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Category: Construction Processes


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Nonresidential construction spending slips modestly in May

July 1, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data published today, national nonresidential construction spending declined 0.9% in May, totaling $788.5 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis and a 4.4% increase compared to the same […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Federal judge stops border wall projects paid for with military funds

July 1, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The same federal judge who in May temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s administration from spending $1 billion of military funds on U.S.-Mexico border wall construction expanded that ban to a permanent injunction on Friday. U.S. Circuit Judge Haywood Gilliam also […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Report: Preparing US for sea level rise will cost $400B

June 26, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

U.S. coastal communities provide recreation and a laid-back lifestyle for those lucky enough to be able to live in such close proximity to the water, and the flow of tourists sustains small businesses that set up shop there. But all […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Delays on $6B Silver Line could push opening to late 2020

June 25, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In the latest updates on Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 2-Package B of the now more than $6 billion Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, also known as the Silver Line, to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, at least one contractor […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Is That Even Legal?

June 24, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

How much time have you spent thinking about the legal side of architecture? If you are like most architects, you probably haven’t spent enough time thinking about it. While it may not be the sexiest part of the architectural profession, […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Denver airport renovation delays add 3 more years

June 20, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In February, the airport said that questions around the compressive strength of the concrete in the Jeppesen Terminal would likely be resolved by April, but that date has come and gone without a definitive answer. An independent consultant hired by […]


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, […]