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Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Procurement

4 best practice tips for estimating and managing construction projects

August 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In my world, I’m often asked for a list of “best practices” when estimating or managing a construction project. Here are some thoughts, based on personal experience and discussions I’ve had with other folks in the industry. The short answer […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

Army Corps of Engineers’ first P3, a $2.8B flood control project, restarts

August 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Flooding in the Fargo-Moorhead area causes about $238 million of damage each year, and a 500-year flood event would likely flood almost all of Fargo, a large portion of Moorhead and surrounding communities. Six of the area’s top 10 floods […]


Sustainability

LafargeHolcim launches CO2-reducing cement business

August 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

According to the Cicero Center for International Climate Research, cement manufacturing is No. 3 in carbon dioxide emissions behind fossil fuels and land-use change and the pace of production has increased by 30 times since the 1950s and by 40 […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Unpaid $412K OSHA fine lands New Jersey contractor in contempt of court

August 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Also wrapped into the same case is another Saites company, Avcon, which was dissolved in 2010. The government was seeking repayment of a $77,000 fine it said Avcon still owed, but the appeals court denied that petition. OSHA regularly makes […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

8 ways warehouse construction has evolved

August 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The rise of e-commerce has shaped U.S. warehouse facilities into next-generation logistics hubs. This transformation has radically changed the way these facilities are designed and constructed. Here are eight ways that modern warehouse facilities demand more from construction firms than […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Balfour Beatty wins contract for US convention centre expansion

August 7, 2019

Via: Construction Global

The Fort Lauderdale project will add more than 525,000 square feet of meeting space to the existing convention centre. Upon completion, it will feature over 1.2 million square feet of event space, including 350,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space, […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

U.S. Strong Jobs Growth in July Underlines Fed’s Erratic Interest Rate Move

August 6, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

After achieving +3.1% GDP growth in Q1, the U.S. economy stayed healthy in Q2 at +2.1%. In July, according to the latest ‘Employment Situation’ report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), +164,000 net jobs were created in America, on […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Study: Workplace injuries drive rise in overdoses, suicides

August 6, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA publishes a yearly list of the top 10 most frequent workplace safety violations. “[I]f all employers simply corrected the top 10 hazards, we are confident the number of deaths, amputations and hospitalizations would drastically decline,” OSHA has said. The agency recommends […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Vinci Construction delivers the Atlantic Bridge in Panama

August 5, 2019

Via: Construction Global

The Atlantic Bridge creates a new link between the North American and South American continents that can be used whether the canal locks are in operation or not. Due to the adversity of the Panamanian tropical climate on the Atlantic […]


Construction Techniques

How BIM technology helps contractors win more work

August 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

After more than 10 years working with BIM technology for various construction firms, Blake Rawlings knows firsthand how much it can help win more work. In one of the most memorable examples, Rawlings was working on a new plant for […]