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Construction Processes, Financial

Non-PPP financial relief options for contractors

June 15, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

As construction projects around the country begin to reopen after COVID-19 shutdowns, contractors are returning to work. Whether because of reduced customer demand or government mandate, many have endured months of inactivity and the lack of revenue to go along […]


Sustainability

New Las Vegas Stadium Sprints to the Finish Line

June 15, 2020

Via: ENR

The project team at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas has been running two races: first, a sprint to finish the $1.9-billion domed stadium in time for the NFL’s Raiders to play their first season in Las Vegas this fall, and […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

How contractors can protect jobsites from vandalism

June 12, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The antiracism protests spurred by the killing of an unarmed African-American man at the hands of police in Minneapolis has put business owners on guard and looking for ways to protect their property against looters and others intent on inflicting […]


Sustainability

Agency asks federal contractors for ideas to make border wall less vulnerable

June 11, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Possible proposals the CBP anticipates include cameras better set to note and capture breach attempts and “advanced paint technology” to better allow thermal sensors to recognize and detect jumpers, the article said. “CBP recognizes that industry, other agencies and other […]


Construction Processes, Financial

4 Ways to Reduce Operating Costs in the Construction Industry

June 10, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Costs are an integral part of the construction business: the industry spends money to make money. But despite some of its best efforts, considerable operating costs are making it more challenging to compete and, in some cases, undermine the quality […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Contractors hire medical professionals for COVID-19 guidance, site visits

June 9, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Now that moratoriums on nonessential construction have been lifted across the country, contractors are getting back to work with new protocols and provisions in place. From tool sanitization, hand-washing stations, staggered work schedules and mandatory face coverings, an emphasis on […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Justice Department joins whistleblower lawsuit against AECOM

June 5, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Post-Katrina, FEMA provided schools and universities with funds for the repair or replacement of damaged facilities, limited to the amount required to restore them to their pre-disaster condition. The full cost of replacement was available only if repair estimates exceeded […]


Sustainability

May’s +2.5 Million Gets the Ball Rolling in U.S. Jobs Recovery

June 5, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

For sure, it’s a good start. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is reporting today, June 5th, that the total number of U.S. jobs in May rose by 2.5 million. And that the unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted (SA), fell to […]


Construction Techniques

Turner Construction Finds Major Productivity Gains in Sensor System for Cranes

June 4, 2020

Via: ENR

Getting the most out of a tower crane is a key element in high-rise construction. Work doesn’t progress without the right picks to bring materials to height, and managing hook time is everything. After working though a recent pilot project, […]


Construction Processes, Financial

House Democrats Unveil $494-Billion Surface Transportation Bill

June 3, 2020

Via: ENR

House Democrats have rolled out details of their proposed $494-billion, five-year surface transportation bill, which includes a 46% increase in spending for highway and transit programs and a big bump-up for passenger rail as well. But the proposal, which Transportation […]