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Ocracoke, N.C. -- The contractor responsible for a week-long power outage on the Outer Banks last summer has agreed to settle lawsuits filed by businesses, vacationers and residents of Hatteras and Ocracoke islands for a combined $10.35 million. The proposed settlement, which still must be approved ...
The contractors behind the deadly Florida bridge collapse have also worked on several projects in North Texas, but nothing similar to that pedestrian bridge. Munilla Construction Management has an office in Irving and was the primary contractor for the expansion of U.S. Highway 75 in Collin County.

Editorial Director Bob Mader, who has been a part of CONTRACTOR Magazine since 1984, is no longer with the Informa family. Bob was a ... Since 1954 this publication - in all its many forms, throughout many changes in leadership - has been about helping contractors run a better business. Technology ...
A Beaver County woman turned to Channel 11 for answers after a contractor she hired in November still hasn't shown up to demolish her garage. At 69 years old, Darlene Lampkin of Beaver Falls has her hands full. Her husband has bone cancer, with weekly chemo treatments. To make it worse, her ...
North American designer and manufacturer of hydronic comfort heating systems Weil-McLain unveils its 2018 School of Better Heating Presents: Condensing Boiler Technology - Contractor Edition program. The School of Better Heating program is an annual series of comprehensive training seminars.
The engineer and contractor behind the Florida International University bridge that collapsed and killed six people Thursday have developed projects in Collier County. Figg Bridge Engineers, the company hired for the FIU bridge, also built the Jolley Bridge to Marco Island, one that gets crossed by ...

"The delay could be caused by many factors, such as the contractors not submitting invoices in a timely manner, DLB not submitting invoices to us for review, incomplete or inaccurate documentation that causes it to be pushed back to the contractor to complete and resubmit. MHA does not have a backlog of ...
As a result of the contractors' actions, this extremely crucial multi-billion dollar facility is at serious risk of being scrapped. If the structural steel and other components cannot meet rigorous safety standards for nuclear operations, the plant cannot be allowed to operate. Commercial nuclear plants have been ...
Investigation revealed that Hart was not licensed through the Louisiana State Board of Contractors. The warrant originally was requested in October 2016, and, at that time, the victim had paid Hart $38,599 from her loan. Attempts to contact Hart failed, and he had removed all his tools and equipment and ...
Over and over again officials from our region have taken advantage of taxpayers and hired overpriced contractors, consultants, experts and the like. No one is ever held accountable. Time after time again I ask myself "is there no one local who can do this job?" Apparently not, judging from results we ...
Complaints from Port Aransas residents about building contractors and insurance organizations have been pouring into attorney's offices, post-Hurricane Harvey. Insurance claims. Lawyer Tom Furlow said many homeowners have come to him with reports that they've been underpaid by the Texas ...
Decatur's two new high schools will be ready for students to occupy when the 2018-19 academic year starts in August, contractors told the school board Tuesday. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. And there is a "strong possibility" the new gymnasium at Austin High and renovations at Ogle Stadium will be ...
The project's general contractor is seeking $5M in damages, claiming the Wharf's lead architecture firm made significant errors and omissions in its design documents that cost Clark millions of dollars during the project. The lawsuit, first reported by Washington City Paper reporter Andrew Giambrone on ...
A local contractor is in hot water for allegedly taking down payments on jobs and not following through with work. David Bray, the owner of Best Price Quality Builders, faces a myriad of civil suits and a felony charge for not completing construction jobs after he's taken money to do the work. Two individuals ...
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, in a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis first obtained by ABC News, criticizes the Pentagon for what he called "excessive" and "obscene" compensation to the nation's largest defense contractors.
Western Specialty Contractors has promoted Tom Brooks as its new COO, replacing Jim Rechtin, who retired from Western after 46 years of service. In his previous role, Brooks acted as the the specialty Contractor's senior vice president of operations. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Brooks ...

