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Category: Construction Processes


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

Can this new data center concept combat climate change?

June 22, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

A new prototype model for urban data centers, developed by MIRIS in cooperation with Snøhetta, Skanska, Asplan Viak, and Nokia, hopes to help solve the international climate challenge by allowing excess energy from data centers to power cities with up […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Litigation looms in MGT Construction’s $28M debt, $50K assets bankruptcy

June 20, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The alleged financial improprieties at MGT, according to Richmond BizSense, resulted in a 2016 overpayment of cash distributions to participants in the company stock plan. They were ordered to return the money, but Thalimer made repayments on behalf of the […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Construction firms try to pull with “cool”

June 20, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry, for the last several years, has been subject to a number of reports that the skilled labor supply is not meeting demand, and the most recent United States Gypsum (USG) + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

‘Athleticscapes’ give colleges a recruiting edge

June 18, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

It has long been apparent that colleges and universities are engaged in an arms race to attract top student-athletes, with ammunition that includes extravagant training centers and stadiums. John Robertson is on the front lines of those battles. As CEO […]


Construction Processes, Design, Financial

$1B will transform historic Chicago hospital to hotel

June 15, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Redevelopments of older properties are always a challenge, particularly, as in the case of Cook County Hospital, when the structures have been neglected and are in various stages of decay. Crews working on the redevelopment of Pier 70 in San […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Iowa approves $3.4B infrastructure plan

June 14, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

While Congress has indicated that it is committed to continued federal funding of state and regional transportation infrastructure projects, President Donald Trump’s administration is in favor of giving preference to states and other lead transportation agencies that can cobble together […]


Construction Processes, Financial

The Dotted Line: How to make sure a contract protects your money

June 12, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

There are contractors who say they love the construction business so much that they would not do anything else for a living. But it’s impossible to live on a business that doesn’t make money. Sometimes in construction, jobs get mired […]


Construction Processes, Financial

40 Tons of Steel Needed for Tower on Hanford Vit Plant

June 11, 2018

Via: ENR

An additional 40 tons of structural steel is sitting on the Dept. of Energy Hanford Nuclear Waste Site in southeast Washington, where Bechtel National Inc. plans a new tower as part of the $4.5-billion Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. Known […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

3D printing in construction: Immensa files UAE patent for concrete and cement casting

June 7, 2018

Via: Construction Global

Dubai-based Immensa Technology Labs has filed the UAE’s first patent relating to the use of 3D printing in construction. The solution comprises a reusable mould that permits the casting of concrete, cement and gypsum materials in numerous forms. Immensa says […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Nonresidential construction remains unchanged in April

June 4, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Nonresidential construction spending remained unchanged in April on a monthly basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today. However, year-over-year spending was up a sturdy 6.1%. Private sector spending increased 0.8% […]