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Category: Construction Processes


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, Procurement

Trump proposes tighter Buy American limits on steel, iron

July 18, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In comments to Engineering News-Record, Brian Deery, senior director of the Associated General Contractors of America’s highway and transportation division, said that the new rules would only affect direct federal contracts with agencies like the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers […]


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, Financial, Legal

Trump looks to Supreme Court in effort to resume border wall construction

July 16, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The DOD has found money to put toward border wall construction from various accounts but has always maintained that the money was gleaned from savings or was not needed to advance military operations. The department’s first $1 billion of funding […]


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, Design

How Millennials, Gen Z, and technology are changing workplace design

July 12, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The evolution of technology and the Internet of Things, in particular, is transforming how and where we work, the ways in which we collaborate, and our daily experiences with colleagues. The entrance of younger generations into the workforce is further […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Federal Builders Miss in Contract Change Oversight

July 10, 2019

Via: ENR

Two leading federal construction owners lack agency-wide data and process control for contract changes that could delay cost resolution and even project completion, with impacts for contractors, particularly small firms, says a new U.S. government watchdog agency report. The Government […]