years.

CDOT Tests Self-Driving Work Zone Vehicle: Video

Construction Equipment

Last week, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) unveiled a first-of-its-kind work zone vehicle designed to advance safety for roadway maintenance crews.

Developer-builder to invest $1B in heartland opportunity zones by 2022

Construction Dive

Decennial Group aims to direct up to $20 billion of construction to the economically-challenged tax havens during the next 10 years

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How Winter Weather Can Hamper Productivity In Hazardous Working Zones


This can be particularly true in hazardous zones, such as Zones 1 and 2 (relating to gas) and 21 and 22 (relating to dust). ATEX approved products, such as the Flexiheat jackets from SA Equipment , ensure safety even in hazardous zones.

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OSHA finds lack of proper 'work zone' in plumber's death

Contractor Magazine

Had his employer properly created a work zone, a passing car on Philadelphia's 63rd Street might not have struck and killed a 27-year-old plumber. Best Choice Plumbing's 27-year-old worker died after passing car hit him.


PC Construction

Summer is heating up and construction zones have begun to crop up along many of our regular commutes. Continue Reading. All Community

Data Shows 46% of Road Contractors Report Work Zone Crashes

Construction Equipment

Forty-six percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

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V2I Alerts Show Promise For Improving Work-Zone Safety

Construction Equipment

University of Minnesota researchers conducted a study to determine if Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) messages could be an effective way to get drivers to pay attention to hazards and workers in roadway work zones.

National Work Zone Awareness Week Begins

Construction Equipment

"Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake" is the message being sent by transportation agencies across the country as the nation recognizes National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 7-11).

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