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Category: Interaction of Expertise


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Los Angeles-area transit project costs could reach $14B

July 26, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

If private companies are enlisted to perform the design work, the firm responsible for the selected route will have the chance to build the project as a public-private partnership (P3), providing needed financing and possibly operating and maintaining the line […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

CBP: No new border wall has been built with Trump in office

July 23, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

It’s not clear which permits or approvals the senior administration official was referencing in his or her comments to the Examiner, but it is doubtful that the standard environmental regulations that hold up many projects are responsible for any delays […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Interaction of Expertise

How General Contractors Benefit From Bid Management Software

July 22, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

General contractors find work in several ways: open bidding, negotiated contracts, submitting proposals, design-build contracts, etc. Regardless of the solicitation method, they all have one thing in common, the general contractor will need to subcontract out some, or all, of […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Construction’s hourly wages 10% higher than private sector’s

July 19, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

A dearth of skilled labor has caused U.S. companies to continue to increase pay as they work to attract new hires in what AGC CEO Stephen E. Sandherr said in a statement is “one of the tightest labor markets” that […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

$6B Silver Line on track despite construction issues

July 19, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Last month, project officials told board members that the Silver Line might not be complete until late 2020 as all three phases of the project were behind schedule. It was during that meeting that staff also reported the entire Silver […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Environmental reviews, citizen concerns have driven up highway construction costs

July 17, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In the draft of Brooks’ and Liscow’s study, the two also point to higher-income communities or coalitions that demand more expensive highways as a reason for rising costs. This is because, according to the researchers, demand for many goods increases […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Construction of controversial $2B Hawaiian telescope set to begin

July 16, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Opponents argue that Mauna Kea is a sacred site, and point to the 13 since-retired telescopes left behind there as construction debris. However, as part of the Notice to Proceed issued for the TMT project earlier this year, five telescopes […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Nonresidential Construction Starts Land Softly in June after Soaring in May

July 15, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

The month-to-month percentage change versus May was -18.3%. The large drop, however, was mainly due to May having so many mega-sized project initiations. May’s Top 10 project starts list totaled $20.7 billion, double the figure of $10.3 billion for June’s […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Construction to begin on $300M Royal Caribbean Miami HQ

July 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Construction should be underway on Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s $300 million corporate headquarters expansion by the end of his month, according to the project’s developer, commercial real estate company CBRE, and general contractor Plaza Construction. At the center of the […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Concrete repair code requirements released

July 8, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released ACI 562-19 Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary. The code was written to be integrated into building codes for increased confidence that repairs are performed in […]