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Category: Construction Processes


Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise

Portland Transit Tunnel Concept Under Exploration

August 19, 2019

Via: ENR

A Metro and TriMet-led discussion about future solutions for mass transit throughout Portland led to the concept of a tunnel under the Willamette River in downtown Portland. That concept has turned into an official tunnel study as Metro and TriMet […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Kiewit-Parsons JV wins $806M Los Angeles Gold Line light rail contract

August 16, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In its press release announcing the award, the authority said that the construction phase could generate as many as 16,000 jobs, which, in turn, would create up to $1 billion in labor income and up to $40 million in extra […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Florida authorities investigating We Build the Wall

August 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

We Build the Wall announced after Memorial Day this year that it had substantially completed a half-mile to 1-mile section of border wall on private property in Sunland, New Mexico, during the course of the long holiday weekend. Contractor Fisher […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Report: Trump construction firm uses undocumented workers

August 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

E-Verify is a system, under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security, that allows employers to electronically check their employees’ eligibility for jobs through a web-based system administered by the Social Security Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

More states invest in flood control programs

August 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The Army Corps plays a big role in the development of flood control strategies and has turned to public-private partnerships (P3s) to achieve its goals in that area of construction. Work recently restarted on a $2.8 billion Army Corps flood […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Where contractors are most likely to exceed the budget

August 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Budget structures vary by the type of construction a contractor performs. For example, subcontractors typically have a significant amount of their costs allocated to direct labor and materials while general contractors’ budgets are likely to have more subcontracted work on […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Procurement

4 best practice tips for estimating and managing construction projects

August 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In my world, I’m often asked for a list of “best practices” when estimating or managing a construction project. Here are some thoughts, based on personal experience and discussions I’ve had with other folks in the industry. The short answer […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

Army Corps of Engineers’ first P3, a $2.8B flood control project, restarts

August 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Flooding in the Fargo-Moorhead area causes about $238 million of damage each year, and a 500-year flood event would likely flood almost all of Fargo, a large portion of Moorhead and surrounding communities. Six of the area’s top 10 floods […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

8 ways warehouse construction has evolved

August 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The rise of e-commerce has shaped U.S. warehouse facilities into next-generation logistics hubs. This transformation has radically changed the way these facilities are designed and constructed. Here are eight ways that modern warehouse facilities demand more from construction firms than […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Unpaid $412K OSHA fine lands New Jersey contractor in contempt of court

August 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Also wrapped into the same case is another Saites company, Avcon, which was dissolved in 2010. The government was seeking repayment of a $77,000 fine it said Avcon still owed, but the appeals court denied that petition. OSHA regularly makes […]