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Investigation finds Georgia construction contractor could have prevented worker’s fatal fall

May 9, 2024

Via: ISHN

A Georgia construction contractor’s failure to enforce safety regulations at an Arcadia, Florida worksite led to a 31-year-old steel erector suffering fatal fall injuries, an incident caused by the same workplace safety violations for which federal inspectors cited the employer […]


A Complete Guide to Understanding Green Building Rating Systems

April 24, 2024

Category: Sustainability

Studies have shown that the built environment is responsible for 40% of the world’s total carbon emissions, while the construction and demolition industry as a whole generates approximately 30% of the globe’s waste and accounts for over one-third of global […]


The Promise of Accessibility: Can Modular Systems Contribute to Democratizing the Design Process?

April 18, 2024

At the dawn of Modernism, in the fervent search for innovative, efficient, and cost-effective building systems, the idea of modular construction offered the promise of exactly that: an industrialized system comprised of ready-to-assemble elements, easily configured, cost-effective, and quality-controlled. While […]


Construction Processes, Financial

5 contech firms announce funding in 2024’s first half

May 15, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

The saying goes April showers bring May flowers, and so far this spring, contech firms announced they’ve been showered with cash. Firms that specialize in green materials, recycling and artificial intelligence-based inspections reeled in cash, as the industry continues to […]


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Agriculture Dept. Awards $671M for Rural Energy, Water Projects

May 14, 2024

Via: ENR

As part of a series of Biden administration activities focused on rural America, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture will provide $671.4 million in loans and grants for projects to build and upgrade energy grid, drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure […]


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Construction Women Explore Workplace Change, Trailblazing Technologies

May 13, 2024

Via: ENR

A construction technology entrepreneur described her firm’s artificial intelligence tool that can digest 3.6-million construction document pages to enable a project team to more quickly and realistically use the megavolume of detail to make job decisions. A U.S. General Services […]