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Construction Techniques

Clark Construction employs 3D modeling, laser scanning to solve healthcare project challenges

July 22, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

When it opens in 2023, a new healthcare facility for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., will feature the latest medical and technological advances. The new 477,213-square-foot medical and surgical building will feature 156 patient rooms, 32 exam rooms […]


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Texas prepares to take bids for border wall construction

July 21, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Abbott has said he will use the emergency declaration to fund and construct a border barrier in the state, which Luca said is the only thing unusual about the project compared to any other job the Facilities Commission undertakes. The […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

PPI Measures of Construction Material Costs Are Still Shouting Warnings

July 21, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

This article focuses on the latest U.S. building material cost increases as laid out in the Producer Price Index data set compiled and published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The PPI series measures prices for goods as they leave […]


Construction Techniques

Change Order Management for Construction

July 20, 2021

Via: ENR

Change orders are inevitable; how you manage them makes all the difference. Proactively handle change orders with quick, efficient and integrated communications. Ensure your team stays informed of all updates, and readily adapts to changes as a cohesive unit by […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Safety helmets vs. hard hats

July 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The image of a construction worker wearing a hard hat is iconic. Whether it’s high atop a skyscraper or on the ground, everyone on a job site must wear a hard hat, visitors included. However, is that mainstay of construction—the […]


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Construction employment trails pre-pandemic level in 39 states

July 19, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Construction employment in June remained below the levels reached before the pre-pandemic peak in February 2020 in 39 states, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data released today. Association officials noted that […]


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Even in temperate regions, contractors battle dangerously hot weather

July 16, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

In Portland, Oregon, 115 degrees is not normal. Late last month, however, the Pacific Northwest saw the temperature skyrocket and break multiple records. The thermometer soared to 115 in Portland and 108 in Seattle. The heatwave caused up to 100 […]


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Project manager’s advice to young women in construction: ‘Just do it’

July 15, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

As a project manager at Portland, Oregon-based R&H Construction, 29-year-old Sarah Jimenez has worked on multiple project teams and now is running a new $19 million ground-up addiction treatment center in Southeast Portland. Jimenez, who holds a construction management degree […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Producer prices for construction materials and services soar 26% over 12 months

July 15, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Unprecedented price increases for a wide range of goods and services used in construction pushed up contractors’ costs by a devastating 26.3% from June 2020 to June 2021, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Gilbane CEO: Impacts of material price squeeze will continue for years

July 14, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Gilbane Building Company CEO Mike McKelvy notes that COVID-19 is not the first pandemic that his company has faced. Founded in 1870, Gilbane was in operation during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 to 1920. Now, the contractor is expanding […]