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Changes with FDOT Bid Software

Heads Up! This month, FDOT made a switch with their bid system. Now they are using the AASHTOWare Project Bids™ software instead of Expedite®. You will need to contact Bid Express and obtain a new Digital ID to use the new software. If you already have a digital ID for Expedite, there will be no [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on Changes with FDOT Bid Software

News from FTBA Regarding Hurricane Irma Related Costs

Per an email from the Florida Transportation Builders Association on Friday: "Please find below an email from David Sadler outlining the timeframe for submittal of some of your costs associated with Irma. David also provides a table that should be used to determine days eligible for compensation. I have attached a section from CPAM that [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on News from FTBA Regarding Hurricane Irma Related Costs

What Contractors Need To Know About OSHA’s New Silica Rule

Inhaling silica dust can lead to silicosis, an incurable lung disease that can be fatal if severe enough. Those with too much silica exposure can also develop lung cancer, kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The existing standard requires that silica dust particles, which are 100 times smaller than sand granules, be limited to [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on What Contractors Need To Know About OSHA’s New Silica Rule

Force Majeure Contract Clause

An article on Constructiondive.com broke down how the force majeure contract clause in construction contracts can help plan for the unexpected. Per the article "Anyone in the construction business can attest to the fact that it's an industry that defines the phrase "stuff happens." And most of the time, there is someone to blame. Inconsistencies between [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on Force Majeure Contract Clause

2017 FWCCA Annual Convention

The Florida Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association had their Annual Convention last week at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando. Cheryl Foley and Sarah Drinnan represented Florida Surety Bonds for the second year in a row. This year was better than ever! It was held at a beautiful location, there were over 70 exhibitors and [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Surety Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2017 FWCCA Annual Convention

Changes Coming To Credit Reports

We came across an interesting article yesterday regarding some big changes to credit reports. The article states "up to 7% of people with credit scores could see them rise beginning July 1st when credit reporting agencies will start excluding most civil judgements and about half of all tax lien data from credit reports" Read the [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on Changes Coming To Credit Reports

2017 NAWIC Construction Career Camp

National Association of Women in Construction “NAWIC” is one of the largest Women’s organizations in America. NAWIC has events throughout the year that give back to the community; one of their many events is Construction Career Camp. Construction Career Camp  provides a supportive and nurturing environment for high school girls to explore and develop basic skills in the [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on 2017 NAWIC Construction Career Camp

Central Florida Expressway Authority’s Largest Work Plan Just Approved

On Friday, May 12, The Central Florida Expressway Authority announced that the largest work plan in its history was approved. The board unanimously voted to adopt a five-year, $1.6 billion work plan which is expected to create over 11,000 jobs over the next five years. The five-year plan includes: Widening existing expressways (approx. 40 miles) [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on Central Florida Expressway Authority’s Largest Work Plan Just Approved

Construction Spending Predicted to Increase in 2017

Per www.forconstructionpros.com "FMI’s forecast for 2017 predicts an increase of 6% for the total value of construction put in place in the U.S. With GDP most recently reporting 2.1% growth in the fourth quarter of 2016, construction growth of 6% looks solid. Although this is a drop from the hot pace of growth from 2013 [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on Construction Spending Predicted to Increase in 2017

Lack of Qualified Workers in Tampa Bay Could Hinder Growth

According to an article on www.abcactionnews.com "Construction contractors in the Tampa Bay area showed a stronger intention to hire new employees over the next 6 months than any other part of the state.Contractors also say they expect to have a lot of trouble finding qualified workers. The opinions come Monday morning in the first ever [...]

By | April 14th, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on Lack of Qualified Workers in Tampa Bay Could Hinder Growth