LiveXchange Webinar: Panel Discussion – Opportunity Zones 2.0

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Learn how Opportunity Zones are becoming prime investment opportunities for capital gains and how new IRS guidelines will impact on your plans for a QOZ near you. Read: LiveXchange Webinar: Panel Discussion – Opportunity Zones 2.0

Opportunity Zones: Window Of Opportunity

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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


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Understanding Opportunity Zone Guidelines

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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

There’s Still Time To Invest In Qualified Opportunity Zones

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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

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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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

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

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

TexAmericas Center Designated A Federal Opportunity Zone

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Read: TexAmericas Center Designated A Federal Opportunity Zone at Business Clusters/Corridors Corporate Real Estate Daily News Featured Public-Private Partnerships Taxes & Incentives Texas Bowie County Business Incentives Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Economic Development federal opportunity zone Hooks Site Selection Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 TexAmericas Center Texarkana

Seismic Zones in India

Construction Cost Estimating

In the field of seismology, seismic zones are, areas divided based on the frequency and intensity of expected earthquake. Indian subcontinent comprises of four seismic zones those are- II, III, IV and V. These zones are categorized based on scientific research related to seismicity and earthquake occurrence in the past years. They brought out a total of three versions of seismic zones; a six zone map in 1962, a seven zone map in 1966 and a five zone map in 1970/1984.

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. I used the floor's offset parameter to move it up above the surface by the zoning height required. Clearance Code Dynamo Floors Profile Property Boundary Railing Revit Rules Shape Editing Site Techniques Tips Toposurface Tricks Zoning

Goodyear, AZ: Foreign Trade Zones Benefit International Businesses

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Read: Goodyear, AZ: Foreign Trade Zones Benefit International Businesses at Arizona Automotive Featured Logistics & Distribution Manufacturing Ports & Free Trade Zones Taxes & Incentives Business Incentives corporate expansion Foreign Trade Zones free-trade zone Goodyear Economic Development Site Selection Sponsored Content

Fineness Modulus of Fine Aggregate | Fineness Modulus of Coarse Aggregate | Sieve Analysis of Fine Aggregate | Sand Zone Classification


Sand Zone Classification: IS Sieve. Zone 1. Zone 2. Zone 3. Zone 4. Sand Zone Classification-. It divides the sand in four zones i.e. from Zone I to Zone IV. Zone I– Sand being very coarse and Zone 4 sand is very fine.

How to Prevent Covid-19 in Work Zones

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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. The 7-minute video acknowledges that a work-zone is not a “high-risk” area for the spread of infectious diseases

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.

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. Specific procedures are often required, and the crew likely has specialized training. There are also regulations to follow for the operations and handling of hazardous materials.

Tips for Winter-Proofing a Work Zone

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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.

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

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

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

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. While the benefits, environmental and otherwise, of onsite renewable energy abound, installations of solar panels and small wind turbines are increasingly meeting challenges from zoning regulations.

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Portland’s zoning reform looks to boost the ‘missing middle’ of housing


recently approved the “Residential Infill Project” (RIP) , a package of amendments to the city’s zoning code that legalizes up to four homes on nearly any residential lot and sharply limits building sizes The city council in Portland, Ore.,

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. With myriad takes (from Bisnow to the IRS ) tackling the particulars of the program, you may be wondering: where does sustainability fit into Opportunity Zones? Opportunity Zones for Developers. Opportunity Zones for City Officials & Municipalities.

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

Americans Agree On Strict Building Codes for Fire, Flood Zones

Pro Builder

Americans Agree On Strict Building Codes for Fire, Flood Zones. Another 57% support the idea of making building in risky zones completely illegal and more than half agreed those living in dangerous areas should be paid to relocate.

Boston First to Embrace Obama-Era Zoning Rules

ENR Construction

Boston has become the first major city in the country that will incorporate Obama-era, federal anti-discrimination rules into the process of reviewing major new apartment and condo projects


Contractor Magazine

THE SNAP ZONE VALVE is a four-wire thermo-electrically operated on/off zone valve designed for heating and cooling systems. read more. Hydronics Systems Plumbing

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

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New York State Adds NYU Incubators As START-UP NY Development Zones appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Mid Atlantic Workforce Training/Skilled Workforce Blog-Sept-2014 Brooklyn Incubators New York City Economic Development Corporation NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering START-UP NY Tax-Free Zones Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Construction Industry News From The Lien Zone



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Oregon rescinds tsunami-zone construction ban


The Oregon legislature has repealed a ban on construction of new critical facilities in tsunami inundation zones. An Oregon State University professor and an earthquake geologist argued that building in a tsunami zone is a foolhardy strategy with the potential for waves to reach seven stories in height The action now allows fire stations, police stations, and schools to be built where tidal waves caused by offshore earthquakes could strike the coast. .

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. A green building friendly zoning ordinance is significant when so many local codes including land use ordinances across the country stand in the way of sustainability efforts. The Baltimore City Zoning Code was last comprehensively updated in 1971. · Green roofs are encouraged in Commercial and Industrial zoning districts.

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Air Hazards Pause Construction Jobs in Western U.S. Wildfire Zone

ENR Construction

Construction work brought to a halt as air quality plummets; damage to infrastructure and property could top $150 billion

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. Regulations Codes and Standards

President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative

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Announced in last year’s State of the Union Address, the Promise Zone Initiative is part of the President’s plan to create a better bargain for the middle-class by partnering with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable housing and improve public safety. On January 9, 2014, the President announced the next step in those efforts by naming the first five “Promise Zones.”

How Winter Weather Can Hamper Productivity In Hazardous Working Zones


Just as that little water pipe on the outside wall of a home can easily freeze when the temperature drops below zero, then it’s no surprise that the same can be said for similar pipework in construction zones – the only difference being that they’re larger pipes, more vital and the consequences can be more serious. This can be particularly true in hazardous zones, such as Zones 1 and 2 (relating to gas) and 21 and 22 (relating to dust).

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CDOT Tests Self-Driving Work Zone Vehicle: Video

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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. Now, CDOT's Autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle (AIPV) increases work zone safety by removing the driver from a truck that is actually designed to be hit Crash cushion trucks are customarily positioned behind road construction crews in order to protect workers from the traveling public.

Zoning hurdles challenge $1.8B Kansas development

Construction Dive

The Overland Park City Council said it won't authorize the necessary rezoning unless the developer redesigns proposed traffic improvements

Explanation of IS 1893 – Seismic Zone Factors

The Constructor

How the seismic zone factors are formulated in IS 1893 part-1? Where can I get explanation about it? Read More at Explanation of IS 1893 –

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. Land-use rules that include density restrictions, and even some that influence aesthetics and design, restrict development. It has been estimated that 20% of the variation in housing growth from one area to another can be attributed to density regulations