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Sustainability

Construction scores a hat trick: Starts, jobs, backlog all rise

September 21, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Nevertheless, the good news came with a dose of caution: “While there are reasons to believe that the months ahead will present challenges for nonresidential construction — including tighter credit conditions, weak state and local government finances and elevated commercial […]


Construction Techniques

ICC offers guidance for remote virtual inspections

September 16, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The coronavirus pandemic has sped up the implementation of remote virtual inspections for many building departments, and many officials have indicated that their agencies will probably continue to use remote inspections even after social distancing rules ease up. Using common, […]


Sustainability

Modular Monitor: What contractors should be telling owners about shifting to offsite construction

September 8, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

There are plenty of completed modular projects under the construction industry’s collective belt, but there are plenty of owners and developers who have not explored modular as a feasible alternative to traditional construction methods. Some construction companies are in a […]


Sustainability

AGC survey finds project delays, labor shortages worsening for construction

September 3, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The results of the survey, which polled more than 2,000 firms between August 4 and 26, underlined the downtrodden outlook at many construction firms, which have seen their backlog of work diminish among a dearth of new project opportunities. They’ve […]


Sustainability

ENR Top 100 Green Design Firms and Contractors: Reshaping Green Building Ideas

September 3, 2020

Via: ENR

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the construction market hard across the board. However, for firms providing sustainable design and construction, the impact of the crisis may have more profound effects. The notion of sustainability is evolving, from a more systems-based […]


Sustainability

Navy issues RFP for $5B multiple award contract

September 1, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Prospective bidders, according to the solicitation, must have significant logistical and performance capabilities. The MAC includes a wide range of projects such as: Dredging Airfield facilities construction Administrative and educational facilities Electric power distribution systems Communication facilities Water and sewage […]


Construction Techniques, Sustainability

Embracing Technology in The Pandemic and Beyond

September 1, 2020

Via: ENR

Many industries have benefited from mobile solutions to help streamline projects, increase efficiency and improve collaboration among teams, from the field to the office. But construction companies have been notoriously slow to adopt new approaches, in part because of the […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Hudson River Tunnel Project Cost Rises to $11.6B as Construction is Further Delayed

August 31, 2020

Via: ENR

Costs for the proposed Hudson River rail tunnel project yo-yoed back up as planners postponed the projected start date by a year, according to documents dated Aug. 28 by the Gateway Program Development Corp. and the Port Authority of New […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Construction Industry Weekly News Recap – August 28, 2020

August 28, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s top news and happenings in the construction industry. Each week, we’ll take a look at some of the interesting local, regional, and national stories about construction to keep you better informed of the […]


Sustainability

Another bird-friendly building mandate for the East Coast

August 11, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Maryland’s Howard County Council passed a bird-safe building mandate last month, the second law of its kind on the East Coast, following New York City’s legislation that passed in December. Howard County is home to hummingbirds, cardinals, woodpeckers and doves, […]