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Construction job openings hit third highest on record

February 2, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The majority of contractors intend to increase staffing levels over the next six months, according to Basu, so “labor shortages will remain a stiff headwind for the industry,” he said. Consumer spending has begun to show signs of weakness, Basu […]


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Contech firm Built Robotics acquires Roin, eyes expansion

February 1, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

San Francisco-based Built Robotics announced the acquisition of Roin Technologies on Jan. 24, paving the way for the company’s expansion beyond excavation into other areas primed for automation on jobsites. Built Robotics is the creator of the Exosystem, an aftermarket […]


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Can tech layoffs bridge the labor gap in construction?

February 1, 2023

Via: Construction Europe

As most of us are aware, across all the skilled trades, the worker shortage is progressing alongside advancements in digitization. As a result, leading construction companies are quickly introducing new roles that emphasize the need for workers with a mix […]


Construction Processes, Financial

US DOT Awards $1.2B for IIJA “Mega” Projects, including Hudson Tunnel

January 31, 2023

Via: ENR

The Biden administration has picked nine high-profile surface transportation projects to share nearly $1.2 billion in Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act grants, topped by a $292-million award for an early-phase element of a mammoth planned New York-New Jersey Hudson River […]


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New Jersey announces $350M for school construction

January 30, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Economists expect education projects to jump to $72.7 billion in 2023, a 5% gain from 2022 levels of activity, according to Dodge Construction Network. In New Jersey, as well as other Northeastern states like New York and Massachusetts, the education […]


Construction Processes, Financial

In Praise of Escrow for Taking Tension Out of Construction Payments

January 30, 2023

Via: ENR

I was working for a general contractor on several fast-track student housing projects in the late 1990s to fill a need in the Boston area, especially on smaller campuses that had limited space. One fast-tracked campus apartment project I remember […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

NY’s Carlos’ Law hikes penalties for jobsite safety crimes

January 27, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Under the new legislation, a contractor is guilty of criminal corporate liability for the death or injury of a worker when it negligently, recklessly, intentionally or knowingly causes the death or serious physical injury of its employees while they are […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Facing charges in worker’s 2021 trench collapse death, contractor surrenders to police

January 26, 2023

Via: ISHN

The owner of a Vail, Colorado construction company facing felony manslaughter charges has surrendered to local law enforcement after the Summit County Sheriff’s Office in Breckenridge, Colorado, issued an arrest warrant on Jan. 24, 2023, related to the findings of […]


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DPR Construction taps Mark Whitson as president

January 25, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

DPR Construction announced this week it has appointed Mark Whitson as president, effective this month. He will lead the firm with CEO George Pfeffer to “guide DPR’s shared leadership team and the organization into the future,” according to a press […]


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2023 begins with ‘positive momentum’ for construction

January 25, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

“December starts revealed where the current strength in construction lies: manufacturing and infrastructure,” said Richard Branch, chief economist at Dodge, in a press release. “It is those segments that will provide insulation for the sector as the economy softens in […]


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BLS: Union Construction Workforce Share Dips To Lowest in Years

January 20, 2023

Via: ENR

Construction unions’ portion of the industry’s total workforce declined last year to the lowest annual level in a decade, according to a new Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The latest annual BLS report on union membership, released on Jan. 19, […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Ohio roofing contractor gets 8th citation for exposing workers to deadly fall hazards

January 19, 2023

Via: ISHN

For the eighth time since 2016, federal safety inspectors found the owner of a Martin, Ohio roofing company exposed roofers and other workers to the construction industry’s leading cause of death – falls from elevation – by failing to provide […]


Construction Processes, Legal

DHS strengthens deportation protection for undocumented workers involved in employment claims

January 19, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Often earning low wages and experiencing discrimination, all while facing the ever-present threat of deportation, undocumented workers in the U.S. don’t get many wins, said Luz Castro, deputy director of national policy for Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Contractor cited for continuing to expose workers to potentially deadly falls

January 18, 2023

Via: ISHN

Less than four months after citing a Trenton, New Jersey roofing contractor for exposing unprotected workers to deadly fall hazards, OSHA is once again holding the employer responsible for putting its workers’ safety at risk. As part of its Local […]


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Construction executive sees opportunity in Texas

January 18, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

With 27 years of construction experience under his belt, Corbett Nichter was recently named executive vice president at Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based MAPP. The general contractor has projects across the country and specializes in retail, office, warehouse and hospitality work among […]


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Skanska kicks off new year with slew of project wins

January 17, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Skanska USA, the American arm of the Sweden-based contractor and developer, has announced a slew of new projects. They are: On Jan. 10, Skanska announced it had won the $480 million contract to build a new Jamaica Bus Depot. The […]


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RFP Release Expected Next Month for $3B Brent Spence Bridge Project

January 13, 2023

Via: ENR

The Ohio Dept. of Transportation has released information for potential contractors looking to find work on a $3-billion-project to improve the traffic-choked Brent Spence Bridge connecting Covington, Ky. with Cincinnati, Ohio. The bridge is about to get a massive upgrade […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Pennsylvania County Sues Contractors Over 1980s Jail Construction

January 13, 2023

Via: ENR

A Pennsylvania county government is suing the contractors that designed and built its jail more than 40 years ago, alleging work was never completed because a bond beam shown on plans was never placed. Officials say the construction oversight hastened […]


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COVID was construction’s top killer in 2020

January 13, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

2020 — the start of the pandemic in the U.S. — was the first time that the CDC has broken out mortality data by industry. The research did not include information from Arizona, North Carolina, Rhode Island or Washington, D.C. […]


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Industry Leads for the Week of January 16, 2023

January 12, 2023

Via: ENR

Willett Distillery is planning to construct a distillery on a 150-acre site in Springfield. The project scope includes construction of a 70,000-sq-ft building as well as the purchase and installation of stainless steel tanks and piping, along with milling, mashing, […]