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Sustainability

Nonresidential Construction Starts Trend Graphs – June 2020

July 9, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Below are six graphs recording 12-month moving averages of ConstructConnect’s nonresidential construction starts. When the value of the current month is higher than for the same month a year ago, the line will turn up; when lower, it will dip. […]


Sustainability

Top 10 Major Upcoming Entertainment Facility and Stadium-Arena Construction Projects – U.S. – July 2020

July 8, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

The accompanying tables show the top 10 major upcoming entertainment facility and stadium-arena construction projects in the U.S. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations. Shopping centers, hotels, […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Building in Brooklyn Being Demolished After Partial Collapse

July 2, 2020

Via: ENR

A three-story building in Brooklyn, N.Y., is being demolished following a partial collapse that occurred Wednesday afternoon around 4:40 p.m. The building, at 348 Court Street in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood, was the location of a Body Elite Gym, closed […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

How Construction Workers’ Compensation Losses Are Changing

June 26, 2020

Via: ENR

While much has remained the same in construction workers’ compensation claims, there’s a small difference that’s worth noting. Autos hitting workers now seems to exceed slips and trips that don’t involve a fall, accounting for 7.6%, or about $800 million, […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Procurement

Gilbane exec: COVID-19 will lead to lower material prices

June 2, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Joe Piro is the vice president of supply chain for Providence, Rhode Island-based Gilbane Building Co., the 10th largest contractor in the U.S., according to ENR’s Top 400 List. Since the coronavirus crisis began, Piro has been tracking supply chain […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

5 Health and Safety Tips for Essential Construction Workers

May 20, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Businesses across the country and around the globe must close their doors to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Anything not considered essential is closed, and that includes many construction sites and projects. On the other side of the coin, […]


Sustainability

Non-Essential Construction Ramps Up Across Massachusetts

May 18, 2020

Via: ENR

Contractors, architects and engineers in Boston and across Massachusetts are heading back to work this week amid the launch of a phased reopening of the area’s booming construction sector. Boston began a phased restart of construction activity May 18, giving […]


Sustainability

April Nonresidential Construction Starts Sink Lower YTD, -16.7%

May 14, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

ConstructConnect announced today that the latest month’s volume of construction starts, excluding residential work, was $32.6 billion (green shaded box, Table 3 below), an increase of +2.3% versus March’s figure of $31.8 billion (originally reported as $30.8 billion). Amidst so […]


Sustainability

Contractors, Army Corps of Engineers transforming buildings into makeshift hospitals

April 22, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

When the coronavirus pandemic first emerged in China, the country reportedly responded by quickly building modular hospitals to house those infected with COVID-19. Around the U.S., efforts to flatten the curve have pushed the federal government, often spearheaded by the […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Thinking beyond traditional paradigms to finance modular construction

April 21, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Modular construction has been touted as a way for the construction industry to overcome the challenges of a dwindling skilled labor force while also producing high-quality building components efficiently. It allows for an assembly-line approach to construction, with factory workers […]