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Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

Trust translates to better financial, organizational performance for contractors, survey shows

March 12, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Construction companies that don’t make trust a high priority within their organizations could be leaving millions of dollars on the table every year, according to a study released by Autodesk and management consultancy FMI Corp. this week. Authors of the […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Founders of modular builder Guerdon buy company assets, form new business

March 10, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

According to The Idaho Statesman, it’s unclear what caused GELLC’s financial problems leading to foreclosure and that the original company did not file for bankruptcy. In July 2018, modular builder Skender announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Denver airport chief takes blame for $1.8B Great Hall P3 debacle

February 27, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

In previous statements, Day put the majority of the blame for delays and rising costs on Great Hall Partners. Airport officials did not respond to Construction Dive’s request for comments. The trouble between Great Hall and the airport heated up […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Skanska-Corman-McLean JV to start $463M Maryland bridge

February 13, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has long been committed to building a new, wider and safer bridge to replace the two-lane Nice/Middleton span, which opened in December 1940 and connects Charles County, Maryland, to King George County, Virginia. According to Wade, […]


Sustainability

Extreme weather conditions can tax urban drainage systems to the max

February 5, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily

With that in mind, researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus have been examining urban stormwater drainage systems, and they too have concerns about the resilience of many urban drainage systems. A recently published paper from the School of Engineering says existing […]


Construction Processes, Financial

NY Boosts Infrastructure Spend to $275B in New Budget Plan, Says Governor

January 29, 2020

Via: ENR

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) unveiled a fiscal 2021 state budget Jan. 22, touting $25 billion in new infrastructure investment that will raise—to a “nation-leading” $275 billion—the state’s total of current and future spending, with an “aggressive” $33-billion program […]


Sustainability

Buildings can become a global CO2 sink if made out of wood instead of cement and steel

January 27, 2020

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

A material revolution replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood can have double benefits for climate stabilization, a new study shows. First, it can avoid greenhouse gas emissions from cement and steel production. Second, it can turn buildings […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

NAHB: Multifamily construction starts will rise just 1% in 2020

January 24, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

To meet U.S. demand for multifamily housing, the industry needs to build about 328,000 units a year, which has only occurred twice since 1989, Sarah Yaussi, a spokesperson for the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), told Construction Dive. Housing experts […]


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. […]