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Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

More construction firms see the value of lean

June 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

With productivity rates at the bottom of the charts, the construction industry may be a little too comfortable with waste in the many forms it can take — overlapping workflows, underutilization of talent, overproduction of materials and more. Small inefficiencies […]


Construction Processes, Financial

FAA sees $17.7B proposed for 2020, allocates $840M grants

June 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The funding is welcome as airports attempt to fund much-needed improvements on their own. Lawmakers once again failed to raise the $4.50 Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) that helps airports pay for their capital construction programs. Airports are allowed to tack […]


Construction Processes, Design

Regional Design Work Remains Steady Even as Fees Tighten, Uncertainties Rise

June 11, 2019

Via: ENR

The West continues to outperform most other regions in terms of population growth, economic stability and demand for construction and design services. Market strengths include hospitality, health care, housing and offices. “We see multifamily housing staying strong throughout 2019 and […]


Construction Techniques

Mortenson joins forces with robotics technology producer

June 10, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The industry’s drive toward jobsite automation continues apace, with leading contractors test robots and GPS systems to supplement their equipment for greater jobsite efficiency at a time when these companies struggle with labor shortages. In a recent report, Tractica, a […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Trump signs $19B disaster aid bill, including billions for infrastructure, resiliency

June 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Tyndall is just one of the casualties that the U.S. military incurred during the last few hurricane seasons. The Florida Gulf Coast air base was all but destroyed and will cost an estimated $3 billion to repair, according to a […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Man defrauds feds $346M through sham construction firms

June 7, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Even though Ziegler was qualified to enter into those federal set-aside contracts, he didn’t run the day-to-day operations of Zieson nor did he wield significant control over deciding which projects to bid on or what subcontractors and material suppliers to […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Construction supervisors don’t always practice the safety they preach

June 7, 2019

Via: ISHN

When it comes to safety in the construction industry, “the gap between what is said and what is actually done is alarming,” according to the authors of a new report that showcases research critical to the advancement of the industry. […]


Construction Techniques

Jobsite managers embrace robotics

June 6, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

This week, Mortenson Construction and Built Robotics announced that the contractor’s renewable projects will get a boost from the latter’s driverless excavators and other heavy equipment, making it one of the first major construction firms to adopt robotics on a […]


Sustainability

Consultant calls for new concrete tests at Denver airport

June 6, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In a December report, joint venture contractor Great Hall Partners said they had come across concrete that was weaker than what the airport specified when they entered into an agreement for the terminal renovation. Of particular concern are areas where […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Florida lawmaker questions state DOT weather-related delays

June 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

On at least one project, Rouson questioned whether the FDOT granted extra days so that the contractor could avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in delay penalties. In response, the FDOT reiterated that the extensions were justified. Since WFTS […]