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Texas prepares to take bids for border wall construction

July 21, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Abbott has said he will use the emergency declaration to fund and construct a border barrier in the state, which Luca said is the only thing unusual about the project compared to any other job the Facilities Commission undertakes. The […]


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Construction employment trails pre-pandemic level in 39 states

July 19, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Construction employment in June remained below the levels reached before the pre-pandemic peak in February 2020 in 39 states, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data released today. Association officials noted that […]


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Even in temperate regions, contractors battle dangerously hot weather

July 16, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

In Portland, Oregon, 115 degrees is not normal. Late last month, however, the Pacific Northwest saw the temperature skyrocket and break multiple records. The thermometer soared to 115 in Portland and 108 in Seattle. The heatwave caused up to 100 […]


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Project manager’s advice to young women in construction: ‘Just do it’

July 15, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

As a project manager at Portland, Oregon-based R&H Construction, 29-year-old Sarah Jimenez has worked on multiple project teams and now is running a new $19 million ground-up addiction treatment center in Southeast Portland. Jimenez, who holds a construction management degree […]


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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator and Contractor Confidence Index rise in June

July 13, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Associated Builders and Contractors reports today that its Construction Backlog Indicator rose to 8.5 months in June, according to an ABC member survey conducted June 20-July 6, 0.5 months higher than in May 2021 and 0.4 months higher than in […]


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Kansas governor announces highway improvement projects across the state

July 12, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly recently announced a total of 24 Expansion and Modernization highway construction projects—totaling more than $776 million investments—have been committed to construction as part of the governor’s transportation plan. Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) staff worked with […]


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Texas DOT breaks ground on Oak Hill Parkway project after decades of planning

July 7, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) last week officially began construction on the Oak Hill Parkway project in the Austin area. Decades in the making, the Oak Hill Parkway project will accommodate current and future growth by adding lanes for […]


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Arizona DOT five-year construction program approved by transportation board

July 6, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

Four traffic corridors will be expanded and improved under the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) five-year construction program recently approved by the State Transportation Board. The 2022-2026 five-year program, which also includes more than $1 billion in pavement preservation projects, […]


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GSA Names WMATA VP to Head Public Buildings Service

July 6, 2021

Via: ENR

The U.S. General Services Administration has appointed Nina M. Albert, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s former top real estate official, as commissioner of GSA’s Public Buildings Service, a key federal construction agency. PBS is responsible for the design and […]


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Construction Sheds Another 7,000 Jobs in June

July 2, 2021

Via: ENR

Construction shed 7,000 jobs in June—the industry’s third-straight monthly decline—as falloffs in some nonresidential sectors outpaced gains in other segments, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. The bureau’s latest report on the nation’s employment situation, released July 2, also […]