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Construction Processes, Financial

Construction spending dips, but contractors remain optimistic

October 4, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Nonresidential spending totaled $859.3 billion in August on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, as private nonresidential spending ticked down 0.1%, while public nonresidential construction spending decreased 0.8%. Residential spending fell 1% over the last month, while total construction spending dipped […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Multifamily construction delays continue as prices, permitting times rise

October 4, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

A majority of multifamily developers are struggling with project delays related to financing, material price increases and permitting, according to a new NMHC survey. Ninety percent of respondents reported construction delays, with 78% of this group reporting delays in permitting […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Understand your jobsite safety climate strengths & weaknesses

October 3, 2022

Via: ISHN

Refugio Alvarez. Eric Buschard. Rebecca Klein. Aaron Boggs. Four safety and health professionals from across the country who share a common bond: all enthusiastically use a free safety climate assessment and improvement tool created by CPWR – The Center for […]


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Best Project, Highway/Bridge SH 99 Grand Parkway Segments H & I

October 3, 2022

Via: ENR

The scale and scope of the 37.5-mile Segment H and I project presented the joint venture of Ferrovial, Granite Construction and Webber with large-scale challenges. The $938-million project—located in the eastern part of the SH 99 project around the city […]


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American Express equips construction businesses with tools to help maximize growth

October 3, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Sixty-seven percent of U.S. businesses expect to spend more on construction in the next six months, and 72% expect to spend more on raw and processed materials (e.g., chemicals, metal, lumber), according to a recent survey from American Express1. “This […]


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Construction Equipment – Rent, Buy, or Lease?

September 30, 2022

Via: ConstructConnect

When it comes to acquiring construction equipment for your commercial construction company there are a number of factors to consider when it comes time to decide whether you rent, buy or lease. The first thing to consider is how often […]


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Is nighttime construction work essential to the job?

September 29, 2022

Via: ISHN

Construction sites may have to employ night shift workers to get tasks done promptly without potentially inconveniencing the public. The construction industry is a massive field valued at over $1 trillion in the United States alone, making it an essential […]


Construction Techniques

Builders face security, privacy risks as BIM takes off

September 29, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry is increasingly embracing collaborative digital tools like BIM. While leveraging BIM brings many benefits, it also comes with unique challenges for contractors trying to land civil projects. Federal and state cybersecurity regulations are evolving rapidly, forcing contractors […]


Construction Processes, Legal

EEOC sues California contractor for national origin, sexual harassment

September 29, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a California commercial framing and drywall contractor for national origin and sexual harassment, alleging supervisors addressed Latino workers with racial slurs and threatened to sexually assault them. The EEOC’s suit against Orange County, […]


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California Bills Could Create Up to 150,000 Construction Jobs

September 28, 2022

Via: ENR

The Sept. 28 signing by California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) of bills aimed at addressing the state’s need for affordable housing is expected to facilitate construction of millions of new units for low- and middle-income residents and create more than […]


Construction Techniques

ConTech Conversations: DPR robotics lead on leveraging tech to solve problems

September 28, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Henning Roedel, DPR’s robotics lead, is an advocate for the use of tech on construction sites. Through his studies at Stanford University, Roedel got involved with Scandinavian general contractor Veidekke Entreprenad AB, via the university’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering. […]


Construction Processes, Design

Why Gen Z Is Changing the Identity of Architecture

September 26, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Generation Z comprises people born after 1995. They grew along with the popularization of the internet and interact with the world by integrating all forms of available technology. The diversity of available media, the speed in information traffic, the interactivity […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Weather monitors gather real-time heat stress readings on your jobsite

September 23, 2022

Via: ISHN

It’s paramount to know the exact temperature on your jobsite to protect workers in hot conditions. At higher temperatures, a change of even a few degrees can be a warning sign that you need to alter their workday activities to […]


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Dodge: Total construction starts fall 9% in August

September 22, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Nonbuilding construction starts fell 36% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $278.8 billion. But if the two multi-million dollar LNG projects were excluded from July’s figures, August’s nonbuilding starts would have increased 27%, according to the report. […]


Construction Techniques

AECOM launches new sewer inspection software

September 21, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

AECOM’s PipeInsights platform enables users to manage multiple sewer programs simultaneously and better understand overall sewer system health, the company said in the release. It also allows users to securely access inspections from any mobile device. PipeInsights is the latest […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Fall protection is OSHA’s top safety violation for 12th year in a row

September 21, 2022

Via: ISHN

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Tuesday its preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2022. NSC Safety+Health Associate Editor Kevin Druley introduced Patrick Kapust, acting director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, who […]


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Senate Panel Examines IIJA Highway Programs’ Rollout

September 21, 2022

Via: ENR

With the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act now on the books for more than 10 months, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is continuing its oversight of how the U.S. Dept. of Transportation is carrying out the law’s highway […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Collecting personal data improves safety, but increases contractor liability

September 21, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

When Hensel Phelps chief innovation officer Thai Nguyen discusses the use of technology to improve jobsite safety with workers, he’s always careful to emphasize why it’s important and specifically what is being monitored. “We really reassure them that the monitoring […]


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Officials See Much Work Ahead for New York City’s Infrastructure

September 20, 2022

Via: ENR

New York City Commissioner of Transportation Ydanis Rodriguez sees his mission very clearly. “We believe in implementing infrastructure that meets people’s needs.” His goal, which aligns with that of Mayor Eric Adams, is to make the city the “safest in […]


Construction Processes, Financial

US DOT Opens Competitions for Two Tech Grant Programs

September 20, 2022

Via: ENR

Seeking advances in applying new transportation technologies, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation has opened competition for two technology-related grant programs totaling $800 million over five years. The agency announced on Sept. 19 that it is now accepting applications for grants […]