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Category: Construction Processes


Construction Processes, Financial

Construction spending dips, but contractors remain optimistic

October 4, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Nonresidential spending totaled $859.3 billion in August on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, as private nonresidential spending ticked down 0.1%, while public nonresidential construction spending decreased 0.8%. Residential spending fell 1% over the last month, while total construction spending dipped […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Multifamily construction delays continue as prices, permitting times rise

October 4, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

A majority of multifamily developers are struggling with project delays related to financing, material price increases and permitting, according to a new NMHC survey. Ninety percent of respondents reported construction delays, with 78% of this group reporting delays in permitting […]


Construction Processes, Legal

EEOC sues California contractor for national origin, sexual harassment

September 29, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a California commercial framing and drywall contractor for national origin and sexual harassment, alleging supervisors addressed Latino workers with racial slurs and threatened to sexually assault them. The EEOC’s suit against Orange County, […]


Construction Processes, Financial

US faces risk of long stagflation struggle: Moody’s

September 27, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Concerns about a return of 1970s-style stagflation have risen as economic growth slows and price pressures remain high despite the most aggressive withdrawal of stimulus by the Federal Reserve since the 1980s. The murkier outlook has compelled many CFOs to […]


Construction Processes, Design

Why Gen Z Is Changing the Identity of Architecture

September 26, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Generation Z comprises people born after 1995. They grew along with the popularization of the internet and interact with the world by integrating all forms of available technology. The diversity of available media, the speed in information traffic, the interactivity […]


Construction Processes, Financial

EPA Awards $1.3B in IIJA Funds for Water Infrastructure Projects in 18 States

September 22, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $1.3 billion for water infrastructure improvements to 18 states using funds provided in the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The money was issued through State Revolving Funds (SRFs) for drinking […]


Construction Processes, Financial

US DOT Opens Competitions for Two Tech Grant Programs

September 20, 2022

Via: ENR

Seeking advances in applying new transportation technologies, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation has opened competition for two technology-related grant programs totaling $800 million over five years. The agency announced on Sept. 19 that it is now accepting applications for grants […]


Construction Processes, Design

Materials and Construction Techniques of Brazilian Indigenous Peoples as a Future for Architecture

September 19, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

“We should admit nature as an immense multitude of forms, including each part of us, who are part of everything”, says Ailton Krenak, renowned indigenous leader, in his book Ideas to Postpone the End of the World. The culture of […]


Construction Processes, Design

Human-Centered Design: What Architects Can Learn from UX Designers

September 19, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

The architectural practice has always been rooted in what people now call “human-centered design”. The term, coined by Irish engineer Mike Cooley in his 1987 publication “Human-Centred Systems” describes a design approach around identifying people’s needs and solving the right […]


Construction Processes, Design

The Versatility of Reinforced Concrete in Five Architectural Uses

September 15, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Fundamental for the development of large metropolises as we know them today, cement is a material used historically, whose technological advances have revolutionized construction technique and technology of civil construction, enabling the verticalization of construction and the densification of urban […]


Construction Processes, Design

Repurposing Existing Buildings into Residential Projects by Innovating with Materials

September 15, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Considering the time, energy, and environmental impact of a construction process, architecture must explore different methodologies that work with the existing built environment. For example: how to give life to a forgotten building? Adaptive reuse gives new opportunities to abandoned […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Building group launches national BIM program

September 13, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Unlike other sectors such as manufacturing, the construction industry hasn’t realized significant productivity gains through the implementation of technology. Indeed, construction has averaged just 1% productivity growth in the past 20 years, according to the NIBS release. The BIM process […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Construction begins on $9.5B JFK Airport Terminal One

September 13, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The new Terminal One will be built on the sites of the current Terminal One and Terminal Two, as well as the former Terminal Three, which was demolished in 2014. It’s a key part of the overarching $18 billion redevelopment […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Minneapolis light rail extension $9.5M over budget, 9 years behind schedule

September 12, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Southwest Corridor light rail project has encountered numerous delays and cost overruns both before and after construction started in 2019. In response to these challenges, in March 2022 the Minnesota Legislature directed its auditor to review the project. The […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Texas advances $85B road-building plan

September 8, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Texas DOT coffers will be flush due to funding from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the UTP document said, as well as $50 billion from two voter-approved initiatives that distribute money collected from oil, gas and sales […]


Construction Processes, Design

Carbon Fixers: Calculate the Carbon Impact of Your Building Designs

September 8, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Timber construction and its benefits is moving into the BIM space for even more sustainable uses. A new BIM-integrated web application, called Carbon Fixers (which expands on its Offsite Wood plug-in for Revit), pre-calculates the carbon-benefit of choosing timber and […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Judge Rules Insurance Doesn’t Cover Construction Exec’s Secret Contract Edit Benefiting Dad

September 8, 2022

Via: ENR

A contractor that claims a former company executive stole from it by surreptitiously altering a contract after it was signed cannot recoup its losses from its insurer, a federal judge ruled August 30. The contractor, Chesapeake, Va.-based Heartland Construction Inc., […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Construction accountant on IIJA funds, inflation and CHIPS Act’s $500B potential

September 6, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

As head of Ernst & Young’s global construction and engineering practice, Erin Roberts has kept a close eye on the market’s swings during the pandemic. From the tax implications for contractors of federal infrastructure spending to materials hoarding during the […]


Construction Processes, Financial

TxDOT Announces Ten-Year, $85B Highway Spending Plan

August 31, 2022

Via: ENR

The Texas Dept. of Transportation (TxDOT) will spend a record $85 billion on highway construction over the next ten years, under the state’s 2023 Unified Transportation Plan (UTP) announced Aug. 29. Developed in collaboration with elected officials, local planning organizations […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Court Grants Stay on Federal Contractor COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for ABC Members

August 30, 2022

Via: ENR

On Aug. 26 the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta granted a further stay of the Biden administration’s federal contractor COVID-19 vaccine mandate in seven states and also for members of the Associated Builders and Contractors of America. The […]