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Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Report: White House planning to divert additional $7.2B of military funds to border wall

January 15, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

There has already been reported pushback from lawmakers, both Republican and Democrat, about reallocating military funds again, with some expressing disdain at the administration’s attempts to divert Congressional funding after the fact. In order to make whole the Defense Department’s […]


Sustainability

Survey ranks toughest construction jobs

January 15, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

A new survey of contractors and consumers found that roofing is perceived as the most physically demanding construction trade, while electrical work seems to be the most difficult to master. CraftJack, a contractor lead service, surveyed 1,609 contractors and 652 […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Towers for $5.7-Billion Gordie Howe Bridge Will Soon Begin to Rise

January 14, 2020

Via: ENR

Much has already been written about the $5.7-billion Gordie Howe International Bridge, scheduled to open between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, in late 2024. The new span will cross the Detroit River and provide an international crossing for truck traffic as […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

Construction employment increases by 20,000 in December and 151,000 in 2019

January 13, 2020

Via: BDCNetwork

Construction employment increased by 20,000 jobs in December and by 151,000, or 2.0 percent, in all of 2019, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that its recent survey […]


Sustainability

USDOT launches interactive map to encourage opportunity zone investment

January 13, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Communities qualify as opportunity zones if they are nominated for the designation by their states and are certified by the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. The zones carry significant tax benefits for businesses and others. When the federal government can […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

3 Tips For Attaining Project Financial Control In The Construction Industry

January 10, 2020

Via: ENR

Project financial control involves more than summing historic values, it needs the controller to map the consequences of potential events and adjust the sliders to influence the outcomes. Like a DJ dropping the next track, the controller should drive the […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction Lighting: Ins & Outs of Illuminating Your Worksite

January 9, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Proper construction lighting is a critical component to worksite safety, not unlike the equipment and gear used by workers. It improves nighttime visibility, making workers less prone to hazards in the evening, and also ensuring the safety of passersby in […]


Construction Processes, Design

Construction of Houston ship channel bridge halted to fix FIGG design

January 9, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

It is not unusual for a very large, engineering-heavy project like the Ship Channel Bridge to have an independent consultant review the engineer of record’s design. In fact, FIGG was required by the Florida DOT to retain an independent engineering […]


Construction Techniques

Autonomous security bot monitors construction jobsites with facial recognition technology

January 9, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

After testing Ziva as a security solution in different environments, Casta decided on the construction industry as its main audience, Cary said. Ziva’s long-battery life, speed and unique applications make it an attractive alternative to traditional security systems for projects, […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

New certification program for rigid core luxury vinyl tile

January 7, 2020

Via: BDCNetwork

The Resilient Floor Covering Institute and SCS Global Services have unveiled a new program to ensure the quality of Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) marketed and sold in North America. SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party certification and standards […]