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Category: Interaction of Expertise


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, 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, 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 […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

More construction firms see the value of lean

June 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

With productivity rates at the bottom of the charts, the construction industry may be a little too comfortable with waste in the many forms it can take — overlapping workflows, underutilization of talent, overproduction of materials and more. Small inefficiencies […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Trump signs $19B disaster aid bill, including billions for infrastructure, resiliency

June 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Tyndall is just one of the casualties that the U.S. military incurred during the last few hurricane seasons. The Florida Gulf Coast air base was all but destroyed and will cost an estimated $3 billion to repair, according to a […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Making up for the construction labor shortage with technology

June 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In spite of recovering major ground after the Great Recession, the construction industry is still facing troubling skilled labor shortages, with a lack of qualified candidates stepping up to take over the positions once held by industry veterans nearing retirement […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Florida lawmaker questions state DOT weather-related delays

June 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

On at least one project, Rouson questioned whether the FDOT granted extra days so that the contractor could avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in delay penalties. In response, the FDOT reiterated that the extensions were justified. Since WFTS […]