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Harkins Builders Wins ENR MidAtlantic 2024 Contractor of the Year Award

June 14, 2024

Via: ENR

As its work in the MidAtlantic region fuels its overall growth, Harkins Builders Inc. has been named the 2024 ENR MidAtlantic Contractor of the Year. The Columbia, Md.-based firm will be profiled in the August issue of ENR MidAtlantic, which […]


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Construction input prices drop for first time in 2024

June 13, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Even with year-over-year price increases, project costs on the ground have largely remained stable, said Macrina Wilkins, senior research analyst with the Associated General Contractors of America. “[The PPI] release shows us that while some prices for construction materials have […]


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From seashells to cement, nature inspires tougher building material

June 12, 2024

Via: ScienceDaily

Inspired by the material that makes up oyster and abalone shells, engineers at Princeton have created a new cement composite that is 17 times more crack-resistant than standard cement and 19 times more able to stretch and deform without breaking. […]


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Data centers, retail lead construction planning

June 10, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

A total of 19 U.S. projects valued at $100 million or more entered planning during May. The largest commercial sector projects included: The $500 million renovation of the former Mirage Hotel to a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las […]


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How construction escrow helps keep payments safe from cybercrime

June 10, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Whenever significant amounts of money change hands, cyberfraudsters are always nearby trying to find a weak link in the process. This can be especially true with commercial real estate projects as there are a number of large payments being distributed […]


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Baltimore Bridge Rebuild RFP Targets Fall 2028 Completion

June 3, 2024

Via: ENR

The program to rapidly replace the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore began in earnest on May 31, as the Maryland Transportation Authority formally issued a request for proposals that the agency hopes will result in a new structure […]


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FAA Awards $187M in Grants for Infrastructure, Other Improvements

May 31, 2024

Via: ENR

The Federal Aviation Administration has good news for 91 U.S. airports, with the announcement of $186.7 million in grants, mostly for runways, terminals, hangars and other infrastructure. The grants, announced on May 31, will go for projects and other improvements […]


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New York leads top 50 US markets for most hotels under construction

May 31, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

The New York submarkets with the most projects presently underway include what Lodging Econometrics calls “the New York City area,” which comprises Brooklyn East, the Bronx and Staten Island with 16 projects, or 1,261 rooms; Midtown South with seven projects, […]


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Solid Earth Civil Constructors Saves $50,000 on Their First Project with Bluebeam Revu

May 30, 2024

Via: ENR

An ultimatum from a large potential client pushed Solid Earth Civil Constructors to purchase, adopt and use Bluebeam Revu for digital estimation and bid submission. Before that, they had been doing estimation in a traditional, paper-based workflow, and they lacked […]


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The top 10 residential builders of 2024

May 29, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Every May, Builder magazine releases its ranking of the top 200 single-family home builders in the U.S. based on closings, including both homes built for sale and for rent. The top 10 builders on this year’s list have largely held […]


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Majority of surveyed contractors experienced crashes on highway jobsites

May 29, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Those surveyed overwhelmingly indicated they believe the keys to decreasing highway work zone crashes include: Greater police presence at work zone construction sites (82%). Stricter enforcement for moving violations (72%). Stricter laws around cell phone usage when driving (66%). In […]


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The Dotted Line: Avoiding common construction disputes on Key Bridge rebuild

May 28, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Ever since the cargo ship Dali plowed into Maryland’s Key Bridge on March 26 and triggered its collapse, one of the biggest questions in construction has been how much will it cost to rebuild, and who will actually build it. […]


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The largest commercial construction starts of April 2024

May 28, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Project groundbreakings posted their largest increase of the year in April after a slow start, according to Dodge Construction Network. Total construction starts rebounded 6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.06 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. The […]


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Commerce Department wants more women in construction

May 22, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Tuesday’s announcement follows another this month launching the CHIPS Women in Construction Framework, a set of five best practices for increasing the participation of women. The pledge will follow the same concepts in the framework. They are: Set goals and […]


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Builders embrace the megaproject boom

May 21, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Megaprojects are on the rise, and delivering these multibillion-dollar builds is uniquely challenging, said panelists on April 29 at an event hosted by the Regional Plan Association, a development nonprofit focused on the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut region. […]


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How Can You Future-Proof Buildings?

May 21, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

Western society has largely accepted that the technologies and devices we use on a daily basis—like our phones, laptops, and even vehicles—are largely designed to be replaced a few years down the road. It is critical that the same attitude […]


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Delta Tunnel Project to Generate $38 Billion in Economic Benefits As Costs Rise

May 20, 2024

Via: ENR

A new financial analysis of California’s ambitious but controversial Delta Conveyance Project indicates it would create billions of dollars in benefits even though the price tag has increased substantially. The massive tunnel project, California’s largest water infrastructure project in decades, […]


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Climate Change is Expanding the Need for Resilient Building Design

May 17, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

Since the dawn of civilization architecture has helped people cope with extremes like heat, moisture, and seismic activity. But with climate change making such extremes more punishing, buildings must withstand stronger storms, higher temperatures, and more devastating floods to protect […]


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House Passes FAA Bill With Big Hikes for Airport Grant Funds

May 17, 2024

Via: ENR

In one of the year’s major infrastructure legislation accomplishments, Congress has approved, and President Joe Biden has signed, legislation reauthorizing Federal Aviation Administration programs for the next five years, including a solid increase for the FAA’s airport infrastructure grants. Final […]


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Agriculture Dept. Awards $671M for Rural Energy, Water Projects

May 14, 2024

Via: ENR

As part of a series of Biden administration activities focused on rural America, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture will provide $671.4 million in loans and grants for projects to build and upgrade energy grid, drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure […]