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Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Report: Real estate leasing will continue to expand in 2020

January 22, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Elizabeth Norton, managing research director for Transwestern, said in a press release that “tight conditions and healthy expectations for e-commerce activity continue to drive industrial, while medical office is helping to bolster the office sector, which nears flatter conditions.” She […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Towers for $5.7-Billion Gordie Howe Bridge Will Soon Begin to Rise

January 14, 2020

Via: ENR

Much has already been written about the $5.7-billion Gordie Howe International Bridge, scheduled to open between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, in late 2024. The new span will cross the Detroit River and provide an international crossing for truck traffic as […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

3 Tips For Attaining Project Financial Control In The Construction Industry

January 10, 2020

Via: ENR

Project financial control involves more than summing historic values, it needs the controller to map the consequences of potential events and adjust the sliders to influence the outcomes. Like a DJ dropping the next track, the controller should drive the […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA plans multiple revisions to rules impacting construction industry in 2020

January 6, 2020

Via: BDCNetwork

OSHA is planning new regulations governing several workplace practices that will impact the construction industry in 2020. OSHA plans to issue a proposed rule in May that would amend parts of the cranes and derricks in construction standard. Revisions will […]


Sustainability

Labor supply and capability of workers worry contractors

January 3, 2020

Via: BDCNetwork

Most construction companies expect demand for their services and hiring to expand in 2020, but even more companies are worried about their ability to find qualified workers to hire, according to a survey by the Associated General Contractors of America […]


Sustainability

Raised Bridge, Road Resolve Iowa City’s Flooding Problem

December 23, 2019

Via: ENR

Iowa City’s Dubuque Street, a key artery that parallels the Iowa River, had a history of flooding—but in recent years floods have been worse and have had a much bigger impact. The road carries more than 25,000 vehicles a day […]


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

2019 sets new record for supertall building completion

December 12, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has released its annual report, CTBUH Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2019, part of the Tall Buildings in Numbers data analysis series. The report shows that 126 buildings of 200 […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Federal judge blocks Trump from using $3.6B of military funds for border wall

December 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Briones also wrote in his opinion that the plaintiffs “demonstrated irreparable harm, the inability of traditional remedies at law to rectify that harm and that the balance of the equities and public interest weigh in their favor.” The Trump administration […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Contractor gets jail sentence for worker trench deaths

December 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Atlantic Drain employees Higgins and Mattocks were killed Oct. 21, 2016, after the trench in which they were working caved in. The two were buried up to the waist in dirt and were drowned within seconds after a fire hydrant […]