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Category: Sustainability


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

5 Ways Technology Has Improved the Quality and Sustainability of Modern-Day Structures

January 16, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

There is no denying that technology has altered our lives forever. From the powerful smartphones we carry with us everywhere we go to the satellite systems that guide us in the right direction as we navigate from one place to […]


Sustainability

AGC: Contractors expect growth in 2019 amid labor supply worries

January 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

One of the issues federal lawmakers are fighting over is U.S.-Mexico border wall funding, a sticking point that led to a partial federal shutdown that is still underway after two weeks. The Trump administration wants $5 billion for the wall, […]


Sustainability

Shop class is back, ready to tackle the construction skills gap

January 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Recruiting and hiring in the skilled trades has been challenging across the country, but the construction industry appears particularly hard-hit. Skills gaps are predicted to stall industry growth as employers scramble to fill vacancies. Many report turning down lucrative contracts […]


Sustainability

Survey: Salaries for many construction trades on the rise

January 2, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Despite the construction booms taking place in many metros across the U.S., salaries and hourly wages for construction workers have been slow to budge, but recent industry reports show that they are finally starting to climb. The U.S. Bureau of […]


Sustainability

Energy Sector Expects 2019 Growth in Renewable and Natural Gas Projects

December 27, 2018

Via: ENR

Natural gas pipelines and power plants and solar and wind power projects will drive energy-related construction in 2019. Power projects are expected to increase between 3% and 8% over 2018, exceeding overall expected construction growth of between 2% to 5%, […]


Sustainability

What to Expect for Public Sector Construction in 2019

December 26, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Looking back, 2018 brought both turmoil and innovation to government contracting. A string of cyberattacks, such as the ransomware attack on Atlanta, left public officials focused on increasing cybersecurity. Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and fires in California brought resilience […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Sustainability

Industry Execs, Investors Weigh 2019 Sector Projections

December 13, 2018

Via: ENR

Construction equipment and contracting executives from publicly owned companies offered investors optimism in their 2019 market outlook at a Credit Suisse investment conference last month in Miami. The mining sector’s continuing upward momentum in the next year and big overseas […]


Sustainability

Trump: US-Mexico border wall could be built for $15B or less

December 11, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Construction of a wall/barrier along the full length of the U.S.-Mexico border was at the forefront of Trump’s campaign in 2016 but ended up taking a backseat to other issues like healthcare and tax reform during the president’s first year […]


Sustainability

How to Build Strong Subcontractor-General Contractor Relationship

November 16, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

General contractors and subcontractors are facing a mixed bag these days. On the one hand, they’re experiencing strong, even record demand with backlogs averaging over nine months. But the volatile nature of rising material prices, fueled by tariffs and trade […]


Sustainability

Carpenters union, Related strike deal for Hudson Yards

October 29, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

When Related first announced in August that it had reached an agreement with the carpenters, the developer said the deal was worth $75 million to $100 million for the union for 50 Hudson Yards alone. But at the time, Gary […]