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Construction Processes, Design

The School of Architecture Develops Design-Build Learning Program at Arcosanti in Arizona, USA

June 27, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

The School of Architecture, founded by Frank Lloyd Wright as the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, is undergoing significant transformations. Two years after separating from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, TSOA landed at Arcosanti, an experimental desert community in Arizona owned […]


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House Appropriators Call For FY23 Hikes in Many Construction Programs

June 27, 2022

Via: ENR

As the House’s July 4 recess draws near, the chamber’s Appropriations Committee has pushed through many of the bills to set fiscal year 2023 spending levels for federal agencies. Results so far include recommended increases in many major construction programs. […]


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$1B Upgrade to Central California Dam Begins Construction

June 23, 2022

Via: ENR

A $1-billion upgrade to the B.F. Sisk Dam in California’s Central Valley was launched this month as part of an effort to reduce the impact of severe seismic events on the 55-year-old earthfill structure. The 382-ft-high, 3.5-mile-long compacted earthfill embankment […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Rising labor costs eat away at construction firms’ profits

June 23, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The clamor over construction’s labor crisis reached a fever pitch this week, with new evidence suggesting historic wage increases for low-skilled site workers are eating into contractors’ profits. Average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees in construction rose to […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Turner boosts construction site safety with wireless fire system

June 22, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Due to lack of power during the initial stages of construction projects, some sites rely on air horns as an evacuation method on construction sites, but it’s not without drawbacks. Sean Ryan, environmental health safety manager at Turner Construction, said […]


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Pulse: Southeast Construction Bids for June 2022

June 21, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking bidders to construct the Central Everglades Planning Project Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir foundation and cutoff wall in Palm Beach County. The work includes clearing, grubbing, demucking, blasting, foundation preparation, installation of a […]


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Sherman Minton Bridge Closed for Construction

June 17, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

Drivers in Louisville, Kentucky should brace themselves for more lane closures on the Sherman Minton Bridge, as part of the ongoing construction. The right lane on both sides were blocked starting Thursday night at 9 P.M., including the on-ramp from […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Why construction stocks are like honey for the bear market

June 15, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

This week, the prospect of a recession got real. Scary real. Nearly six months into the stock market’s tumultuous ride, investors woke up Monday to see the claws of the bear now too late to duck: 40-year-high inflation for six […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Which Building Construction Materials Are Ecological?

June 14, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

In the current scenario of a climate crisis, thinking about an architectural project without defining ecological guidelines has become practically unacceptable. One of the main emitters of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, the construction sector is increasingly looking for new […]


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How construction starts fare by US region

June 14, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Construction Dive is taking a look at the four different regions of the U.S. and how analysts expect these construction markets to rebound from the pandemic. U.S. construction starts across the board should continue to grow for the rest of […]