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 […]

Industry News – Billions Flowing to Illinois Projects

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is investing $45 billion to rebuild “crumbling roads and bridges” and build major projects essential to the state’s future. As outlined in IDOT’s Proposed Highway Improvement Program, the Rebuild Illinois program will include: a bridge replacement at Long Run Creek; a bridge replacement on US 52 […]

CSC Session Spotlight: Damages Without A Cause

PALOS VERDES, CA – Who’s fault is it anyway? The question reverberates in countless legal disputes. In the realm of liquidated damages, an owner’s delay has traditionally been recognized as a reasonable contractor defense.   In recent years, that tradition has gradually eroded, fueled by contractual provisions designed to prevent contractors from raising owner-caused (or owner’s […]

CSC Fence Sitters – Giordano Has A Message

PALOS VERDES, CA – The Construction Super Conference, now in its 34th year, is the preeminent construction conference for mid- to senior-level professionals who work in the legal and commercial construction markets. Compelling panel discussions bring challenging issues to the forefront and new insights into the legal, business, and economic challenges of today’s construction industry. […]

Face to Face in a Digital Age

PALOS VERDES, CA – E-mail, text, Skype, Snap Chat, Face Time, video conferencing, and even the primitive phone are all ways to communicate without being in the same room. A decade ago, you could find plenty of people who said the trade show/educational conference industry would soon be dead. After all, why bother with face-to-face […]

Love, Hate, and CSC – A Conversation with Brian Perlberg

PALOS VERDES, CA – Brian Perlberg (pictured) has been going to Construction Super Conference for a dozen years. He was a fan of the conference from the beginning, but believed an already solid event could be even better. As executive director and senior counsel, ConsensusDocs, and in-house counsel, Construction Law, for Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, […]

Sponsor Spotlight: Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall and Furman PC

PALOS VERDES, CA – After you arrive in Palos Verdes, California, and eventually put on your pass for Construction Super Conference (CSC), a certain logo will seep into your consciousness, and at first you may not know why. As lanyard sponsors for CSC, it’s the Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall and Furman PC emblem around every […]

Survey: Construction Leaders “Reasonably Upbeat” + DIA Contractor Responds

U.S. construction industry leaders are somewhat less confident about near-term prospects for nonresidential construction, but remain “reasonably upbeat.” The info comes courtesy of the June 2019 Construction Confidence Index (CCI) released earlier this month by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). While contractors are less optimistic regarding sales, profits, and staffing levels on a monthly basis, […]

Editorial: CSC Gets Better Every Year

PALOS VERDES, CA – For several decades, this conference has gotten better every year, and this year will be no exception. Whether from the point of programming, venue, networking, or attendance by movers and shakers in the construction industry and the practice of construction law—the conference has no peers. Typically, attendees participate year after year […]