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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 […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Billions Will Be Spent on Public School Campus Projects in Coming Months

January 16, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Public school campuses are always busy places, but in about five months many of them will experience a different kind of activity. That’s because numerous school districts will launch major construction projects in the few summer months when students are […]


Sustainability

Survey ranks toughest construction jobs

January 15, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

A new survey of contractors and consumers found that roofing is perceived as the most physically demanding construction trade, while electrical work seems to be the most difficult to master. CraftJack, a contractor lead service, surveyed 1,609 contractors and 652 […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

On site: Construction wraps up on New Jersey’s $6B American Dream project

December 19, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Since its inception more than 20 years ago, American Dream Meadowlands has been a work in progress. The project has outlived two developers and at least two general contractors, several lenders, the Great Recession and the rise of e-commerce, which […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

$1B terminal opens at New Orleans International Airport

November 13, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

After seven years of design and planning work, the new North Terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport has opened. The 35-gate, $1 billion terminal’s architectural form is an homage to the gentle curves of the Mississippi River and […]