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Sustainability

Release of Biden’s infrastructure plan details delayed

February 24, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors have eagerly awaited details of Biden’s multitrillion Build Back Better infrastructure plan, which he said he will provide when he speaks to Congress. It’s likely Biden will take the opportunity next month to address lawmakers, touting what he believes […]


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AECOM, Ferrovial to develop Florida vertiport network

February 24, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Last year, Lilium and the city of Orlando entered into an economic development incentive agreement for a proposed $25 million, 56,000-square-foot transportation hub. The agreement, approved by the Orlando City Council in November, will give Lilium a tax rebate of […]


Sustainability

3 trends driving healthcare leaders to embrace prefab and modular construction

February 22, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

When healthcare facilities need to change a patient-focused space, removing barriers that cause disruption, downtime and health and safety are critical elements to manage. Without a doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified these pressures and created new ones. It has […]


Sustainability

Commercial contractors tap into booming residential demand

February 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Plaza Construction, a New York City-based construction management firm that has mostly focused on commercial construction in recent years, has re-launched its luxury Plaza Homes division to meet surging demand in the sector as other nonresidential contractors pile into the […]


Sustainability

Biden calls union reps ‘real friends,’ seeks their infrastructure input

February 18, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The president described the United States as ranked “like 38th in the world in terms of infrastructure, everything from canals to highways to airports.” He said the country must do “everything we can do and we need to do to […]


Sustainability

Brightline SoCal rail project still on track despite financing, cost issues

February 11, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Brightline West is the most recent iteration of what was previously known as Virgin Trains USA, which was backed by billionaire investor Richard Branson’s Virgin Group Ltd. He exited the project in 2020, and the current re-branding is aimed at […]


Sustainability

ASCE Gives Ohio a C-Minus Infrastructure Rating; Rail Rates Highly While Levees, Roads, Transit Lag

February 11, 2021

Via: ENR

Ohio’s infrastructure ranked an average of C- in the Ohio Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2021 Report Card for Ohio’s Infrastructure released Feb. 11. “We found that Ohio has improved some infrastructure areas over the last 10 […]


Sustainability

5 Tips for Improving Jobsite Productivity in 2021

February 4, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Over the years, the construction industry has gone through an evolution of technology. Especially, the introduction of advanced construction project management tools and software have all made it easier for contractors to perform the work of a day in a […]


Sustainability

Despite COVID-19 layoffs, construction union membership held steady in 2020

February 2, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Union membership in all industries has decreased during the past decade from highs of 14.9% of workers in 2011 to 14.1% for union membership in 2013. However, that could change if President Joe Biden’s administration follows through on its promise […]


Sustainability

Wall Street, public construction firms eager for Biden’s infrastructure push

February 2, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The trend is developing as professional and individual investors alike game which publicly traded construction companies are likely to snare a windfall from Biden’s infrastructure push. While the plan is forthcoming, the president pegged it at as much as $2 […]