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Construction Processes, Legal

NJ law allows contractors to use private inspections

January 23, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The move provides local governments with several avenues to speed up the construction permitting process, according to the release. For instance, the law also includes a more streamlined bidding process to contract with private inspection agencies or enter into shared […]


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Skanska kicks off new year with slew of project wins

January 17, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Skanska USA, the American arm of the Sweden-based contractor and developer, has announced a slew of new projects. They are: On Jan. 10, Skanska announced it had won the $480 million contract to build a new Jamaica Bus Depot. The […]


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Construction remains one of country’s deadliest industries

December 21, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Construction’s per capita rate of worker deaths is not the highest among industries. The agricultural, fishing, forestry and hunting industry averaged 19.5 deaths per 100,000 full-time employees and the transportation and warehousing rate equaled 14.5. Nevertheless, some of the construction […]


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Tech sector decline saps office construction comeback

December 7, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Tech slowdowns continue to affect the commercial construction market, particularly the outlook for the U.S. office market. Technology companies accounted for 40.5% of all leasing activity through the third quarter of 2022. That means hiring freezes and slower growth expectations […]


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Apartment transactions plummet

December 6, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

MSCI is only one of the sources pointing to a slowing apartment sales market this fall. Lending for apartments decreased by 16% year over year in the third quarter, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Quarterly Index of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Building group launches national BIM program

September 13, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Unlike other sectors such as manufacturing, the construction industry hasn’t realized significant productivity gains through the implementation of technology. Indeed, construction has averaged just 1% productivity growth in the past 20 years, according to the NIBS release. The BIM process […]


Construction Processes, Legal

How and Why ENR Covered the Flint Trial

August 25, 2022

Via: ENR

As legal theater, the long trial of two engineering firms for their role in the Flint, Mich., water crisis ended with a thud. A federal jury in Ann Arbor, Mich., earlier this month deadlocked and the judge declared a mistrial. […]


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Top 10 US metros for construction starts

July 28, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Despite ongoing challenges like shortages of key materials and labor, rising prices and higher interest rates, the pandemic recovery continues for the construction industry. Growth morphed this year beyond warehouses and single-family housing to include improvement in other commercial sectors […]


Construction Processes, Design

Design-Build Helps Accelerate New Orleans Sound Stage Project

June 29, 2022

Via: ENR

Construction will wrap at the end of September on a $35-million renovation and expansion of Second Line Stages, a film and TV production facility in the heart of New Orleans, and those involved say effective communication and collaboration played an […]


Construction Processes, Design

How Architecture Firms Can Maximize Client Investment and Value

April 20, 2022

Via: gb&d magazine

There is more to providing architectural services to a client than just design. There is value in managing a client’s assets and helping them get the most bang for their buck long-term. That is part of what we do at […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Missouri contractor charged with fraud for minority business claims

April 6, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Minority and women-owned business participation on construction projects has become a hot-button topic. Many government-funded projects set participation goals for underrepresented groups, while the industry has tried to change its White-guys-only image with diversity and inclusion initiatives. Hal Goldsmith, assistant […]


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Structural Issues Force Emergency Evacuation of South Florida Apartment Building

April 5, 2022

Via: ENR

Officials in North Miami Beach, Fla., evacuated a five-story apartment building April 4 after an engineering survey revealed excessive deflection in multiple floor slabs. The owners of Bayview 60 Homes, a 60-unit structure alongside a canal in the city’s Eastern […]


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US infrastructure diversity plan draws fire from contractors, minority groups

March 10, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The objective of the memo is to create good-paying jobs, with the choice to join a union, for workers in traditionally underserved communities, according to a joint statement from DOL and DOT released this week. But it also said it […]


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FHWA report details efforts to implement Complete Streets design model

March 7, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently released a report to Congress showing the agency’s efforts to widely implement a Complete Streets design model across the country. According to a news release from FHWA, the goal of the Complete Streets design […]


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5 of the largest mixed-use projects in the works across the US

November 30, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Across the country, developers are placing big bets on mixed-use projects, many of them with budgets into the billions or hundreds of millions. In the Urban Land Institute’s 2022 Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, expectations for the performance of […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Construction spending falls in NYC, but outlook is positive

November 5, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

As COVID-19 continues to impact the construction industry, New York City faces an uncertain near-term economic future, according to the report. Delays in the federal infrastructure bill are also not sparking much optimism, it said. But Carlo Scissura, president and […]


Sustainability

Recent slump in commercial investments expected to reverse

November 4, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Other factors explaining why investment in nonresidential structures dropped during seven of the past eight quarters include pandemic-induced behavior changes. In other words, the pandemic has “undermined” several commercial real estate segments, such as reduced business travel and office space […]


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Report: P3 megaprojects often lose money for contractors

September 28, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Large construction projects primarily involve design-build work, where a design firm and contractor join forces, either through a joint venture or in a prime contractor/subcontractor relationship, to design and construct the project. The design-build team owns the design and the […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Selecting the right delivery method for the job

August 30, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

From the pyramids to the Burj Khalifa, for centuries the ability to create sophisticated structures has been the yardstick by which civilizations have been measured. Just as our capacity to build has evolved over time, so too have the methods […]


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Noose found at $1.7B MSG Sphere site in Las Vegas

August 30, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

A similar incident was reported last summer at another huge Las Vegas hotel project, the $4.3 billion Resorts World Las Vegas. According to a statement from Resorts World, a noose was discovered in one of the hotel’s towers and reported […]