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Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Procurement

4 best practice tips for estimating and managing construction projects

August 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In my world, I’m often asked for a list of “best practices” when estimating or managing a construction project. Here are some thoughts, based on personal experience and discussions I’ve had with other folks in the industry. The short answer […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Procurement

Caterpillar had to raise prices in light of tariffs last quarter

July 26, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The steel and aluminum tariffs imposed in 2018 had a significant effect on Caterpillar, with Bonfield last year citing material costs up 2% due to higher steel prices, but the effects appear to be stabilizing now. “It’s now been a […]


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, 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, Procurement

International Trade Commission Approves AISC’s Fabricated Steel Dumping Complaint

March 21, 2019

Via: ENR

The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Mar. 20 that domestic producers were being harmed by imports of fabricated structural steel from Canada, China and Mexico. That means an investigation into whether Canada, Mexico and China’s imports are harming U.S.-based […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Procurement

Trump executive order extends Buy American policy

February 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

By not purchasing materials made in the U.S. for projects that receive federal financial assistance, infrastructure contractors reportedly have left as much as $45 billion of sales for American manufacturers on the table, according to the Federal News Network. Each […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Procurement

Wanhua Chemical Plant On Pace for 2Q 2019 Construction Start

December 26, 2018

Via: ENR

Construction on a $1.25-billion chemical complex recently announced for St. James Parish is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2019. In November, Wanhua Chemical Group of China announced plans to build a manufacturing plant on a 250-acre site […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

TMR report: Road marking materials market to earn $5.66bn by 2024

October 4, 2018

Via: Construction Global

featuredRoad marking materials market is expected to reach $5.66bn by 2024 according to a recent report by Transparency Market Research (TMR). TMR anticipates the vendor landscape of the global road marking materials market to be largely consolidated with major leaders […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction Supply Group acquires Constar Construction Supply

September 18, 2018

Via: Construction Global

Construction Supply Group has completed the acquisition of Constar Construction Supply, a Californian supply distributor. Construction Supply Group is a leader in the distribution of construction materials, accessories and tools, primarily for professional concrete and masonry contractors in the United […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

$29bn MENA construction industry boosts demand for stone

September 10, 2018

Via: Construction Global

The Middle East’s multi-billion-dollar construction industry has led to an increased demand for stone, according to Middle East Stone. A raft of new mega projects valued at $29.19 billion were launched in the Middle East and North Africa’s residential, hospitality, […]