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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 […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Breaking: Construction Jobless Rate Weakens in November

December 6, 2019

Via: ENR

Construction’s November unemployment rate rose from October’s level and from its year-earlier figure as the industry gained just 1,000 jobs during the month, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. The BLS employment report, released on Dec. 6, showed […]


Sustainability

Green means go: Sustainable construction is driving the industry forward

December 5, 2019

Via: Construction Global

Each year, the global construction industry uses three billion tonnes of materials. And worldwide, this sector is responsible for 23% of all CO2emissions. Little wonder then, that public and investor demand for green construction projects is growing. Between 2018 and […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Nonresidential construction spending falls in October

December 4, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

National nonresidential construction spending fell 0.7% in October but is up 1.4% compared to the same time last year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Report: Scope of work changes top cause of construction disputes

December 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The categories of technology that are most helpful in avoiding disputes, according to Resolution Management Consultants of Marlton, New Jersey, are scheduling software, 3D modeling tools like BIM and data collection devices. All these tools can help contractors better plan […]


Sustainability

This world-first facility will turn human remains into soil

December 3, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Olson Kundig recently unveiled the design of the world’s first facility for “natural organic reduction,” a process that gently converts human remains into soil in about 30 days. The project was designed in partnership with, and for, Recompose, the company […]


Construction Processes, Design

Modular Monitor: Why does offsite construction matter?

December 2, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Hype for modular construction has hit a level of ubiquity. It seems like every month another prefabricated hotel tops out at a record height for the delivery model, or a city official lauds the practice as the panacea for affordable […]


Construction Processes, Financial

$3.9B P3 road project in Virginia breaks down into small bid packages for minority-owned businesses

December 2, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced last February that HRCP had won the $3.3 billion design-build contract for the Hampton Roads bridge and tunnel. Northam said it is the largest project in VDOT history. HCRP includes construction industry heavy hitters Dragados […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Missouri company repeats trenching hazards

November 27, 2019

Via: ISHN

When OSHA inspectors saw employees of Blue Nile Contractors, Inc. exposed to trenching and excavation hazards while installing water lines at a Kansas City, Missouri jobsite, it wasn’t a first for the company. Among the violations arising from that May […]


Sustainability

Lack of Vocational Training Leads to Construction Labor Shortage

November 26, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

As this next generation of children begins to reach adulthood, the push to get a four year college degree is seen as the only solution to achieve career success. Any other direction is frowned upon by parents and society. Unfortunately, […]