Three days after a contractors’ trade group requested more time to comply with new federal crane-safety regulations, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration nevertheless plans to begin enforcing the standard on Nov. 8, as scheduled. Photo: OSHA Regulators plan to enforce new crane rules as scheduled on Nov. 8. Related Links: Builders Want To Push Back Crane-Safety Rules “The standard was published on Aug. 9 and goes into effect within 90 days,” writes Diana Petterson, federal OSHA spokeswoman, in an Aug. 31 e-mail to ENR. On Aug. 27, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) sent a letter to OSHA
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.