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Climate Change is Expanding the Need for Resilient Building Design

May 17, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

Since the dawn of civilization architecture has helped people cope with extremes like heat, moisture, and seismic activity. But with climate change making such extremes more punishing, buildings must withstand stronger storms, higher temperatures, and more devastating floods to protect […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Hidden risks in the construction site

May 16, 2024

Via: ISHN

Construction sites are dynamic environments teeming with activity, equipment, and potential hazards. While the dangers from heavy machinery operation, electrical work, and fall hazards are well-recognized, numerous hidden risks lurk beneath the surface, posing significant threats to worker health and […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction leaders have raised the safety bar, yet more work remains

May 16, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

When Troy Teepe worked on construction jobsites earlier in his career, he says he didn’t always follow safety protocols to a T. Today, he likens the confidence workers develop that causes them to skip safety measures to playing the lottery. […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction input prices jump again, continue 2024’s upward climb

May 15, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, echoed Basu’s concerns about rising input costs and its impact on contractors’ bids and project expenses. “Prices for construction inputs have risen faster than contractors’ bids every month so […]


Construction Processes, Financial

5 contech firms announce funding in 2024’s first half

May 15, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

The saying goes April showers bring May flowers, and so far this spring, contech firms announced they’ve been showered with cash. Firms that specialize in green materials, recycling and artificial intelligence-based inspections reeled in cash, as the industry continues to […]


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Agriculture Dept. Awards $671M for Rural Energy, Water Projects

May 14, 2024

Via: ENR

As part of a series of Biden administration activities focused on rural America, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture will provide $671.4 million in loans and grants for projects to build and upgrade energy grid, drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure […]


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Contractors, owners wait out high interest rates

May 14, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

With nearly 45 years of experience under his belt, Monte Thurmond may have seen this movie before. The executive vice president for AECOM Hunt, an Indianapolis-based general contracting firm, understands the implications of higher interest rates on construction activity, and […]


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Construction Women Explore Workplace Change, Trailblazing Technologies

May 13, 2024

Via: ENR

A construction technology entrepreneur described her firm’s artificial intelligence tool that can digest 3.6-million construction document pages to enable a project team to more quickly and realistically use the megavolume of detail to make job decisions. A U.S. General Services […]


Sustainability

What is the Green Building Initiative?

May 13, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

Reducing the environmental impact of our built environment is imperative to ensuring a livable, healthy, and fulfilling future. Over the last several decades many organizations have committed themselves to this goal, with the Green Building Initiative being one of the […]


Sustainability

How Engineered Wood Can Decarbonize the Construction Industry

April 23, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

At a time when sustainability and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) concerns are prevalent, there is a crucial need to focus on a sector that accounts for 38% of all global CO₂ emissions and consumes 30% of global resources: the […]


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ENR New England Set to Publish 2023 Top Construction Starts

March 1, 2024

Via: ENR

The April print issue of ENR New England will include some of the region’s largest 2023 construction starts, with projects each valued at more than $150 million. Below is a preliminary list of projects that will potentially be on the […]


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Congress Averts Shutdown, Passes New Stopgap

March 1, 2024

Via: ENR

Congress has again voted to avoid a partial government shutdown by approving another short stopgap spending measure—the fourth such bill since October. The extension gives it more time to work out spending differences that would carry through Sept. 30, the […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques

Collaboration and Standardization Support Successful BIM for Infrastructure Adoption

February 29, 2024

Via: ENR

In the first article in our BIM series, we looked at the history of BIM – both its philosophical underpinnings and the technological advancements that have made it an increasingly central part of the construction process. Much of that article […]


Construction Techniques

Three Areas to Consider When Evaluating an Advanced Digital Construction Management System

February 29, 2024

Via: ENR

Today’s construction industry is in an interesting time with a landscape that seems hardly untouched by tech in any area, unlike never before. The industry isn’t just changing and evolving in some, but rather ALL of the areas simultaneously. For […]


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February 2024 wins: Contractors report their latest awards

February 29, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Project awards are the lifeblood of every construction firm, as they indicate new work and future revenue. Here, Construction Dive tracks the top project wins recently announced by the country’s biggest contractors, ranging from a casino and a transit tunnel […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Judge Issues Stay, Delaying Biden’s NLRB Joint-Employer Rule

February 28, 2024

Via: ENR

Construction contractors and organized labor are keeping their eyes on a federal court in Texas, watching for the next development in a court challenge to the Biden administration’s standard redefining what constitutes a “joint employer.” The National Labor Relations Board […]


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Infrastructure builders optimistic, despite drop in some sectors

February 27, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors are staying busy with infrastructure work as federal money continues to roll out. However, worker shortages and high inflation continue to strain the sector, and spending on transit and fossil fuel projects slumped in the past year. According to […]


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Tampa’s sunny construction market has builders feeling good

February 27, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Tracy Hunt describes Tampa, Florida, as a city with a “small town/big town” vibe. And it’s a town that’s growing bigger by the second. Hunt, the executive vice president and Florida general manager for Sweden-based builder and developer Skanska, told […]


Construction Techniques

How Artificial Intelligence is Making Every Step of Preconstruction Easier

February 27, 2024

Via: ConstructConnect

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the silent partner in preconstruction you probably never thought you needed. Now that AI has landed, it’s time to think of ways to introduce this technology to your process. Pre-Design Using AI in the pre-design stage […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

ASSP publishes first standard on heat stress in construction

February 26, 2024

Via: ISHN

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has published the first national voluntary consensus standard addressing heat stress for workers in construction and demolition operations. Hundreds of thousands of workers frequently face outdoor hazards such as high heat and humidity. […]