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Industry Leads for the Week of May 16, 2022

May 11, 2022

Via: ENR

Fidelis New Energy LLC is planning to construct a 200-MW biomass-fired power plant, the Cyclus Steam and Power plant, in Port Allen. Scope includes construction of a building; installation of a bubbling fluidized bed boiler and an oxy-combustion unit; and […]


Construction Techniques

ConTech Conversations: For young industry pros, ‘ask for what you need’

May 11, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Jim Lynch, it’s safe to say, has seen a lot. The senior vice president and general manager of Autodesk Construction Solutions, Lynch has seen a lot of contech trends evolve in his 25 years in the industry, from automation and […]


Construction Processes, Design

Top Design Firms Grow Revenue, But Not at Pre-Pandemic Rate

May 9, 2022

Via: ENR

In 2021, ENR Midwest’s 122 Top Design firms delivered $6.97 billion in total revenue. That’s up from the $6.54 billion reported by 110 firms in the prior year, but the relatively modest increase doesn’t keep pace with the pace of […]


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OSHA Cites Contractors for Deadly Georgia Bridge Demolition Collapse

May 9, 2022

Via: ENR

Two Georgia contractors have received federal citations with proposed penalties of nearly $57,000 for their roles in an October 2021 bridge demolition collapse that killed one worker and injured another. An investigation by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

8 fundamental questions construction firms must answer to create an effective integrated safety program

May 9, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Construction has a massive safety problem — and it’s costing firms untold losses in injuries, workers’ compensation and lost productivity. In fact, the cost of all construction injuries in the United States in 2019 was $171 billion according to the […]


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Florim USA Announces Achievement of the WELL Health-Safety Rating

May 6, 2022

Via: gb&d magazine

Florim USA announced it has earned the WELL Health-Safety Rating through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), and is the first porcelain tile manufacturer and the largest size manufacturer at large in the world to accomplish this goal. The WELL […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Deciphering the Meaning of March’s U.S. Construction Put-in-Place Stats

May 5, 2022

Via: ConstructConnect

Table 1 is a one-place depiction of the key percentage-change metrics for the 2022 Q1 put-in-place construction dollar volume statistics from the Census Bureau. Total year-to-date spending is ahead by +12.0, owing more to residential, at +18.6%, than nonresidential, +5.8%. […]


Construction Techniques

Smart screw technology has potential for bridge use

May 5, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT recently created a smart self-powered screw that automatically sends out alerts when it detects that it has loosened. Structures like bridges are subject to subtle movements and repeated temperature […]


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Boston Catwalk Collapse Injures Three Workers

May 4, 2022

Via: ENR

The collapse of a catwalk in a defunct, 124-year-old power plant building in Boston on May 4 injured three workers in the latest in a spate of serious construction accidents in the city and its environs. Two workers were immediately […]


Construction Processes, Design

Financially Distressed Designer EYP Group Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

May 4, 2022

Via: ENR

Since 2016, EYP Group Holdings has completed design work on numerous prestigious health care and educational projects. Founded in 1972, the Albany, N.Y.-based architecture and engineering practice originally named Einhorn, Yaffee & Prescott was by all appearances a success, with […]