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Dodge: Total construction starts fall 9% in August

September 22, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Nonbuilding construction starts fell 36% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $278.8 billion. But if the two multi-million dollar LNG projects were excluded from July’s figures, August’s nonbuilding starts would have increased 27%, according to the report. […]


Construction Techniques

AECOM launches new sewer inspection software

September 21, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

AECOM’s PipeInsights platform enables users to manage multiple sewer programs simultaneously and better understand overall sewer system health, the company said in the release. It also allows users to securely access inspections from any mobile device. PipeInsights is the latest […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Fall protection is OSHA’s top safety violation for 12th year in a row

September 21, 2022

Via: ISHN

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Tuesday its preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2022. NSC Safety+Health Associate Editor Kevin Druley introduced Patrick Kapust, acting director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, who […]


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Senate Panel Examines IIJA Highway Programs’ Rollout

September 21, 2022

Via: ENR

With the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act now on the books for more than 10 months, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is continuing its oversight of how the U.S. Dept. of Transportation is carrying out the law’s highway […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Collecting personal data improves safety, but increases contractor liability

September 21, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

When Hensel Phelps chief innovation officer Thai Nguyen discusses the use of technology to improve jobsite safety with workers, he’s always careful to emphasize why it’s important and specifically what is being monitored. “We really reassure them that the monitoring […]


Construction Techniques

WZMH Develops Modular System to Save Partially or Fully Destroyed Structures

September 20, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Today’s cities have been substantially reshaped to correspond with environmental and social needs or to reconstruct themselves after natural disasters or war. Whereas master plans and regulations take years, millions of people remain trapped in the crossfire and urgently need […]


Construction Processes, Financial

US DOT Opens Competitions for Two Tech Grant Programs

September 20, 2022

Via: ENR

Seeking advances in applying new transportation technologies, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation has opened competition for two technology-related grant programs totaling $800 million over five years. The agency announced on Sept. 19 that it is now accepting applications for grants […]


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Officials See Much Work Ahead for New York City’s Infrastructure

September 20, 2022

Via: ENR

New York City Commissioner of Transportation Ydanis Rodriguez sees his mission very clearly. “We believe in implementing infrastructure that meets people’s needs.” His goal, which aligns with that of Mayor Eric Adams, is to make the city the “safest in […]


Construction Processes, Design

Materials and Construction Techniques of Brazilian Indigenous Peoples as a Future for Architecture

September 19, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

“We should admit nature as an immense multitude of forms, including each part of us, who are part of everything”, says Ailton Krenak, renowned indigenous leader, in his book Ideas to Postpone the End of the World. The culture of […]


Construction Processes, Design

Human-Centered Design: What Architects Can Learn from UX Designers

September 19, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

The architectural practice has always been rooted in what people now call “human-centered design”. The term, coined by Irish engineer Mike Cooley in his 1987 publication “Human-Centred Systems” describes a design approach around identifying people’s needs and solving the right […]


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Construction workflow insights: 5 things to know

September 19, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Today’s most significant project hurdles often have nothing to do with work on the jobsite. The prevalence of construction management technology has led to a boom in construction productivity but has created another problem—Data and workflow hitches are hampering project […]


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Major NY, NJ Infrastructure Projects Advance With Renewed Momentum

September 19, 2022

Via: ENR

Signature transportation infrastructure projects across the New York and New Jersey region are accelerating, thanks to recent infusions of federal funding and successful efforts to break through political logjams. But as contractors and engineers spin up to meet new demands, […]


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6 Reasons Why Construction Companies Fail

September 16, 2022

Via: ConstructConnect

Running a successful construction company isn’t easy. The industry is full of risks can challenges that can lead to failure. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of the 69,296 private construction firms that started operation in 2001, […]


Construction Processes, Design

The Versatility of Reinforced Concrete in Five Architectural Uses

September 15, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Fundamental for the development of large metropolises as we know them today, cement is a material used historically, whose technological advances have revolutionized construction technique and technology of civil construction, enabling the verticalization of construction and the densification of urban […]


Construction Processes, Design

Repurposing Existing Buildings into Residential Projects by Innovating with Materials

September 15, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Considering the time, energy, and environmental impact of a construction process, architecture must explore different methodologies that work with the existing built environment. For example: how to give life to a forgotten building? Adaptive reuse gives new opportunities to abandoned […]


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US DOT Picks Winners for $1.5B in INFRA Grants

September 15, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation awarded $1.5 billion for 26 freight and highway infrastructure projects in the latest round of its seven-year-old Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grants program. Funding for the INFRA grants, which U.S. DOT announced on Sept. 15, […]


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Years-Late, Over-Budget Embassy Project Prompts US Lawmaker to Seek Construction Oversight

September 15, 2022

Via: ENR

A project to build a new U.S. embassy compound in Turkmenistan is expected to complete eight years late and $131 million over its budget, according to a U.S. lawmaker who recently introduced a bill to add more Congressional oversight of […]


Sustainability

Grand-Scale Concrete Sustainability for Buildings Is a Big Production

September 14, 2022

Via: ENR

Looking back 35 years to his job in Northern Virginia as an American Concrete Institute testing technician responsible for the quality of concrete delivered to building jobsites, civil engineer Rick Bohan recalls that concrete was called “mud.” “Contractors would ask, […]


Construction Techniques

Oracle Construction Drone Challenge Tests Pilots’ Skills

September 14, 2022

Via: ENR

As drone photography, reality capture and site scanning continue to grow in importance for contractors, so have the skills of the pilots. Until the National Institute of Standards and Technology released its first standard for the performance of small unmanned […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Construction begins on $9.5B JFK Airport Terminal One

September 13, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The new Terminal One will be built on the sites of the current Terminal One and Terminal Two, as well as the former Terminal Three, which was demolished in 2014. It’s a key part of the overarching $18 billion redevelopment […]