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Construction Site Safety, Hazards

The Dotted Line: Safety risks that can stop a construction project

January 28, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

In the construction industry, there are inherent risks for workers, even on the safest of jobsites, which is why supervisors and safety personnel are encouraged to be vigilant in their efforts to identify and mitigate potentially dangerous situations, many times […]


Sustainability

Current model for storing nuclear waste is incomplete

January 27, 2020

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

The materials the United States and other countries plan to use to store high-level nuclear waste will likely degrade faster than anyone previously knew because of the way those materials interact, new research shows. The findings, published today in the […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

NAHB: Multifamily construction starts will rise just 1% in 2020

January 24, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

To meet U.S. demand for multifamily housing, the industry needs to build about 328,000 units a year, which has only occurred twice since 1989, Sarah Yaussi, a spokesperson for the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), told Construction Dive. Housing experts […]


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 […]