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Construction Techniques

CCIM Institute proposes adaptive reuse as separate property category

August 9, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The term adaptive reuse casts a wide net and can refer to the conversion of railroad tracks into a linear park or an unsightly parking garage into a luxurious mixed-use complex. A good example of adaptive reuse is the $200 […]


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 […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Industry could be overspending $177B per year, study finds

August 7, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The average time U.S. construction professionals spend on rework, conflict resolution and looking for project data — issues that can be avoided with improved communication and data management — is costing the industry more than $177 billion annually, according to […]


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 […]


Construction Processes, Financial

St. Louis sees a $750M hotel construction boom

August 6, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Boutique hotels like the Hotel Saint Louis try to create a more intimate feel for guests, provide upscale amenities and are typically located in urban areas. For example, the addition to the Autograph Collection brand will focus on the history […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Canadian contractor fined CA$90K for nonworker’s fatal fall

August 6, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

In the United States, the Department of Labor’s OSHA is responsible for the rules that govern worker safety — not the general public’s — on construction sites, although safe work practices contribute to everyone’s wellbeing. For instance, OSHA’s scaffold safety […]


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 […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Contractor races to complete $650M North Carolina toll lanes

August 3, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Some of the biggest challenges to highway projects, which, by their very nature, typically involve huge excavation components, come from environmental concerns. To the northeast of Charlotte in the Raleigh-Durham area of the state, a $2.2 billion toll road, part […]


Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise

Messer Construction wins $144M Nashville airport design-build contract

August 2, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The BNA Vision plan, in addition to the two parking garages, administrative office, hotel and terminal expansion, will also see the construction of a new concourse with retail and dining spaces, additional gates, an international arrival area, a multi-modal transit […]