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Construction Site Safety, Hazards

What If The Safety Hazard Never Existed?

September 3, 2019

Via: ENR

No one can say for certain if New York City’s shameful spring 2019 construction safety breakdown, when three construction workers died in a single April week, and a fourth in May, could possibly have been prevented by the practice of […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Project planners shave $1.4 billion from Hudson River tunnel budget

August 30, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In the Aug. 23 letter to FTA Associate Administrator of Planning and Environment Felicia James, officials from the GDC — a partnership between New York, New Jersey and Amtrak — said they were able to trim costs on the project […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

Industry leaders ask for government help as trades shortage worsens

August 29, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Construction industry leaders are asking the federal government for help in easing the worsening shortage of workers. According to a survey from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk, 80% of construction firms say they are having difficulty […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

6 Predictions for the Future of Construction Equipment Rental

August 28, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

As the light shines brighter on construction technology companies, it has become evident we are in a period of change in the industry. Equipment is getting smarter and rental companies are now able to do more with less. Lindsey Anderson […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Don’t Change the Rule Exemption for Construction Apprenticeship

August 28, 2019

Via: ENR

The politics are tangled when it comes to the Trump administration’s initial decision, which still could change, not to include construction in its proposed apprenticeship rule revision. The proposal now leaves the industry out of a planned Labor Dept. effort […]


Construction Processes, Legal

The Dotted Line: When contractors can walk off the job

August 27, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

When general contractors or subcontractors sign on to construction projects, they usually start off believing everything will run smoothly. But, during the course of the work, issues sometimes arise that force all parties to go running back to their contracts […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Report: Construction starts slow in 7 of top 20 US markets

August 26, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

A new report from Dodge Data & Analytics has identified a softening in seven of the country’s top 20 markets for commercial construction including multifamily, with some of it tied to declines in the multifamily sector. The study analyzed construction […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct Work Entering Final Phases

August 26, 2019

Via: ENR

The Seattle waterfront will feature a new look when demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct moves into the mop-up stages by the end of September. As the Washington State Dept. of Transportation and contractor Kiewit erase the double-decker viaduct’s concrete […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

New job hazard analysis sheets can help concrete contractors

August 23, 2019

Via: ISHN

The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), has developed seven Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) sheets for tasks primarily related to the process of polishing concrete. JHAs are used on the jobsite, […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

The Real Deal names Chicago’s top contractors

August 22, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Power Construction is working with developer JDL on the 1.5 million-square-foot, mixed-use One Chicago development, which will feature two towers — one 50 stories and the other 77 stories — rising from a 10-story podium. This, according to the Real […]