EPA 2022 Construction General Permit Update: What to Know

Construction sites can be a massive source of pollutants and toxins that may leave public water sources vulnerable to pollution if not properly managed.

As a result, the EPA requires many construction sites to implement proper BMPs, such as developing a stormwater management plan and controls at discharge points to regulate the discharge of pollutant materials from a work site.

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5 Benefits of a Quality Assurance Inspection to Improve Construction

Quality Assurance (QA) is an essential aspect of any construction planning process. 

While most construction managers are familiar with quality control (QC), quality assurance is the active management and implementation of best practices throughout the construction process to ensure that projects meet their expected budget and schedule. 

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The 45L Tax Credit: What Is It and How It Benefits New Home Construction

One way that many countries are attempting to spur the development of energy efficiency technologies is through tax credits and rebate programs.

While many programs, such as energy benchmarking and energy efficiency mortgages, have been around for a while, the Inflation Reduction Act has made energy efficiency a central part of its green initiative.

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Quality Assurance Inspections: What Every Construction Project Needs

Overhead costs or the General Conditions expense is the most important variable impacting the profit margin of any construction process. 

While inspections and consultations can be another overhead expense eating away at your profit margin, most builders can benefit significantly from the added oversight. 

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How Energy Efficiency Regulations Will Benefit Americans

Over 2.2 million jobs in the US are attributed to the energy-efficiency industry, outpacing jobs in oil and gas by up to ten times.

While renewables are certainly at the forefront of the energy efficiency movement, other industries extending from industrial manufacturing to residential/commercial construction are being transformed by the energy-efficiency trend.

 

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