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Construction Techniques

With $4M in backing, Core joins construction jobs app field

September 21, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The company joins an increasingly crowded field of technology firms trying to solve the seemingly simple yet intractable challenge of connecting tradespeople looking for work with construction companies who are hiring. In July, California-based construction project management software provider Procore […]


Sustainability

Construction scores a hat trick: Starts, jobs, backlog all rise

September 21, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Nevertheless, the good news came with a dose of caution: “While there are reasons to believe that the months ahead will present challenges for nonresidential construction — including tighter credit conditions, weak state and local government finances and elevated commercial […]


Sustainability

Expert: Detailed site plans needed to avoid crane collisions

September 18, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

City officials also told KXAN that the area of Austin where the Mueller project is located has more green space and that the cranes might not have had to swing over public property. It is unknown whether the crane operators […]


Construction Processes, Legal

What to do when an employee is afraid to return to the jobsite due to COVID-19

September 17, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors across the country are dealing with labor issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. Some workers who are receiving unemployment benefits are staying away from work until their assistance runs out, but others are being kept away by a more […]


Sustainability

Phoenix rises as US construction starts plummet

September 17, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

While commercial and multifamily construction activity plummeted in the first half of 2020, one major metro area was spared. Starts in the top 20 metropolitan areas posted a decline of 22% through the first six months of 2020 compared to […]


Construction Techniques

Researchers receive patents for prestressed concrete innovation

September 16, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Prestressing is generally used when a concrete element has to withstand very high loads — for instance, beams, bridges or cantilevered structures. In conventional pretensioning technology, the reinforcements or tendons — usually made of steel — are anchored on both […]


Construction Techniques

ICC offers guidance for remote virtual inspections

September 16, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The coronavirus pandemic has sped up the implementation of remote virtual inspections for many building departments, and many officials have indicated that their agencies will probably continue to use remote inspections even after social distancing rules ease up. Using common, […]


Sustainability

Construction’s Human Resources Specialists Become Key Agents of Change

September 16, 2020

Via: ENR

Six months after the coronavirus pandemic first shuttered offices across the U.S., contractors and design firms have, for the most part, settled into the “new normal.” With distancing and other safety protocols implemented at jobsites, some firms have returned to […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Is factoring the right move to help finance a construction project?

September 15, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Having enough cash on hand to pay the bills and fund new projects is always top of mind for contractors, especially labor- and material-heavy subcontractors that fund most of the activity on a construction project often months before the owner […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Federal court says DOL joint-employer rule ‘arbitrary and capricious’; ABC says judge ‘got it wrong’

September 15, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Woods’ decision in part focused on the four-factor test included in the final rule. The test considers whether the potential joint employer: Hires or fires the employee (not whether the employer has the authority to hire or fire). Supervises and […]