CSC Day 3 – Disasters, Miscalculations, and Construction Law

PALOS VERDES, CA – Construction is one of the most injury-prone industries in the world. If earthquakes and fires don’t claim a structure, human error will encroach at the most inopportune moments. “It’s the human factors that are much more difficult to predict and control,” said Wayne H. Kalayjian, PE, SE, CFE, director at Secretariat […]

A Peek at the Future On Day Two of CSC

PALOS VERDES, CA – Construction Super Conference (CSC) Keynote speaker Alec Ross kicked off day two with a morning presentation outlining global technology trends that could shape the next decade. “A lot of the science fiction from the 1970s will be the reality of the 2020s,” said Ross, an author and professor, during his keynote […]

Day Two of Construction Super Conference – Drugs and Safety

PALOS VERDES, CA – Considering that employees with substance abuse issues account for up to 50% of all accidents on the job site, drugs are a big problem in the construction industry. A panel on day two of CSC tackled the conundrum during Managing the Use and Abuse of Prescription Drugs and Medical and Recreational […]

CSC Day One – Leadership On the Brain

PALOS VERDES, CA – A glorious California sun greeted attendees on day one of Construction Super Conference. The three-day event at the seaside Terranea Resort began with new insights on leadership at The Women’s Leadership Workshop: Influential Leadership with Courtney Lynch, a former Marine Corps Officer and New York Times bestselling author. Defining leadership as […]

Liquidated Damages in the Spotlight On Day One of CSC

PALOS VERDES, CA – In the realm of liquidated damages, an owner’s delay has traditionally been recognized as a reasonable contractor defense, but things are not so straightforward in 2019. Christopher Brasco, senior partner, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP, led a group of panelists on day one of Construction Super Conference to explore; Who’s […]

Session Spotlight – The Other F-Word: Fiduciary Duty

PALOS VERDES, CA – As licensed design professionals, do architects and engineers owe owners a fiduciary duty? If so, what obligations are owed? According to Frederick F. Butters, a panelist/attorney at next month’s Construction Super Conference (CSC), the answer is not so clear cut.  An implied fiduciary duty has vast implications, and it’s precisely why […]

Advance Rates in Effect Through Nov. 24

PALOS VERDES, CA – Advance Rates for the 34th annual Construction Super Conference (CSC) are in effect through Nov. 24. Prospective attendees who wish to take advantage of low rates should Click Here to register. CSC takes place Dec 16-18, 2019, at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, California.  Developed for mid- to senior-level professionals […]

CSC – Know Before You Go (Parking and More)

PALOS VERDES, CA – Locals call the Palos Verdes peninsula “The Hill” and Construction Super Conference (CSC) attendees will know why as their rental cars and Ubers labor to maintain speed up the considerable grade. The Terranea Resort (100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275) is 16.6 miles from LAX Airport, with an estimated […]

Squeeze in Those CEUs at CSC Before the End of the Year

by Kevin Gaffney PALOS VERDES, CA – We’re really excited about this year’s Construction Super Conference at The Terranea resort in Palos Verdes, scheduled for Dec 16-18. People have asked: Why aren’t we back in the Nevada desert this year? We did some surveys with past attendees, and while everyone really enjoyed The Encore at […]

Tutor Perini Credits Dispute Resolutions for Strong Operating Cash Flow

LOS ANGELES – Tutor Perini Corporation, a civil, building, and specialty construction company reported operating cash of $222.9 million for the third quarter of 2019 compared to $27.6 million for the same quarter last year. The strong operating cash flow was driven by collections associated with certain dispute resolutions, as well as from the company’s […]

U.S. Department Of Labor Updates Technical Assistance Guide For Contractors

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released a comprehensive Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) for the construction industry. The guide will assist contractors in meeting their legal requirements and responsibilities for equal employment opportunity by preventing violations before they occur. OFCCP published the TAG for the […]

SNC-Lavalin Appoints Ian L. Edwards as President and CEO

MONTREAL – SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.’s Board of Directors has appointed Ian L. Edwards as president and CEO of the company. Edwards was previously appointed as SNC-Lavalin’s Interim president and CEO on June 11, 2019. Since that time, Edwards has actively consulted with investors representing the majority of SNC-Lavalin’s shareholder base, and undertaken a comprehensive strategic […]

Labor & Industries Cites Employers Connected to Fatal Seattle Crane Collapse

TUMWATER, WA – The Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has cited and fined three companies more than $100,000 for safety violations in connection with the fatal collapse of a tower crane that was being dismantled in Seattle on April 27. L&I’s nearly six-month investigation determined that the crane collapse was caused by the […]

New Face at OSHA; Funds Transferred for Border Wall

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has selected Scott Ketcham as its new director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Directorate of Construction (DOC) in Washington, D.C. Ketcham had served as deputy director of DOC since February 2017. Prior to coming to OSHA’s national office, Ketcham worked for 19 years as […]