Top

News

Texas commission recommends 2 contractors for state border wall project

September 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Abbott’s emergency declaration in June of a “humanitarian crisis” at the southern border has expedited the process of funding the project, and the border wall is now closer to becoming a reality. A TFC spokesperson told Construction Dive in July […]


Construction Techniques

Construction leaders look to technology, adaptability and comforts of home in the era of hybrid work

September 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

As many as half of every organization’s employees are going to quit. Not for salary reasons, a lack of benefits, or even a desire for more vacation time. Studies show they’re going to leave because they aren’t being given flexibility […]


Sustainability

Start Prepping Now for the Next Normal in Construction

September 10, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction is the largest global industry that accounts for 13% of global GDP. It encompasses infrastructure, industrial structures, and real estate and today many companies are adjusting their business models to embrace the next normal in construction. It is a […]


News

The concrete industry’s ambitious plan for carbon neutrality

September 10, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Is it possible for an entire building material category to achieve carbon neutrality? The Portland Cement Association believes so, with some time and a lot of hard work. Rick Bohan, PCA’s Vice President of Sustainability, outlines the primary opportunities for […]


News

Is construction at high risk for COVID-19? It depends on how you look at it.

September 9, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Are U.S. construction workers at a high risk for contracting COVID-19 on the job? It depends on who you ask, where you look and the type of data that is (or is not) available. There have been persistent contradictions between […]


Sustainability

Construction exec helps other women find their way to careers in the industry

September 8, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Kelley Cowan joined XL Construction in 2010 as a preconstruction manager, focusing on projects in the education sector. Since then, her roster of work has ranged from advanced technology to commercial to education. Notable projects include the Bayer CropScience Biologics […]


Construction Techniques

ConTech Conversations: Procore CEO on IPO, construction’s tech reputation

September 8, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Though the pandemic compelled Procore to delay its plans, the company’s initial public offering went through in May, and the construction tech provider has successfully gone public. Like other companies, the pandemic forced Procore to shelve expectations, and focus on […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Contractors tackle worker suicides, mental health stigma

September 7, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Michelle Walker knows construction. It’s been her life, growing up in a small Canadian oil town where her father was a contractor, to now, working as an executive at a subcontracting firm. And she knows the toll it can take […]


News

NYC to build $6B in new jails using guaranteed maximum price contracts

September 7, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The city is hoping to use the new jails as a way to transition into what it calls “safer and fairer” facilities, according to the release. With the construction of these jails, the city will also close its Rikers Island […]


News

U.S. Put-in-Place Construction Spending Picking Up M/M

September 3, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

The latest (July 2021) U.S. put-in-place construction spending numbers from the Census Bureau are shown in Table 1 below. Year to date, the grand total is +6.2% (from the not seasonally adjusted/NSA column), but the decent-sized increase is only because […]