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Carolinas construction employment continues to rise

By on May 25, 2016 |

According to data released earlier this month from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and published today by the Associated General Contractors of America, South and North Carolina have enjoyed increases in overall construction employment over the last twelve months.  Although April’s data shows a slight 1% decline from the previous month, South Carolina’s overall employment… Read more

30 New Forms Adopted for State IDC Procurement

By on May 24, 2016 |

In the Office of State Engineer’s (“OSE”) newly released 2015 Edition of the OSE Manual for the Planning and Execution of State Permanent Improvements Part II, Rev. 1/2016, the State Engineer adopts 30 new forms for use in the bidding and administration of indefinite delivery contracts (“IDC”). IDC’s are those contracts for professional services or… Read more

You’ve Got Mail

By on May 18, 2016 |

Does your company have a written policy that covers who can sign for certified or restricted mail? How about for a FedEx© or UPS© package? If not, you may want to consider implementing a written Incoming Mail and Express Shipment Policy (IMESP). The South & North Carolina state and federal court rules and statues allow… Read more

The 2015 South Carolina OSE Manual – Bidding as Usual

By on May 16, 2016 |

When I learned Chapter 6 in the Office of State Engineer’s Manual for the Planning and Execution of State Permanent Improvements Part II went from 20 pages in the 2011 edition to 17 pages in the 2015 edition, I expected to see significant changes between the two editions. However, the changes are only skin deep,… Read more

OSHA electronic injury reporting rule incoming

By on May 12, 2016 |

Construction Dive has an interesting article up this morning regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new rule regarding the electronic transmission of injury and illness data for all construction industry employees with 20 employees or more.  The rule goes into effect on August 10, 2016, and the data reported will be made available to… Read more

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