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3 trends impacting construction’s labor outlook in 2022

January 6, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

For construction, a “Help Wanted” sign is familiar, as the demand for new workers has continued to outpace the supply. The industry has faced a compounding labor shortage for decades, and, in 2022, a perfect storm of swirling factors could […]


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Solar Capacity Grows in US, But States Still Struggle to Deploy

January 5, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. is adding more than 2,250 MW of new renewable energy capacity each month, both utility scale and small-scale, as states reduce barriers and industry adds new technologies, according to new analyses of government data, with solar power particularly […]


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Infrastructure Act Spending Could Impact Emissions Reduction Efforts, Analysis Says

December 27, 2021

Via: ENR

The way money from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is spent has the potential to impact greenhouse gas emissions, a new report has found. The Georgetown Climate Center, part of the Georgetown University Law Center, analyzed the infrastructure package […]


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Sustainable building practices proven to increase efficiency and save money

December 17, 2021

Via: ISHN

Commercial buildings, including office spaces are responsible for over 40% operating expenses borne by the business. It is estimated that office and residential buildings will contribute to 8% of the total global energy by the year 2050. It is also […]


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Public contractor backlog weathers ups, downs during the pandemic

December 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

While COVID-19 had an impact on backlogs across the construction industry, some public companies performed better than others. When a company failed to grow its backlog, it was often because it worked for a sector that was struggling. “The primary […]


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U.S. DOT seeks public input on draft five-year DOT Strategic Framework

December 8, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is seeking public input on the draft five-year DOT Strategic Framework. U.S. DOT announced a request for comments this week to give the public an opportunity to help shape the department’s goals and […]


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How Do You Control Sound in Mass Timber Construction? 

December 7, 2021

Via: gb&d magazine

The benefits of mass timber construction are many. It’s beautiful. It’s sustainable. And it’s more quickly assembled. But there’s one major challenge: Sound control is always an issue when the mass timber is left exposed on the ceiling. Unwanted noise, […]


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Tornado-Resistant Building Design Premieres in ASCE 7-22

December 2, 2021

Via: ENR

The National Institute of Standards and Technology started working toward its goal of a wind-load standard for tornado-resistant design after a tornado devastated Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011. A decade later, on Dec. 1, NIST reached its goal when […]


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How Architectural Glazing Systems Make for Better Sustainable Buildings

December 1, 2021

Via: gb&d magazine

As building certification programs become more complex and demanding, building material suppliers have a choice. They can passively provide what’s asked for, or, like Kawneer, they can go further to make buildings more sustainable than ever. Kim Ferro—vice president of […]


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Clock Winds Down on Homebuilding Parties in U.S. and Canada

November 29, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

The vertical bars in Graph 1 tell the story of housing starts in the United States. The monthly numbers of actual groundbreakings in units are seasonally adjusted at an annual rate (SAAR). ‘Annualized’ means they are projected from a single […]