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Uproar Causes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Rethink Miami Storm Protection Plan

October 5, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

A persuasive local advocacy and media campaign convinced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a new, expanded study for a $6 billion project to protect Miami from future hurricanes, coastal flooding, and climate impacts. Critics argued that the […]


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 […]


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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 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 […]


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DOE opens $7B hydrogen hub funding opportunity, issues draft production standard

September 27, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The U.S. Department of Energy is now accepting applications for $7 billion in funding to develop at least a half dozen regional clean hydrogen hubs across the country. Alongside the funding opportunity announcement, the agency issued guidance for a draft […]


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What is Urban Gamification?

September 26, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Everyone’s experience of a city is unique. Whether one is visiting a place for the first time or has lived there all their life, their experiences are shaped by their personal interactions with the built environment. Buildings, landscapes, and streets […]


Construction Processes, Financial

EPA Awards $1.3B in IIJA Funds for Water Infrastructure Projects in 18 States

September 22, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $1.3 billion for water infrastructure improvements to 18 states using funds provided in the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The money was issued through State Revolving Funds (SRFs) for drinking […]


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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6 Reasons Why Construction Companies Fail

September 16, 2022

Via: ConstructConnect

Running a successful construction company isn’t easy. The industry is full of risks can challenges that can lead to failure. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of the 69,296 private construction firms that started operation in 2001, […]


Construction Processes, Design

The Versatility of Reinforced Concrete in Five Architectural Uses

September 15, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Fundamental for the development of large metropolises as we know them today, cement is a material used historically, whose technological advances have revolutionized construction technique and technology of civil construction, enabling the verticalization of construction and the densification of urban […]


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Years-Late, Over-Budget Embassy Project Prompts US Lawmaker to Seek Construction Oversight

September 15, 2022

Via: ENR

A project to build a new U.S. embassy compound in Turkmenistan is expected to complete eight years late and $131 million over its budget, according to a U.S. lawmaker who recently introduced a bill to add more Congressional oversight of […]


Construction Techniques

How Automation is Transforming Construction

September 9, 2022

Via: ENR

Construction firms are prioritizing technology to address labor challenges, waste, and sustainability. Forward-thinking firms that want to maximize their digital investment are turning to automation to quantitatively improve the way their teams work. For many, automation is associated with self-sufficient […]


Construction Techniques

3 Reasons Why Construction Innovation Is More Important Than Ever

September 9, 2022

Via: ENR

Construction projects are known for their sprawling budgets and schedule overruns. Underlying these issues are disjointed processes, a lack of data transparency, and project delivery models that don’t adequately address the needs of modern projects. To tackle these challenges, the […]


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Harbor Bridge contractor pledges to address safety concerns

September 7, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

In early August, the agency warned that the new span has design flaws so significant that “the bridge would collapse under certain load conditions” if it were finished per the current design. It cited an earlier independent review of the […]


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The importance of research in construction

September 6, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry has an established history of research focusing on project design, planning and execution. While this work has advanced and improved the industry, in recent years the role of the craft professional has emerged as another topic of […]


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Building Alabama’s Biotech Research Hub

August 30, 2022

Via: ENR

Research and entrepreneurship are leading to a biotech boom in North Alabama, where the rapidly growing HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is constructing new facilities for cutting-edge research in genomics and plant science. In two new buildings—a greenhouse and research facility—nonprofit […]


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Rego Restaurant Group develops modular construction units

August 26, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The modular restaurants, dubbed Qube for Quiznos and Baja Shack for Taco Del Mar, will allow franchisees to build on sites that are too small for a traditional restaurant. This could accelerate growth and decrease construction time and costs. Traditional […]