WILLIAMSPORT - A Williamsport bridge contractor has been charged in connection with the 2015 death of an employee. Susquehanna Supply Co. was charged Tuesday in U.S. Middle District with violating an Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirement that resulted in a death.
The first phase of the $2 billion, 24-acre mixed-use project in Washington, D.C.'s Southwest Waterfront, known as The Wharf, may be finished, but the general contractor still has a bone to pick with the lead architect of the project. Clark Construction has filed a lawsuit against The Wharf's master planner and ...
Charles Nathan Beaudion, 51, is being held in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on two counts of contractor fraud, the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office reports. Booking records identify the charge as "contractors; misapplication of payments." This is in addition to at least two cases pending before ...
Design project manager Heath Cowan says the construction schedule would depend on how much winter work the prospective contractor would be able to accomplish. ___. Information from: Portsmouth Herald, Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. -- There are no two ways about it. It's a muddy mess in John Powell's backyard. "He destroyed my home," said Powell, who lives with his wife Jennifer and their two children in a split-level home in Bonner Springs. Powell's frustration is directed toward Gene Cole Swain -- the ...
JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) - It's the season contractors may start showing up at your door offering to trim your trees, paint the house or cut your lawn. But a man on the south side learned they could be after something else. Last Friday morning, Bill Sudkamp set up his chair in his favorite spot.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- Preliminary designers for repair work on a bridge that connects New Hampshire to Maine are estimating construction could take until 2021 to complete. New Hampshire Department of Transportation and the Maine Department of Transportation hosted a public meeting Monday ...
For one week in early February, roughly one-third of all recyclables collected by Sacramento County -- an estimated 290 tons -- was packed into trucks and dumped at a county landfill. The amount of cardboard, newspapers, bottles and cans taken to the landfill totaled about 8.5 percent of the 3,400 tons of ...
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - It's been months since construction began on eight prototypes for a wall to span the U.S.-Mexico divide. The structures, built by six companies that have largely remained out of the spotlight, faced a barrage of tests by border officials, reportedly including jackhammers, saws, torches ...
Your roof is one of your most valuable assets. It not only protects everything you house in your company's building, but it also protects the building itself. Because of this vital role, a roof is constructed to withstand both the brutal cold of winter and the intense heat of summer. Heat is magnified on a roof, which ...
The OIG has released a management assistance report recommending that a contractor's cooperation clause should be inserted into Department of State ... contracting officers to insert a clause in all current and future contracts which stipulates that contractors of the DoS must cooperate fully with the OIG.
The Department of Justice says a contractor for the Chatham Area Transit Authority has been convicted on fraud and bribery charges. ... "Just because public officials are willing to violate the trust of the people they serve, doesn't mean contractors can take advantage of their lack of integrity," said David J.
EAST ST. LOUIS • A contractor from Belleville pleaded guilty to a federal wire fraud charge and admitted defrauding St. Louis area homeowners, the U.S. Attorney's office said Monday. Andrew Kirchhoefer, 42, did business as Liberty International Operations Group Inc. and Gateway Construction Solutions ...
COLUMBIA -- SCANA Corp. knew its contractors were mismanaging millions of dollars in construction material soon after work at South Carolina's V.C. Summer Nuclear Station began in 2013, and the large Cayce company was unable to stop the waste before the $9 billion project was abandoned last ...
SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- A pool installation contractor whose license was terminated by state regulators was arraigned Monday in Suffolk General District Court. Chris Powers, owner of Aqualantic Pools, is charged with one count of operating without a contractor's license, a misdemeanor. Powers was the ...
"The devil's in the details" is perhaps most true during a renovation, when the chaos of a construction zone can so effectively thwart you and your contractor's best efforts at communication. Where, exactly, should the outlets go? Where should the tile wall end? And the paint begin? It's these little things that ...
