D.C. Hires Contractor To Convert Convention Center to Healthcare Facility

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The main convention center in the nation’s capital will soon undergo a construction project to turn it into a healthcare facility to treat coronavirus patients. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration Monday announced it issued a design-build contract to Hensel Phelps Construction Co. to convert the Walter E. Washington Convention Center’s three halls into a facility to treat patients who do not require intensive care. Read the …

COVID-19 and Construction: ENR Regional Updates

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Engineering News-Record (ENR) has compiled the current status of which U.S. states have either issued a shelter-in-place order for the general population, and whether or not construction activities are allowed to proceed at this time. Click to see the state-by-sate coronavirus construction status updates.

COVID-19 Impacts On Federal Government Contracts – Protecting Your Rights Associated with Delays & Suspensions of Work

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By Kat Shamapande on NASBP Website The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting the construction industry in both the public and private sectors. A recent Associated General Contractors online survey revealed that more than a quarter of the respondents have already been directed to halt or delay work on a project. See Associated General Contractors, Data Digest, Vol. 20, No. 11, March …

CBI and NASBP Share Surety Social Marketing Strategies

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Josh Etemadi and Edin Zukanovic of Construction Bonds, Inc. (CBI) partnered with the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) to share insights and stories about how they use social media and social marketing to promote the surety product and build relationships with clients to help them obtain bonds. Click to hear their Stories From The Field. CBI is located …

CBI Featured on Sirius XM “The Small Business Report”

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Josh Etemadi, Assistant Vice President, Construction Bonds, Inc., was featured on “The Small Business Report” on Sirius XM Radio along with hosts Carl Brown and Sharrarne Morton. He spoke about the bonding process and what it takes to qualify and when you need a bond. Join the conversation on LinkedIn #sbdc #thesmallbusinesreport http://www.thesmallbusinessreport.biz/

How to Beat 10 Reasons for Construction Failure

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Distressed assets are defined here as construction projects that have already broken ground but have stalled. Here are a series of elements that, when carried out faithfully, will work in the best interests of owners to ensure that they have a successful roadmap for meeting its business goals and objectives for the next project. Read the reasons here.

“Small Business Accelerator” Networking Session Slated

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On March 4th Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Association, the Building Trades Unions, Fort Myer Construction Roundtable and DC Dept. of Small & Minority Business Development are sponsoring a “Small Business Accelerator” networking session. El 4 de marzo, la Asociación de Contratistas Hispanos de Metro DC, Los sindicatos de Construcción, la Mesa Redonda de Construcción de Fort Myer y el Departamento …

Bonding and Insurance for New Emerging Contractors Workshop

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Join DSLBD for a workshop that will highlight the various types of surety bonds, how to begin the process of obtaining a bond, the role of the agent/producer and underwriter, the prequalification process, the 3 “C’s” – capital, capacity and character, the costs of bonding, and how to develop a surety bond relationship. The workshop will also cover the various …

How SBA Is Helping Woman – and Minority-Owned Businesses Thrive

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Each year, companies graduate from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Business Development 8(a) Program, with the potential and capabilities to grow into successful businesses.  SBA’s 8(a) Program helps firms develop and grow through one-on-one counseling, training workshops, management, and technical guidance. It also provides access to government contracting opportunities, which allows the companies to become solid competitors in the federal …

Graduation: Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Education Program

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Construction Bonds, Inc. (CBI) a division of Murray attended the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Education Program graduation at Suffolk, VA. This is the start of a new beginning for most of the small businesses that attended. CBI is honored to play a part in educating the participants about the bonding process. Congratulations to each one! Follow Nebiyou (Neb) Aynu on …