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Sustainability

5 Management Challenges Construction Firms Will Face After COVID-19

June 3, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

With confirmed U.S. cases of COVID-19 standing at 1.87 million, with over 108,000 of those cases resulting in death, to have even a fleeting thought of returning to the pre-COVID-19 workloads is not just lofty, it’s wishful thinking. Construction firms […]


Sustainability

Modular Monitor: What to consider before making the move to offsite construction

June 1, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in an uncertain period for many contractors. Some have been forced to shut down projects due to state or local mandates while others have seen their customers scuttle or postpone new projects. Even those construction […]


Sustainability

Tech Giants Team Up to Develop ‘Building Transparency’

May 26, 2020

Via: ENR

In an unprecedented collaboration, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Salesforce, along with floor covering supplier Interface, are showing their collective commitment to embodied carbon reduction by joining the board of Building Transparency—a nonprofit formed recently to further develop a free-to-use digital […]


Sustainability

U.S. and Canadian Housing Starts – A Suite of 10 Graphs

May 22, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

The story of the recent deterioration in U.S. and Canadian housing starts can best be told through a series of graphs. Both nations began this year with relatively high levels of residential groundbreakings. In January 2020, the U.S. recorded 1.617 […]


Sustainability

Non-Essential Construction Ramps Up Across Massachusetts

May 18, 2020

Via: ENR

Contractors, architects and engineers in Boston and across Massachusetts are heading back to work this week amid the launch of a phased reopening of the area’s booming construction sector. Boston began a phased restart of construction activity May 18, giving […]


Sustainability

How construction firms can prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19

May 18, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Although many coronavirus-related shutdown and stay-at-home orders are in still in place, the U.S. is on the road to loosening restrictions to keep the outbreak at bay. Since several areas of construction were considered essential, the industry has a leg […]


Sustainability

New York, New Jersey Reopen Construction Projects

May 15, 2020

Via: ENR

Construction projects in New Jersey and major areas of New York state are set to reopen, with firms continuinge to practice distancing and other measures to prevent spread of COVID-19, executives tell ENR. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on May […]


Sustainability

April Nonresidential Construction Starts Sink Lower YTD, -16.7%

May 14, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

ConstructConnect announced today that the latest month’s volume of construction starts, excluding residential work, was $32.6 billion (green shaded box, Table 3 below), an increase of +2.3% versus March’s figure of $31.8 billion (originally reported as $30.8 billion). Amidst so […]


Sustainability, Uncategorized

$1.1B Pittsburgh airport modernization on hold amid coronavirus concerns

May 14, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The coronavirus aside, the airport authority’s plan is to tear down an old U.S. Airways terminal and replace it with an updated one that will include ticketing, boarding, security, a new international arrival area and parking. The actual cost of […]


Sustainability

Tests Aim to ‘Rejuvenate’ Recycled Asphalt Pavements

May 13, 2020

Via: ENR

Asphalt additives called rejuvenators show potential for facilitating higher proportions of recycled asphalt pavement in road mixes. Two private companies, Cargill and Hardrives, have been testing a plant-based product, Anova, in a partnership with the Minnesota Dept. of Transportation and […]