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Construction Processes, Financial

Multifamily construction delays continue as prices, permitting times rise

October 4, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

A majority of multifamily developers are struggling with project delays related to financing, material price increases and permitting, according to a new NMHC survey. Ninety percent of respondents reported construction delays, with 78% of this group reporting delays in permitting […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Understand your jobsite safety climate strengths & weaknesses

October 3, 2022

Via: ISHN

Refugio Alvarez. Eric Buschard. Rebecca Klein. Aaron Boggs. Four safety and health professionals from across the country who share a common bond: all enthusiastically use a free safety climate assessment and improvement tool created by CPWR – The Center for […]


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Best Project, Highway/Bridge SH 99 Grand Parkway Segments H & I

October 3, 2022

Via: ENR

The scale and scope of the 37.5-mile Segment H and I project presented the joint venture of Ferrovial, Granite Construction and Webber with large-scale challenges. The $938-million project—located in the eastern part of the SH 99 project around the city […]


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American Express equips construction businesses with tools to help maximize growth

October 3, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Sixty-seven percent of U.S. businesses expect to spend more on construction in the next six months, and 72% expect to spend more on raw and processed materials (e.g., chemicals, metal, lumber), according to a recent survey from American Express1. “This […]


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Construction Equipment – Rent, Buy, or Lease?

September 30, 2022

Via: ConstructConnect

When it comes to acquiring construction equipment for your commercial construction company there are a number of factors to consider when it comes time to decide whether you rent, buy or lease. The first thing to consider is how often […]


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Is nighttime construction work essential to the job?

September 29, 2022

Via: ISHN

Construction sites may have to employ night shift workers to get tasks done promptly without potentially inconveniencing the public. The construction industry is a massive field valued at over $1 trillion in the United States alone, making it an essential […]


Construction Techniques

Builders face security, privacy risks as BIM takes off

September 29, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry is increasingly embracing collaborative digital tools like BIM. While leveraging BIM brings many benefits, it also comes with unique challenges for contractors trying to land civil projects. Federal and state cybersecurity regulations are evolving rapidly, forcing contractors […]


Construction Processes, Legal

EEOC sues California contractor for national origin, sexual harassment

September 29, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a California commercial framing and drywall contractor for national origin and sexual harassment, alleging supervisors addressed Latino workers with racial slurs and threatened to sexually assault them. The EEOC’s suit against Orange County, […]


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California Bills Could Create Up to 150,000 Construction Jobs

September 28, 2022

Via: ENR

The Sept. 28 signing by California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) of bills aimed at addressing the state’s need for affordable housing is expected to facilitate construction of millions of new units for low- and middle-income residents and create more than […]


Construction Techniques

ConTech Conversations: DPR robotics lead on leveraging tech to solve problems

September 28, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Henning Roedel, DPR’s robotics lead, is an advocate for the use of tech on construction sites. Through his studies at Stanford University, Roedel got involved with Scandinavian general contractor Veidekke Entreprenad AB, via the university’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering. […]


Construction Processes, Financial

US faces risk of long stagflation struggle: Moody’s

September 27, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Concerns about a return of 1970s-style stagflation have risen as economic growth slows and price pressures remain high despite the most aggressive withdrawal of stimulus by the Federal Reserve since the 1980s. The murkier outlook has compelled many CFOs to […]


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DOE opens $7B hydrogen hub funding opportunity, issues draft production standard

September 27, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The U.S. Department of Energy is now accepting applications for $7 billion in funding to develop at least a half dozen regional clean hydrogen hubs across the country. Alongside the funding opportunity announcement, the agency issued guidance for a draft […]


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MAD Architects’ Lucas Museum Reveals Latest Construction Details

September 27, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Scheduled to open in 2025, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park, reveals the latest details in the construction and addition of artwork. The first of its kind, the Lucas Museum, founded by filmmaker George Lucas […]


Construction Processes, Design

Why Gen Z Is Changing the Identity of Architecture

September 26, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Generation Z comprises people born after 1995. They grew along with the popularization of the internet and interact with the world by integrating all forms of available technology. The diversity of available media, the speed in information traffic, the interactivity […]


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What is Urban Gamification?

September 26, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Everyone’s experience of a city is unique. Whether one is visiting a place for the first time or has lived there all their life, their experiences are shaped by their personal interactions with the built environment. Buildings, landscapes, and streets […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Weather monitors gather real-time heat stress readings on your jobsite

September 23, 2022

Via: ISHN

It’s paramount to know the exact temperature on your jobsite to protect workers in hot conditions. At higher temperatures, a change of even a few degrees can be a warning sign that you need to alter their workday activities to […]


Construction Processes, Financial

EPA Awards $1.3B in IIJA Funds for Water Infrastructure Projects in 18 States

September 22, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $1.3 billion for water infrastructure improvements to 18 states using funds provided in the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The money was issued through State Revolving Funds (SRFs) for drinking […]


Construction Techniques

Construction Data Meets GIS Visualization: Improving Transparency, Collaboration, and Efficiency

September 22, 2022

Via: ENR

Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, is a foundational technology for the future of construction project management. By integrating construction project data with GIS tools for visualization and analysis, agencies can vastly improve transparency, collaboration, and efficiency on their projects. In […]


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Dodge: Total construction starts fall 9% in August

September 22, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Nonbuilding construction starts fell 36% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $278.8 billion. But if the two multi-million dollar LNG projects were excluded from July’s figures, August’s nonbuilding starts would have increased 27%, according to the report. […]


Construction Techniques

AECOM launches new sewer inspection software

September 21, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

AECOM’s PipeInsights platform enables users to manage multiple sewer programs simultaneously and better understand overall sewer system health, the company said in the release. It also allows users to securely access inspections from any mobile device. PipeInsights is the latest […]