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April 25, 2018


Source: http://norcal.news, April 25, 2018 By: Bethany Klein When most people think of environmental disasters in the San Francisco Bay Area, they almost certainly think of earthquakes, seeing that there are two major fault lines near San Francisco. However, even though earthquakes can wreak immeasurable, unpredictable havoc, they are certainly not always to blame for […]

March 21, 2018

Contractors strikes gas main in Mercer County

Source: http://6abc.com, March 19, 2018 A contractor struck a six-inch gas main in Hamilton Township, Mercer County on Monday. Calls starting coming in around 1 p.m. for a strong smell of gas in the area of the township known as Five Points. The intersection was closed and traffic was being diverted through the neighborhoods. Chopper […]

February 2, 2018

2017 Construction Industry Silica Standards Are Here to Stay

Source: https://www.lexology.com, January 24, 2018 By: Smith Currie & Hancock In 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published its final rule lowering the permissible silica exposure level (“PEL”) from 250 µg/m3 to 50 µg/m3. In response, OSHA received petitions from both a collection of industry petitioners (“Industry”) arguing that OSHA made the regulation […]

September 19, 2017

Neighbors Furious Home With Asbestos Was Demolished Without Safety Precautions

Source: http://boston.cbslocal.com, September 18, 2017 By: Ken MacLeod There are health concerns in a Wilmington neighborhood after a construction crew started tearing down a house filled with asbestos, without following the proper safety procedures. The issue was so bad; the Department of Environmental Protection was summoned to oversee things. When neighbors complained, it did bring […]

June 27, 2017

Condo liability law loosened

Source: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com, June 25, 2017 By: Brooks Johnson A homeowners association is suing the developer, builder and manager of the Superior Vista condominiums, among others, claiming the Mesaba Avenue complex was not properly built and ought to be repaired under warranty. “Many areas of the building were not built to applicable building code, industry standard […]

June 27, 2017

Dakota Access builder bungling Ohio pipe

Source: http://www.journalgazette.net, June 25, 2017 By: Catherine Traywick Energy Transfer Partners is making a mess of its biggest project since the Dakota Access pipeline. Construction of the $4.2 billion Rover natural gas line has caused seven industrial spills, polluted fragile Ohio wetlands and angered local farmers. The company owes $1.5 million in restitution after demolishing a […]

June 22, 2017

What turned Ellerbee Creek orange?

Source: http://www.heraldsun.com, June 21, 2017 By: Virginia Bridges City officials think the substance that turned part of Ellerbee Creek an oily orange last week may have been due to a city contractor’s mistake. A city investigation found a city contractor improperly rerouted water meant to go to the city’s sanitary sewer system to a stormwater […]

March 10, 2017

Plaintiffs in $4.7 million construction defect case mum after ruling

Source: http://norcalrecord.com, February 28, 2017 By: Charmaine Little Plaintiffs in a major construction lawsuit that ended with a San Diego law firm recovering nearly $5 million have decided to stay silent after the ruling was in their favor. The law firm, which represented Laurel Bay Community Association, won $4.7 million in the case that was […]

March 10, 2017

Completed-Operations Coverage: What Is Included and Excluded from Your Commercial General Liability Policy?

Source: http://www.natlawreview.com, February 1, 2017 By: Barbara J. Jordan, P.E., S.I. and Donald B. Leach, Jr. In 2008, Ohio Northern University (ONU) entered into a contract with Charles Construction Services, Inc. (CCS) for the construction of The Inn, a new luxury hotel and conference center on ONU’s Campus, consisting of 57,000 square feet of space, […]

February 9, 2017

California Court Holds Continuous Progressive Injury Exclusion Applicable to Construction Defect Claim

Source: http://www.jdsupra.com, February 7, 2017 By: Brian Margolies, Traub Lieberman Strauss & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision in Saarman Construction, Ltd. v. Ironshore Specialty Ins. Co., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13633 (N.D. Cal. Jan 31, 2017), the United States District Court for the Northern District of California had occasion to consider the application of […]

January 23, 2017

Construction mishap reveals asbestos at SCC

Source: http://www.thesnaponline.com, January 19, 2017 By: Ritchie Starnes The discovery of asbestos inside SCC’s signature building has led to its closure until May. A construction mishap during the summer led to the discovery of asbestos in a glue compound used beneath the tile floor in the Patterson building on the campus of Stanly Community College. […]

August 4, 2016

Federal Environmental Requirements for Construction

Source: http://www.cem.va.gov What Do You Need to Consider? Do you perform clearing, grading, or excavation activities? Do you build roads, golf courses, playing fields, homes, or buildings? Are you involved in demolition activities? Will you discharge dredged or fill material to a waterway or wetland? Are you involved in tunnel or pipeline projects? If so, […]


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