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Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

High speed, high tech: how contractors keep up with data center construction

January 22, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

For construction companies building data centers, speed is everything. “End users aren’t looking to wait a year for a secure and reliable facility,” said Jason Walker, senior project manager for HITT Contracting. “So projects like Vantage’s … go from pad-ready […]


Sustainability

Flooding damage to levees is cumulative — and often invisible

January 21, 2020

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

Recent research finds that repeated flooding events have a cumulative effect on the structural integrity of earthen levees, suggesting that the increase in extreme weather events associated with climate change could pose significant challenges for the nation’s aging levee system. […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Mortenson: Roof issues won’t delay $1.9B Allegiant Stadium opening

January 17, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Despite recent news reports that the completion date of Las Vegas’ new NFL stadium is in jeopardy due to issues with its roof installation, one of the project’s top construction managers said it is still on track for its scheduled […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Billions Will Be Spent on Public School Campus Projects in Coming Months

January 16, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Public school campuses are always busy places, but in about five months many of them will experience a different kind of activity. That’s because numerous school districts will launch major construction projects in the few summer months when students are […]


Sustainability

Survey ranks toughest construction jobs

January 15, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

A new survey of contractors and consumers found that roofing is perceived as the most physically demanding construction trade, while electrical work seems to be the most difficult to master. CraftJack, a contractor lead service, surveyed 1,609 contractors and 652 […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Towers for $5.7-Billion Gordie Howe Bridge Will Soon Begin to Rise

January 14, 2020

Via: ENR

Much has already been written about the $5.7-billion Gordie Howe International Bridge, scheduled to open between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, in late 2024. The new span will cross the Detroit River and provide an international crossing for truck traffic as […]


Construction Processes, Design, Sustainability

Willis Tower becomes largest U.S. building to earn LEED Platinum

January 2, 2020

Via: BDCNetwork

The Willis Tower is currently undergoing a more than $500 million renovation that will transition it from an office building into a neighborhood that delivers life and work experiences. As part of this evolution, Willis Tower, under LEED’s latest v4.1 […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

On site: Construction wraps up on New Jersey’s $6B American Dream project

December 19, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Since its inception more than 20 years ago, American Dream Meadowlands has been a work in progress. The project has outlived two developers and at least two general contractors, several lenders, the Great Recession and the rise of e-commerce, which […]


Sustainability

USGBC launches new tool to prioritize sustainability strategies

December 13, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently launched Insight, a new data-driven tool that highlights building project design features that can lead to better performance. Insight, available as a feature of the Arc platform, provides information on design attributes of […]


Sustainability

This world-first facility will turn human remains into soil

December 3, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Olson Kundig recently unveiled the design of the world’s first facility for “natural organic reduction,” a process that gently converts human remains into soil in about 30 days. The project was designed in partnership with, and for, Recompose, the company […]