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Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

High speed, high tech: how contractors keep up with data center construction

January 22, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

For construction companies building data centers, speed is everything. “End users aren’t looking to wait a year for a secure and reliable facility,” said Jason Walker, senior project manager for HITT Contracting. “So projects like Vantage’s … go from pad-ready […]


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 […]


Sustainability

New ODOT Office Focuses on Mega Projects, Tolling

January 20, 2020

Via: ENR

The Oregon Dept of Transportation has put a fresh focus on clearing up traffic woes in the Portland metro area by forming a new Office of Urban Mobility and Mega Project Delivery. “The creation of this office not only signals […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Mortenson: Roof issues won’t delay $1.9B Allegiant Stadium opening

January 17, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Despite recent news reports that the completion date of Las Vegas’ new NFL stadium is in jeopardy due to issues with its roof installation, one of the project’s top construction managers said it is still on track for its scheduled […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Billions Will Be Spent on Public School Campus Projects in Coming Months

January 16, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Public school campuses are always busy places, but in about five months many of them will experience a different kind of activity. That’s because numerous school districts will launch major construction projects in the few summer months when students are […]


Sustainability

Study: Construction apprenticeships lead to higher average pay than college degrees in Illinois

January 16, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

It should be noted that Illinois is a union-heavy state, so geographic areas without a major union presence might not have access to the same labor-management joint programs and the wages in nonunion areas are often lower. Other findings contained […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Report: White House planning to divert additional $7.2B of military funds to border wall

January 15, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

There has already been reported pushback from lawmakers, both Republican and Democrat, about reallocating military funds again, with some expressing disdain at the administration’s attempts to divert Congressional funding after the fact. In order to make whole the Defense Department’s […]


Sustainability

Survey ranks toughest construction jobs

January 15, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

A new survey of contractors and consumers found that roofing is perceived as the most physically demanding construction trade, while electrical work seems to be the most difficult to master. CraftJack, a contractor lead service, surveyed 1,609 contractors and 652 […]


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, Legal

Contractors sue NYC’s MTA over new debarment rules

January 7, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The new regulations, first enacted in June 2019, are part of the MTA’s attempt at cutting costs and waste from the agency’s construction process, particularly since it is about to embark on a five-year, $51.5 billion plan to upgrade and […]