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DOE Offers $400M to Support State Energy Codes for Commercial Buildings

September 19, 2023

Via: ENR

The U.S. Dept. of Energy is coming to the aid of states and territories by offering a total of $400 million in formula funding toward the adoption or the update of model energy codes for commercial development. The goal of […]


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Atlanta construction exec deals with supply chain snarls

September 19, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Kali Bonnell has built her construction career at Redwood City, California-based DPR Construction, where she worked her way up from intern in 2008. In May, she advanced from project engineer with the firm’s Special Services Group to its Atlanta business […]


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Big infrastructure builds across the United States

September 14, 2023

Via: Construction Europe

Infrastructure covers a range of projects, but for the most part involves physical systems that help the greater good. More often than not, infrastructure projects comprise work that is behind the scenes, although the construction or reconstruction can cause disruptions […]


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Project manager’s love of construction began early

September 13, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

As young as 6 years old, Selasie Buatsi had her own steel-toe shoes and hard hat, which she donned each Saturday for tagging along with her contractor father to jobsites in her native Ghana. This early exposure to the industry […]


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Construction planning posts largest drop since March

September 11, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The commercial component of the index, which includes retail, warehouse and office, dropped 1.6% in August, while the institutional sector, encompassing healthcare and education projects, tumbled 14.8%. On a positive note, the DMI remained 4% higher than in August 2022. […]


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Inside construction firms’ fight for workers

September 11, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

One of the main problems contractors face, according to the survey, is a lack of qualifications — 68% of firms reported that applicants lacked the skills needed to work in construction. “It is time to rethink the way the nation […]


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Second Quarter 2023 Observations on the Construction Industry

September 7, 2023

Via: ENR

The Construction industry may find itself already halfway through the third quarter of the year, but data flowing out of the second quarter may hold the key to a successful second half of the year. Two key dates from the […]


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Shared challenges: Why preconstruction is suddenly so important

September 6, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Lump sum. Bid and buy. Read and rip. These were the terms that dominated preconstruction before the pandemic. “Our industry historically has been driven by the traditional construction manager at risk model, where the owner will start with the architect […]


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Contractors Kept Hiring in August, Adding 22,000 Jobs

September 1, 2023

Via: ENR

Construction employment kept on its recent upward path in August, as the industry gained a solid 22,000 jobs with increases in nearly all industry sectors, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. The bureau’s latest monthly report on U.S. employment, […]


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As US labor demand cools, construction is still hot

August 30, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

“Across all industries, job openings are now at the lowest level since March 2021 and the rate at which workers are quitting their jobs has returned to the pre-pandemic norm,” said Basu. “Unfortunately, the demand for construction workers remains elevated […]


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OSHA Fines Contractor in Fatal Sea Isle, NJ, Balcony Collapse

August 29, 2023

Via: ENR

A failure to properly stabilize a residential building balcony in Sea Isle, N.J. that later collapsed and improper securing of lifelines are among the findings of an investigation by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration into the fatal accident […]


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5 construction-related ideas from Fast Company awards

August 29, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Fast Company’s 2023 Innovation Awards, an annual series dedicated to spotlighting advancements in tech across industries, offers a glimpse at the future of design and construction. The winning ideas help solve what the magazine calls “thorny problems.” “All of the […]


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FHWA Awards Nearly $9M for Innovative Highway and Bridge Work

August 22, 2023

Via: ENR

The Federal Highway Administration has awarded a total of $8.8 million to eight states and the District of Columbia for demonstration projects that propose to use state-of-the-art technologies for highway and bridge infrastructure durability, safety and asset management. The awards, […]


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Data center construction rides AI wave: CBRE director

August 22, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Rapid growth in artificial intelligence is fueling data center demand, but power constraints are swelling building costs, said Gordon Dolven, director of Americas data center research at CBRE. Those construction costs have generally increased across all U.S. regions, yet the […]


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Free Event for Students Aims to Encourage Youth to Join Construction

August 21, 2023

Via: ConstructConnect

NextGen is a group of dedicated individuals and professionals from ConstructConnect that are committed to inspiring the next generation of youth to consider and join the construction workforce. With a nationwide labor shortage and a frightening gap between the demand […]


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U of Illinois to create center for autonomous construction

August 17, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The center will prioritize translational research from emerging technologies — the U.S. Army and the state of Illinois will be the primary beneficiaries of the center’s work, per the release. William R. Norris, the founding director of the center, told […]


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Manhattan’s Landmark U.S. Custom House Getting Greener-Material Repairs

August 15, 2023

Via: ENR

Consigli Construction, the general contractor for the sustainable-materials upgrade of the below-grade “bathtub” surrounding the 501,000-sq-ft Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in Lower Manhattan, is likely to mobilize the $68-million project next month, according to the U.S. General Services Administration, […]


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Who Canceled the Recession?

August 11, 2023

Via: ENR

Economic forecasts for the U.S. are reflecting a happier vibe. To be sure, long-term U.S. Treasury bond interest rates are lower than those for short term bonds—a phenomenon that has typically been followed by recession. Office building and shopping mall […]


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Construction planning drops for fifth month on interest rates, lending issues

August 8, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

All commercial construction sectors, such as retail, warehouse and office, either pulled back or remained flat over the month of July. On the institutional side, education and healthcare projects also posted significant decelerations in activity, according to Dodge. Other subcategories within institutional […]


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Texas & Louisiana 2023 Top Contractors: Construction Firms Faced a Number of Struggles

August 7, 2023

Via: ENR

Across the skylines of the largest cities in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Mississippi, boom cranes are a common sight, a signal that the construction industry continues its post-pandemic growth. But with gain comes pain as the lack of talent […]