The RI Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board has announced that as of January 1, 2020, it will begin issuing new professional licenses, mandated by the General Assembly years ago, for the building and construction industries.
The new disciplines which must become licensed include commercial roofing contractors, building inspectors, and other trades. Contractors have until April 1, 2020 to become licensed.
The Application Process for Commercial Roofing Contractors requires:
$400 licensing fee
Proof of $1,500,000 in liability insurance
Proof of Worker’s Compensation Insurance
(For Out of State Contractors) A registered agent who maintains an office or residence in state
Proper licensure is part of what separates us from a public perception of distrust. Therefore, we have to ensure our licenses are up to date. Massachusetts and Rhode Island are cracking down on unlicensed contractors and soon, many licenses will be expiring. Continue reading “Licensure Continuing Ed Requirements”
Power plants and other energy sources represent an important pipeline of work in the construction industry. Therefore, we closely monitor the energy landscape not just locally, but regionally, nationally and internationally.
Rhode Island has served as a good barometer of the kinds of debates and decisions typical in our local market. From natural gas pipelines and power plants, to installing renewable sources like solar and wind power, Rhode Island has been out front lately on energy issues. Just recently, Gov. Raimondo raised their renewable portfolio standard (RPS – the distribution of energy production by type) to 40% through 2039.
One example is the Block Island Wind Farm project, the first US offshore wind energy project. Recently, the final transmission cables were laid from Block Island to the mainland. This is a first that not only provides the first connection with the conventional grid, but also will allow the wind farm to transmit energy back to shore.
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