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9 of the top contech deals of 2023

February 21, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Despite a slight uptick in the number of deals, funding for construction technology startups took a huge blow, dropping to $3 billion last year from $5.4 billion in 2022, or 44%, according to a report from Cemex Ventures, the VC […]


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4 ways to level construction’s playing field

February 5, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

In the dynamic landscape of the construction industry, minority contractors often face unique challenges that hinder their growth and participation. Despite possessing the requisite skills and experience, these contractors frequently encounter obstacles that hinder their success. One of the most […]


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ENR Reflects on 150 Years of Construction Industry Coverage

January 26, 2024

Via: ENR

New York City annexed the Bronx. Patents were issued for iconic blue jeans and incandescent lamps. Herbert Hoover, Gertrude Stein and Winston Churchill were born. Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the U.S., died. Eads Bridge, the world’s first large-scale steel […]


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What contractors need to know for 2024

January 25, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

As the new year begins, construction pros across the country face a range of challenges and opportunities. Amid the continuing labor shortage and high interest rates, it’s anyone’s guess what will happen in 2024, but Construction Dive has the insights […]


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Contractor Tames Pair of High-Rises at the Same Time

January 23, 2024

Via: ENR

Working just three blocks apart in Phoenix’s burgeoning downtown Central Avenue corridor, Layton Construction Co. teams are simultaneously completing two high-rise projects that will collectively add almost 2.5 million sq ft of mixed-use residential, student housing, office and retail space. […]


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Construction starts jump 20% to close 2023

January 19, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

2024 provides promise that positive momentum will continue to build, largely due to the expectation of lower interest rates, said Branch. The American Institute of Architects’ Architecture Billings Index, which tracks architectural design activity, also showed some positive signs, with […]


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Industry Leads for the Week of December 11, 2023

December 8, 2023

Via: ENR

Epsilon Advanced Materials Pvt Ltd is planning to construct a synthetic graphite anode manufacturing plant in Brunswick County. The project scope includes construction of 1.5 million sq ft of building space and equipment foundations; purchase and erection of storage vessels […]


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$3B in construction projects fuel downtown Detroit’s growth

November 7, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The report noted that Detroit will soon host a variety of high-profile events, including the Midwest Regional round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, and the Final Four of the tournament in 2027. It will also host the 2024 NFL […]


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Final National Labor Board’s Rule Broadens Definition of ‘Joint Employers’

October 31, 2023

Via: ENR

The National Labor Relations Board has released a final rule that expands the definition of a “joint-employer” under the National Labor Relations Act. While unions praised the new rule, construction groups say that it does not realistically consider how the […]


Sustainability

Architectural Business Index Holds Steady for July

August 28, 2023

Via: ENR

U.S. architectural firms report that their business generally is holding steady, according to the latest monthly index from the American Institute of Architects and Deltek. The AIA/Deltek Architectural Billings Index (ABI) for July, released on Aug. 23, showed a score […]


Sustainability

Adaptive reuse pipeline rises to 122,000 units under construction

August 10, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Interest in adaptive reuse projects, particularly office-to-multifamily conversions, rose following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, both as a housing solution and a means to bring activity back to downtown areas, according to RentCafe. Despite making up the majority of […]


Sustainability

Enrollment, funding, supply chain issues throw wrench into school construction projects

August 3, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

In addition to demolishing withered facilities, schools are finding themselves taking a sledgehammer to something else in light of the pandemic: building improvement plans themselves. “They’ve had to revisit the size of their portfolio and facilities” for school construction projects, […]


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What Can Project Managers Do to Make Construction Projects More Efficient?

July 28, 2023

Via: ENR

Sometimes, construction project management feels a bit like herding cats. There are so many people in so many departments who are involved, not to mention suppliers, service providers and sub-contractors. Getting everything to align on time is part art, part […]


Construction Processes, Financial

How Construction Accounting Software Can Streamline Processes And Reduce Errors

June 22, 2023

Via: ConstructConnect

The construction industry is a dynamic and intricate sector that requires precise financial management to thrive in today’s competitive landscape. Therefore, accurate accounting processes are not just necessary; they are a strategic advantage for construction companies looking to maximize profitability […]


Construction Processes, Design

5 Sustainable Wood Designs for Inside and Out

June 21, 2023

Via: gb&d magazine

The mohma modular home is a beautiful response to a growing demand for sustainable, flexible living environments. Mohma uses Garnica products, materials, and wooden panels in its design and is part of Woodville—created to meet current demand for sustainable dwellings […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

Get a competitive edge in your construction projects with value engineering

May 26, 2023

Via: ENR

Over the past half-century, value engineering (VE) has proven to be an effective tool to manage time, costs, and quality with an aim to maximize value. It has also been shown to be a highly effective approach for evaluating current […]


Construction Techniques

ConTech Conversations: Why ChatGPT wants contractors to try AI

May 24, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

ChatGPT, OpenAI’s much talked-about language model, has a lot to say about the construction industry — specifically, its adoption of tech and artificial intelligence. The program generates responses in a conversational way via the massive amounts of information on the […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Banking turmoil stirs up new headwinds for construction

April 17, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Signs point to decreased construction activity in coming months as financing costs for many developers have become prohibitively high, sources told Construction Dive. For example, increased interest rates are making construction projects more risky and less profitable, said Nicolas McNamara, […]


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What The New York Times got wrong about construction

March 22, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

In a recent opinion piece in The New York Times, journalist Ezra Klein rings the alarm that the $1.6 trillion U.S. construction industry has not enjoyed the productivity gains of other industries. He cites a research paper from two University […]


Construction Processes, Design

What is Cable Railing?

January 20, 2023

Via: gb&d magazine

Cable railing isn’t just installed for safety on a deck or porch, though that’s a huge benefit. Today there are also many great cable railing systems that are aesthetically pleasing enough to go indoors. “The popularity of aluminum railing with […]