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ENR Midwest Previews 2022 Top Contractors Ranking

May 17, 2022

Via: ENR

Time is running out to have your construction firm recognized in ENR Midwest’s annual Top Contractors ranking. The deadline is May 30 for the list that will appear in our July issue. Nearly 100 construction managers and general contractors have […]


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No Bidders Submit for $210M St. Louis Convention Center Expansion’s Second Phase

May 12, 2022

Via: ENR

A contract to build the second half of a $210-million convention center expansion in St. Louis drew no bidders as contractors face pricing uncertainty and staffing woes. Members of the St. Louis Board of Public Service said during their May […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Robust equipment, safety plan upgrades key to reducing fall fatalities

May 12, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Construction managers don’t have a silver bullet approach at their disposal to prevent onsite falls. Instead, protective gear needs to fit the unique scenarios and structural considerations for each specific jobsite, according to speakers at a recent webinar hosted by […]


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Industry Leads for the Week of May 16, 2022

May 11, 2022

Via: ENR

Fidelis New Energy LLC is planning to construct a 200-MW biomass-fired power plant, the Cyclus Steam and Power plant, in Port Allen. Scope includes construction of a building; installation of a bubbling fluidized bed boiler and an oxy-combustion unit; and […]


Construction Processes, Design

Top Design Firms Grow Revenue, But Not at Pre-Pandemic Rate

May 9, 2022

Via: ENR

In 2021, ENR Midwest’s 122 Top Design firms delivered $6.97 billion in total revenue. That’s up from the $6.54 billion reported by 110 firms in the prior year, but the relatively modest increase doesn’t keep pace with the pace of […]


Construction Techniques

Smart screw technology has potential for bridge use

May 5, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT recently created a smart self-powered screw that automatically sends out alerts when it detects that it has loosened. Structures like bridges are subject to subtle movements and repeated temperature […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction Material Costs—Spikes Everywhere

May 3, 2022

Via: ConstructConnect

The breakouts in U.S. construction material input costs showed few signs of abating in March. Table 1 presents year-over-year, and latest-three-month percentage-change results for 15 Producer Price Index series that bear on the materials cost side of construction projects. March […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA wants to make injury data public, but employers fear a PR nightmare

April 27, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has for a second time proposed increased injury and illness reporting for employers — as well as a change that would make that data public — and business advocates are again pushing back. OSHA […]


Sustainability

Construction attorney: Compliance ‘weakest part’ of supplier diversity efforts

April 25, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Diversity and inclusion goals on construction projects have made a lot of news recently. Not only has the industry spearheaded efforts to bring more diverse workers onto jobs with initiatives like Construction Inclusion Week, contractors are increasingly putting their money […]


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Government backlogs delay apartment construction

April 25, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans began to work remotely. Others left their jobs altogether. And many migrated to the Sun Belt, sparking a development boom. These trends have converged to create problems in short-staffed zoning and planning offices around the […]