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Construction job openings hit third highest on record

February 2, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The majority of contractors intend to increase staffing levels over the next six months, according to Basu, so “labor shortages will remain a stiff headwind for the industry,” he said. Consumer spending has begun to show signs of weakness, Basu […]


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Contech firm Built Robotics acquires Roin, eyes expansion

February 1, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

San Francisco-based Built Robotics announced the acquisition of Roin Technologies on Jan. 24, paving the way for the company’s expansion beyond excavation into other areas primed for automation on jobsites. Built Robotics is the creator of the Exosystem, an aftermarket […]


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Can tech layoffs bridge the labor gap in construction?

February 1, 2023

Via: Construction Europe

As most of us are aware, across all the skilled trades, the worker shortage is progressing alongside advancements in digitization. As a result, leading construction companies are quickly introducing new roles that emphasize the need for workers with a mix […]


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Construction & Engineering Industry Predictions 2023

January 30, 2023

Via: ENR

In the wake of the turbulent Covid-19 pandemic, the Construction and Engineering industry will need to continue in its fight to become more resilient and agile. As the global market continues to be pressured from new events including recessions, increased […]


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New Jersey announces $350M for school construction

January 30, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Economists expect education projects to jump to $72.7 billion in 2023, a 5% gain from 2022 levels of activity, according to Dodge Construction Network. In New Jersey, as well as other Northeastern states like New York and Massachusetts, the education […]


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DPR Construction taps Mark Whitson as president

January 25, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

DPR Construction announced this week it has appointed Mark Whitson as president, effective this month. He will lead the firm with CEO George Pfeffer to “guide DPR’s shared leadership team and the organization into the future,” according to a press […]


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2023 begins with ‘positive momentum’ for construction

January 25, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

“December starts revealed where the current strength in construction lies: manufacturing and infrastructure,” said Richard Branch, chief economist at Dodge, in a press release. “It is those segments that will provide insulation for the sector as the economy softens in […]


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2023 construction outlook roundup: Proceed with caution

January 23, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

U.S. contractors have a lot on their minds as they look to the year ahead. Snarled supply chains and rising inflation could bring higher costs and lower profits in 2023. Workforce shortages, which make projects take longer and cost more, […]


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BLS: Union Construction Workforce Share Dips To Lowest in Years

January 20, 2023

Via: ENR

Construction unions’ portion of the industry’s total workforce declined last year to the lowest annual level in a decade, according to a new Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The latest annual BLS report on union membership, released on Jan. 19, […]


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OSHA inspected more construction sites last year than any other workplace

January 19, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA inspected construction workplaces last fiscal year more than it inspected any other industry, an agency administrator told attendees during a presentation at Associated General Contractors of America’s Safety and Health conference Wednesday. Stephen Boyd, deputy regional administrator of OSHA’s […]


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Texas county adopts policy to curb construction death rate

January 18, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The new policy also prohibits contractors from winning county work if they have been convicted of a crime following a worker death or injury, landed on OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program list or faced OSHA fines for egregious disregard for […]


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Construction executive sees opportunity in Texas

January 18, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

With 27 years of construction experience under his belt, Corbett Nichter was recently named executive vice president at Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based MAPP. The general contractor has projects across the country and specializes in retail, office, warehouse and hospitality work among […]


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Skanska kicks off new year with slew of project wins

January 17, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Skanska USA, the American arm of the Sweden-based contractor and developer, has announced a slew of new projects. They are: On Jan. 10, Skanska announced it had won the $480 million contract to build a new Jamaica Bus Depot. The […]


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How to build an inclusive construction pipeline in 2023

January 17, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Last year marked the second iteration of Construction Inclusion Week, our industry’s grassroots effort to bring necessary conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion to every jobsite and corner office in the business. 2023 needs to be the year we turn […]


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ACI Seeks to Boost Productivity of Concrete Construction

January 17, 2023

Via: ENR

The American Concrete Institute is advancing its efforts to increase the use of concrete with the launch of its third “center of excellence.” PRO: An ACI Center of Excellence for Advancing Concrete Industry Productivity seeks to draw designers, material suppliers, […]


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RFP Release Expected Next Month for $3B Brent Spence Bridge Project

January 13, 2023

Via: ENR

The Ohio Dept. of Transportation has released information for potential contractors looking to find work on a $3-billion-project to improve the traffic-choked Brent Spence Bridge connecting Covington, Ky. with Cincinnati, Ohio. The bridge is about to get a massive upgrade […]


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COVID was construction’s top killer in 2020

January 13, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

2020 — the start of the pandemic in the U.S. — was the first time that the CDC has broken out mortality data by industry. The research did not include information from Arizona, North Carolina, Rhode Island or Washington, D.C. […]


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Industry Leads for the Week of January 16, 2023

January 12, 2023

Via: ENR

Willett Distillery is planning to construct a distillery on a 150-acre site in Springfield. The project scope includes construction of a 70,000-sq-ft building as well as the purchase and installation of stainless steel tanks and piping, along with milling, mashing, […]


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Phoenix-area project engineer says ‘no two days are alike’ in construction

January 12, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Before working in construction, all of the jobs that Kathy Gilmore tried seemed monotonous. That all changed when she set foot on her first jobsite and quickly realized that she had a passion for building. “For the first time, the […]


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DPR Construction appoints new CFO

January 12, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

DPR Construction announced this week it appointed Angela Floyd as CFO, effective Jan. 1. The Redwood City, California-based general contractor and construction manager specializes in life sciences, healthcare, higher education and commercial markets. Previously, Floyd held business roles at Balfour […]