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Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Jacobs to oversee $410M Omaha school construction program

August 14, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

In June, Jacobs won another management contract from the Alleghany County Airport Authority — $12.8 million to oversee the $1.1 billion Pittsburgh International Airport terminal modernization construction project. As construction projects become more complicated, owners sometimes need more than the […]


Construction Processes, Design

Tariffs, design changes drive Seattle’s KeyArena to $700M

August 14, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Skanska and AECOM Hunt have a challenging task ahead, and that is completing the renovation without changing the KeyArena’s roofline, which cannot be altered because of its designation as a historical landmark. Renovating buildings that have an illustrious and protected […]


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 […]


Construction Processes, Design

Florida mixed-use development uses wellness as the backbone of its design

August 13, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Aventura Parksquare is a new mixed-use development that spans 7.4 acres in Aventura, Fla. The recently completed development’s design places a heavy emphasis on wellness. This wellness-centric design approach includes extra-wide sidewalks for enhanced walkability, open staircases to support less […]


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

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

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 […]