Health care trends have boosted medical construction projects.
General contractors are liable for a subcontractor’s OSHA violations (any hazards or defects that did not take “reasonable care” to detect or prevent). Therefore, in order to protect themselves from penalties, GCs should have indemnity provisions that target OSHA violations.
After the recession, 2.3 million people left the construction industry. In recent years, hundreds of thousands of construction workers have been re-entering the industry, causing what some are calling a nationwide construction boom. This article tells the story of David Rager, a construction worker who re-entered the industry on a small crew that builds custom-built homes in Orlando. Rager’s experience is representative of the opportunities and challenges faced by many of those who have re-entered the industry.