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Report: Q1 hotel construction pipeline strong despite pandemic

May 5, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Although Lodging Econometrics reported that some hotel owners are taking the opportunity to renovate and reposition their properties while occupancy is low (1,385 projects/232,288 rooms), it noted that it is still too early to determine what the total impact of […]


Sustainability

The Economy Under COVID-19: Notes From the Trenches – May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

There are currently two crises underway simultaneously. The advance of the novel coronavirus is taking a terrible toll in terms of physical and emotional well-being. At the same time, job losses resulting from ‘social distancing’ are sending the economy into […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

MTA completes tunnel rehab 3 months early, $100M under budget

May 1, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

In January 2019, Cuomo brought on consultants from the engineering departments at Columbia University and Cornell University with the goal of finding a more efficient way to tackle the tunnel rehab. This effort resulted in the integration of construction techniques […]


Sustainability

How IFS Construction ERP can help combat the impending labor/skills shortage

May 1, 2020

Via: ENR

Labor shortages cause serious problems for the construction industry, and globally, they are only getting worse. The problem is demographic and systemic and will not be affected by momentary economic dips or corrections. The scale of the problem even in […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Sustainability

3 Tips on How Contractors Can Rise From the COVID-19 Crisis

April 30, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

At the start of 2020, the construction industry’s outlook had never been brighter. The early momentum of the United States economy boosted the confidence of construction industry leaders. According to the Associated Builders and Contractors’ Construction Confidence Index released mid-March, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Construction code purveyor calls Supreme Court’s ruling that annotated code can’t be copyrighted ‘monumental’

April 29, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

In the dissenting opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that while statutes and regulations cannot be protected by copyright, “accompanying notes lacking legal force can be.” The state, he wrote, makes it clear that the annotations are not legally binding. How […]


Sustainability

Coronavirus contech headquarters: How contractors are using tech to continue essential work

April 29, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

From remote meetings to virtual inspections to integrating social distancing safety devices, contractors are finding technology-based solutions to continue work as most states have deemed at least some construction essential and as some re-allow all construction work. Tech solutions continue […]


Sustainability

COVID-19 Safety Rules Take Shape in Boston

April 28, 2020

Via: ENR

Temperature checks at the jobsite gate and portable toilets equipped with hot water are poised to become regular features at Boston construction sites going forward as city officials put into action new safety rules in the wake of the deadly […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Sustainability

San Francisco Bay Area to Extend Construction Restrictions Through May

April 28, 2020

Via: ENR

Seven San Francisco Bay-area health officers will jointly extend and modify their shelter-in-place orders, some of the most restrictive in California. AGC of California is in talks with the group in hopes they adopt the organization’s multi-phased plan to ease […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

The Economy Under COVID-19: Notes From the Trenches – April 27, 2020

April 27, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

There are currently two crises underway simultaneously. The advance of the novel coronavirus is taking a terrible toll in terms of physical and emotional well-being. At the same time, job losses resulting from ‘social distancing’ are sending the economy into […]