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Construction Processes, Legal

Pennsylvania contractor charged with stealing $20M from employees

April 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

In the largest case of its kind on record, one of Pennsylvania’s biggest road and bridge construction firms has been charged with stealing more than $20 million from its workers, according to the office of State Attorney General Josh Shapiro. […]


Construction Processes, Design

The More You Understand How Materials Fit and Work, The Better Your Architecture Will Be

April 13, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

Incredible lighting, shining finishes, healthy trees, and properly positioned human figures seem to be the perfect kit for a good and traditional image of architecture, which, however, is not always representative of reality or context. We are accustomed to thinking […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Border wall gets no new funds in Biden’s budget

April 12, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

When fielding a question earlier this month about reports that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was considering filling “gaps” in the border wall, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said during a press briefing that federal agencies are […]


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White House releases infrastructure report cards for every state

April 12, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

Today, the White House released state-by-state fact sheets that highlight the needs in every state across the country for the investments proposed by President Biden in the American Jobs Plan. The fact sheets highlight 12 key areas to be addressed […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Record jump in materials prices and supply chain distributions threaten construction firms’ ability to complete vital nonresidential projects

April 9, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

An unprecedented leap in the price of goods used in construction and supply-chain disruptions are wreaking hardships on contractors and slowing projects, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released today. The association […]


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Construction bidding activity ticks up in February

April 9, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

The Blue Book Network Velocity Index ticked up 0.5% to 100.9 in February from a revised 100.5 in January (December 2018 = 100). This the most stable the Index has been since before the pandemic began. The Blue Book Network […]


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What Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Means for the Construction Industry

April 8, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Last week, President Biden unveiled the American Jobs Plan, an ambitious $2 trillion infrastructure plan. In addition to investing in rebuilding the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges, there would be strong focus on resiliency and sustainability. The plan would also […]


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Construction group launches ‘Roll Up Your Sleeves’ campaign to encourage vaccinations among contractors

April 8, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The idea to spread accurate information about the vaccine arose when the industry’s wariness caught United Contractors’ attention, and, when it looked for resources to share among its members, it was dissatisfied. “There was just nothing,” said Emily Cohen, executive […]


Construction Site Safety, Construction Techniques, Hazards

High-tech machines take skyscraper construction safety to new heights

April 7, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Two major tall building projects have benefited from robotic-style technology in recent months to speed construction time and keep employees safe while working at height. The project team for the 50 Hudson Yards in New York City relied on an […]


Construction Processes, Design

How the architecture and design community can contribute to the circular economy

April 7, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

In the not-too-distant past, it was common to view materials through a “cradle to grave” lens. Raw materials would be harvested and turned into products, which would then serve a purpose. These products would eventually break, wear out, or go […]