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How construction is getting smarter with data intelligence

November 16, 2022

It was the pandemic that finally made Prevost Construction’s use of data intelligence look really smart. The Carlsbad, California-based general contractor had already been harvesting budget and planning data from its binders and hard drives manually since 2015. When the […]


Despite OSHA’s efforts, construction’s death rate hasn’t budged in 10 years

November 3, 2022

The death toll in construction hasn’t changed in the past decade, raising important questions about the effectiveness of OSHA and what it would take to save more lives, according to an analysis by Construction Dive. Workers continue to die at […]


New corrosion-detecting tech can detects leaks in pipes before they occur

October 25, 2022

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has created the next generation of transducers that use ultrasonic guided wave technology to detect anomalies in pipes, enabling users to prevent leaks before they start. The device, which utilizes the SwRI-developed Magnetostrictive Sensor (MsS) technology, […]


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NYC nonprofit trains, connects construction workers to employers

November 17, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Wilson Diaz always knew he wanted to work with his hands. The 20-year-old Bronx native attended a vocational high school and went straight into getting his plumbing certification. In February, he studied in one of nonprofit Building Skills NY’s classes […]


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Total construction starts jump 8% following two-month decline

November 17, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Following two consecutive declines in starts during August and September, Branch maintained last month that that the drop should “not be seen as a precursor to a cyclical pullback in the industry.” Now, October’s rebound lends credence to that call, […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction industry confronting job hazards with smart technology and cutting-edge PPE

November 16, 2022

Via: ISHN

Construction work remains one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States in 2022. Potential hazards abound, from falling objects to dangers involving footing, balance, and the inability to adequately see and hear. Most job sites are replete with […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Payments firm Billd lands $100M credit line to fund subcontractors

November 16, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Construction payments firm Billd secured a $100 million debt facility to fund its subcontractor customers’ short-term cash flow needs, the company announced. The warehouse-lending finance structure was led by Philadelphia-based asset-backed securities investor LL Funds. On top of the debt […]


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Best Renovation/Restoration and Award of Merit Excellence in Safety: Farley Building Redevelopment Phase III

November 14, 2022

Via: ENR

The redevelopment of this New York City Beaux-Arts style historic landmark, which formerly served as the city’s main U.S. Postal Service branch, involved core and shell construction of the James A. Farley Building and an annex building to the west […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Contractors Face OSHA Fines for South Boston Power Plant Collapse

November 14, 2022

Via: ENR

Suffolk Construction and a subcontractor face a combined $691,000 in proposed federal safety penalties stemming from a wall collapse during demolition work on a shuttered power plant in South Boston that left a trio of workers injured, one seriously. The […]