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The top 10 residential builders of 2024

May 29, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Every May, Builder magazine releases its ranking of the top 200 single-family home builders in the U.S. based on closings, including both homes built for sale and for rent. The top 10 builders on this year’s list have largely held […]


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The largest commercial construction starts of April 2024

May 28, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Project groundbreakings posted their largest increase of the year in April after a slow start, according to Dodge Construction Network. Total construction starts rebounded 6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.06 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. The […]


Construction Techniques

Optimizing Construction and Engineering Resources

May 23, 2024

Via: ENR

Resources play a vital role in the success of any construction and engineering company, and can be broken down into four main components: Labor Subcontractors Materials The weight and importance assigned to each resource can differ from one company to […]


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Commerce Department wants more women in construction

May 22, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Tuesday’s announcement follows another this month launching the CHIPS Women in Construction Framework, a set of five best practices for increasing the participation of women. The pledge will follow the same concepts in the framework. They are: Set goals and […]


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How Can You Future-Proof Buildings?

May 21, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

Western society has largely accepted that the technologies and devices we use on a daily basis—like our phones, laptops, and even vehicles—are largely designed to be replaced a few years down the road. It is critical that the same attitude […]


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Delta Tunnel Project to Generate $38 Billion in Economic Benefits As Costs Rise

May 20, 2024

Via: ENR

A new financial analysis of California’s ambitious but controversial Delta Conveyance Project indicates it would create billions of dollars in benefits even though the price tag has increased substantially. The massive tunnel project, California’s largest water infrastructure project in decades, […]


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Climate Change is Expanding the Need for Resilient Building Design

May 17, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

Since the dawn of civilization architecture has helped people cope with extremes like heat, moisture, and seismic activity. But with climate change making such extremes more punishing, buildings must withstand stronger storms, higher temperatures, and more devastating floods to protect […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Hidden risks in the construction site

May 16, 2024

Via: ISHN

Construction sites are dynamic environments teeming with activity, equipment, and potential hazards. While the dangers from heavy machinery operation, electrical work, and fall hazards are well-recognized, numerous hidden risks lurk beneath the surface, posing significant threats to worker health and […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction leaders have raised the safety bar, yet more work remains

May 16, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

When Troy Teepe worked on construction jobsites earlier in his career, he says he didn’t always follow safety protocols to a T. Today, he likens the confidence workers develop that causes them to skip safety measures to playing the lottery. […]


Construction Processes, Financial

5 contech firms announce funding in 2024’s first half

May 15, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

The saying goes April showers bring May flowers, and so far this spring, contech firms announced they’ve been showered with cash. Firms that specialize in green materials, recycling and artificial intelligence-based inspections reeled in cash, as the industry continues to […]


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Contractors, owners wait out high interest rates

May 14, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

With nearly 45 years of experience under his belt, Monte Thurmond may have seen this movie before. The executive vice president for AECOM Hunt, an Indianapolis-based general contracting firm, understands the implications of higher interest rates on construction activity, and […]


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ENR New England Set to Publish 2023 Top Construction Starts

March 1, 2024

Via: ENR

The April print issue of ENR New England will include some of the region’s largest 2023 construction starts, with projects each valued at more than $150 million. Below is a preliminary list of projects that will potentially be on the […]


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Congress Averts Shutdown, Passes New Stopgap

March 1, 2024

Via: ENR

Congress has again voted to avoid a partial government shutdown by approving another short stopgap spending measure—the fourth such bill since October. The extension gives it more time to work out spending differences that would carry through Sept. 30, the […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques

Collaboration and Standardization Support Successful BIM for Infrastructure Adoption

February 29, 2024

Via: ENR

In the first article in our BIM series, we looked at the history of BIM – both its philosophical underpinnings and the technological advancements that have made it an increasingly central part of the construction process. Much of that article […]


Construction Techniques

Three Areas to Consider When Evaluating an Advanced Digital Construction Management System

February 29, 2024

Via: ENR

Today’s construction industry is in an interesting time with a landscape that seems hardly untouched by tech in any area, unlike never before. The industry isn’t just changing and evolving in some, but rather ALL of the areas simultaneously. For […]


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February 2024 wins: Contractors report their latest awards

February 29, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Project awards are the lifeblood of every construction firm, as they indicate new work and future revenue. Here, Construction Dive tracks the top project wins recently announced by the country’s biggest contractors, ranging from a casino and a transit tunnel […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Judge Issues Stay, Delaying Biden’s NLRB Joint-Employer Rule

February 28, 2024

Via: ENR

Construction contractors and organized labor are keeping their eyes on a federal court in Texas, watching for the next development in a court challenge to the Biden administration’s standard redefining what constitutes a “joint employer.” The National Labor Relations Board […]


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Infrastructure builders optimistic, despite drop in some sectors

February 27, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors are staying busy with infrastructure work as federal money continues to roll out. However, worker shortages and high inflation continue to strain the sector, and spending on transit and fossil fuel projects slumped in the past year. According to […]


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Tampa’s sunny construction market has builders feeling good

February 27, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Tracy Hunt describes Tampa, Florida, as a city with a “small town/big town” vibe. And it’s a town that’s growing bigger by the second. Hunt, the executive vice president and Florida general manager for Sweden-based builder and developer Skanska, told […]


Construction Techniques

How Artificial Intelligence is Making Every Step of Preconstruction Easier

February 27, 2024

Via: ConstructConnect

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the silent partner in preconstruction you probably never thought you needed. Now that AI has landed, it’s time to think of ways to introduce this technology to your process. Pre-Design Using AI in the pre-design stage […]