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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 […]


Sustainability

Coronavirus impacts could have ripple effect on U.S. construction industry

February 19, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The coronavirus outbreak in China could add another layer of unpredictability to the many uncertainties facing commercial building in the U.S. From labor shortages and tariffs to an upcoming presidential election, the industry entered 2020 facing many unknowns, and experts […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Fluor decides to keep government business, faces SEC investigation

February 18, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Last fall, as part of a strategic review process, Fluor leaders announced that they were initiating plans to sell AMECO and the firm’s government business for a total of about $1 billion. CEO Carlos Hernandez said at that time that […]


Construction Processes, Design

Design-build takes hold in all but 2 states

February 10, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

In the last 25 years, the design-build delivery method has caught on with not just contractors but also government officials, customers and jurisdictions across the country. The method is now allowed on at least some types of public projects in […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Should contractors risk moving into niche building sectors?

February 4, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

In the construction industry, the term “specialty contractors” usually refers to subcontractors who deal exclusively with one piece of the construction process like metal framing, flooring or curtain walls. However, all but the largest conglomerates are niche contractors in some […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Worker killed at $1.5B Amazon airport project in Kentucky

February 3, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Whiting-Turner Kokosing broke ground on the project last May. The new hub, which will include a ramp tower, sortation facilities and, ultimately, space for up to 100 aircrafts, will help the internet retailer meet its “fast and free” shipping obligations […]


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, 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 […]