Over these past couple of years, there has been a shift for companies and brands to be more inclusive. Often, it’s a lot of talk with some action taken at the time of the event. However, the Construction industry wanted to really make a difference. That’s why the 6 leading U.S. General Contractors teamed up to create a consortium called Time for Change.
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You’ve heard the saying, cash is king? Well, it really is. Managing your cash flow is key to your success in the construction industry. As a Contractor, your cash flow flexibility is critical to your business. When you look at your company’s cash flow, you can gauge how much money you are able to spend at any given time.
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Based on the article Global Construction shared in early June, an agreement was signed ending the court case brought by both the State of California and the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA). This decision will provide $928,600,000 in U.S. Federal funding to California’s high-speed rail project.
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In 2020, the insurance industry not only dealt with the Hard Market but also faced a lot of new challenges. One of the most prominent ones being, Cyber incidents. The Property & Casualty (P&C) Insurance Carriers that wrote Cyber Insurance last year, reported higher claims in 2020 than prior years.
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As the Insurance Hard Market continues, Carriers are reducing their appetite for risk. This means Carriers are not insuring:
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As your company’s insurance premiums start to renew, it’s important to understand that price increases are occurring because of the Insurance Hard Market. A variety of coverages are affected by this including General Liability, Excess Liability, and Builder’s Risk.
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As a Contractor, you are familiar with stiff competition, slim profit margins, and severe weather working conditions. One thing that you might not have been prepared for is the current Hard Insurance Market.
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An unexpected construction trend resulting from the Pandemic is the increase in modular construction. This method is a type of prefab construction. It ranges from manufacturing basic elements such as panels and walls to full units, like kitchens and bathrooms in a factory. Then they are assembled on location like large Lego® pieces. Modular construction accounts for about 5% of all new projects in both commercial and residential real estate. Developers are embracing modular construction for everything from data centers to medical buildings. Utilizing prefabricated units has some impressive cost benefits.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many companies to shift their work environments. As we enter 2021, many employees are still in a hybrid (office/work-from-home) setting or an entirely remote environment. As such, employers should be aware of new litigation regarding work-from-home and compensability under their state’s Workers’ Compensation (WC) statutes.
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Small businesses in the United Kingdom (U.K.) celebrated a tremendous victory in the courts on Friday, January 15, 2021. The U.K. Supreme Court dismissed appeals by six insurers – Hiscox, RSA, QBE, Argenta, Arch and MS Amline – determining that “many thousands of policyholders will now have their claims for coronavirus-related (COVID-19) Business Interruption losses paid.”