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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, Legal

New Jersey Governor Signs Low-Carbon Concrete Law

January 31, 2023

Via: ENR

New Jersey enacts legislation that offers a financial performance bonus for concrete producers who provide low embodied-carbon products for state projeNew Jersey’s new financial performance bonus for concrete producers that provide low embodied-carbon products for state projects is believed to […]


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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 Site Safety, Hazards

Empower workers to speak up about jobsite hazards

January 24, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Last week, Associated General Contractors of America’s health and safety conference offered attendees training and tips on how to walk the tightrope of creating an effective safety program. Here are some of the key takeaways from presenters. Empower workers to […]


Sustainability

Reducing steel corrosion vital to combating climate change

January 24, 2023

Via: ScienceDaily

Global steel production has been rising steadily for decades — and because steel has poor resistance to corrosion, part of that demand is to replace steel used in construction materials that have become corroded over time, in everything from bridges […]


Construction Processes, Legal

AGC panel: An overly detailed safety plan can be a liability

January 20, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Ensuring your company’s safety program is set up to protect you when facing a potential OSHA fine is a challenging needle to thread. That was the message from a group of panelists highlighting “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” […]


Construction Processes, Design

What is Cable Railing?

January 20, 2023

Via: gb&d magazine

Cable railing isn’t just installed for safety on a deck or porch, though that’s a huge benefit. Today there are also many great cable railing systems that are aesthetically pleasing enough to go indoors. “The popularity of aluminum railing with […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Industry Groups Seek Cancellation of FHWA IIJA Funding Memo

January 19, 2023

Via: ENR

In the latest chapter in a long-running controversy, 18 business organizations—including several in construction and related industries—have asked the Federal Highway Administration to cancel a controversial 2021 guidance document recommending how state departments of transportation should prioritize projects that draw […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction Material Prices Fall in Dec., But Outpace Goods in 2022

January 18, 2023

Via: ENR

Inflation appears to be impacting construction materials prices more than other sectors of the economy even as it eases. Construction input prices fell in December at a greater rate than the Producer Price Index, but still outpaced the wholesale level […]


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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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ACI Seeks to Boost Productivity of Concrete Construction

January 17, 2023

Via: ENR

The American Concrete Institute is advancing its efforts to increase the use of concrete with the launch of its third “center of excellence.” PRO: An ACI Center of Excellence for Advancing Concrete Industry Productivity seeks to draw designers, material suppliers, […]


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 […]


News

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, […]


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DPR Construction appoints new CFO

January 12, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

DPR Construction announced this week it appointed Angela Floyd as CFO, effective Jan. 1. The Redwood City, California-based general contractor and construction manager specializes in life sciences, healthcare, higher education and commercial markets. Previously, Floyd held business roles at Balfour […]


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The hardest construction jobs to fill

January 12, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Construction needs to find more workers, and there are no easy-to-fill jobs in the industry. In fact, according to an Associated General Contractors of America survey of its members, 91% of contractors had trouble filling positions last year, and experts […]


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The reconstruction of crane training and certification

January 12, 2023

Via: Construction Europe

It has been nearly three years since the world shut down during the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time, our industry had to develop a “new normal.” Social distancing was implemented, remote work was encouraged when possible and […]


Sustainability

6 Architect Business Development Strategies to Grow Your Firm

January 11, 2023

Via: ArchDaily

Architect business development can be very challenging. It’s not a topic that comes up in design school, and many of the practices that firms employ today can simply be categorized under the heading, “That’s the way we’ve always done things.” […]