When Curbed SF visited the in-progress Transbay Transit Center in 2017, the site's senior construction manager Dennis Turchon estimated that the mammoth project would be mostly finished by December of that year, with bus service rolling out sometime in March of this year. Well, it's March now, but the ...
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - It's been months since construction began on eight prototypes for a wall to span the U.S.-Mexico divide. The structures, built by six companies that have largely remained out of the spotlight, faced a barrage of tests by border officials, reportedly including jackhammers, saws, torches ...
NEWARK - Building contractors will need to be licensed to do commercial work in Licking County's unincorporated areas, if the Licking County Commissioners make it a requirement. The commissioners listened to building contractors in a meeting last week, as they try to gauge support for requiring ...
Police say Gurule scammed his customers out of $33,255 total while claiming to be a licensed contractor. According to a criminal complaint, nine different customers paid Gurule anywhere from $800 to $10,670. In each of the nine case, Police say the work was never completed and in some cases never ...
VICTORVILLE -- Victor Valley College is looking for a few good contractors as it prepares to begin construction on a new student services center building ... This method eliminates the role of a general contractor and allows the individual scope of work packages to be bid directly to the district, Sewell said.
RUSKIN, Fla. -- Brian Coomey was supposed to put a screen enclosure around Lou Coppola's patio. Instead of enjoying screened in shade, Lou is fuming over a contractor who up and disappeared with his money. The Coppolas lost $2,900. They are among four Ruskin residents ABC Action News found ...
Committee member John Marz, a Henderson city councilman, asked why an out-of-state contractor was necessary as part of the construction team. ... the LVCVA's owner representative, Terry Miller of Cordell Corp., said it will be critical to the project that contractors begin ordering steel girders for the project ...
CBP may often use its own standards to determine suitability, and the same contractor may be asked to start the suitability assessment process over again to start work on a new task order. Contractors are often unclear about how each DHS component applies those fitness standards for each position, ...
A Lake City-based construction company sued Horry County Schools and other contractors for allegedly failing to fully pay for work on four new Horry County schools. According to the lawsuit, F&B Mechanical claims it supplied "labor, materials and equipment" in the construction of the new schools -- St.
Police are warning older homeowners of a recent scam involving contractors. According to the Wyoming Department of Police Safety, a recent contractors scam has made its way into West Michigan. Suspects pose as contractors and steal money from victims. Police say the scammers typically target older ...
He also admitted to falsely telling consumers that he was a licensed and bonded contractor with the state of West Virginia. The fraud charges involve business transactions that took place in 2015. "Business owners must be held accountable for their actions," Morrisey said in the press release. "Our office ...
(WOWT) -- Complaints have been building in small claims court against a home remodeler. The contractor responds that he's done nothing wrong. The dispute offers lessons about background checks. Three customers say one contractor demolished their trust in his workmanship. The homeowners hired ...
Contractor companies have a lot to look forward to in the year ahead. In a contractor-management strategy survey that ISN recently conducted, 60% of the 34 organizations in the upstream oil and gas industry reported that they expect to see an increase in their outsourcing of work to third-party contractors ...
I was happy with how our latest WT Insider Report turned out. The 2018 Contractor Confidence Index and Market Outlook shows a government market riding a wave of optimism. Some 220 people responded to our survey, which we were very happy with. But the level of optimism surprised me.
Just like anything else, you need to do your research on a particular contractor before signing on the dotted line. In addition to checking for a license, look to see if the contractor has been in trouble before. Read reviews online through the Better Business Bureau, on social media or even ask a friend.
A railroad bridge reconstruction project that has torn up streets and tied up traffic for more than a year at the major intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and Fresh Pond Road in Queens has been halted and there is no end in sight. The New York City Department of Transportation defaulted the contractor, ...
SAN JUAN, P.R. -- Though hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans remain in the dark five months after a devastating hurricane trampled the island's power grid, the federal government has begun to scale back the number of contractors it has working to get the lights back on. The United States Army ...


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