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Contractors, owners wait out high interest rates

May 14, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

With nearly 45 years of experience under his belt, Monte Thurmond may have seen this movie before. The executive vice president for AECOM Hunt, an Indianapolis-based general contracting firm, understands the implications of higher interest rates on construction activity, and […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Phoenix passes heat safety ordinance for city contractors

March 28, 2024

Via: ISHN

Phoenix city officials have passed a new ordinance aimed at protecting workers for city contractors from the dangers of extreme heat. The move comes after a summer in which the city experienced a record-breaking 31 straight days with temperatures over […]


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How major contractors open doors for women

March 7, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Marsia Geldert-Murphey’s first construction job was working on a bridge over the Mississippi River. She was excited about being out in the field, but the job did not have a safety belt small enough to fit her. “I had to […]


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February 2024 wins: Contractors report their latest awards

February 29, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Project awards are the lifeblood of every construction firm, as they indicate new work and future revenue. Here, Construction Dive tracks the top project wins recently announced by the country’s biggest contractors, ranging from a casino and a transit tunnel […]


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Why contractors are still all in on manufacturing projects

January 29, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Since reaching record highs in May 2023, the manufacturing construction boom has shown signs of fading. Although today’s manufacturing construction activity still dwarfs pre-2022 levels, starts in the sector have started to slow, according to Dodge Construction Network. That led […]


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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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AGC: Labor crunch will continue to squeeze contractors in 2024

January 8, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Hiring isn’t the only ingredient creating what AGC CEO Stephen Sandherr called a “mixed-bag” for contractors this year. Respondents’ top concerns for 2024 included: Rising interest rates or financing costs: 64%. Economic slowdown or recession: 62%. Rising direct labor costs […]


Construction Techniques

3 tips for contractors to leverage BIM

November 21, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Before a panel of experts at this month’s Design-Build Conference & Expo told contractors how to implement BIM on jobsites, they confessed to their crimes. The three BIM pros pulled up a slide deck, complete with their “mugshots,” which detailed […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Contractors Oppose OSHA’s Proposed Rule About Safety Inspections

November 15, 2023

Via: ENR

A proposed rule from the U.S. Dept. of Labor to broaden its regulation about employee representation on workplace safety inspections has drawn widespread opposition from contractors. The change would allow workers to select a representative employed by a third party. […]


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US manufacturing boom unlocks ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for contractors

November 14, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The push to bring manufacturing back to the United States is unlike anything Didi Caldwell has seen in her career. Private companies have spent more than half a trillion dollars since 2021 to onshore facilities back to the U.S., according […]


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Large contractors, union shops better at anti-harassment training

November 8, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Produced in partnership with CPWR, The Center for Construction Research and Training, the report found that despite the industry’s racist, sexist reputation, contractors are emphasizing tolerance and acceptance on jobsites via anti-harassment training. The majority of companies that offer this […]


Sustainability

Infrastructure backlog jumps 24%, pushing demand to ‘upper end of historic levels’

September 13, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Backlog fell on a monthly basis for companies with revenues of less than $100 million a year. That mirrors the slight downturn in monthly numbers from July to August as overall industry backlog, including private development, dipped 1.1% lower. But […]


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Texas & Louisiana 2023 Top Contractors: Construction Firms Faced a Number of Struggles

August 7, 2023

Via: ENR

Across the skylines of the largest cities in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Mississippi, boom cranes are a common sight, a signal that the construction industry continues its post-pandemic growth. But with gain comes pain as the lack of talent […]


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ENR Southwest Top Specialty Contractors Survey Deadline Extended to Aug. 7

July 27, 2023

Via: ENR

While ENR’s 2023 national and regional survey season is heading into the homestretch, it’s not over yet. Case in point, our annual Regional Top Specialty Contractor surveys, which are the last of three sets of surveys that rank firms based […]


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Contractors sue Hawaiian rail agency for $99M over utility relocation delays

July 20, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

According to the complaint filed in the Hawaii state Circuit Court on July 6, the contractors were concerned about the risks posed by the utility lines when they submitted their bid, but HART assured the JV that it “had taken […]


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Contractors Boost Wellness Programs to Prevent Suicide

May 18, 2023

Via: ENR

While falls cause more worksite deaths than any other type of accident, prompting the Dept. of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to launch a new fall prevention program, there is growing recognition that another invisible jobsite danger is mental […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Contractors face uncertainty over new Florida immigration law

May 18, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Aviral video shows a reportedly abandoned Florida jobsite. Local experts say immigrants who are not authorized to work in the U.S. have fled the state out of fear of deportation. They’re reportedly moving in response to a new law signed […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Three Contractors Charged with Homicide in 2019 Fatal Bronx Construction Site Collapse

April 19, 2023

Via: ENR

Three contractors have been indicted in a 2019 collapse at a Bronx, N.Y., construction site where a worker was crushed to death by 1,000 pounds of debris. A fourth man is charged with fraud for disregarding safety codes. The Bronx […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

How contractors use tech to tighten up supply chains

April 19, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors are beginning to centralize and automate their supply chain processes. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the industry’s soft underbelly when it comes to materials procurement and management, but the next step — utilizing blockchain and artificial intelligence to track and […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Contractors charged in Bronx construction death

April 17, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Defendants in the case include: Augustin Adesanmi, owner of Favored Design and Construction. He is charged with second degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and second degree grand larceny. Akhlak Choudhary, owner of Pioneer General Construction, general contractor on the project. […]