Author Archives: J. Ryan Bonding

Industry Economist: Recovery Has Started, But Tough Times Still Ahead

By: Alisa Zevin, Engineering News-Record Economic recovery is under way, but there’s still a long way to go, according to Anirban Basu, chief economist at Associated Builders and Contractors. He presented his analysis during an Aug. 12 webinar for the association. Basu … Read More

Preparing for the 2021 Hiring Season and Beyond: MITA Workforce Survey Report

By: Ken Bertolini, Director of Workforce Development, MITA March through June provided MITA members with the opportunity to complete the MITA 2020 Workforce Survey. Ninety companies participated ranging from road and bridge builders, excavating and engineering companies.  Data was collected, … Read More

Tax Liability on Construction Materials

By: MITA This bulletin will serve as MITA’s annual reminder to our contractor members of the issue of tax liability on construction materials that are being incorporated in projects of tax-exempt owners. Contractors performing work for public agencies, nonprofits, churches … Read MoreRead More

Paycheck Protection Program – Best Practices for Documentation

By: BKD CPAs & Advisors The U.S. Small Business Association created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to assist those affected by COVID-19. Many eligible businesses and organizations have received their PPP funds and are gearing up for the next phase. … Read More

Return To Work Sample Letter Now Available

By: MITA Whether your company has been considered “essential” from the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, or is now looking to get started on May 7th when ALL construction is given the go ahead to resume safely as the Stay … Read MoreRead More

ConsensusDocs COVID-19 Contract and Construction Law Resource Center

By: ConsensusDocs ConsensusDocs has compiled a library of documents and resources pertaining to contract and construction law to help you navigate through COVID-19. Follow the link below to view the full library. … Read More

Lessons from the Field: Why Business Continuity Planning Is Essential

By: Wayne Messick, AFSB, Old Republic Surety Like it or not, ownership and management changes are a certainty in construction. According to FMI, every construction company that isn’t publicly traded will go through an ownership transition — usually every 25 to … Read MoreRead More

Expect the Unexpected: The Importance of a Solid Continuity Plan

By: Scot Albrinck, AFSB, Old Republic Surety Growing up in a family that owned an electrical contracting business, I was always surrounded by a strong work ethic and dedication to the business. While my role was focused on pulling wire, … Read MoreRead More

PPP Updates – Restrictions, Eligibility, Loan Amount Calculations & Penalty-Free Repayment Option

By: Jim Ashley & Anne Coughlan, BKD CPA’s & Advisors The recently enacted Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enactment Act allocated $310 billion in additional funding for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and added enhanced oversight and … Read MoreRead More

Michigan Governor Whitmer Issues Executive Order

By: MITA & Bodman, PLC Congress Passes More Money To Support Aide Relief Programs Congress met again this week under social distancing rules to pass more relief money for employers and employees. As MITA has reported, Congress has already passed … Read MoreRead More