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Six Construction Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

“For those wishing to hear from fellow professionals about their experiences and advice, there are several podcasts that cover a wide range of topics within the industry.” To learn more about the podcasts click HERE

By | January 11th, 2018|Surety Blog|Comments Off on Six Construction Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

FL Construction Company Owner Arrested Following $700,000 Workers’ Comp Scam

Per an article on www.workerscompensation.com, Maria Cristina Romero Zelaya, owner of Miochosis Construction, Inc. was arrested in December for allegedly providing fictitious information when applying for workers' compensation insurance, in an effort to obtain a lower premium. Consequently, Zelaya illegally avoided paying over $700,000 in premium and left her employees uninsured and vulnerable to workplace [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|Surety Blog|Comments Off on FL Construction Company Owner Arrested Following $700,000 Workers’ Comp Scam

Developing Specialized Robots for Construction

Constructiondive.com put out interesting article earlier this week about how researchers are working on developing specialized for construction sites. We've posted a few blogs about drones and how they are becoming more of a common tool in our industry. Robots are construction's next big thing. They can go paces and do a number [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on Developing Specialized Robots for Construction

FSB Holiday Hours

PLEASE NOTE OUR HOLIDAY HOURS OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS DAY (12/25) AND THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS (12/26). We will resume normal business hours on Wednesday 12/27. WE WILL ALSO BE CLOSED ON NEW YEARS DAY (1/1/18) and will resume normal business hours on Tuesday 1/2/2018. Please be sure to send any pending [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on FSB Holiday Hours

Florida Surety Bonds Annual Holiday Party 2017

The Florida Surety Bonds team got dressed up and enjoyed a fun night together this past Saturday for our Annual Christmas Party. We had a lot to celebrate this year and we're excited to see what great opportunities 2018 brings. A huge thank you to our customers, surety companies, and industry professionals that contributed to [...]

By | December 7th, 2017|Surety Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Florida Surety Bonds Annual Holiday Party 2017

Toys for Tots – Drop off location!

Tis' the season to give back and help the less fortunate. Florida Surety Bonds is working with a neighboring office to be a drop off location for Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on Toys for Tots – Drop off location!

On-Demand Drones Give Developers an Edge

An interesting article came out earlier this week about the “uberization” of drones. There are now on-demand services giving senior housing developers a new way to oversee construction, improve investor relations and boost marketing efforts. To read the full article, click HERE. The article is triggered more towards developers, but it's pretty clear [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Surety Blog|Comments Off on On-Demand Drones Give Developers an Edge

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