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Category: Construction Processes


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Number of U.S. architects continues to rise

June 19, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The number of architects licensed in the United States rose to 115,316 in 2018, according to the annual Survey of Architectural Registration Boards. This is a 2% increase from 2017 and represents a 13% increase compared to the number of […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Current and Emergent Technologies Give Contractors a Competitive Edge

June 19, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

Contractors are increasingly adopting new technologies to give themselves an edge over the competition. According to a recent study from USG Corp. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 74% of contractors expect to adopt advanced technology within the next three […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Construction begins on new $600M main entrance at NYC’s Penn Station

June 18, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The addition of a new entrance is just part of a multibillion-dollar program to improve rail and rail-related services in the New York City metro area. In December 2017, the MTA awarded a $1.8 billion design-build contract to 3TC — […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Exxon-SABIC to start construction on $10B Corpus Christi, Texas, ethane cracker plant

June 18, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

ExxonMobil said the project will also create 600 permanent jobs and provide $50 billion of economic output in the first six years of operations. An ethane cracker plant extracts the ethane found in natural gas and processes it into ethylene, […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Procurement

Material suppliers sued in US over deadly London building fire

June 17, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Grenfell had undergone a substantial renovation in the years leading up to the fire, and, according to a BRE Global report on the fire, the pre-renovation makeup of the exterior would have been able to better withstand the fire. In […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Contractor’s defense in fatal fall: Victim was a subcontractor, not an employee

June 17, 2019

Via: ISHN

A Maine contractor who was indicted on manslaughter charges after the death of an employee – his own half-brother – maintains that he is not culpable because his workers are not his employees and he cannot compel them to use […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Privately funded group reaches deal with water agency to only lock its border wall at night

June 14, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The commission said that when We Build the Wall first applied for a permit, the agency asked the group more than once to relocate the gate because it was placed in such a way that it might funnel undocumented immigrants […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Report explores potential for rope-less and multidirectional elevators in tall buildings

June 13, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

A new report by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) investigates the potential for rope-less and multidirectional elevator cabins for high-rise buildings. The technology runs on a series of seamless loops, powered by magnetic levitation. These rope-less […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA places blame for FIU bridge collapse with engineer, contractors

June 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

While all eyes are on the National Transportation Board (NTSB), awaiting its final determination as to the cause of the deadly March 2018 pedestrian bridge collapse on Miami’s Florida International University campus, another federal agency, OSHA, has come to its […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Soft skills and hard hats

June 12, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

1.3% of the world’s GDP. This equates to $1.6 trillion of potential value, enough to meet half of the world’s infrastructure needs. The concept of “soft skills” is hardly new. In 1959, the US Army created regulations called “Systems Engineering […]