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What does collaboration in construction look like?

September 20, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The years ahead will present construction stakeholders with a wave of new challenges alongside familiar issues like rising costs, sustainability and a shortage of skilled labor. At the same time, these compounding challenges offer an opportunity to push the construction […]


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Start Prepping Now for the Next Normal in Construction

September 10, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction is the largest global industry that accounts for 13% of global GDP. It encompasses infrastructure, industrial structures, and real estate and today many companies are adjusting their business models to embrace the next normal in construction. It is a […]


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Construction exec helps other women find their way to careers in the industry

September 8, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Kelley Cowan joined XL Construction in 2010 as a preconstruction manager, focusing on projects in the education sector. Since then, her roster of work has ranged from advanced technology to commercial to education. Notable projects include the Bayer CropScience Biologics […]


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July construction employment lags pre-pandemic peak in 36 states

August 24, 2021

Via: BDCNetwork

Construction employment in July remained below the levels reached before the pre-pandemic peak in February 2020 in 36 states, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data released today. Association officials said construction […]


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Latest UN IPCC report on climate change should be cause for concern among AEC professionals and the real estate industry

August 20, 2021

Via: BDCNetwork

The recent report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, is not a happy read. The IPCC report provides new estimates of the chances of crossing the crucial global warming level of […]


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The 2021 Top 250 International Contractors: Paving the Road to Recovery

August 18, 2021

Via: ENR

International contractors on the long road to rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic might find a shortcut to recovery in infrastructure projects, as countries ramp up spending to help build economies back to normal. While the global construction market is red […]


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Public, private agencies focus on diversifying the infrastructure workforce

August 17, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Diversity programs, an equity index and increased recruitment efforts are among the tools that transportation agencies and other groups are using to improve diversity in the infrastructure workforce, according to comments from participants on a webinar panel in July hosted […]


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Indiana DOT, Purdue University developing wireless EV charging for highways

August 10, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

This project is part of Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification (ASPIRE), a National Science Foundation-funded research and development initiative to accelerate sustainable and equitable transportation electrification. Purdue’s Pekarek says being part of this type of consortium is […]


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5 roadblocks that could slow construction’s recovery

August 6, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The nation’s construction industry, coupled with professional architects and engineers, play a significant role in the economic wellbeing of the U.S. economy. According to Federal Reserve Bank statistics, construction accounted for 4.3% of our GDP over the past 12 months. […]


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New initiative urges contractors to work with owners to reduce building emissions

August 5, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

In a 16-page roadmap of the initiative, AGC pointed to the fact that while construction activity accounts for just 1% to 2% of U.S. manmade greenhouse gas emissions, buildings themselves consume nearly 40% of the nation’s energy, and are the […]