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Category: Procurement


Construction Processes, Procurement

Seattle area starts $6.7B light rail and tunnel projects

February 12, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) is entering the assessment and early- development phases for $6.7 billion of light rail projects that will further connect Seattle with its western suburbs, according to the agency’s February 2018 Summary […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Procurement

December material prices edge down, up 5% for 2017

January 12, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

A too-narrow narrow gap between natural gas and crude oil prices contributed to the decision that South Africa-based chemical and energy company Sasol made to cancel its plans to build a $15 billion gas-to-liquids (GTL) factory in Louisiana next to its $11 […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

3 Ways That Renting Equipment is Better Than Purchasing

December 7, 2017

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

Heavy equipment is expensive to buy and maintain and this means that a few people or a few companies can afford to purchase and maintain this kind of equipment. Even when you have the ability to purchase these items, sometimes […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction material prices continue to climb in September

November 17, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

A stronger international economy is sure to be welcome news for companies like Caterpillar, which suffered along with a weaker global market over the course of the last few years. Late last month, the construction equipment giant reported an 11% annual […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Making retail pay: what is the future for retail construction, analytics and development?

August 30, 2017

Via: Construction Global

In the construction sector, retail continues to be a growth market. Making efficient use of available space in new developments offers better opportunity for companies involved in construction. But with the growth of online shopping and continued concern about the […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Telematics Data: The equipment management money saver

May 22, 2017

Via: Construction Global

Budgeting for a piece of equipment requires more than just considering the sticker price. From routine upkeep, like oil changes and monitoring track tension, to surprise breakdowns requiring undercarriage service, maintenance costs can add up very quickly. It’s no longer […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Softwood lumber prices hit highest levels since 2004

May 15, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

The softwood lumber dispute, which had been fueled by speculation over the past few months, reached its first milestone of certainty in April, when the U.S. government announced an average 20% tariff on Canadian softwood lumber imports. Another set of […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Caterpillar acquires equipment rental, tech startup Yard Club

May 9, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

While Yard Club started out as an equipment sharing company, it has shifted some focus to management tools for those renting or leasing equipment, including maintenance, scheduling and inspection-related functions. Still, according to the company, its platform handled $120 million […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Majority of young adults not interested in construction trades

April 21, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

The NAHB poll highlights the industry’s ongoing struggle to recruit and retain workers. While economists forecast that the shortage would level off in 2016, industry employment numbers did not reach the levels analysts had hoped for, leaving the already-strained industry […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction material prices rise for fourth-consecutive month

April 14, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

The rise in construction material prices likely slowed due to depressed confidence in U.S. economic growth for the coming year, according to ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. He said in a release that reports suggest the country’s GDP for the […]