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Sustainability

First Half 2018 commercial and multifamily construction starts show mixed performance across top metropolitan areas

August 13, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

During the first half of 2018, five of the top ten metropolitan markets for commercial and multifamily construction starts ranked by dollar volume showed increased activity compared to a year ago, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Of the top […]


Sustainability

7 Major Trends That Will Impact the Construction Industry

August 8, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

The construction industry is always changing and evolving. Every year new trends appear within the industry, from technological advancements to a stronger focus on sustainability. If you run a construction company and you want to make sure you stay ahead […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

June Construction Starts Jump 11% Nationwide

August 8, 2018

Via: ENR

New construction starts in June climbed 11% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $896.3 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The increase marked the second double-digit gain in a row, following the 15% hike that was reported for […]


Sustainability

Workforce shortages – The commodity of skills

August 7, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Are skilled craft professionals becoming scarce? With the construction industry continuing to expand — 282,000 jobs were added over the past year — and baby boomers retiring, the answer is overwhelmingly yes. By 2030, millennials, those born in the 1980s […]


Sustainability

Is Greener Concrete the Key to Sustainable Construction?

August 3, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Concrete is one of the oldest and most versatile building materials known to man. The Ancient Romans used concrete to build aqueducts, roads and structures that still stand today like the Colosseum and the Pantheon Today, concrete is used in […]


Sustainability

U.S. construction pipeline continues moderate growth year-over-year

August 1, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

At the end of the second quarter, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that the total U.S. construction pipeline stands at 5,312 projects/634,501 rooms, up 7% from 2017’s 4,973 projects/598,371 rooms. The pipeline has been growing moderately and incrementally each […]


Sustainability

Dodge: High-rise construction ebbs, flows with economy

July 31, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors that operate in large metros are able to participate in the construction of tower projects and gain expertise that can lead them to jobs in other markets. For example, New York City-based AECOM Tishman Construction won the contract for […]


Sustainability

Balfour Beatty tapped for Miami-area mixed-use project

July 26, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The Real Deal reported back in January that NPI secured a $158.4 million construction loan for Gables Station from the Bank of the Ozarks and that a company led by Life Time Fitness executive Parham Javaheri had leased approximately 90,000 […]


Construction Processes, Procurement, Sustainability

Tariff exemption denied for $1.1B Texas pipeline project

July 20, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Shell and Chevron got better news from the Commerce Department. The department granted both Shell and Chevron exemptions so that the companies could buy Japanese steel for drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Houston Chronicle. According […]


Sustainability

Report: Contract disputes are getting longer, more complex

July 18, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The larger the scope and price tag of a project, the more possibilities there are for disagreements and misunderstandings between contracted parties. U.S. Infrastructure projects, specifically, are trending larger and more complex as state, local and private entities ramp up […]